Sep
3
to Dec 10

Foundations in Dance Teaching Course Level 2 - Developing & Implementing Dance Curriculum - B

Take your teaching practice to the next level while inspiring the dance-maker in yourself - and in your students!

In DIDC-B you will:
* deepen your understanding of development, the elements of dance, & learning theories.
* investigate choreographic forms & devices, phrase shaping, & meaning making.
* clarify the distinction between exploration & improvisation.
* create curricular units with creativity at the core.

Continue articulating your teaching pedagogy as you extend your own potential as an artist educator.

Follow-up year-round Practitioner Exchanges included in the cost.

For those who have taken the prerequisite Summer Institute or DIDC-A, this is the course for you!

Give yourself the gift of dance, learning & community. Let your own artistry of teaching be reinspired.

September 3 - December 10
Tuesdays, 6-9pm

Website URL: http://lunadanceinstitute.org/product/developing-implementing-dance-curricula-b/

Start Date: 9/3/2019

Start Time: 6:0:0 PM

End Date: 12/10/2019

End Time: 9:0:0 PM

Event Cost: $595

Address: 605 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 USA

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Sep
10
to Jun 9

Practitioner Exchanges: Dynamic Monthly Conversations for Arts Educators

Description: Practitioner Exchanges create time and space for educators to connect, build a peer community, and explore issues of practice through informal conversations facilitated by practicing teachers for teachers. Get inspired with new ideas or perspectives, ask for help with your challenges, and share your own expertise. Each month centers on a different topic. Held the 2nd Tuesday of most months, 4:30-6pm. Pay $25 and register for as many as you like!

TOPICS & DATES

SEPT 10 - Creating Space for Child-centered Work

OCT 8 - Embodied Poetics: Writing & Dance

NOV 12 - Dance in Special Education & Inclusion

DEC 10 - Creating Community through Dance

JAN 14 - Aerial Dance & Creativity

FEB 11 - Dance & Self-regulation

MAR 10 - Dance Integration Across Curricula

APR 14 - Agency & Power in Early Childhood

MAY 12 - Cultural Relevancy in Dance

JUN 9 - Dancers in Leadership

Email PL@lunadanceinstitute.org

Website URL: http://lunadanceinstitute.org/professional-learning/community/practitioner-exchanges/

Start Date: 9/10/2019

Start Time: 4:30:0 PM

End Date: 6/9/2020

End Time: 6:0:0 PM

Event Cost: $25

Address: 605 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94709 USA

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Sep
28
to Dec 7

Dance in Early Childhood Series

Description: Explore the joy of creative playful movement and physical discovery with young children!

Luna Dance Institute offers a series of 3 workshops this fall for those who work in early childhood. Take them together or separately.

Dance in TK
Both early literacy and early numeracy deal with relationships – and relationships can be explored creatively and playfully through movement. Learn how dance reinforces transitional kindergarten curricular objectives in developmentally-appropriate ways. No prerequisite. Saturday, September 28, 1-5pm. $125

Dance in Early Childhood Level 1: Movement, Play & Relationships
This full-day workshop explores the use of creative 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. Saturday, November 16, 9:50am-5pm. $185

Dance in ECE Level 2
This workshop stretches further 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 or Dance in TK. Saturday, December 7, 9:50-3:30pm. $125

Questions? Please email PL@lunadanceinstitute.org

Website URL: http://lunadanceinstitute.org/product-category/professional-learning/early-childhood/

Start Date: 9/28/2019

Start Time: 1:0:0 PM

End Date: 12/7/2019

End Time: 5:0:0 PM

Event Cost: $435

Address: 605 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 USA

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Oct
1
to Nov 12

Tuesday Night Workshop Series for Creative Educators

: 2 Tuesday night workshops that help you walk your talk! Infuse your teaching practice with creativity while fulfilling the needs of your students and meeting your teaching goals.Take these together or separately.

CREATIVITY & MOTIVATION
Examine human motivation theories and their relationship to creativity, culturally relevant dance instruction, and social-emotional learning. Through a critical pedagogy lens, participants discuss intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and consider instructional adaptations that support student autonomy, confidence, and meaning-making. No prerequisite. Open to educators of all disciplines.

Tuesday, October 1
6-9pm
$75
http://lunadanceinstitute.org/product/motivation-creativity/


DOCUMENTATION: MAKING DANCE LEARNING VISIBLE
Not everyone knows how to see learning in the dance classroom. Explore methods of recording and sharing that help you capture the moment, enhance your ability to observe and assess, and communicate what you see with students, parents, colleagues, and stakeholders. No prerequisite.

