2017-2018 Schedule

Poetry in Motion: Communicating the Meaning of Poetry through Dance
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Poetry in Motion: Communicating the Meaning of Poetry through Dance

Participants will explore how language inspires movement and how poems can be used to create a dance. By investigating the meaning of poetry through the lens of dance, participants will learn strategies to inspire children to create their own dances based on their interpretation of poetry.
  • Saturday, Oct 14 | 10 AM
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Musical Moments: Using Music to Explore Math in Children’s Literature
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Musical Moments: Using Music to Explore Math in Children’s Literature

In this highly interactive workshop, participants will learn how to tap into young children’s love of music and stories to spark meaningful explorations of math. Participants will examine children’s literature to uncover math and music connections.
  • Saturday, Nov 18 | 10 AM
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Babies Simply Know: Exploring Natural Movement Patterns in Infants
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Babies Simply Know: Exploring Natural Movement Patterns in Infants

In this workshop, participants will look at how to promote learning, build trust, and cultivate a secure attachment through song and dance. Participants will explore developmental movement patterns within the first year of life and learn how dance can facilitate babies’ physical and social development.
  • Saturday, Feb 10 | 10 AM
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Extending the Story: Integrating the Performing Arts and Learning
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Extending the Story: Integrating the Performing Arts and Learning

Discover how using drama, dance, puppetry, and music techniques prepares early learners to experience a new book by bringing the story to life. Using children’s books as a source of inspiration, participants will explore how to develop strategies to integrate the performing arts into instruction while fostering literacy skills, positive social behavior, and conflict management.
  • Saturday, Mar 10 | 10 AM
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Lights out for Learning: Illuminating the Curriculum through Shadow Puppets
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Lights out for Learning: Illuminating the Curriculum through Shadow Puppets

In this make-and-take workshop, learn how to make a basic shadow screen with several different settings. Participants will discover how shadow puppetry captivates children's imaginations while connecting to literacy, science, and other early childhood curriculum.
  • Saturday, Apr 21 | 10 AM
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