Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS): Advance Practicum
Jun
7
Jun 9

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS): Advance Practicum

  • Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

The Advanced Practicum extends VTS practice with further coaching and exercises focused on improving paraphrasing and linking. Additional attention is paid to image selection to address the needs and interests of various groups as understood by way of Abigail Housen's stages. Participants will be able to conduct VTS discussions with a variety of audiences with confidence.

This Advanced Practicum will be led by Robyn Muscardini.

Eligibility:

1. You MUST have participated in a VTS Practicum or an introductory VTS Workshop within the past five years. If you attended a Beginner Practicum or other training more than fire years ago, we require you to submit a 5-7 minute video of yourself leading a VTS discussion. Please email Em Miller at emiller@vue.org for details.

2. You must have a minimum of ten hours of VTS teaching to qualify for admission. 

Cost: $600

Click here to register.


 NTC Project GLAD Tier I Certification: Classroom Demonstration and Planning (4 Days)
Mar
21
Mar 24

NTC Project GLAD Tier I Certification: Classroom Demonstration and Planning (4 Days)

  • East Bay School

Join other educators who are using the power of NTC (National Training Center) Project GLAD's (Guided Language Acquisition Design) integrated literacy model  to build high levels of language, literacy and cultural proficiency in their classrooms, schools and communities!  While the NTC Project GLAD model is designed for English Learners, it is highly effective for all students.  

In this four-day training, teachers plan and prepare standards-based units with expert guidance AND see the model in action as an NTC Project GLAD Trainer works with students to:  

  • Build high levels of academic and social language using many of the strategies featured in the two day workshop.
  • Engage in collaborative and cooperative learning structures.
  • Create a positive classroom culture over four mornings.
  • Use academic language in context and negotiate for meaning in meaningful activities that promote 21st Century skills and directly address components of California's ELA/ELD Framework.

Cost: $1150

Register here.

**Participants receive the 2nd Edition NTC Project GLAD Learning Guide, released in October, 2015, that incudes comprehensive strategy notes, current research and emphasis on building cultural proficiency along with academic achievement.    

**Four Academic quarter units available for purchase through CSU East Bay. 

Who Should attend?  

  • K-8 educators
  • K-12 ELD Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Coaches
  • Others supporting NTC Project GLAD-trained teachers

Training led by:   Anne Ginnold, M.S. and Sera Hernandez, Ph.D  NTC Project GLAD Tier IV Trainer-Consultants  

About National Training Center (NTC): For over 20 years, the National Training Center for NTC Project GLAD, based at the Orange County Department of Education,  has supported a network of NTC Project GLAD trainers, schools and districts both nationally and internationally, and continues to insure the model aligns with current research and initiatives. 

Dance in ECE Level 2
Mar
11
9:30 am09:30

Dance in ECE Level 2

  • Luna Dance Institute

This full-day workshop plunges deeper into creating early childhood and family dance curricula that keeps you, the teaching practitioner, excited and engaged. Application of attachment and play theories, developmental neuro patterns, and embodied parent education will build upon material introduced in Dance in ECE Level 1.

Prerequisite: Dance in ECE: Movement, Play & Relationships (December 10, 2016)

Event Cost: $175

To register visit: lunadanceinstitute.org/pl-register/

Bay Area Writing Project (Part 2): Voice, Identity, Access and Equity
Feb
25
8:45 am08:45

Bay Area Writing Project (Part 2): Voice, Identity, Access and Equity

  • University of California, Berkeley

Come join practicing Teachers as they share techniques and strategies that work in their classrooms. The Bay Area Writing Project is excited to provide high quality professional development opportunities at an affordable price for teachers throughout the Bay Area. This workshop series is perfect for teachers, administrators, coaches, coordinators, student teachers or anyone interested in the teaching of writing.

Workshop Sessions:

  • Let's alk tory! ral istory nterviews, uto-ethnography ssays, nd ounter arratives Turning mpathy nto ctivism -- nvisioning quity or ransgender outh 
  • Growing endrites hrough end-writes 
  • Hip op oes lobal

Cost: $20

Register here.

