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Professional Development for Teachers

Some workshops or courses have materials (i.e., tapes, scripts) that accompany them and can be purchased by the sponsor for an additional fee. In some cases, these materials must accompany the workshop or course; in others they are optional. The individual teaching artist(s) will provide this information.

Other services (i.e., performances, residencies, additional workshops) are also available from the teaching artists and can be negotiated separately with them. For additional information, contact Partners in Education, The Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20566, or call (202) 416-8843.

Booking a Workshop

The fee for workshops or courses will be negotiated between the sponsoring organization and the teaching artist or agent for the teaching artist. Sponsors should contact the artist directly to determine his/her availability. (Note: Contact information can be found with each teaching artist's listing.) In addition to the fee, other expenses incurred by the sponsor include round-trip airfare, hotel room, per diem appropriate to the individual locality, and local ground transportation for the teaching artist in the hosting community.

In all media and printed materials in which the workshop, presentation, or course is advertised and/or described, the following statement must be included: "This [workshop/presentation/course] was developed in association with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and is partially underwritten by the U.S. Department of Education, and the National Committee for the Performing Arts."

Teaching Artist Workshop Title Grade Levels Art Form(S) Curriculum Connection Home State
Daniel Barash Shadow Journeys: Exploring History Through Shadow Puppetry 4-8 Puppetry Social Studies CA
Maria Barbosa Responding to Diversity: Creating Artists' Books with ELL Students K-6 Visual Art Language Arts, English Language Learners MD
Randy Barron Poetry in Motion 4-12 Dance/Creative Movement Language Arts NM
Scientific Thought in Motion 3-12 Dance/Creative Movement Science
Laying a Foundation: Defining Arts Integration All Interdisciplinary All
John Bertles Building Musical Instruments from Recycled Materials K-6 Music Language Arts, Science NY
Kimberli Boyd Integrating Science with Creative Movement K-2 Dance Science MI
Harlan Brownlee Weather on the Move 3-6, 6-8 Creative Movement/Dance Science MO
Dances for an Expanding Universe 5-8 Dance Science
Deborah Brzoska Assessment in the Arts, Part I: Creating Rubrics to Promote Learning K-12 Fine Arts Assessment OR
Assessment in the Arts, Part II: Assessment Design K-12 Fine Arts Assessment
Creating Interdisciplinary Units Based on the Performing Arts K-12 Fine Arts Interdisciplinary
Designing Arts-Centered Interdisciplinary Curriculum 3-12 Fine Arts Interdisciplinary
Reflective Practice: Looking Together to Assess Student Work in the Arts K-12 Fine Arts Assessment
Laying a Foundation: Defining Arts Integration All Interdisciplinary All
Stacey Coates Addressing Bullying Through Drama 4-8 Drama Social Skills DC
Story Theatre: A Creative Way to Comprehend and Transform Text 6-12 Drama Language Arts
Mauli Cook Bringing Hawaiian Folktales to Life Through Creative Movement 3-5 Dance Social Studies, Language Arts HI
Marcia Daft Composition and Improvisation in the Music Classroom K-8 Music Language Arts MD
Imaginary Journeys Through Movement and Sound Pre K-2 Music/Movement Interdisciplinary
Musical Adventures: A Door to Writing 2-8 Music Language Arts
Moving Through Math - Repeating Patterns: Laying the Foundation for Elementary Mathematics K-2 Movement Math
Moving Through Math - Multiplication and Division 3-5 Movement Math
Moving Through Math - Primary Spatial & Geometric Concepts Pre K-2 Movement Math
Moving Through Math - Intermediate Spatial & Geometric Concepts 3-5 Movement Math
Sound Writing: Exploring Rhythm, Reading, and Writing K-2 Music Language Arts
Sound Writing: Mastering Reading and Writing With Fluency 3-8 Music Language Arts
Word Painting: Mastering Reading and Writing With Expression K-2,
3-8
Music Language Arts
Sound Writing & Word Painting: Mastering Fluent & Expressive Reading and Writing K-5 Music Language Arts
Cynthia Elek The Power of Chant: Building Oral Fluency and Reading Comprehension K-2 Music Language Arts AZ
Barbara Ellmann Learning About African Masks Through Mask-Making 4-8 Visual Art Social Studies NY
Karen Erickson The Drama of Science 1-6 Drama Science IL
Drama: The Missing Link in Teaching Literacy 1-8 Drama Language Arts
Getting Started with Drama Integration: Part 1, The Basics 1-8 Drama Interdisciplinary
Getting Started with Drama Integration: Part 2, Managing and Creating the Lesson 1-8 Drama Interdisciplinary
Integrating Drama with the Early Childhood Curriculum Pre-K-K Drama Language Arts, Developmental Stages
Powerful Partners: Improving Student Writing through Drama 4-8 Drama/Creative Writing Language Arts
Who's the Hero? Confronting Bullying Through the Arts 4-9 Interdisciplinary Social Skills
Laying a Foundation: Defining Arts Integration All Interdisciplinary All
Rosalind Flynn Dramatizing the Content: Curriculum-Based Readers Theatre 5-12 Drama Interdisciplinary MD
Hobey Ford Telling Folktales with Shadow Puppets 3-12 Storytelling/Puppetry Language Arts NC
Imani Gonzalez Building Reading Comprehension Through Sound and Rhythm 1-5 Music Language Arts DC
Exploring World Cultures Through Music 2-6 Music Social Studies
       
