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SEAL Teacher Academy

SEAL Teacher Academy – What if you could have a classroom of calm, focused students without the Daily Teacher Drain?  This is the ultimate path to integrating creative social-emotional learning strategies that will transform your classroom, your students and your impact!  In this course, you will go from feeling the Daily Teacher Drain to feeling empowered and equipped with creative SEL strategies that help you make a difference in your students’ lives every day. To learn more, go to the SEAL Teacher Academy page.

Arts Integrated Lesson Planning – Go from that feeling of overwhelm and confusion to clarity and success as Elizabeth takes you step by step through the process of creating an arts integrated lesson plan.  This video course is 100% online and self-paced.  Included are 19 lessons in 7 units, PDF guides, templates and everything you need to create masterful, integrated lesson plans that include aligned standards and assessments in an art form and your content areas.  A PD certificate is granted to you at the end for your records.  Go to Arts Integrated Lesson Planning for more information.

Inspired by Listening video course –  In the course, Elizabeth will personally walk you through the entire book, Inspired by Listening, the only book that meaningfully integrates musical listening experiences with other content, especially the language arts.  It’s like taking a personal workshop with the expert.  Purchase the video course  and you will also get a copy of the book!  Go to Inspired by Listening video course for more information.

For more information about the online courses we offer email Workshops@TheInspiredClassroom.com.

Teacher Art Retreats:

For 11 years we hosted annual summer and winter SEAL retreats. After COVID hit, we went virtual! We currently are not hosting any upcoming retreats, however, there are still ways to retreat with us!

1) Enroll in our Virtual Teacher Art Retreat and gain access to the all the amazing workshops! You can engage and enjoy at your leisure.

2) Interested in one of our highly-regarded face-to-face retreats? Learn how you can sign up your group or staff!

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Virtual Teacher Art Retreat – Learn new arts integrated ideas and activities to use in your face-to-face AND remote classroom!  There are 10+ workshops in various art forms. You can earn 10 PD Hours.  Everything is recorded and on-demand for 1 year!  For more information, go to our Virtual Teacher Art Retreat page.

Staff SEAL Retreats – Schedule a SEAL Retreat for your staff or team.  Elizabeth will work with you to book a ready-made retreat or create a unique retreat that will fit your needs.  This is an overnight retreat that includes workshops, materials, 3 meals and lodging for all.  What a way to bond with your colleagues and learn amazing SEAL strategies for your students!  For more information, go to our Staff SEAL Retreat page.
For more information about the upcoming retreats, visit our Retreats Page and/or email Workshops@TheInspiredClassroom.com.

Workshops:

In Person or Virtual – Contact Us if you are interested.

Building relationships through seal

Building Relationships through SEALRelationships are the number one thing teachers should be building in their classrooms: teacher to student and student to student.  With trusting relationships, students are more ready to learn, better able to collaborate and more equipped to self-manage in the classroom.  In this workshop, we will look at two arts integrated ways to build relationships in the classroom while working on CASEL’s other social-emotional competencies including self and social-awareness.  Music and Visual Art will be our focus: two engaging SEAL (Social-Emotional Artistic Learning®) practices that your students will love!

Connecting Creativity to SEL

Connecting Creativity to SEL – Teachers now, more than ever, need to embed social-emotional learning into their classroom and their curriculum and there is no better way than through creative experiences.  In this workshop, we will look at 3 key ways teachers can bring creativity and the arts into their teaching that will help to develop their students’ SEL, create calm in their classroom and help teachers feel more effective in their teaching.

Creative Teacher Self-Care through SEAL

Creative Teacher Self-Care through SEAL – YOU are the most important person in the classroom.  Believe it!  If you are not ready and energized to teach, then there is no way your students are going to learn.  In this workshop, we will look at creative ways to get in the right mindset, so you can do and be your best for your students.  Along the way, we will engage in SEAL (Social-Emotional Artistic Learning®) activities that integrate the SEL competencies with elements of music, visual art, drama and movement – activities you can use in your classroom too!

Integrating the Arts into Your Teaching
Integrating the Arts into Your Teaching – This ALL-DAY 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.
Connecting SEL into the ARTS!

Connecting SEL into the ARTS! – If you teach visual art, music, dance (including PE), theater, digital arts (including technology class) or any other creative or performing arts class, this workshop is built for you!  Inside, we will look at how what you do every day can help build your students’ social and emotional skills naturally and how some simple tweaks to your lessons can make a world of difference!

Listening to Music for SEL

Listening to Music for SEL: Listening to music is something any teacher can do with their students.  Now you can listen to music in your classroom AND help students develop their social-emotional skills as well!  In this 2 1/2 hour workshop, we’ll look at ways to passively and actively listen to music with your students to encourage self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness and build community!  This is a hands-on, interactive workshop, so come ready to listen and participate. (Or sit back and enjoy – no pressure!). Either way, you will leave with practical ideas you can implement right away, using the music you love.

Inspired by Listening for Music Teachers
Inspired by Listening for Classroom Teachers: This 2 1/2 hour workshop is designed for classroom teachers who want to integrate music listening experienes 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.

Participants will need a copy of Inspired by Listening: Teaching Your Curriculum While Actively Listening to Music.

Inspired by Listening for Classroom Teachers
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 1/2 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.

Participants will need a copy of Inspired by Listening: Teaching Your Curriculum While Actively Listening to Music.

Music for Every Classroom

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 ALL-DAY 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.

Teaching Literacy through Music and the Arts

Teaching Literacy through Music and the Arts –  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 ALL-DAY 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.

The Inspiring Teacher
The Inspiring Teacher

Explore what makes a teacher inspiring in this workshop built for a staff of teachers from a common school. Through arts-based activities, teachers will get off to a great start for their new school year, or revitalize their teaching at any of those crucial points throughout the year when you need to remember the importance of what you do with kids every day.  (2 1/2 hour workshop)

#ARTINT in Your Back Pocket
#ARTINT in Your Back Pocket

In this workshop, you will be introduced to four tried and true arts integration strategies that can be utilized anytime throughout the year promoting collaboration, independence and reflection. These are especially great for grades 4 through 8.  (2 1/2 hour workshop)

Build Community through Music
Build Community through Music

In this workshop, we will experience how listening to, composing and performing music can build a sense of community in your classroom regardless of your comfort level with music. Ideas for content integration will be discussed.  (3 hour workshop)

Studio Days – Create, Reflect, Discover
Studio Days – Create, Reflect, Discover

Studio Days are days teachers can facilitate for their students to experience the creative process through the creation of something original coupled with purposeful reflection. Focusing on this process allows students to discover more about themselves as learners. This session will take you through the process of organizing a Studio Day for your students and give you many content and arts-based lessons to implement. Participants will need a copy of Studio Days in the Classroom.  (2 1/2 hour workshop)

Custom Arts Integration Workshop

Does your staff or team need something specific? We can create a workshop session that fits your needs in arts integration. Name an art form or content area, tell us what challenges you face each day, and we will work to fulfill the needs of your group including STEAM and SEAL.  Please contact Elizabeth at Workshops@TheInspiredClassroom.com.

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Here are some comments from past workshop and class participants:

 

Interactive, interesting,

I am able to walk away with many ideas.

 

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.  Very inspirational!

 

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