Tuesday, November 12
6-9pm
$75
http://lunadanceinstitute.org/product/documentation-making-dance-learning-visible/

email PL@lunadanceinstitute.org

Website URL: http://lunadanceinstitute.org/product-category/professional-learning/continuing-ed-topics/

Start Date: 10/1/2019

Start Time: 6:0:0 PM

End Date: 11/12/2019

End Time: 9:0:0 PM

Event Cost: $150

Address: 605 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94709 USA

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Aug
6
to Aug 9

Family Dance Institute

Description: This 4-day intensive shares Luna Dance Institute’s relationship-based approach to teaching Family Dance, developed through our Moving Parents & Children Together (MPACT) and Studio Lab programs. We’ll present movement activities and lessons that support adults and children in engaging with each other in long-lasting ways, backed by research, theory, and evidence from practice. Family Dance Institute content includes: attachment, play & development theories; neuroscience & early movement patterns; creating dance curriculum to build trust & connection; learning to engage multi-generations in dance play; teaching in different settings; and more! Experience the power of dance to strengthen relationships and enhance empathy. For dance teaching artists, classroom & early childhood educators, therapists, family service advocates, early interventionists, social workers, and parents. No dance experience required.

Website URL: http://lunadanceinstitute.org/professional-learning/institutes/family-dance/

Start Date: 8/6/2019

Start Time: 9:0:0 AM

End Date: 8/9/2019

End Time: 5:0:0 PM

Event Cost: $450

Address: 695 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 USA

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Write to Teach: Summer Writing Workshop for Teachers
Aug
5
to Aug 9

Write to Teach: Summer Writing Workshop for Teachers

Join us for a week of mornings writing, sharing, reflecting, reading, and revising. Become a better writer and a better teacher of writing. This workshop offers rich opportunities for teachers at all grade levels and any writing experience level to explore a range of writing genres and practical, classroom-tested writing strategies. The workshop fosters a warm and encouraging community of writers where participants read inspiring models, collaborate in small groups and collect ideas and materials for teaching. This year we’ll feature strategies for information and argument writing, reflected in the Common Core Standards. This class sits solidly on the Bay Area Writing Project’s belief that teachers become better teachers of writing by writing themselves. Participants contribute to an in-class anthology. : Join us for a week of mornings writing, sharing, reflecting, reading, and revising. Become a better writer and a better teacher of writing. This workshop offers rich opportunities for teachers at all grade levels and any writing experience level to explore a range of writing genres and practical, classroom-tested writing strategies. The workshop fosters a warm and encouraging community of writers where participants read inspiring models, collaborate in small groups and collect ideas and materials for teaching. This year we’ll feature strategies for information and argument writing, reflected in the Common Core Standards. This class sits solidly on the Bay Area Writing Project’s belief that teachers become better teachers of writing by writing themselves. Participants contribute to an in-class anthology.

Website URL: https://bayareawritingproject.org/summerpd/

Start Date: 8/5/2019

Start Time: 9:0:0 AM

End Date: 8/9/2019

End Time: 12:0:0 PM

Event Cost: $330.00

Organizer Email (Private): bawp@berkeley.edu

Address: 395 Doherty Dr, Larkspur, CA 94939 United States

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Muralism: If these Walls Could Talk
Aug
3
to Aug 17

Muralism: If these Walls Could Talk

Have you ever looked at a mural and said “I wish I could do that!” You can! In this introduction to mural painting, students will learn how to design and collaboratively paint a large wall mural in Kala’s project space, as well as discuss the deep and rich history of murals rooted in the Bay Area community. Students will gain understanding and experience in planning out a large composition, drawing on the wall, varieties of painting materials, and application strategies. The class will culminate in an small public opening celebrating the completion of the mural.

3 Saturdays, 10-5PM, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley $295. plus $30 materials fee

For more information visit: http://www.kala.org/class/muralism-if-these-walls-could-talk/

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Jul
29
to Aug 2

Developing & Implementing Dance Curricula - A

Are you a dance artist ready to launch into teaching for the first time, or a classroom teacher excited to share the joy of dance with your students? Have you been teaching for a while but desire a refreshing & grounding new perspective?

Luna's popular Developing & Implementing Dance Curricula - A (DIDC-A) course is the first level of our foundations series and offers a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of dance teaching. Learn the elements of dance, human development theory, how to integrate dance across subject matter, how to design dance lessons aligned with Common Core standards, and more, all while exploring your inner dancer.

Combining movement, theory, practice teaching & reflection, this interactive week-long intensive cultivates a supportive community of fellow artist educators amongst participants.

