Education Programs: Professional Development for Teachers

Enhancing the Curriculum through the Arts-Proffessional Development Workshop for K-6 Teachers 

 

More than Words:
A Dramatic Approach to Reading
and the Common Core
A 3-credit PDE3 course
Taught by Daniel A. Kelin, II


Comprehension is a foundation skill for all learning, but students need to understand more than just words on a paper. To thoroughly infer meaning, students need opportunities to investigate not only characters and plots but also the senses, moods, emotions and sounds of the text. Engaging the voice in interpreting the rich textures of the story helps students gain greater comprehension and develops their ability to creatively express themselves.
This workshop will introduce drama strategies for exploring not only meaning, but imagery inherent within text. Through hands-on experiences, teachers will learn effective ways to encourage students to become morepassionate and persuasive through oral expression.

WHEN: Saturdays, January 10, February 14 and March 7, 2015, 9 am-3 pm WHERE: Hilo District Annex, Large Conference Room 2

HOW MUCH: $75

INFORMATION: Call Kasey Lindley at HTY/839-9985, ext 704

REGISTRATION: PDE3 website (forthcoming)
Supported by: Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i, and by the National Endowment for the Arts; Hawaii State Department of Education
Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Hanahau'oli School, and Voyager Public Charter School are members of the Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Selected because of their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of education in and through the arts, the partnership team participates in collaborative efforts to provide professional development opportunities in the arts for educators.

 

Creative Engagement, Critical Literacy: Activating Informational/Complex Text through Drama
A 3-credit PDE3 course
Taught by Daniel A. Kelin, II and Dr. Jamie Simpson Steele

To help students read proficiently fiction and informational text, the question is: How can teachers deeply engage students in text without increasing boredom/apathy?
Common Core standards require students to gain more practice reading informational text, inferring meaning and providing evidence from text to support their reasoning and argumentation.
Drama strategies excite and engage young readers in texts of all types. They help students to draw concrete detail from text, making the abstract visual. They build student capacity for inferring meaning in order to understand deeper messages and meanings behind words. They evoke emotion, incite debate, and problematize easy answers in the classroom.

WHEN: Saturdays, January 24, February 21 and March 28, 2015, 9 am-3 pm WHERE: OCISS/475 22nd Ave, Honolulu

HOW MUCH: $75
 

INFORMATION: Call Kasey Lindley at HTY/839-9985 ext. 704

REGISTRATION: PDE3 website (forthcoming)

Supported by: Hawaii Community Foundation; Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i, and by the National Endowment for the Arts; Hawaii State Department of Education
Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Hanahau'oli School, and Voyager Public Charter School are members of the Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Selected because of their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of education in and through the arts, the partnership team participates in collaborative efforts to provide professional development opportunities in the arts for educators.

Arts Education Workshops and Classes 

 

HTY Drama Education staff offers professional development workshops for teachers and in-service education students, as well as training new drama education specialsts. We offer workshops integrating classroom content with drama, music, dance, visual art and literature.

Call Sarah Brown at 839-9885 x 704 for more information.

Professional Development Partners-in-Education 

Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Voyager Public Charter School and the Hanahau`oli PDC are members of the Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Selected because of their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of education in and through the arts, the partnership team participates in collaborative efforts to provide professional development opportunities in the arts for educators.

Malama Ko Aloha: Hawaiian Puppetry As A Teaching Tool For The PK-2 Classroom 

 

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This workshop is presented by Honolulu Theatre for Youth and the Hanahau`oli Professional Development Center as part of the Kennedy Center Partners in Education program with added support from the State Foundation for Culture and the Arts.

In this 3-day series, participants create a ki`i to use as a cherished assistant in storytelling and learn well-known Hawaiian stories and elements of music, movement, and `olelo Hawai`i to help students deepen understandings of literature, culture and relationships. Instructors will guide definition, discussion and exploration of engaging ways to address waiwai, values for healthy living with kindness and compassion, through the practice of hula ki`i, Hawaiian puppetry, and mo`olelo, storytelling.

DATES: Saturdays, January 11, February 22, and March 15, 2014
LOCATION: Hanahau`oli Professional Development Center, Honolulu
COST: $170 for the course and certain materials. Teachers are provided with course handouts and any necessary materials or supplies. A limited amount of scholarship funding is available- email PDC@hanahauoli.org for information.
DEADLINE: January 4, 2014
TIME: 9am - 4pm

Click here to view a PDF flyer for the workshop

Mauli Ola Cook is a nationally recognized teaching artist with more than 25 years of experience bringing dance and music to Hawai‘i’s keiki. She is on the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Teaching Artist Roster and has been presenting workshops to teachers in Hawaii since 1996. Mauli is also is a teacher at Kanuikapono Hawaiian Charter School.

Jamie Simpson Steele is Assistant Professor of Performing Arts at the College of Education, UH Mānoa, where she researches issues in arts education and prepares elementary and secondary teacher candidates to integrate performing arts throughout the curriculum. She has almost
20 years of experience as a drama educator including with Honolulu Theatre for Youth and the Creative Arts Team in New York City.

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