** IMPORTANT: To receive full ILSP elective course credit, participants of this training must also attend BAWP's "It's NOT Whatever" (2/11). You can find this second tandem BAWP training on our site. **


 

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS): Beginners Practicum
Feb
16
Feb 17

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS): Beginners Practicum

  • Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

This two-day Beginner Practicum focuses on developing VTS facilitation skills through presentation of the basic theoretical tenets of VTS and opportunities to practice with group coaching.  This is the first workshop in our training series; those new to VTS or with minimal experience are welcome.

Led by Robyn Muscardini, VTS Regional Manager - Sonoma/Napa, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

Cost: $435

Click here to register.


 

NTC Project GLAD Tier I Certification: Foundational Workshop (2 Days)
Feb
15
Feb 16

NTC Project GLAD Tier I Certification: Foundational Workshop (2 Days)

  • Alameda County Office of Education

Join other educators who are using the power of NTC Project GLAD's (Guided Language Acquisition Design) integrated literacy model  to build high levels of language, literacy and cultural proficiency in their classrooms, schools and communities!  While the NTC Project GLAD model is designed for English Learners, it is highly effective for all students.  In the two day workshop, teachers learn the strategies and research behind the NTC Project GLAD model. 

Cost: $1150

Register here

Who Should attend?  

  • K-8 educators
  • K-12 ELD Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Coaches
  • Others supporting NTC Project GLAD-trained teachers

Training led by:   Anne Ginnold, M.S. and Sera Hernandez, Ph.D  NTC Project GLAD Tier IV Trainer-Consultants  

About National Training Center: For over 20 years, the National Training Center for NTC Project GLAD, based at the Orange County Department of Education,  has supported a network of NTC Project GLAD trainers, schools and districts both nationally and internationally, and continues to insure the model aligns with current research and initiatives. 

Bay Area Writing Project (Part 1) : It's NOT Whatever
Feb
11
8:45 am08:45

Bay Area Writing Project (Part 1) : It's NOT Whatever

  • Longfellow Middle School

It’s whatever. People say this when they feel they are powerless and must accept a situation. Assata Shakur, however, asserted the more we get used to our oppression, the more we think of it as the normal state of things. Such a phenomena is created by both structural and cultural conditions, as well as one's personal relationship to change and sense making. If this problem can be located at these intersections, so can potential solutions. “It’s NOT Whatever,” allows us to re-imagine a “dangerous” (Ladson Billings, 1999) kind of teacher development that authentically cultivates humanizing, critically conscious, intellectually engaged, and reflective practitioners.

Cost: FREE

Register here.

** IMPORTANT: To receive full ILSP elective course credit, participants of this training must also attend BAWP's "Voice, Identity, Access and Equity" (2/25). You can find this second tandem BAWP training on our site. **

About Keynote: Dr G Reyes

Coming from East Oakland, California, Dr. G Reyes is currently a Scholar at Stanford University where he primarily focuses on research and professional development with teachers, school leaders, and districts associated with language practices, program/school design, communities of practice, and performance assessments. As a professional in the field of Education, he has had a variety of experiences in K-12 schooling, Youth Development, teacher development, and teacher preparation. He has been blessed to work with committed and passionate professionals, youth, and families as a university lecturer in teacher education; as a high school principal at a small school in East Oakland; an elementary, middle, and high school teacher; an Executive Director and Program Director of a Youth Development community-based organization that focused on intersecting arts and social justice; a teacher/school leader developer/coach; and a cultural worker/youth development program leader developer/coach.

 

Dance in ECE Level 1: Movement, Play & Relationships
Dec
10
9:30 am09:30

Dance in ECE Level 1: Movement, Play & Relationships

  • Luna Dance Institute

This level 1 full-day workshop explores the use of dance and movement in early childhood and family settings. Participants learn to extend spontaneous dance experiences, facilitate parent-child interactions using dance, integrate dance into emergent curriculum, activate circle time and create stand-alone dance lessons. No prerequisite. 