Questions? please email jperena@lunadanceinstitute.org

Website URL: http://lunadanceinstitute.org/product/developing-implementing-dance-curricula-a/

Start Date: 7/29/2019

Start Time: 9:0:0 AM

End Date: 8/2/2019

End Time: 5:0:0 PM

Event Cost: $565

Address: Luna Dance Institute, 605 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 USA

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Argumentative Writing for College, Career and Community
Jul
29
to Aug 1

Argumentative Writing for College, Career and Community

  • 2121 Berkeley Way Berkeley, CA, 94704 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Description: Argument is everywhere! Whether speaking and writing on-demand in school and on the job, or composing a text for publication in magazines or blogs, the ability to construct evidence based, nuanced claims and acknowledge the strengths and limits of multiple perspectives is crucial. The National Writing Project's College, Career and Community Writing Project Program (C3WP) provides an entry point into the teaching strategies that can support the growth of argumentative thinking, discourse, and writing. In these four half-day sessions, we will explore NWP's College, Career and Community Writing Project Program, practice argument, and develop an approach to teaching argument in our classrooms. You will be able to implement this program immediately in the 2019-2020 school year!

Website URL: https://bayareawritingproject.org/summerpd/

Start Date: 7/29/2019

Start Time: 9:0:0 AM

End Date: 8/1/2019

End Time: 12:0:0 PM

Event Cost: $280.00

Address: 2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 United States

Organizer Email (Private): bawp@berkeley.edu

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Improvisational Drawing
Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Improvisational Drawing

This workshop will immerse students of all levels into the playful process of improvisational drawing. We’ll take a journey through a series of exercises to help facilitate exploration and experimentation in drawing techniques. Strengthen your creative voice, access the foundation for innovation, and build a series of original drawings, all in a supportive environment.

Location: Kala Gallery Classroom. Fee $125. plus $25 materials fee.

For more information and Registration: http://www.kala.org/class/improvisational-drawing/

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Introduction to Image Transfers
Jul
17
6:30 PM18:30

Introduction to Image Transfers

In this workshop, students will learn how to transfer both colored inkjet and black & white laser prints onto various surfaces including fabric and paper. The instructor will demonstrate how to prepare black & white laser prints using matte medium, how to layer surfaces with water based media, and how to transfer colored inkjet and black & white laser prints onto prepared surfaces. Students will get to experiment with these techniques in class and will leave with a small collection of samples and the ability to continue working with these processes at home.

Class meets two Wednesday evenings, July 17 & 24th 6:30-9:30, $150.00

For more information and registration: SF Center for the Book

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Jul
15
to Jul 20

Summer Institute

INVIGORATE YOUR TEACHING | BUILD COMMUNITY | ENLIVEN YOUR OWN CREATIVITY

Now in its nineteenth year, Luna Dance's Summer Institute brings together six dance artists and six classroom teachers/practitioners to activate and inspire individual and collective imaginations. Participants will work together to create, expand or improve comprehensive dance education programs. Join us for a lively week of learning this July 15-20, followed by a year of coaching, workshops and collegial support. Applications due April 12, 2019.


Cost: $25 application fee. No cost for selected applicants.

Send all inquires to: jperena@lunadanceinstitute.org

Website URL: http://lunadanceinstitute.org/professional-learning/institutes/summer/

Start Date: 7/15/2019

Start Time: 9:0:0 AM

End Date: 7/20/2019

End Time: 5:30:0 PM

Event Cost: $0

Address: Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94613 USA

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Building a Writing Program in the Elementary Classroom
Jul
8
to Jul 12

Building a Writing Program in the Elementary Classroom

Description: In this workshop we will explore research based routines, structures, and strategies for building a robust writing program for young writers. Strategies include writing to build community, writing as sense making, writing in academic forms, and writing for self expression and reflection. We will consider issues of equity as well as incorporate aspects of social and emotional learning standards throughout each session. Teachers will have time to plan and support one another by sharing personal expertise and experiences.

Website URL: https://bayareawritingproject.org/summerpd/

Start Date: 7/8/2019

Start Time: 9:0:0 AM

End Date: 7/12/2019

End Time: 12:0:0 PM

Event Cost: $330.00

Address: 2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 United States

Organizer Email (Private):bawp@berkeley.edu

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Teaching Writing in the Secondary Classroom
Jul
8
to Jul 12

Teaching Writing in the Secondary Classroom

  • 2121 Berkeley Way Berkeley, CA, 94704 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Description: We all want our students to write more and to greater effect, but how do we make this happen? How do we build memorable and meaningful writing lessons that generate thoughtful content and address the needs of both our strongest student writers and our most struggling student writers? What are strategies for helping English Learners and for building students' skills that meet the new Common Core Standards? What about cultivating academic language in the classroom? And how do we do all of this without drowning in paper? In short, how do energize or re-energize ourselves as teachers of writing so that we can engage students in the power of the written word? Join this class led by veteran educator, M. Clare LePell where she’ll address these questions and more.