Sandi Hammonds Interdisciplinary Connections: Enriching the Study of Mexican Culture 8-12 Visual Art Language Arts, Social Studies VA
Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies Through Visual Art 5-12 Visual Art Language Arts
Kim and Reggie Harris Sing to Freedom: Music of the Underground Railroad 3-8 Music Social Studies NY
Ryan Hourigan Reaching Students with Autism Through the Arts: Implications for Inclusive Classrooms Pre K-12 Interdisciplinary Interdisciplinary IN
Richard Jenkins Super Powered Stories: Character and Story Creation for Students with Disabilities 3-6 Visual Art Language Arts KS
Eric Johnson Learning and Dancing Throughout the Curriculum K-2, 3-5 Dance/Creative Movement Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts WA
Teamwork through Dance: Building an Inclusive Classroom K-2 Dance Social Skills
Bringing Patterns to Life: Dance and Math K-1 Dance Math
Daniel Kelin Stories of Us: Exploring Oral Histories Through Drama 4-8 Drama Social Studies HI
Lenore Blank Kelner Bringing Literature to Life! K-6 Drama Language Arts MD
Character Interviews: A Dramatic Approach to Reading Comprehension Pre K-2,
3-8
Drama Language Arts
Drama Across the Curriculum 1-6 Drama Interdisciplinary
Drama Every Day Pre K-2 Drama Social Studies, Science, Math, Language Arts
Making History Come Alive! 3-6 Drama Social Studies
Motivating the ELL Learner Through Drama K-5 Drama English Language Learners
Laying a Foundation: Defining Arts Integration All Interdisciplinary All
Judy Thibault Klevins Coaching Your Students to Dramatic Success 6-12 Drama Language Arts MD
Exploring Character Education Through Puppetry K-5 Puppetry Language Arts, Character Education
Exploring Points of View Through Drama: Walking in Another's Shoes 5-12 Drama Language Arts, Social Studies
Helping Students Develop and Tell Their Stories 2-5 Storytelling Language Arts
Laying a Foundation: Defining Arts Integration All Interdisciplinary All
Peg Koetsch Assess Learning Through Student-Created School Exhibitions K-12 Museum Studies Interdisciplinary VA
Kate Kuper Dancetalk: Creative Movement and Language Development K-2 Creative Movement Language Arts IL
Sean Layne Acting Right: Drama as a Classroom Management Strategy K-8 Drama Classroom Management VA
Bringing Timelines to Life Through Drama 2-6 Drama History, Science, Language Arts
Living Pictures: Comprehension and Assessment Through Drama 2-8 Drama Social Studies, Art, Language Arts
Putting Drama to the Test: Increasing Reading Test Scores through Drama 3-8 Drama Reading Comprehension/Test Scores
Tiny Toy Tale Make and Take K-2 Drama Language Arts
Laying a Foundation: Defining Arts Integration All Interdisciplinary All
Kathleen Lynam Bringing Biographies to Life Through Puppets K-3 Puppetry Social Studies TN
Amy MacDonald Writing by Storm: Overcoming Obstacles to Writing 1-5 Creative Writing Language Arts ME
Kim McCormack Shadow Box Portraits: Creating 3-D Visual Displays 4-8 Visual Art Language Arts NY
Kassie Misiewicz Developing Concentration and Cooperation Skills through Drama 2-5 Drama Social Skills AR
Deborah Sunya Moore A Powerful Connection: Music and Poetry 3-5 Music Language Arts NY
Lynnette Overby and Michele Root-Bernstein Thinking Tools and the Multi-disciplinary Imagination: Exploring Abstraction in Dance and Creative Writing 8-12 Dance/Creative Writing Language Arts MI
Sandra Phaup Using Visual Art to Encourage Thinking and Writing K-5 Visual Art Language Arts, Social Studies VA
Felix Pitre Exploring Latin American Culture Through Animal Folktales K-6 Storytelling Social Studies NY
Glenis Redmond Poetry Off the Page 4-8 Creative Writing/Drama Language Arts SC
Melanie Rick Reading Portraits as Biographies: Observe. Infer. Inquire. K-2, 3-8 Visual Art Language Arts, Social Studies VA
Looking the Write Way: Integrating Visual Art and Poetry 2-8 Museum Studies Language Arts
Reading Art Across the Curriculum: Observe. Infer. Inquire. 2-8 Visual Arts Interdisciplinary
Documenting the Power of Learning Through the Arts: Creating Publications Using Microsoft Word Pre K-12 Interdisciplinary Interdisciplinary
Documenting the Power of Learning Through the Arts: Creating Digital Narratives Using Microsoft Powerpoint Pre K-12 Interdisciplinary Interdisciplinary
Lines and Shapes: Integrating Visual Art and Geometry Pre K-2 Visual Art Math
Laying a Foundation: Defining Arts Integration All Interdisciplinary All
Karl Schaffer and Erik Stern Physical Problem Solving: Math Dance 3-8 Creative Movement/Dance Math CA
Math + Dance: Exploring Sequence and Combination 5-8 Dance Math
Daniel Sklar Re-Play: Adapting Myths into Plays 9-12 Drama Language Arts, Social Studies NY
Jon Spelman Listen-See-Tell: Basic Steps in Telling a Story 4-12 Storytelling Language Arts MD
Faye Stanley Singing to Learn: A Multicultural Approach to Early Childhood Curriculum Pre K-3 Music Interdisciplinary NC
Stuart Stotts Writing the Hero's Journey: Building Writing Skills Through Storytelling and Oral Language 4-8 Storytelling Language Arts WI
The Teacher as Storyteller: Building Story Comprehension in Beginning Readers K-2 Storytelling Language Arts
Singing the Words: Lyric Writing in the Classroom 2-5 Music Language Arts
Laying a Foundation: Defining Arts Integration All Interdisciplinary All
Mary Hall Surface A Playful Approach to Writing 1-6 Drama Language Arts DC
Standing in a Character's Shoes: Deeper Meaning Through Monologues 6-12 Drama Language Arts, Social Studies
Cissy Whipp Exploring the Wetlands Environment Through Movement 3-6 Creative Movement/Dance Science LA
Moving Ways to Read and Write About Images in West African Textile Art 3-6 Dance/Visual Art Social Studies, Language Arts

