CTLE Cultural Arts Workshops
Teacher Professional Development Series
Announcing the fall 2020 CTLE Cultural Arts Workshops!
The Huntington Arts Council is a certified sponsor for NYSED for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE). Five courses are being offered of three hours each, a total of 15 hours that can be used towards professional development or in-service credits. Participants will be sent a CTLE certificate through email following each workshop. (Check with your district for details on how to apply these hours.)
These workshops are opportunities for teachers to expand knowledge and gain valuable teaching ideas and techniques through cultural arts professional development programs.
Details for all workshops:
WHERE: Workshops are being offered as virtual or hybrid sessions with the option to attend in person with social distancing protocols in place or virtually through a zoom link.
- VIRTUAL Option: Zoom link will be emailed to registrants prior to the start of the workshop. To receive CTLE credit for virtual workshop, participants must be present for the entire 3 hour session and validate attendance prior to exiting the workshop. Details will be provided on how to validate attendance.
- IN-PERSON Option: Huntington Fine Arts, 266 Pulaski Rd, Greenlawn NY 11740. We are thrilled to collaborate with HFA this year! Please note, *HFA is open and follows all protocols as mandated by the state.* View the HFA website here – http://huntfinearts.com/.
TIME: 4:30–7:30 pm
REGISTER: Register for each workshop separately so that we may manage the number of participants. Find the registration links below each description. You will set up an online account with Submittable through the link to manage your registration. If you already have an account and you forgot your password, you can reset it in Submittable, under the “sign in now” box.
COST: Workshops are FREE for teachers in school districts participating in the 2020-2021 JOURNEY Arts in Education program. For all others, the cost
is $50 per workshop.
Native American Music and Dance Workshop
October 5th, 2020 (In-Person/Virtual Options)
In this workshop, Louis Mofsie, the director of The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, will engage participants in learning and discussions of different Native American stories, songs and dances. The Iroquois Robin Dance will be presented with a song to accompany the dance. The dance is done each March to celebrate the coming of the spring season, the robin being one of the first birds you see after the long cold winter. The Iroquois legend of the cornhusk doll and why the dolls have no face, will be shared. Also, Hopi Kachina dolls will be discussed, their function and why they are made.
From the Great Plains people, the participants will learn a Grass Dance. The dance grew out of the necessity to clear a space for the Teepee villages to be erected as the people moved from campsite to campsite following the buffalo herds. We will also learn a round dance from the Great Plains. A simple circle dance which has a simple rhythm and movement. Additional stories and songs will be shared throughout the workshop. Questions and discussion will be welcome.
CTLE Credits – 3
A Peace of Hate – Art through Collage, Painting and Poetry
October 19th, 2020 (In-Person/Virtual Options)
Dr. Nichelle Rivers will work 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. Participants will be challenged to dissect symbols of hate, discuss their perception of these symbols and learn specific strategies to successfully present the sometimes subtle menacing nature of hate symbols that most of our students have no knowledge of, nor do they realize the dangerous power these symbols represent in the persuasion of the fragile minds of middle and high school students. Lastly, through poetry, the presenter will challenge participants to replace the reactive intake of hateful imagery with a critical analysis of why we perceive things the way we do.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Nichelle Rivers (NiRi) is a native of Memphis, TN. She is a practicing visual artist and educator with over twenty-five years of experience. NiRi brings bold and vibrant depictions of her culturally rich childhood to the art making process and likens art to each breath that she takes. A social justice activist, she uses her voice as an artist to convey a message of love and acceptance.
CTLE Credits – 3 (Language Acquisition Hours / ELL)
Mask Making for Día de los Muertos
October 26th, 2020 (In-Person/Virtual Options)
Teaching artist Miguel Cossio, born in Mexico and based in New York, is an avid traveler and lore researcher. He will lead teachers in the ritualistic art forms of masks making and puppet making for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), just in time for Halloween and All Saints Day. Miguel is also a writer/director of performance pieces and brings his in-school workshops throughout NYC, Westchester and Long Island. All teachers from K-12 will enjoy this hands on workshop as well as art teachers, dual language and foreign language classroom teachers.