Cost: $175

To register, visit lunadanceinstitute.org/pl-register/ 

THE ARTIST'S SECRET GEOMETRY: Composing in the Round
Nov
5
10:00 am10:00

THE ARTIST'S SECRET GEOMETRY: Composing in the Round

  • Redwood High School

Math in art has been flirted with for a couple of centuries, but the greatest works of all cultures most certainly used these ideas. Geometry had a role in artistic composition—aka spatial relationships in works of art from all cultures. Through many years of investigating the role of intentional geometry used in most every culture and time, certain rules and psychological impact seem constant.

There are many areas of geometry which can be taught and applied to demonstrate this, but for this workshop we will concentrate on the use of simple polygons (triangles, squares, pentagons, hexagons, etc) in the composition of tondos, i.e., round paintings, drawings, ceramics, metalwork, etc. It's simple but quite profound and even used today in the designs of coins, bowls, plates, etc. In this workshop we will see examples from many cultures and times, and participants will be provided with instructions for drawing them, involving a compass, straightedge and colored pencils.

Michael Schneider teaches this topic to his art students at CCA, and he is generously sharing his enthusiasm with us. Registration includes materials.

Event Cost: $45

To register visit: www.marinartteachers.weebly.com

This workshop is approved for CEU from Dominican University for .5 units

Self Care 101 Art Making, Mindfulness, and Manifesting
Oct
16
10:00 am10:00

Self Care 101 Art Making, Mindfulness, and Manifesting

  • Intersection for the Arts

Are you passionate about your work in education, but sometimes feel overwhelmed? In this hands-on workshop, create a personal and nourishing self-care practice.

You will be introduced to simple, effective strategies to try at home & with students: 
• make arts based research notebooks
• practice mindfulness exercises with examples appropriate for TK
students through adults
• investigate some practices from the "life coaching world" around
gratitude, setting intentions and articulating our dreams!

Join us! Envision the life you want to be living every day!

Website URL: www.artsedmatters.org

Cost: $80.00 

 

 

Panel Discussion: Dance & Disability
Oct
15
3:00 pm15:00

Panel Discussion: Dance & Disability

  • Luna Dance Institue

Engage in dialogue with a panel of guest experts about teaching dance to students with disabilities.

To register visit: lunadanceinstitute.org/workshop-descriptions/

Cost: Free

Note: Dance & Disability Discourse and Panel can be taken in conjunction with Dance & Disability Workshop: Keeping the Bar High (10/15/2016 12-3 pm) and PX: Disability Awareness & Inclusion Practices (March 14, 2017 4:30-6 pm) for 6 hours of professional development. Both course are listed here on the site.

Dance & Disability Workshop
Oct
15
12:00 pm12:00

Dance & Disability Workshop

  • Luna Dance Institute

Keeping the Bar High All children can dance. Luna faculty share evidence-based teaching in public school pre K-8 inclusion classrooms, special ed, and community settings. Join us for the afternoon Dance & Disability Discourse & Panel. No prerequisite

To register visit: lunadanceinstitute.org/events/dance-disability-workshop-keeping-the-bar-high/

Event Cost: $100

Note: To receive full ILSP course credit, this workshop can be taken with Dance & Disability Panel (10/15/2016) 3pm-5 pm (free) & PX: Disability Awareness & Inclusion Practices (03/14/2017) 4:30-6 pm ($15-40) for 6 hours of professional learning. Both courses are listed on this site.

MATA ORTIZ: REVIVAL OF A LOST ART with Jerardo Tena Sandoval
Oct
15
10:00 am10:00

MATA ORTIZ: REVIVAL OF A LOST ART with Jerardo Tena Sandoval

  • Redwood High School

Join Master Potter Jerardo Tena Sandoval to learn the pottery techniques of Juan Mata Ortiz, Mexico. Internationally recognized for their pottery, the potters of Mata Ortiz have revived the ancient art of the Paquime people, a civilization that flourished in the area 600-800 years ago. As if guided by the spirit of the Paquime Indians, a struggling pueblo has become a community of fine ceramic artists renowned the world over.

