The Inspired Classroom is happy to announce the first ever Teacher Art Retreat where you can feed your creative flame while earning professional development!
Teacher Art Retreat
Feed Your Creative Flame!
When: August 15, 16 & 17; 8:00-3:00
Where: Cashman Elementary School, Amesbury, MA
Who: ALL teachers—Any subject, any grade!
Join teachers from the area who are ready to treat themselves to three days of art making and idea sharing. 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!
What is the Teacher Art Retreat?
First and foremost, this retreat is for YOU.
Each workshop session will be hands-on and fun!
Time each day will be spent also on how these art forms can be used in your teaching.
Start each day with coffee, muffins and a low-key warm-up. Each day you will have studio time to work on your Hinged Box Book. In addition, you will attend one of the three workshops. Everyone will attend all workshops! No one will miss ANY of the fun! Lunch will be provided each day as well as some special treats (door prizes too)-just for YOU!
Get Inspired, Be Inspiring!
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Music Workshop – Instruments Out of the Box with Elizabeth Peterson
In this workshop we will demystify instruments and explore the many uses they have in our learning. We will play in drumming circles and compose music together. Emphasis will be put on how instrument use can be used in your classrooms to create community and explore concepts. You will have lots of playing time here!
Elizabeth Peterson has devoted her life to education and to reaching out to other teachers who want to remain inspired. Mrs. Peterson teaches fourth grade in Amesbury, Massachusetts and is the host of www.theinspiredclassroom.com. She holds an M.Ed. in Education, “Arts and Learning” and is currently enrolled in a C.A.G.S. program through Plymouth State University with a focus in “Arts Leadership and Learning.” Elizabeth is author of Inspired by Listening, a teacher resource book that includes a method of music integration she has developed and implemented into her own teaching. She teaches workshops and courses on the integration of the arts into the curriculum, leads an arts integration PLC (PLaiC) and is adjunct faculty for PSU. Mrs. Peterson believes there is a love of active, integrated learning in all children and from their enthusiasm, teachers can shape great opportunities to learn.
Drama Workshop – Learning to be “Off- Book” with Judith Clark
Join Judith Clark in the playing of a few classroom friendly theatre games and learn how to incorporate theatre into your teaching with very little drama! Learn how to write and format scripts for class plays, promote public speaking and put on a classroom play from auditions to performance.
Judith Clark is currently a 6th grade language arts teacher in Hampton, NH. She earned her B.A. in Theatre with acting and directing concentrations and English Writing Arts with concentrations in playwriting and fiction writing at SUNY Oswego. Her M.S. in English Secondary Education was earned at Long Island University/C.W. Post.
Ms. Clark has directed musicals at both the high school and middle school levels. In 1999 she began to develop the after school drama program at Hampton Academy, and has since produced twelve successful school plays and used the profits to invest in lighting and sound equipment and other materials to improve the theatrical experience. The Hampton Academy Players are made up of audition-based actors with a student technical crew. The philosophy is that excellence is the only option when there is an audience involved.
Follow-up Links and Additional Information
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View examples of the Hinged Box Book!
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