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This is our Professional Development Page. The place where you can find out what workshops and classes are available to help you Get Inspired so you can Be Inspiring!

Integration Workshops, Classes and Courses!

Professional development is a very important part of becoming knowledgeable and comfortable integrating the arts into your teaching.  Learn more about how to integrate the arts into your classroom by taking a workshop, class or course!

If you are interested in having professional development in your area, contact Elizabeth at Workshops@TheInspiredClassroom.com

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Scheduled Workshops and Courses: These are available for registration now!

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Integrating the Arts into Your Teaching – UNH, Pease, Portsmouth, NH, October 25, 9:30-4:00 This workshop is for teachers of all grade levels and subject areas. After exploring the many forms of art including drama, music, visual, movement, storytelling and poetry, we will focus on practical applications of these art forms and how they can be used to introduce, teach and reinforce other aspects of the curriculum  while keeping to the integrity of the art.  Register on the UNH website.

Available Workshops: In Person and Via WebCam – Contact Us if you are interested.

Inspired by Listening for Music Teachers: Actively listening to music is one of the best ways to teach your students about music theory, history and appreciation. In this specially designed 2 hour workshop for music teachers, you will learn how to introduce the art of listening to your students as you learn strategies to encourage them to listen actively to music.  Regardless of what grade you teach, the material in this workshop  will be valuable and adaptable to your individual teaching situation: general music, choral and instrumental.

Registration includes a copy of Inspired by Listening: Teaching Your Curriculum While Actively Listening to Music and some after-school snacks.

 

Inspired by Listening for Classroom Teachers: This 2 1/2 hour workshop is designed for the classroom teacher who wants to integrate music into their curriculum in a meaningful way.  You will learn how to use the strategies in Inspired by Listening to motivate and capture the interest of your students, even if you are not a musician!  Regardless of what grade you teach, the material in this workshop will be valuable and adaptable to your individual teaching situation.  You will leave with a wealth of knowledge, ideas and resources to use in your classroom.

Registration includes a copy of Inspired by Listening: Teaching Your Curriculum While Actively Listening to Music and some after-school snacks.

Music for Every Classroom: Learn how you can integrate music into your curriculum to motivate and capture the interest of your students, even if you are a not a musician yourself. Including music in meaningful and practical ways doesn’t need to be overwhelming. In this workshop you will learn a variety of techniques to make music an active presence in your classroom through creation, performance and listening. Ideas for collaboration and teamwork with your school’s and district’s music teacher will also be investigated. A discussion about assessment and the importance of student reflection will end the day.

 

Integrating the Arts into Your Teaching: This workshop is for teachers of all grade levels and subject areas. After exploring the many forms of art including drama, music, visual, movement, storytelling and poetry, we will focus on practical applications of these art forms and how they can be used to introduce, teach and reinforce other aspects of the curriculum  while keeping to the integrity of the art.

 

Teaching Literacy through Music and the Arts – All-day workshop offered at UNH, Manchester, December 10, 2011.  Music and literacy go hand in hand.  This may not seem apparent at first, but when you dig deeply, it’s amazing how many connections the two really have and how you can use these parallels to motivate and support your students.  In this workshop, we will explore these natural connections through hands-on experiences.  You will learn valuable techniques that help develop students’ understanding of such literacy skills and strategies as visualization, cause and effect, story structure and the writing process.  We will also look at how other art forms including visual art and drama, can promote literacy in your teaching.

For more information email Workshops@TheInspiredClassroom.com.

Other Offerings:

If you are interested in other aspects of art integration including arts and technology, please contact Elizabeth.  We can work to design a workshop that will fit the needs of your school or district.  For more information email Workshops@TheInspiredClassroom.com.

Classes and Courses:

Teacher Art Retreat

Summers in August  –  Join educators who are ready to treat themselves to a few days of arts-infused professional development.  Whether you are interested in ARTS INTEGRATION, ART EDUCATION, or just need some time for YOURSELF, this retreat, built just for TEACHERS is for YOU!  Registration info will be available in May! Contact Elizabeth to get all updates.  For information about past retreats, visit the Teacher Art Retreat page.

Graduate Level Courses available through Plymouth State University and the Northeast Consortium partnered with Salem State.  For scheduled courses, please see top of this page.

Available courses for credit:

Authentic Integration of Music into the Classroom – Music is a great way to reach out to your students, motivate them and teach your curriculum. In this course, we will explore ways to make music part of your classroom culture as you create a safe learning environment for your students. Then we will discuss ways to integrate these musical experiences in creating, performing and listening into all areas of the curriculum including language, movement, math, social studies and other arts. Students will come away with a working portfolio of lessons and activities to implement in their own teaching.

Learning Through the Creative Arts: A Look into the Creative Process –  In this graduate level course, we will explore ways to make the arts part of your classroom culture.  We will discuss ways to integrate meaningful artistic experiences into all areas of the curriculum.  Participants will come away with a working portfolio of lessons and activities to implement into their own teaching.

Webinars –

These are archived webinars that you can access by clicking the link.  If you are interested in booking a live webinar, please contact Elizabeth at Workshops@TheInspiredClassroom.com.

Integrating Music with Literacy to Help Struggling Readers

Tapping into our students love of listening to music can help them become better readers. Learn how music and literacy are innately very similar and how you can take advantage of these similarities to help struggling readers become motivated learners.

Getting Started with Arts Integration

Arts integration is a great way to reach all students while doing something you enjoy too! Learn more about what true arts integration is and how you can get started infusing the arts into your teaching whether or not you are an “artist.” Includes ideas, resources and activities.

 

Here are some comments from past workshop and class participants:

Elizabeth is very knowledgeable and accessible.

Elizabeth is a fantastic speaker!  I would like to attend more of her workshops/presentations!

Interactive, interesting

I am able to walk away with many ideas.

I liked the innovative ways the instructor had of teaching music and integrating it throughout varied subjects.

The instructor was very knowledgeable of her subject and conveyed her ideas clearly and in an interesting way.  I’ll be able to use what I have learned.

A lot of ideas and ways to incorporate the arts into the curriculum.  A lot of hands-on participation.

Elizabeth did a great job of trying to include the age groups and topics being taught of all the class members.

I loved the variety of methods discussed.  Very inspirational!