Just For Teachers!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 4:30 pm

Educator Extravaganza

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 • 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Kick back and enjoy- the night is on us! Educator Extravaganza is a great opportunity to explore arts enrichment opportunities at Proctors and theRep and connect with other teachers, school professionals and artists. Let our hospitality do the talking while you peruse the new season's event , take an interactive workshop and get energized for a new school year! This event is free to educators and school professionals; advance registrations is required. 

For questions and further information, please contact Michael Gatzendorfer, Education Program Manager at 518•382•3884 x 197 or mgatzendorfer@proctors.org

Educator Extravaganza Workshops 2015

Put STEAM Into Your Lessons - FULL

Instructor: Carol Kelly

Weaving the Arts into your STEM lessons will be the focus of this workshop. Bring a lesson (or two) to "up cycle" as we look at the philosophy of interconnecting science, technology, engineering and mathematics with ALL of the arts!  Why?  Tapping into the many talents of your students (alias:  multiple intelligences) will increase their knowledge retention, motivation, and create real life excitement!  You will leave this workshop with STEAM incorporated into your own lessons, and a new look at your own appreciation for the arts and its many strengths!  

Limit 35 teachers.

Digital Storytelling in the Classroom - FULL

Instructor: Gaetano Vaccaro

Storytelling is the oldest form of teaching and still the best way to learn. Research indicates that our brains are actually “hard wired” to remember information in storytelling format. Storytelling has received a wealth of support as an important teaching tool and digital storytelling mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips, and music. In this workshop, we will learn about Cowbird, an independent online community of digital storytellers, and how to use digital storytelling in the classroom. Classrooms without access to a plethora of tech resources will still find this format workable and even compatible with low-tech or no-tech classes.

Limit 35 teachers.

Literature to Life

Instructor: Margaret E. Hall

See how professional actors take on characters from a well-known piece of literature in a snippet from theREP’s newest On-The-Go in school tour production of Sleepy Hollow. A brief scene from the show will be followed by a 30-minute workshop using acting exercises to promote individual and group work in the classroom. These exercises will get your students up and moving, engaged directly with the curriculum, and excited about literature brought to life!

Limit 35 teachers.

Oral Language Competence: A Must for Our Times

Instructor: Marni Gillard

Oracy is connected to literacy in countless ways and with students today doing so much work and play on screens, oral language practice and performance are key. In this workshop we'll work with writing and speaking prompts. Working with partners and in small groups, we'll see how to establish story-talk as both a playful and meaningful exercise for students at every level. As each group presents, we'll appreciate various aspects of presentation styles and discuss strategies for coming across as funny, poignant, and convincing.

Limit 35 teachers.

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Personal Responsibility Statement: Proctors prides itself on offering a diverse selection of arts entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every person or for all ages. Patrons are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the shows we offer in order to make informed decisions prior to purchasing tickets.