Website URL: https://bayareawritingproject.org/summerpd/

Start Date: 7/8/2019

Start Time: 9:0:0 AM

End Date: 7/12/2019

End Time: 3:0:0 AM

Event Cost: $545.00

Address: 2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 United States

Organizer Email (Private): bawp@berkeley.edu

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Tuning the Choir: Facilitating Equity Conversations
Jun
25
to Jun 28

Tuning the Choir: Facilitating Equity Conversations

  • 2121 Berkeley Way Berkeley, CA, 94704 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Description: Do you want want to deepen your understanding of equity in a supportive environment? Are you ready to strengthen your cadre of colleagues who not only understand foundational concepts of equity but also feel empowered to interrupt inequity as it arises in their own classrooms and around campus? Join us for a workshop that focuses on building equity inquiry groups among colleagues so that your choir can sing more harmoniously. Participants will engage in writing and relationship-building activities that serve as the foundation for sustaining this vital work. The presenters will share a framework that they have used to amplify an advanced awareness of equity across campus. By the end of the three-day session, participants will walk away with resources and an initial plan to take responsibility for interrupting inequity on their own campus community. The workshop is appropriate for K-College instructors.

Website URL: https://bayareawritingproject.org/summerpd/

Start Date: 6/25/2019

Start Time: 9:0:0 AM

End Date: 6/28/2019

End Time: 3:0:0 PM

Event Cost: $440.00

Address: 2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 United States

Organizer Email (Private): bawp@berkeley.edu

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Jun
24
to Jun 28

Language of Dance in Action Intensive

Classroom teachers, inclusion educators & teaching artists have all be drawn to the Language of Dance to excite movement creativity and extend UDL skills & dance understanding through symbols. Spend a week dancing, learning about the Movement Alphabet, and discovering how the Language of Dance can support your teaching!

Create, perform, respond, and connect with the Language of Dance to develop dance literacy. Explore the Movement Alphabet and integrate Motif symbols into dance experiences to connect physical, cognitive, socio-emotional and aesthetic learning. Deepen your dancing. Transform your creative and teaching practices. Those who successfully complete all course requirements receive the Language of Dance® Foundations— Part 2 Certificate. Taught by Tina Curran, co-founder of the Language of Dance Center. No prerequisite.

Questions? Please email PL@lunadanceinstitute.org

Website URL: http://lunadanceinstitute.org/product/guest-intensive-language-of-dance-in-action/

Start Date: 6/24/2019

Start Time: 9:30:0 AM

End Date: 6/28/2019

End Time: 4:30:0 PM

Event Cost: $575

Address: Luna Dance Institute, 605 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 USA

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Beyond the Research Paper: Project-Based Methods to Elevate Civic Discourse
Jun
24
9:00 AM09:00

Beyond the Research Paper: Project-Based Methods to Elevate Civic Discourse

  • 2121 Berkeley Way Berkeley, CA, 94704 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Description: Now more than ever teachers need to design writing prompts that aim to elevate civic discourse. In this session, participants will experience project-based, student-centered methods that promote critical questioning and bring the researched argument to life – especially for Long-Term English Learners. Each practice is designed to spark lively student-to-student discussion about complex text. Ultimately, these discussions serve as bridges to authentic argumentative writing. By emphasizing the reading, writing, speaking connection, project-based methods honor the diverse linguistic assets our students possess and encourage them to advocate for changes needed in their communities. Texts used during the workshop will focus on the theme of restorative justice, but materials are easily adaptable to other themes. The session is ideal for humanities and English courses taught at the secondary or college level.

Website URL: https://bayareawritingproject.org/summerpd/

Start Date: 6/24/2019

Start Time: 9:0:0 AM

End Date: 6/24/2019

End Time: 3:0:0 PM

Event Cost: $100.00

Address: 2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 United States

Organizer Email (Private): bawp@berkeley.edu

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Inventing Our Future
Jun
18
to Jun 19

Inventing Our Future

  • Oakland Technical High School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Inventing Our Future 2019 Integrated Learning Summer Institute - a dynamic two-day “booster shot of creativity,” that brings educators and community leaders together to build relationships and participate in hands-on, art-centered strategies to strengthen our commitment to educational equity.

