Arts Integration Professional Development
offerings for the current school year have passed. Check back in July for information on workshops for the 2019-2020 school year.
The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is in its thirteenth year as a partner with East Baton Rouge Parish School System through the Kennedy Center's Partners in Education Program. The partnership provides professional development and resources that support Arts Integration in the K-8 academic classroom. School Teams of 2-3 teachers interested in a 4-session series of workshops in Arts Integration can register at no cost.
Learning and integrating the strategies: introduction to drama in the classroom Session 1
August 30, 2018 - Lasalle Elementary School 8:00 am-3:30 pm
Create. I can use pantomime, tableau, and improvisation to make theatre (art) that shows comprehension
In this workshop, learn how to use drama/theatre strategies (pantomime, tableau, and improvisation) to help students build and retain knowledge. Participants will understand drama/theatre activities are not only fun, interesting, and entertaining but provide students with strong incentives to learn, collaborate, and discover. Learn how to create a Drama-In- Education workshop focusing on vocabulary, pronunciation, and comprehension.
Learning and integrating the strategies: introduction to drama in the classroom Session 2
September 25, 2018 - EBR Parish School TBD 8:00 am-3:30 pm
Transform. I can turn a written text, picture, or sound into a work of art.
Drama with a focus on literacy helps children to develop vocabulary, fluency, syntactic knowledge, and metacognitive knowledge to comprehend extended texts. Workshop participants will understand that drama/theatre will engage students, provide a real purpose for reading, and opportunities for cooperative learning. Learn how to use pictures, photographs, primary, and secondary sources as prompts to enact scenarios connected to academic objectives. Dramatic activities do not require teachers to have direct theatre experience, minimal costumes/props and no memorized lines.
Conflict management/social emotional learning through drama session 1
October 24, 2018 - Glen Oaks Park Elementary School 8:00 am-3:30 pm
Problem Solve. I can use problem solving skills when making art.
Conflict Management/Social Emotional Learning: Many sources of conflict (interpersonal/societal) will never be fully resolved, but they all can be managed. Drama/theatre strategies and techniques allow students to use their imagination to distance themselves from real world conflicts while fostering meaningful investment in managing possible positive outcomes and building resiliency. In this workshop, learn how to use drama/theatre strategies as a catalyst to identify, analyze, and respond to conflict.
Conflict management/social emotional learning through drama session 2
November 29, 2018 - Park Forest Elementary School 8:00 am-3:30 pm
Respond. I listen and share to reflect and/or give useful feedback to others.
In this workshop, participants will learn how to construct a drama in education workshop that focuses on real and imagined conflicts. They will learn how to facilitate a workshop utilizing pantomime, tableau, and improvisation to recognize emotions, body language, and facial expressions as they relate to conflict. By the end of the workshop, participants will make connections between conflict and anger management by identifying anger triggers, behavior responses, and consequences. Participants will learn how to use drama strategies to help students differentiate between healthy and unhealthy responses to conflict.