You will learn hand building techniques to create your own Mata Ortiz pot using their "tortilla/chorizo" method. Jerardo will also teach you the burnishing, painting and firing techniques used in Mata Ortiz to create his "ollas" or pots. Time permitting, you will even create your very own paint brush made from human hair. Don't miss out on this very special class and an opportunity to learn from one of the leaders of the Mata Ortiz phenomenon.
Materials $5 included in registration

Event Cost: $50

To register visit: www.marinartteachers.weebly.com

This workshop is approved for CEU from Dominican University for .5 units

 

Unprofessional Development: Creativity as a Habit In (and Beyond) the Classroom
Oct
14
9:00 am09:00

Unprofessional Development: Creativity as a Habit In (and Beyond) the Classroom

  • Contra Costa County Office of Education

Unprofessional Development is a call to put creativity at the root of all learning. This full day workshop will engage participants with creative thinking both in and beyond the classroom. The first half of the workshop invites participants to consider why it's often so difficult to start, to practice and to maintain a creative routine. By the end of the morning, participants will have completed a design challenge and will take away a collection of readings full of encouragement and inspiration from artists, chefs, athletes and others who know how difficult it is to do this work. The afternoon will focus on building a toolkit of methods for creative pedagogy. Participants will leave with a personal toolkit of readings, case studies, planning tools and activities that can be used in the classroom immediately.

Cost: $110. Lunch will be provided.

  This session is subject to cancellation or rescheduling if the 15-participant minimum is not met.  Registration fees are non refundable unless a session is canceled.  Substitutions are gladly accepted if a registered participant cannot attend.

Register here.

 

16th Annual Teachers 4 Social Justice Conference: Intersections of Teaching and Power
Oct
8
9:00 am09:00

16th Annual Teachers 4 Social Justice Conference: Intersections of Teaching and Power

  • Mission High School

Teaching  for Social Justice-- Intersections of Teaching and Power

Each year hundreds of educators both locally and nationally gather to network, explore empowering learning environments and develop a professional learning community.  We are excited to celebrate 16 years of building grassroots, peer-led professional development opportunities! 

       This conference is open and welcomes any and all of the following:

  • Classroom Teachers
  • Paraprofessionals, Administrators, Support Personnel
  • Parents and Youth
  • After-school Youth Workers and Youth Workers in general
  • Credential Candidates
  • Aspiring Educators
  • The Public!

Join us for… WORKSHOPS, RESOURCE FAIR, SPEAKERS, CHILDCARE & COMMUNITY BUILDING

REGISTER NOW

Questions: Email us at t4sjsf@gmail.com

 

Foundations of Compassion for Educators
Oct
8
9:00 am09:00

Foundations of Compassion for Educators

  • Alameda County Office of Education

Join us for an exploration of the science of care and compassion. Learn tools for fostering more compassionate, equitable communities. 
 

 Cost: $65.00 | Lunch & materials will be provided

Register Today!

Facilitators

Chrissy Colon Bradt is the Education Director at Courage of Care Coalition and a lead contributor to Mind and Life's Call to Care program for teachers and students. Chrissy has over 10 years of experience teaching humanities at the middle school level in New York City, Miami and Massachusetts. She also has served as an education consultant designing interdisciplinary, humanities middle school curricula for several charter schools in the northeast.

Brooke D. Lavelle is the Co-Founder and President of the Courage of Care Coalition. She is also Senior Education Consultant to Mind & Life's Ethics, Education, and Human Development Initiative and a co-developer of the Call to Care program for teachers and students. Brooke has experience designing and adapting compassion-focused curricula for children, adolescents and school teachers. She also currently co-leads the annual Summer Institute for Educators at the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.