Plenary Speakers:

  • Cleo Barnett, Amplifier

  • Lois Hetland, MASSART

  • Steve Locke, MASSART

  • REACH Ashland Youth Center

  • RYSE Center

  • Isabella Sisneros, Amplifier

20 Mini Course Workshops to choose from.

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Applied Grammar for Teachers: Why, What, How and When
Jun
17
to Jun 21

Applied Grammar for Teachers: Why, What, How and When

  • 3250 19th Avenue San Francisco, CA, 94132 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Description: This course takes a practical approach to grammar instruction, focusing on methods that work best to improve student writing. We will look at exciting ways to advance students’ “sentence power” but also to improve their sentence correctness. It assumes that the best approaches to grammar instruction tend to be ones that closely match what effective writers do when they compose and correct sentences. It also assumes that students learn best through constructivist classroom practices such as inquiry, collaboration, focused practice, and modeling, integrated within a purposeful curriculum.

We will inquire into the why, what, how, and when of grammar instruction, building a logical and adaptable framework for planning and sequencing, and developing principles that will help teachers make informed choices for their students and their curricular goals. We will examine a variety of activities, scaffolds (deductive and inductive), and tasks to best serve students, including English language learners. Sessions will focus on language variety, and code-switching; sentence rhetoric and style; issues of correctness (learning how to diagnose, prioritize and respond to error); and planning within and between lessons—with a particular eye to being both systematic and contextual in our designs.

Website URL: https://bayareawritingproject.org/summerpd/

Start Date: 6/17/2019

Start Time: 9:0:0 AM

End Date: 6/21/2019

End Time: 3:0:0 PM

Event Cost: $545.00

Address: 3250 19th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132 United States

Organizer Email (Private): bawp@berkeley.edu

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Room to Write: Time and Space to Celebrate TeacherWords
Jun
17
to Jun 21

Room to Write: Time and Space to Celebrate TeacherWords

Description: Have you been attending to the writing of students you teach, not finding room to write yourself? Have you been storing up ideas all year for your own writing? And when you do have a moment to write and reflect, could your writer’s mind use a jumpstart? Have a book, a play, a blog in mind for yourself?

Room to Write might be the answer. A week-long writing workshop for and with other teachers. Your chance to reflect and write about things you have been wanting to get out and onto the page. An opportunity to play with words, images, ideas. Inspiration from a range of prompts and your fellow writers.

Join this writing and response workshop held on the UC Berkeley campus and make the room to write in your life.

Website URL: https://bayareawritingproject.org/summerpd/

Start Date: 6/17/2019

Start Time: 9:0:0 AM

End Date: 6/21/2019

End Time: 12:0:0 AM

Event Cost: $330.00

Address: 2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 United States

Organizer Email (Private): bawp@berkeley.edu

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Dismantling White Supremacy Unconference
Jun
14
to Jun 16

Dismantling White Supremacy Unconference

It’s time to have a family meeting. The Dismantling White Supremacy Unconference will provide a space for people of color and white allies–including activists, policy-makers, business leaders, employees, community organizers, or other residents or community members –to have an explicit and courageous conversation about dismantling systemic white supremacy (and the many discussions that come up around white supremacy) in a community-led forum.

Please note we are not proposing that we discuss the bigotry of individuals (e.g., Neo-Nazis and KKK members) who identify as white supremacists. Our framing definition is: 

White Supremacy is a historically based, institutionally perpetuated system of exploitation and oppression of continents, nations, and peoples of color by white peoples and nations of European continent, for the purpose of maintaining and defending a system of wealth, power, and privilege. (Definition of White Supremacy by the Challenging White Supremacy Workshop in San Francisco, California).

This event is critically important because we believe that naming, disrupting, and dismantling white supremacy is a necessary precondition to creating an inclusive economy that works for everyone.

Website for information and registration links: https://www.dismantlecollective.org/the-unconference/

This elective fits with the Equity and Social Justice practice

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CAL PERFORMANCES' ARTISTIC LITERACY INSTITUTE
Jun
13
to Jun 15

CAL PERFORMANCES' ARTISTIC LITERACY INSTITUTE

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Artistic literacy is a human right and a teachable skill. It is the ability to connect both personally and meaningfully to works of art and, through this process, to forge connections to our humanity and the humanity of others.

Join us to

  • explore what artistic literacy is and how to cultivate it

  • experience our emerging artistic literacy framework for audience engagement

  • have challenging conversations about the arts in a time of crisis

  • build an artistic literacy movement

  • become an agent of change for a better world

Over the course of the Institute, we will introduce and explore artistic literacy as a framework and a methodology. From plenary discussions about core values and strategies to immersive arts experiences that will allow us to deepen our learning, we’ve planned a full slate of scaffolded events and networking opportunities.

