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JUNEAU - A series of creative performing arts workshops for elementary school teachers will be offered from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. January 5-29 at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center and February 2 and 9 at Perseverance Theatre. The workshops cost $25 for a set of two or $60 for the series. One optional UAS 593 credit is offered for an additional $90. To register contact JAHC Education Coordinator Rebecca Hartwell at 586-5099 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshops offered are as follows:
January 5 and 12: Music - In Any Classroom, presented by Patrick Murphy, music teacher and musician. Integrating literacy and music through the creation of "musicals" based on selected pieces of literature, as well as teaching elementary math concepts through music. An important component of these workshops is learning how to teach a song for "non-music" teachers.
January 19 and 26: Physical Drama in the Classroom, presented by Ryan Conarro, teaching artist, actor, and director. These two workshops introduce you to several key concepts for drama in the classroom, focusing on active, physical strategies. Ryan will identify ways that drama in the classroom capitalizes on students' sense of play, contextualizes student learning, and gives students a sense of ownership.
February 2 and 9: Characters and Voice in Stories, presented by Shona Strauser, education director at Perseverance Theatre. The first session of "Giving Voice" will focus on bringing characters to life in reading. Explore various drama exercises aimed at improving reading and spelling skills with elementary students. The second session will focus on effective theatre exercises that can help students better understand story structure and elements of a story.