|Visual Arts & Writing: A Different Approach|
Learn to use forms of visual arts and writing techniques to integrate and infuse class curriculum, such as social studies, conflict resolution, language arts, playwriting, story writing, poetry and theater arts. Both masks and puppets allow for students to speak with their “other voice.” While book-art translates words into pictures.
Maskmaking: Participants will receive instruction on utilizing envisioning techniques to structure a poem and translate meaningful details of the poem into mask form. The history and origins of masks will also be explored.
Puppetry: Using simple materials and entering an imaginative world of movement, shape and color, participants will construct personalized rod puppets. They will then pair off with one another and utilize their puppets to write a short conflict resolution narrative.
Book Art-Paper Engineering: (Pop-Ups) - This workshop uses a writing component and hands on construction of a paper-engineered page. Participants will learn and utilize the 90 degrees, basic box format; and/or 180 degrees, spine fold or backbone format and create a paper-engineered page based on their writing.
|Writing - Integrating The Core Curriculum|
A staff-development workshop designed to define and address the integration of core curriculum standards for writing.
The workshop incorporates sample lessons, a whole language approach to integrating writing across the curriculum, activities for student writing, and assessment and evaluation models.
|Yoga In The Classroom|
The benefits of yoga – physical, mental and emotional – will be explored and teachers will be provided with fun-filled ideas to use with students of all ages.
Certified Children’s Yoga Instructor, Jennifer DePaul, will instruct on how to use props, music, art, games, storytelling and animated poses to help stretch and strengthen children’s bodies and imaginations.
Child-friendly yoga poses, breathing and relaxation exercises and visualization techniques will be demonstrated and explained. Yoga is a wonderful tool for pre- and post-testing focus or stress, and as a calming, mind-opening tool for academic work in general.
Jennifer also has extensive experience working with special needs students and their teachers.