Deeper in Design with Lynn Wood
Sep
24
10:00 am10:00

Deeper in Design with Lynn Wood

  • Redwood High School

Take your ideas and turn them into ceramic pieces as we explore the relationship between surface and form. If you have taken one of Lynn's hand-building workshops before, you have seen her many creative templates. In this class, she will walk us through the process of making your own. Lynn is also the "Pottery Texture Queen" with innovative ways to make textures as an integral part of each of her workshops. Design, proportion and important details will be considered as Lynn guides us using exercises, planning and building. This invaluable experience is certain to push your creativity and bump up your work to the next level while refining your personal style. Bring your own basic clay tools and any drawings or images of pots and forms that you love... and an open mind! This workshop is recommended for folks with some clay experience, as we will be digging a little deeper in the mud this time.

We will bisque fire your work (Cone 5 B-Mix clay) for later pick up if you wish. 

Cost: $45

To register visit: www.marinartteachers.weebly.com

Participants may earn .5 CEU credits from Dominican University.

Dance as Arts Integration
Sep
17
1:30 pm13:30

Dance as Arts Integration

  • Luna Dance Institute

When people think of arts integration they rarely consider dance, although they recognize how dance relates to kinesthetic learning. Discover how dance can support your programmatic goals for arts integration and project-based learning. 

Dance & Common Core Workshop is designed to complement this workshop. No prerequisite.

Cost: $100

To register visit: lunadanceinstitute.org/events/dance-as-arts-integration-workshop

Note: This half day workshop paired with Dance and Common Core Workshop Sept. 17th 9:30am-12:30pm and totals 6 hours of professional development learning. Take both workshops for a discounted price of $175.

Dance & Common Core
Sep
17
9:30 am09:30

Dance & Common Core

  • Luna Dance Institute

Explore the National Core Arts Standards. Address the natural affinities of dance and the create goals of Common Core. At the same time, critically reflect on the effect Common Core standards and assessments are having on your students, co-teachers and school partners. Dance as Arts Integration Workshop is designed to complement this workshop.

Cost: $100

Course prerequisites: None

To register visit: lunadanceinstitute.org/events/dance-common-core-workshop-2/

Note: To receive full ILSP Certificate credit, this half day workshop is paired with Dance as Arts Integration workshop September 17 - 1:30pm-4:30pm for 6 total hours of professional develop learning. 

 

 

 

Inventing Our Future 2016
Aug
9
Aug 11

Inventing Our Future 2016

  • Chabot Space & Science Center

The Fifth Annual Regional Integrated Learning Summer Institute

 Re-Storying Our Common Humanity

 How can we restore our common humanity through storytelling?

Join us for this 3-day journey where we use storytelling as a tool to move us from empathy to solidarity, recognizing one another as parts of a growing community of allies and assets.

Inventing Our Future 2016 brings educators and community leaders together to build collaborative relationships and professional practice. The institute promotes the thoughtful alignment of content standards, assessments and powerful learning across the curriculum through engaging professional development.

Modeled after Harvard’s Project Zero Classroom this institute features opening plenaries with national leaders and dynamic mini-courses on the intersections between education, arts and science, and environment and social justice issues.

For more information and to register click here!

Earn ILSP Elective Hours

ILSP participants can earn 6 elective hours towards the ILSP Certificate  by attending Inventing Our Future 2016.

Designing Making Experiences
Aug
4
Aug 5

Designing Making Experiences

  • Lighthouse Creativity Lab

The Lighthouse Creativity Lab is offering a two-day intensive workshop for educators eager to integrate making in school into their own practice.

Spend two days planning a K-12 making project or unit of your choice and leave with a project example made by you.  While being immersed in a making environment, you will make and develop, test and troubleshoot the making curriculum or project of your choice for your K-12 classroom or school.

**Please Note!** All participants of this workshop are eligible for continuing education units (CEUs) from Sonoma State University. If you are interested in earning these credits, you MUST register for our workshop through the SSU website, and not through our Eventbrite page.