We will also hold several break-out sessions, allowing participants to focus intently on curriculum development and implementation for specific populations (K-12 classrooms, university campuses, lifelong learners and general audiences).

For more information visit the event website: https://artistic-literacy.institute/

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Theatre of the Oppressed: Mindfulness, Meditation and Liberation
Jun
1
to Jun 2

Theatre of the Oppressed: Mindfulness, Meditation and Liberation

  • Berkeley Rep School of Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This workshop will explore the rich, deep, powerful practices of mindfulness, dishabituation, and embodiment within the corpus of Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed, focusing on practical techniques for transforming and finding liberation through somatic and energetic awareness in the personal, interpersonal, and political dimensions. We will use demechanization, dynamization, image theatre, forum theatre, and rainbow of desire while developing presence, focus, and a strong capacity for meditative awareness. Open to anyone with a desire to use theatre, art, and meditation to explore a powerful approach to transforming self and society. 

Instructor Jiwon Chung is a professional actor, director, and a key theorist of Theatre of the Oppressed. He is the Artistic Director of Kairos Theater Ensemble, adjunct professor of Theater and Social Justice at Starr King School at the Graduate Theological Union, and past President of the national organization for Theatre of the Oppressed. 

For more information and registration links: https://www.berkeleyrep.org/school/classes-adult.asp

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Folded Accordionly
Jun
1
9:30 AM09:30

Folded Accordionly

The right paper loves to be folded, creased and bound, and this course is an integrated exploration of the two pleasures of accordions and folds, and where they intersect. Students will create intermediate folded structures such as a hardcover triangle pocket fold, Altered Winged Accordion, Designating Duet (a Claire Van Vliet Interwoven Structure), and the Hedi Kyle pocket fold, to hold all your creations and examples. Along the way students will learn or refresh their understanding of the fundamentals of folding and materials: (what makes a paper fold easily and stay), adhesives (what works best for accordions of all kinds), tools, vocabulary, and resources. Create five books during this fun-filled session to take home. We'll cover a wide range of possibilities for these structures tempting students with a love of paper and all the possibilities for future artist books of their own. 

For more information and registration links: https://www.sfcb.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=3514

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Apr
27
9:30 AM09:30

Artful Thinking Meets Ephemera: A Book Making Workshop

In this workshop we will investigate Art Based Research (ABR) while building three different types of handmade books. We will be experimenting with a myriad of materials including acrylic paint, liquid watercolors, collage, and printmaking, while exploring a variety of mark making techniques. We will unpack ABR and apply artful thinking strategies to the topics generated, layering these ideas within the pages of our book making projects. This workshop is designed to engage the artist and non-artist alike; all are welcome to participate.


 Participants are asked to bring in personal ephemera, both to share, and to keep for personal use. All materials, including additional ephemera, will be on hand. Suggestions for ephemera to bring: letters, homework, envelopes, stamps, wrapping paper, magazines, broken books, maps, menus, ticket stubs, old atlases, photographs

 

Saturday April 27th

9:30-2:30PM

$75.00 per person

 

San Francisco Friends School in Studios #310 and #311

250 Valencia Street Easily accessible by BART and MUNI

 

All art materials (except personal ephemera) are included

 

Please bring:

●      Your lunch (we will be having a working lunch)

●      An expansive topic your are interested in researching

●      Personal ephemera (optional)

 

6 hours of elective credit for the Integrated Learning Specialist Program (ILSP) certification can be earned once a short homework assignment is submitted to the instructors.

 

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artful-thinking-meets-ephemera-a-book-making-workshop-tickets-58102654604

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Mar
5
to Mar 19

2-Part Workshop: Action Research | Evaluation & Assessment for Creative Educators

Elective Title: 2-Part Workshop: Action Research | Evaluation & Assessment for Creative Educators

Description: As teachers we are asked to investigate and assess the learning happening in our classrooms. Learn to do this in creative ways that will inspire both you and your students. This 2-part workshop is for classroom teachers & teaching artists of all disciplines. Workshops can also be taken separately. No prerequisite.