Courses

Teaching Artist Course Title Grade Levels Connection to
Randy Barron Integrating Dance and Science 4-8 Science
Marcia Daft Imaginary Journeys Through Sound and Movement Pre K-2 Science
Poetry and Music: Exploring Rhythm, Reading, and Writing Pre K-2 Language Arts
Poetry and Music: Reading and Writing with Fluency and Expression, Part I 3-8 Language Arts
Rosalind Flynn Dramatizing the Content: Curriculum-Based Readers Theatre 4-12 Interdisciplinary
Dramatizing the Content: Curriculum-Based Readers Theatre Online Course 3-12 Interdisciplinary
Lenore Blank Kelner Engage, Support, and Motivate English Language Learners (ELL) through Drama K-5 Language Arts
Peg Koetsch Students as Curators: Demonstrating Learning by Creating Exhibitions K-12 Interdisciplinary
Sean Layne Tiny Toy Tales: An Integrated Storytelling Strategy K-2 Language Arts
Tableau, Part I: A Toolbox of Strategies 2-8 Interdisciplinary
Tableau Refresher 2-8 Interdisciplinary
Melanie Rick The Portrait, Pen, and Paint: Integrating Portraits into the Social Studies and Language Arts Curriculum 2-8 Language Arts and Social Studies
Looking the Write Way: Visual Art and Poetry 2-8 Language Arts

Presentations

Teaching Artist Presentation Grade Levels
Randy Barron Laying a Foundation: Defining Arts Integration All
Deborah Brzoska Laying a Foundation: Defining Arts Integration All
Karen Erickson Laying a Foundation: Defining Arts Integration All
Lenore Blank Kelner Laying a Foundation: Defining Arts Integration All
Judy Thibault Klevins Laying a Foundation: Defining Arts Integration All
Melanie Rick Laying a Foundation: Defining Arts Integration All
Sean Layne Laying a Foundation: Defining Arts Integration All
Stuart Stotts Laying a Foundation: Defining Arts Integration All

[Partners in Education: Performing Arts Centers and Schools (fostering partnership among arts organization, schools and communities)]

Seminars

  • National Seminar for Teaching Artists
    Location: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    Dates: August 10-13, 2015