About the Presenter:
Born in Mexico and based in New York, an avid traveler and lore researcher, MC is a visual artist and writer/director of performance pieces. His interest is the American experience, ritual art forms from World cultures, and their ever changing circumstances. MC is currently working with several arts in education organizations such as The Center for Arts Education www.caenyc.org in NYC and Arts Westchester www.artswestchester.org in White Plains, NY and is in the roster of several arts-in-ed organizations including Suffolk Boces and the Huntington Arts Council in Long Island, NY.
CTLE Credits – 3
Improvisation- YES! The Art of Risk!
November 2nd, 2020 (In-Person/Virtual Options)
At the heart of Jazz are two essential elements: improvisation and spontaneity. This is a performance based course open to all instruments and voices. Taught by Stony Brook University Artist in Residence Dr. Thomas Manuel this course will explore sources and techniques of musical improvisation: practice and skills, playfulness, emotion, courage, will, concentration, risk, the power of limits, patience, trust and dedication. It is a course based in learning by doing and students will improvise from moment one learning the importance of improvisation in Jazz as well as in life.
A strong emphasis of this course will be hearing off site performances both at the Jazz Loft and other venues. This is a two part workshop exploring the art of spontaneous, improvisatory, jazz improvisation and musicians (and non-musicians) of all levels of ability are invited to attend. A variety of exercises and techniques will be explored with the goal of expanding each musician’s pallet of individual creative expression. Bring your instrument or your voice. You have to dig to dig. Ya dig!?
About the Presenter:
Jazz historian, music educator and cornet player Dr. Thomas Manuel holds the endowed Artist in Residence chair within the Jazz department at Stony Brook University. In addition to this he serves as a trustee to the Frank Melville Memorial Foundation, is a member of the Huntington Arts Council Decentralization Advisory Committee, and is the founder and President of The Jazz Loft in Stony Brook, N.Y., an innovative and creative space which joins jazz performance, jazz preservation and jazz education in celebration of the past, present, and future.
Manuel has been cited for his accomplishments by The New York Times, Downbeat Magazine, Newsday, Jazz Inside Magazine, Jazz Ed Magazine and has been actively involved with global educational outreach to Havana, Cuba, Monrovia, Liberia and Port Au Prince, Haiti. Manuel dedicates his professional efforts to both the preservation of Long Island’s jazz history as well as presenting it to future generations and has received several honors for his dedication to the American born art form of Jazz including: Stony Brook Universities 40 Under 40 Award, several Suffolk Country Proclamations, the East End Arts & Humanities Council 2020 Music Masters residency, the 2019 Applied Improvisation Network International Conference artist presenter, and the 2016 Person of the Year in Brookhaven award from the Times Beacon Record.
CTLE Credits – 3
Building Trust Through Process
November 9th, 2020 (Virtual Only)
BOLD facilitators of Urban Bush Women, will present this workshop. Through trust building exercise, you learn to surrender and stay true to what is happening in the moment. We use play, movement exercises, and theatre games to exercise active listening, collaboration, and self-reflection. This workshop encourages a values based approach to online communication. Participants are called to bring their thoughts and creativity into action. It is useful in community building and employing art making as a means to tackle challenging conversation.
*BOLD photo by Shannon Resto
About the Presenter:
Urban Bush Women is a contemporary dance company based in Brooklyn. For 35 years, UBW has been bringing the undertold histories of disenfranchised people to light through dance, highlighting the power, beauty and strength of the African Diaspora. Our life-affirming performance works integrate movement and storytelling that encourage creative and reflective thinking, and ultimately help make sense of the world around us.
CTLE Hours – 3 (Language Acquisition Hours / ELL)
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