In-service hours or Professional Development credit is given
Register for one workshop or all five!
4:30-7:30 pm – October 19, 26 and November 1, 9, 16
*Workshops are FREE for teachers in partner districts:
COLD SPRING HARBOR, COMMACK, HARBORFIELDS, HUNTINGTON, NORTHPORT/EAST NORTHPORT, PLAINVIEW/OLD, BETHPAGE and SOUTH HUNTINGTON.
There is a $30 fee per workshop for teachers from non-JOURNEY school district and interested community residents.
Wednesday, October 19 Looking Carefully, Reading Closely with Hofstra University Museum
Nancy Richner, Museum Education Director of the Hofstra University Museum, will engage participants in an inquiry-based discussion and hands-on workshop exploring the use of art and artifacts in teaching classroom subject areas. We will examine how works of art “provide evidence” and can be used as text to help develop 21st century skills; strengthen literacy, observational and interpretive skills and engage students in interdisciplinary thinking about the world around them. For teachers of all disciplines but especially gen-Ed classroom, library science, K-8, ELA, social studies, arts and special Ed teachers.
Wednesday, October 26 Aloha Hulu, Cultural Traditions of Hawaii
The Native Hawaiian culture is rich, mysterious, unique and over 1,500 years old. Join teaching artist Luana Haraguchi from Aloha Hulu and learn about why Hawaiians have always considered dance an integral part of their culture. Attendees will explore language and legend as we go into depth and study Hawaiiana. Participants will sample dance and music. 3rd grade Communities Around the World, general classroom K-6, Music, Dance and library science teachers.
Tuesday, November 1—Hindu Texts & Superheroes
Anu Annam is a New York based artist, born in India and raised in America. Anu teaches water color at the Art League of Long Island and exhibits nationally and internationally. She will lead teachers on an exploration of synergies between Superhero comics, Hindu religious texts and the power of art making as a learning tool to cement knowledge. After an introduction to stories, each participant will choose one comic story from the Amar Chitra Katha comic book pages provided, then create a personalized character portraits of character highlighted in the texts. Art teachers, 6th and high school world studies teachers & music.
Wednesday, November 9—Following Beats, Identifying Patterns
Join us and Roderick L. Jackson from Palms Down Percussion as we study rhythms, dances, and instruments of multiple cultures, including those of Afro-Brazilian, West African, South African, Angolan, Korean, and Haitian origin. Attendees will see if they can follow instruction, discern between beat and tempo, learn ‘call & response’ techniques and discuss the learning connections for students in classroom or community group settings. Music, art and dance teachers. Special education, library sciences and anyone working with intermediate, Middle & high school students
Wednesday, November 16—Walking with Nature, Talking with Trees
Tonito Valderrama has a background in museum and art education from C.W. Post of Long Island University. He is also a national exhibiting environmental artist who has focused on environmental issues, such as deforestation and endangered species. He will discuss the tradition of the “talking stick,” a tool used in Native American ceremonies to encourage respect, civic engagement and understanding amongst peers. Working with natural materials, participants will create their own symbolic Native American talking sticks to use in their classrooms.
Great for K-4 classroom teachers, 7th grade socials studies, Special Education K-8, S, art and music teachers
All workshops will be held at:
Huntington Arts Council
Main Street Petite Gallery
213 Main Street
Huntington, NY 11743
Please call for info: 631-271-8423 X14
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This series is a component of the JOURNEY multi-cultural arts-in-education program in and workshops are FREE to the school district teachers: COLD SPRING HARBOR, COMMACK, HARBORFIELDS, HUNTINGTON, NORTHPORT/EAST NORTHPORT, PLAINVIEW/OLD, BETHPAGE and SOUTH HUNTINGTON
*Workshops are FREE for teachers in partner districts. There is a $30 fee per workshop for teachers from non-JOURNEY school district and interested community residents.