2018 Schedule

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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