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Sierra Arts and school district bring arts training to teachers

By ThisIsReno

Sierra Arts LogoSIERRA ARTS NEWS — Sierra Arts Foundation and Washoe County School District are pleased to announce the third workshop for the 2012-13 Professional Development cycle called “Theatre and Language Arts”. The instructor for this workshop, being held April 27, 30 and May 2, will be Mary Bennett, producing artistic director of Brüka Theatre.

The session, available to all teachers, will be 15 hours in length split over three days and will count as one continuing education credit through the NV Department of Education. Fees for credit are waived for the 2012 – 2013 workshops. Evening sessions will be from 5 – 9 pm and snacks, drinks, will be served. Saturday sessions will be from 8 – 5 pm with lunch served from 12 – 1 pm. Food and drinks are provided by Sierra Arts Foundation. To sign up or for more information contact Martha O’Neill at [email protected]

More about this session: Teachers will be absorbed in tools that enhance and inspire classroom teaching and creating within the curriculum. Participants will learn theatrical tools in improvisation, creation of original work, vocal and physical technique and ensemble (group) activities that empower the teacher as a leader and the students in trust, confidence and camaraderie. For teachers and teaching artists grades 1 and up.

More about this program: There will be four sessions offered through the Arts Infusion Project funding from the U.S. Department of Education Professional Development for Arts Educators (PDAE) grant. These four sessions will introduce arts integration and will be offered to all teachers (all grade levels) across WCSD. Teaching artists from Sierra Arts Foundation and music specialists from WCSD who have been involved from the beginning of the grant cycle in 2009 will run these workshops. In addition to these four workshops, there will be two Kennedy Center Workshop Leaders presenting workshops for teachers K-8 in the late spring. All workshops will be held at the McKinley Arts and Culture Center. There will be a cap of 40 teachers in each workshop.

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