ACTION RESEARCH
Educators and artists can be creative researchers, applying experimentation, observation, and reflection in the studio and classroom. Learn to hone these skills and design inquiry projects that are exciting to you, spark your curiosity, and improve your practice.
March 5, 6-9pm. $75

EVALUATION & ASSESSMENT
Learn to design creative and effective assessments that support student learning, inform your teaching, and communicate dance learning to stakeholders. Discover ways to integrate observation and reflection throughout your syllabus so that evaluation is not an afterthought, but an exciting opportunity to celebrate student growth.
March 19, 6-9pm. $75

Website URL: http://lunadanceinstitute.org/product-category/professional-learning/continuing-ed-topics/

Start Date: 3/5/2019

Start Time: 6:0:0 PM

End Date: 3/19/2019

End Time: 9:0:0 PM

Event Cost: $150

Address: 605 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 USA

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Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

The Art of Self Care

In this hands-on workshop participants will be introduced to three effective self-care strategies they can practice at home and in the workplace. Art Making, Mindfulness, and Gratitude for What Is. We will make arts-based journals, learn mindfulness strategies, and envision personal and professional goals/dreams. Join in for this inspiring, collaborative, creative, and restorative day. 

Michelle Holdt has been teaching this dynamic workshop all around the Bay Area and across the US and is currently writing a book about it as well. The class itself has been very well received.  

 

Fee: $60 (ILSP elective folk - buy a ticket and bring a friend for free!) 

Sunday, January 20th 2019

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-self-care-tickets-54362893879

Intersection for the Arts

1448 Market St.

San Francisco, 94102

(easy access from Civic Center BART) 

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Jan
17
to Apr 11

Intro to Museum Studies-City College of San Francisco

Museums display, collect, preserve, and interpret art, cultural, and scientific artifacts. They offer multiple opportunities for learning…lectures, exhibitions, film screenings, hands-on experiences, and online portals. How can we engage museums as a community resource and open access to everyone? Explore local museums while we study the history of museums in the United States and their impact on our lives.

Spring 2019 January 17 - May 16; Thursdays, 2:10-5pm

Address: 88 4th Street at Mission Street, San Francisco, Room 817

http://www.ccsf.edu/en/educational-programs/ccsf-catalog/courses-by-department/idst-courses.html

Instructors: Leslie Simon and Ann Wettrich

For more information call 415-920-6023

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Oct
3
to Nov 13

Cultural Activism in the Classroom

CULTURAL ACTIVISM IN THE CLASSROOM is a 6-week (50 hour) course designed for Middle and High School Teachers in all subjects.  Our objective is to help you increase your students’ capacities as learners and leaders through collaborations with artists and organizers in your community.

The curriculum is based upon Beginner’s Guide to Community-Based Arts 2nd Edition by Keith Knight and Mathew Schwarzman, and adaptable for Common Core Curricula in English/Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, History and Health.   Other texts include The Teacher as Cultural Worker by Paolo Freire and Learning On Display by Linda D’Acquisto.

    • Priority Registration Deadline:  Tuesday, July 31
    • Student/Faculty Mixer:  Tuesday, October 2
    • Begin Date:  Wednesday, October 3
    • End Date:  Tuesday, November 13

Each week, you will engage in a personalized series of learning activities that include reading, watching videos, blogging, live discussions and experimentation with course content in your classroom.  The first week, you learn what it means to “Find the Heartbeat of Your Community;” try out a related learning activity called a “Cultural Inventory” with yourself and then your students; and then share your experiences with your cohort in writing and in real time discussion.  Except for one hour of live conferencing each week (Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. Central Time) you move through the course on your own schedule.

Each program cohort is small (maximum of 20) and each student chooses a personal coach in either Visual, Performing or Media Arts Education.

    • Ron Bechet, Visual Arts Coach, M.F.A., Yale University
    • Lisa Flanagan, Performing Arts Coach, Ph.D., Louisiana State University
    • Mathew Schwarzman, Lead Instructor and Performing Arts Coach, Ph.D., California Institute for Integral Studies
    • Tia Smith, Media Arts Coach, Ph.D., Ohio State University
    • Joelle Worm, Curriculum Consultant, M.P.A., City University of NY

Learn More and register
http://www.xula.edu/ccsde/cultural-activism/index.html

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Sep
4
to Nov 27

Developing and Implementing Dance Curricula A (DIDC-A)

  • 605 Addison Street Berkeley, CA, 94710 United States (map)
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Description: Learn the fundamentals of dance teaching, create exciting curriculum, collaborate with inspiring colleagues, and recharge your inner artist-teacher during this 12-week course.

DIDC-A is designed to offer new & veteran educators a comprehensive overview of standards-based dance education and its function across age levels, as well as establishing a conducive environment for dance. Luna’s entry point for all teachers of dance, this first course in our 4-level foundations series offers a grounding overview of dance content, developmental & learning theory, and lesson creation.

Classes are on Tuesday evenings from 6-9pm.
No class on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2018.

