CTLE Cultural Arts Workshops
Teacher Professional Development Series
This series has concluded for the 2020-2021 school year.
CTLE Cultural Arts Workshops are a component of the Journey Arts in Education program. Journey partner school districts may send an unlimited number of teachers to these workshops dependent upon availability.
These workshops are opportunities for teachers to expand knowledge and gain valuable teaching ideas and techniques through cultural arts professional development programs.
The Huntington Arts Council is a certified sponsor for NYSED for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE). Five courses were offered of three hours each, a total of 15 CTLE hours, including 6 Language Acquisition hours.
The workshops were a combination of in-person and virtual courses.
We graciously thank Huntington Fine Arts for lending us their open space for the in-person version of these courses.
Native American Music and Dance Workshop (10/5/20)
In this workshop, Louis Mofsie, the director of The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers engaged participants in learning and discussions of different Native American stories, songs and dances.
The stories helped to put the artistry into perspective.
A Peace of Hate – Art through Collage, Painting and Poetry (10/19/20)
Dr. Nichelle Rivers worked with participants on developing strategies on how to teach culturally relevant historical symbols of hate that continue to impact classrooms across our country through an arts based lens utilizing the art making process of painting and collage.
She was an excellent presenter and got everyone involved, even the virtual people!
Mask Making for Día de los Muertos (10/26/20)
Teaching artist Miguel Cossio, led teachers in the ritualistic art forms of masks making and puppet making for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
I like the projects and I would love to try them with my students, they were very age appropriate.
Improvisation- YES! The Art of Risk! (11/2/20
Taught by Stony Brook University Artist in Residence Dr. Thomas Manuel taught this course explored sources and techniques of musical improvisation: practice and skills, playfulness, emotion, courage, will, concentration, risk, the power of limits, patience, trust and dedication.
This presenter was dynamic and personable and had so many useful things that could be applied to any area of discipline. At first I thought it was going to be geared more towards music teachers but in fact it transcended all subject matter and the ideas and content could be applicable in your own personal life as well as different subject matters whatever one may teach. Very worthwhile workshop!
Building Trust Through Process – A Two Part Workshop (11/9/20)
Part 1 – Building Trust Through Process
BOLD facilitators of Urban Bush Women, led attendees through trust building exercises using play, movement exercises, and theatre games to exercise active listening, collaboration, and self-reflection.
Part 2 – Building on Community Engagement
In the second part of this workshop, Loretta Corbisiero-Drakos of Eastern Suffolk BOCES Arts in Education, explored the ways in which arts in education can build on diversity, equity and inclusion through virtual cultural arts programming.
Thank you for putting this workshop together. The Urban Bush Women are phenomenal. They did a great job in such a challenging environment. Thank you for hosting!!
2020-2021 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