CLASSROOM TEACHERS

“The things I found most interesting and helpful about the course was me being able to be put on the spot as a student to create images using my body, expressions, and words. It enabled me to feel awkward and nervous, just as my students did during the lesson. I enjoyed meeting with my peers during the course to find common ground with my struggles. I was able to take away the new information that they provided in order for me to improve on my delivery of the lesson. I really liked my instructor because he kept the class moving without any judgement call. The more I practice the more comfortable I will become in executing my ideas to my students.”

– Teacher professional development workshop

HTY Professional Development workshops in action

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 specialists. We offer workshops integrating classroom content with drama, music, dance, visual art and literature.

Be sure to register and pay early as courses fill up quickly. For more information, please contact Tamara Smith at edadmin@htyweb.org or at 839-9885 x704.

 

2019-2020 Courses

OAHU

Pop, Pull, Slide, Spin! Making Paper Engineered Pop-Ups to Spark Curiosity, Challenge Minds, and Assess Content Knowledge
PDE3 course #IS184654, section #295825  

Instructor: Beth Marcil
When: Saturdays, January 11, February 8, & March 7, 2020
Where: Aliʻiolani Elementary School Library (Honolulu)
Course Fee: $150 (Full payment due within two weeks of registering to guarantee your space)
Registration: PDE3 Website  
 
Course Description: Create an unforgettable, arts integrated learning experience for students by immersing them in the fascinating world of paper engineering. Choose your content – science, math, language arts, and social studies – and watch your classroom blossom with creativity while challenging the minds of young engineers and activating their inherent curiosity to problem solve and think critically. This course focuses on techniques for pop-ups and other moveable devices, as well as coaching strategies to support student learning. 
 
Participants will learn engaging tools that: 
  • Build student skills with folding, cutting and creating 3D paper art
  • Guide student understanding of visual arts elements and principles
  • Promote student engagement and spark enthusiasm for learning
  • Transform composition books and spirals into interactive journals
  • Develop basic bookmaking skills to create content specific pop-up books
  • Cultivate critical and creative thinking skills
Story Drama for the Pre-K-2 Classroom: Creative Engagement with Text 
PDE3 course #IS184654, section #295824  
 
Instructor: Daniel A. Kelin, II
When: Saturdays, January 25, February 22, & March 28, 2020
Where: Voyager Public Charter School (Honolulu)
Course Fee: $150 (Full payment due within two weeks of registering to guarantee your space)
Registration: PDE3 Website
 
Course Description: To thoroughly comprehend text and infer meaning, students need opportunities to investigate not only characters and plots but also the emotions, moods, and atmosphere suggested by the text. Drama integration strategies immerse students in text. Students imagine themselves as the characters facing the same questions and dilemmas, while developing ability to creatively express understanding. Students discover how text is relevant to their own experience, increasing interest and building capacity for inferring meaning.
 
Participants will understand how to:
  • Read aloud engagingly with and for students
  • Guide students to dramatize key elements of a text individually and in group
  • Facilitate spontaneous acting out of stories as read aloud
  • Engage students in inference-based conversations to more deeply and creatively explore stories
  • Assess creative student work
  • Build students’ skills in reflection, communication, self-assessment

HAWAII ISLAND

Story Drama for the Pre-K-2 Classroom: Creative Engagement with Text 
PDE3 course #IS184654, section #295825 
 
Instructor: Daniel A. Kelin, II
When: Saturdays, February 1,  February 29, & April 4, 2020
Where: Connections Public Charter School (Hilo)
Course Fee: $150 (Full payment due within two weeks of registering to guarantee your space)
Registration: PDE3 Website
 
Course Description: To thoroughly comprehend text and infer meaning, students need opportunities to investigate not only characters and plots but also the emotions, moods, and atmosphere suggested by the text. Drama integration strategies immerse students in text. Students imagine themselves as the characters facing the same questions and dilemmas, while developing ability to creatively express understanding. Students discover how text is relevant to their own experience, increasing interest and building capacity for inferring meaning.
 
Participants will understand how to: 
  • Read aloud engagingly with and for students
  • Guide students to dramatize key elements of a text individually and in group
  • Facilitate spontaneous acting out of stories as read aloud
  • Engage students in inference-based conversations to more deeply and creatively explore stories
  • Assess creative student work
  • Build students’ skills in reflection, communication, self-assessment

KAUAI

SAVE THE DATE! MORE COURSE INFORMATION COMING SOON
 
Drawing Science: Enhancing Comprehension through Observation-Hybrid Course    
PDE3 Course & Section # Coming Soon
 
Instructor: Marcia Pasqua 
When: Two In-Person Sessions on Saturday January 18 & February 15, 2020 + Online Course Work
Where: Tentatively Scheduled at Wilcox Elementary School Library (Lihue)
Course Fee: $150 (Full payment due within two weeks of registering to guarantee your space)
Registration: PDE3 Website
 
Course Description Coming Soon! 

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.

Funding for Professional Development: 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

Visit the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts website.

Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts

The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts identified arts education as one of its five priorities in its 2013 Strategic Plan:
“Strengthen arts education pre-K through 12 and plan for lifelong learning.”
The HSFCA holds as a core value support for the appreciation and practice of the arts by people throughout their lives.

Visit their website here.