Participants will:

  • Learn about ways making can be integrated into classrooms, schools and curricula

  • Collaborate with participants and Creativity Lab staff to plan a project or unit for your classroom or school

  • Learn new skills, technologies, and/or making methods to complement your project, including 3-D printing, laser cutting, woodworking, craft, electronics, and vinyl cutting

  • Collaborate with like-minded educators to develop making curriculum

LUNA Summer Institute 2016
Jul
22
Jul 29

LUNA Summer Institute 2016

  • Mills College

Luna's Summer Institute brings six dance teaching artists and six classroom teachers/practitioners together to activate and inspire individual and collective imaginations. Participants will work together to create, expand or improve comprehensive dance education programs at NO COST to those selected. Join us for a great week of learning this July 22-29 at Mills College followed by a year of coaching and collegial support.

Both groups will work together to support each other's learning processes and generate strategies for arts advocacy and improving the lives of children.

For an application contact Nia Womack-Freeman; nwomack-freeman@lunadanceinstitute.org/510-883-1118

Applications are due April 15th, 2016.

Click here for more info. 

Sustainable Compassion for Educators
Jul
6
9:00 am09:00

Sustainable Compassion for Educators

  • Alameda County Office of Education

We know that the best learning happens when students feel safe, seen and connected. But how do we as educators learn to foster safe, caring relationships with our students, our colleagues and ourselves?

Join us for a day-long workshop to explore methods for deepening our natural capacity for care and connection. Together we will explore the latest research on the science of care, and consider ways in which compassion-focused practices can help us realize more inclusive, sustainable education communities.

For more information and to register click here.
Cost: $35.00 includes lunch and materials

Facilitators

Chrissy Colon Bradt is the Education Director at Courage of Care and a lead contributor to Mind and Life's Call to Care program for teachers and students. Chrissy has over 10 years of experience teaching humanities at the middle school level in New York City, Miami and Massachusetts. She also has served as an education consultant designing interdisciplinary, humanities middle school curricula for several charter schools in the northeast.

Brooke D. Lavelle is the Co-Founder and President of the Courage of Care Coalition. She is also Senior Education Consultant to Mind & Life's Ethics, Education, and Human Development Initiative and a co-developer of the Call to Care program for teachers and students. Brooke has experience designing and adapting compassion-focused curricula for children, adolescents and school teachers. She also currently co-leads the annual Summer Institute for Educators at the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkele

Amplifying Unheard Voices Training
Jun
27
Jun 30

Amplifying Unheard Voices Training

  • 826 Valencia - Tenderlion Center

Voices of Witness offers this unique four-day training that highlights the power of personal narrative and provides educators, storytellers, and social justice advocates with the tools to conduct oral history projects in their classrooms and communities. Workshop participants engage in an interactive process that introduces the skills, ethics, and social significance of creating oral history, as exemplified by Voice of Witness and other leading practitioners in the field.   This training is geared towards new and experienced practitioners from a variety of backgrounds, disciplines, and community settings. Past participants have included high school teachers, university professors, advocates, journalists, artists, and more.

During the training, participants will:

    Conduct and share an oral history interview

    Explore various media in relation to “amplifying” oral history narratives

    Hone transcribing and editing skills

    Read and discuss narratives from the Voice of Witness book series

    Work in small groups to discuss ideas related to oral history projects, lessons, and units

Cost: $250 - $500 sliding scale

For more information, click here. 

Registration form.

 

Poetry for the People: Bay Area Writing Project
Jun
20
Jun 24

Poetry for the People: Bay Area Writing Project

  • University of California Berkeley

In this course we will focus on poetry’s power to speak the truth, create a community of trust, and engender transformation. Exploring poetic traditions from multiple cultures and disparate voices, we will read, discuss,  draft and workshop poems together.  Responding to poets such as June Jordan, Joy Harjo, Francisco Alarcon, or Lee Young Lee, we will also try out hand at various forms we can use in our classrooms, including the Blues, Affirmation poems, the Ghazal and the Tanka. Participants will leave with several packets of poems and a few exercises they can use in their own classrooms, as well as some writings to map their own worlds.

Cost: $331

Register here.

Lauren Parsons Muller currently teachers Poetry for the People and Trauma and the Arts at City College of San Francisco, where she chairs the Interdisciplinary  Studies Department. She has co‐facilitated BAWP writing retreats in the past and looks forward to the  electricity of teachers writing and thinking together. She co-edited June Jordan’s Poetry for the People (Routledge Press, 1995) and Reckonings: Short Fiction by Native American Women (Oxford UP, 2006).

