Teacher and Student Workshops

Teacher workshops at Clowes Memorial Hall and in the Central Indiana area schools provide an opportunity for teachers to gain professional development in teaching the arts and in teaching through arts integration strategies.

In partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, teacher workshops are based on the belief that teachers’ professional learning is an essential component of any effort designed to increase the artistic literacy of young people. The Kennedy Center's extensive experience with its local professional learning program, established in 1976, provides the basis for this national program.  Since 1992, Clowes Memorial Hall education has offered 4-8 teacher workshops for teachers annually on the campus of Butler University and/or in Central Indiana schools with the emphasis on connecting the arts to the curriculum using arts integration strategies – an approach to learning that is engaging students in the creative process through activities joining the art form and another subject area’s (math, science, social studies, literature) objectives equally. 

Preparing for the Performance

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

4:30-7:30 PM

Clowes Memorial Hall, Krannert Room

For teachers of Grades Pre K-5

A MUST for any teacher attending a Clowes Hall Matinee!  Prepare your students for the theatre experience and the content of the performance by connecting with Clowes prior to your visit! Learn the expectations of the audience before, during and after a performance and discover how actors, stage managers, stage technicians and the people who work in the theatre prepare for a performance. Veteran teacher and Clowes Education Manager, Donna Rund, facilitates this interactive workshop.

Curriculum Categories: Theatre; English/Language Arts; Communication; Social Studies; Relationships & Family; Character Development

 

Sounds Write: Using Personal Narrative to Enhance Writing, Speaking and Listening

Thursday, November 8, 2018

5:30-8:30 PM

Clowes Memorial Hall, Krannert Room

For teachers of Grades 3-7; Open to Public

Good writing is built on strong storytelling skills. In this workshop, teachers of grades 3-7 will learn a collaborative approach that will enable their students to create stories from their own life experiences. Using editing, listening and speaking, students will complete both a written story and spoken presentation. Participants will experience both the roles of student/ storyteller and teacher/facilitator and gain new insights on how their students can write and speak with confidence. Professional storyteller and Arts for Learning teaching artist, Bob Sander, developed this workshop to help teachers inspire young writers.

Curriculum Categories: Theatre; English/Language Arts; Communication; Social Studies; Relationships & Family; Character Development

 

The Whole Child: Digging into Reggio-inspired Practice

Thursday, November 15, 2018

4:30 – 7:30 PM

Clowes Memorial Hall, Krannert Room

For teachers of Grades Pre K-5

Join classroom teacher and Pedagogista, Abby Bucher from the IPS/Butler Lab School #60, as she shares her passion of Reggio-inspired practice with other classroom and special area teachers.  In this workshop, she will share a history of the schools in Reggio Emilia and some of the main principles (i.e. image of the child, hundred languages, environment, project work, and documentation).  This approach to education incorporates the Arts as there are many languages through which a child can show empathy, expression, and understanding. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to explore the Reggio-inspired practice to teaching and learning and find out about upcoming related events in Central Indiana.

Curriculum Categories: English/Language Arts; Communication; Social Studies; Relationships & Family; Character Development

IPS 60/Butler University Lab School 

Delegation Day: Introduction to Reggio-inspired Practice 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

8:30 AM-2:30 PM 

3330 N. Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, 46205

For more information: https://butler.formstack.com/forms/butler_lab_school_delegation

 

Preparing for the Performance

Thursday, January 17, 2019

4:30-7:30 PM

Clowes Memorial Hall, Krannert Room

For teachers of Grades Pre K-5

A MUST for any teacher attending a Clowes Hall Matinee!  Prepare your students for the theatre experience and the content of the performance by connecting with Clowes prior to your visit! Learn the expectations of the audience before, during and after a performance and discover how actors, stage managers, stage technicians and the people who work in the theatre prepare for a performance. Veteran teacher and Clowes Education Manager, Donna Rund, facilitates this interactive workshop.

Curriculum Categories: Theatre; English/Language Arts; Communication; Social Studies; Relationships & Family; Character Development

 

Moving Through Science

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

4:30-7:30 PM

Clowes Memorial Hall, Krannert Room

For teachers of Grades K-6

Creative movement provides an opportunity to reach all learners, particularly the kinesthetic learner, in ways that allow them to process and retain information effectively and efficiently. In this workshop, teachers examine ways to enhance the teaching of science topics, such as the rainforest habitat, water cycle, rock cycle, plant life cycle, and states of matter, through movement. Participants explore how to involve students in active learning with Kennedy Center teaching artist, Kimberli Boyd, through warm-ups, improvisation, and simple structures for composing dances.  

Curriculum Categories: Dance; Science; Communication; Relationships & Family; Character Development

 

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