*If this is your first workshop at LDI since July 1, 2018 a $25 Professional Learning user fee will be added to your total. PL user-ship includes one year of Luna library privileges, multiple free consultations, and attendance to monthly Practitioner Exchanges at no cost.

For questions or to register, give us a call at 510-883-1118 or email us at PL@lunadanceinstitute.org.

Website URL: http://lunadanceinstitute.org/product/developing-implementing-dance-curricula-a/

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Start Date: 9/4/2018

Start Time: 6:0:0 PM

End Date: 11/27/2018

End Time: 9:0:0 PM

Event Cost: $565

Address: 605 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94710 United States

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Aug
7
to Aug 9

Inventing Our Future 2018 Integrated Learning Summer Institute

Join 300 changemakers for 3 days of dynamic speakers, empowering mini courses, honest conversations, and personal storytelling to move the arts, equity, and creativity from the margins to the core of public education.

ILSP participants and alumni receive 25% off general registration. Contact sfalcon@acoe.org for a promo code.

Website URL: http://www.inventingourfuture.org/

Start Date: 8/7/2018

Start Time: 8:30:0 AM

End Date: 8/9/2018

End Time: 4:0:0 PM

Event Cost: $200.00

Address: 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, CA 94619 United States

Organizer First/Last Name (Private): Sierra Falcon

Organizer Email (Private): sfalcon@acoe.org

Organizer Phone (Private): (510) 670-4557

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Aug
6
to Aug 10

Foundations of Dance Teaching Level 2: Developing & Implementing Dance Curricula - B

Description: What is the difference between exploration & improvisation? How can I support my students in making meaningful dances & becoming choreographers? I can create activities & lessons,but what about dance units? Find out in Developing & Implementing Dance Curricula-B (DIDC-B), while deepening your understanding of the elements of dance, human development & learning theories, and shaping your own teaching pedagogy.

This course investigates the role of the teacher in creating, implementing and sequencing dance curricula aligned with the National Core Arts Standards using backward and forward design and embedded assessment. Participants learn a process for moving students from exploration through improvisation to composition in a manner that allows for maximum exploration, problem posing and solving, and choice making.

Indulge in a week-long intensive that will recharge your creativity as an artist & teacher.

Prerequisite: Developing & Implementing Dance Curricula - A (offered the week before!) or Summer Institute

Questions? please contact jperena@lunadanceinstitute.org

Website URL: http://portal.lunadanceinstitute.org/product/developing-implementing-dance-curricula-b/

Start Date: 8/6/2018

Start Time: 9:0:0 AM

End Date: 8/10/2018

End Time: 5:0:0 PM

Event Cost: $550

Address: 605 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 USA

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Jul
30
to Aug 3

Foundations of Dance Teaching: Developing & Implementing Dance Curricula - A

Description: Are you a dance artist ready to launch into teaching for the first time, or a classroom teacher excited to share the joy of dance with your students? Have you been teaching for a while but desire a refreshing & grounding new perspective?

Luna's popular Developing & Implementing Dance Curricula - A (DIDC-A) course is the first level of our foundations series and offers a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of dance teaching. Learn the elements of dance, human development theory, how to integrate dance across subject matter, how to design dance lessons aligned with Common Core standards, and more, all while exploring your inner dancer.

Combining movement, theory, practice teaching & reflection, this interactive week-long intensive cultivates a supportive community of fellow artist educators amongst participants.

Questions? please email jperena@lunadanceinstitute.org

Website URL: http://portal.lunadanceinstitute.org/product/developing-implementing-dance-curricula-a/

Start Date: 7/30/2018

Start Time: 9:0:0 AM

End Date: 8/3/2018

End Time: 5:0:0 PM

Event Cost: $550

Address: Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94613 USA

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Jul
13
to Jul 21

Summer Institute

Description: INVIGORATE YOUR TEACHING | BUILD COMMUNITY | ENLIVEN YOUR OWN CREATIVITY

Now in its eighteenth year, Luna Dance's Summer Institute brings together six dance artists and six classroom teachers/practitioners to activate and inspire individual and collective imaginations. Participants will work together to create, expand or improve comprehensive dance education programs. Join us for a lively week of learning this July 13-21, followed by a year of coaching, workshops and collegial support. Applications due April 13, 2018.


Cost: $25 application fee. No cost for selected applicants.

Send all inquires to: jperena@lunadanceinstitute.org

Website URL: http://lunadanceinstitute.org/summer-institutes/

Start Date: 7/13/2018

Start Time: 9:0:0 AM

End Date: 7/21/2018

End Time: 5:0:0 PM

Event Cost: $0

Address: Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, Ca 94613 USA

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