Memoir Through History's Lens: Bay Area Writing Project
Jun
20
Jun 24

Memoir Through History's Lens: Bay Area Writing Project

  • University of California Berkeley

This course focuses on the writing of narrative, expository and argumentative texts in grades 6-12 History and ELA classrooms. Ideas and relevant instructional practices will focus on memoir as both a genre and model. Participants will work with examples of the genre by Marcel Proust,Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jacqueline Woodson and Thannha Lai. Texts from earlier periods, including accounts from kings and nomads, help to introduce early memoir to younger learners. Through reading, discussion and analysis of these and related historical and literary texts, participants will develop lessons and activities designed to engage learners in writing standard essays.

Cost: $331

Register here.

Carla Namboodiri-Williams is a Humanities Instructor with Oakland Unified School District’s Home and Hospital Program. Previously she was the Social Studies Chairperson for Skyline High School. Carla is a Reader for the AP World History Exam and participated in the BAWP Invitational Summer Institute in 2010.

Yosemite Miwok-Paiute Basketry: Two-Day Workshop
Jun
18
Jun 19

Yosemite Miwok-Paiute Basketry: Two-Day Workshop

  • Upper Pines, Yosemite Valley

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from a cultural icon! Julia Parker is often described as a “national treasure” for ensuring the legacy of the Miwok-Paiute people in Yosemite. She served as a cultural demonstrator in Yosemite for more than 60 years, becoming the park’s longest-tenured employee. Although she retired from her official role in 2015, this workshop gives you the chance to spend two days with Julia, her daughter, Lucy Parker, and granddaughter, Ursula Jones, as they guide you through traditional basket-weaving techniques. As you create your own unique basket, discover Yosemite’s fascinating cultural history and hear the stories that have lived on through generations of families. All materials are provided, and you will take home your own beautiful handmade basket as a keepsake of this special Yosemite experience. This workshop begins on Saturday morning in Yosemite Valley and runs through Sunday afternoon.

Cost: $299

Register here.

Read “Q&A with a Yosemite Insider” in Yosemite Conservancy magazine to learn more about Julia Parker and her important cultural contributions. Also explore Julia’s story through her DVD, Grandmother’s Prayer, or book, Scrape the Willow Until it Sings. 

The Experience Package includes camping at Upper Pines Campground in Yosemite Valley (June 17–20). Camping is not required to participate. Park entry is also included, as needed. Upgrade your accommodations to stay at Yosemite Valley Lodge (June 17–20), any unused rooms in the room block will be released 45 days before the program. Information about upgrading your package will be emailed after you sign up. View a suggested packing list.

The Black Teacher Leadership & Sustainability Institute
Jun
16
Jun 18

The Black Teacher Leadership & Sustainability Institute

  • Connexion at Jack London Park

Learn, Examine and Discover...

  • The effects of racism and other bias on education policies and practices
  • The implicit and explicit work of Black teachers in the United States
  • Individual and organizational dynamics that impede the development and sustainability of Black teachers
  • Concrete skills for health & wellness in challenging contexts
  • The importance of emotional intelligence and wellness in being a Black teacher in schools
  • Research, tools, and other resources to support the leadership and sustainability of Black teachers in an oppressive system

The Black Teacher Leadership & Sustainability Institute is an experiential institute providing ample opportunities for Black teachers to share, reflect, and set intentions for how to lead from the classroom. Teachers will deepen their commitment, relationships, and agency while developing strategies for leadership and sustainability.  Participants will receive caring guidance and facilitation to collaboratively explore the personal and professional challenges they face as Black teachers in the United States.

Who Should Attend?

Black classroom teachers working in public, charter, private, and independent K-12 schools who are able to attend the full institute.

Cost: $300/participant; includes Thursday dinner; Friday breakfast, lunch and a resource book.

 

Register here.

Learn about the Black Teacher Project here.

