CTLE Cultural Arts Workshops
The fall 2019 CTLE Cultural Arts Workshops for Teachers have concluded.
Please check back June 1st 2020 for next year’s lineup!
These workshops are opportunities for teachers to expand knowledge and gain valuable teaching ideas and techniques through cultural arts programs.
The workshops were held at Huntington High School and J.T. Finley Middle School in Huntington.
We graciously thank Huntington UFSD for providing the host school for all the workshops.
Workshops are always FREE for teachers in JOURNEY partner school districts. For all others the cost is $50 per workshop.
Workshop Photos, Fall 2019
Multicultural Voices – Celebrating and Empowering ENL Students. Elise May presented this workshop on 10/10/19. She is an actor, teaching artist and award winning Arts Education Program Director & Developer. Her original programs include Expressive Elocution, Multicultural Voices, Storytime Theater and Creative Readers.
“The Path is Made by Walking” – Using Proverbs to Develop Cross-Cultural Competence in the Classroom. Patty Eljaiek presented this workshop on 10/17/19. She is an artist, teaching artist, consultant, mom and abuela. She is Chair of Programming and Vice President at Westbury Arts and also the creator and director of the very first Summer Arts Camp for children in Westbury, NY.
Culture Shapes Dance – Kendra Mace Clark presented this workshop on 11/7/19. She is a New York based choreographer and dance educator. Clark collaborates with classroom teachers to develop and implement arts-integrated units of study. These artistic residencies are designed to promote creative expression in teachers and students through engagement in projects aligned to a “well-rounded education,” including core academic curriculum and the arts. Ms. Clark was ranked in the top 15 percentile of teachers in NYC, serving 1,500 students from Title 1 schools lacking arts education.
Aussie Funk Jam Teacher Workshop (Didgeridoo Techniques, History, and Australian Culture) – Rob Thomas presented this workshop on 11/14/19. He is a true didgeridoo pioneer in the U.S. He has been making and playing didgeridoos for 20+ years; has performed throughout the country; has recorded several CDs; and has produced music for numerous films, including the IMAX movie Sacred Planet. Rob performs the Didgeridoo Down Under program (www.didgedownunder.com) at hundreds of venues annually, including schools, festivals, libraries and corporate events.
Cultural Connections Using African Inspired Masks – Gina Mars presented this workshop on 11/20/19. She is an artist, teaching artist and the founder of Mars Pottery. Gina has been working with clay in schools for over 30 years.
2019-2020 JOURNEY PARTNER SCHOOL DISTRICTS INCLUDE:
- Cold Spring Harbor CSD
- Commack UFSD
- Harborfields CSD
- Huntington UFSD
- Kings Park CSD
- Northport-East Northport UFSD
- Plainview-Old Bethpage CSD
- South Huntington UFSD