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Dance in ECE Level 2
Mar
11
9:30 AM09:30

Dance in ECE Level 2

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/

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

Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS): Beginners Practicum

  • Sonoma Valley Museum of Art (map)
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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

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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

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

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** 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.

 

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THE ARTIST'S SECRET GEOMETRY: Composing in the Round
Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

THE ARTIST'S SECRET GEOMETRY: Composing in the Round

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

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Self Care 101 Art Making, Mindfulness, and Manifesting
Oct
16
10:00 AM10:00

Self Care 101 Art Making, Mindfulness, and Manifesting

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 

 

 

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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

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

 

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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

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

 

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Deeper in Design with Lynn Wood
Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

Deeper in Design with Lynn Wood

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.

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Inventing Our Future 2016
Aug
9
to Aug 11

Inventing Our Future 2016

  • Chabot Space & Science Center (map)
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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.

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

Poetry for the People: Bay Area Writing Project

  • University of California Berkeley (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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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).

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

Yosemite Miwok-Paiute Basketry: Two-Day Workshop

  • Upper Pines, Yosemite Valley (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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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.

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

Bay Area Writing Project (BAWP) Summer Programs

  • University of California Berkeley (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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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

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!

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