Bay Area Writing Project (BAWP) Summer Programs
Jun
13
Aug 12

Bay Area Writing Project (BAWP) Summer Programs

  • University of California Berkeley

Plunge into your own writing this summer, grab some new classroom strategies, explore new ideas and controversies.

The Bay Area Writing Project (BAWP), housed in the Graduate School of Education, is a collaborative program between University of California, Berkeley and Bay Area schools. Since 1974, BAWP has been a vital resource for teachers and schools in the Bay Area, not only in the teaching of writing but also as a model of professional development, teacher leadership and reform. Firmly rooted in the belief that teachers are the best teachers of teachers, BAWP offers workshops for teachers, taught by teachers, throughout the school year and each summer, serving hundreds of teachers and their students each year. 

Click here for a full roster of summer 2016 BAWP courses and sessions. Selected BAWP courses can be found on this page, as well.

Palm to Stories: Bay Area Writing Project
Jun
13
Jun 16

Palm to Stories: Bay Area Writing Project

  • University of California Berkeley

Plunge into your own writing, grab some new classroom strategies, explore new ideas and controversies.

Using contemporary short texts as models, we will create work of brevity and concision suitable for blog entries, as vignettes for professional writing, memoir, fiction or prose poem collections. Readings will include stories, flash fiction, prose poems, exquisite paragraphs and short reflective essays. Participants will write half a dozen or more short pieces over the course of the week, revise one or more and contribute to a digital chapbook of our work. We use the Amherst Writers and Artists (AWA) approach in this workshop to create a supportive space to generate new writing. All writing is done during the workshop with optional prompts and suggestions from the instructor. Sharing is voluntary and we offer only positive feedback to this fresh, new writing. All levels of writing experience and practice welcome. Each session will include reflective writing time to explore applications to our personal and professional writing lives as well as our classroom practices.

Cost: $330

Register here.

Marty Williams is a poet and teacher retired from San Francisco Unified School District where she worked with students in and teachers of grades 2-12.. She coordinates several Teachers as Writers programs in the Bay Area Writing Project. Marty’s poetry has been published in many literary journals and anthologies, including Poetry East, Winged: New Writing About Bees, Bearing Witness: Teachers Write About Teaching, and online with BAWP’s Digital Paper. Her professional writing has been published in School’s Out and Teacher Research for Equity. Marty is a trained workshop facilitator in the Amherst Writer’s and Artists approach to teaching writing.

Global Street Drumming for Women/Trans/Gender Non-binary Folks
Apr
11
7:00 pm19:00

Global Street Drumming for Women/Trans/Gender Non-binary Folks

  • Trybe Oakland

10 Week Class *$180-$350 - Begins April 11 end June 16

Mondays 7:00pm-9:15pm & Tuesdays 6:30-8:00pm

This is a multilevel class - beginners are enthusiastically welcomed, but there should be a lot to interest experienced musicians as well (and many of the concepts are applicable to other instruments and dance as well as drumming). Learn drum rhythms, chants, movements and performance techniques inspired by street bands and drum corps from various parts of the world. The class is about feeling, counting, and playing rhythms. You'll get a chance to try different drums and percussion instruments in a variety of musical styles. You'll also learn to read and analyze rhythms; improvise and play solos; and interact musically with other players. We'll experiment with using rhythm in movements for social justice - coordinating with chants, etc. We believe in studying and honoring the origins of the music that moves us - so we learn about the historical and cultural origins of each musical style we try out. We will also look at the ways music has been used in movements for cultural survival and social justice. Finally, we take our sounds to the streets! We seek out opportunities to interact in public and at community events. BoomShake also hosts an annual end-of-the-year party and a spring performance showcase for all our workshop participants. We encourage participantss to use performance as an opportunity to express themselves creatively, support each other, and get in touch with their own power! We work to create a welcoming space for people who identify as women, girls, trans and gender-non binary. A place where people from various walks of life can come to recharge, have fun, and learn to make our movements more joyful! 

Event Cost: $180 - $350

Registration: Visit www.boomshakemusic.com to register and for more information about this exciting class!