Education Programs: Professional Development for Teachers

Creative Engagement, Critical Literacy: Activating Informational/Complex Text through Drama 

PD course number pending. Please see the PDE3 website soon.
Taught by Daniel A. Kelin, II

To help students read proficiently fiction and informational text, the question is: How can teachers deeply engage students in text without increasing boredom/apathy?
Common Core standards require students to gain more practice reading informational text, inferring meaning and providing evidence from text to support their reasoning and argumentation.
Drama strategies excite and engage young readers in texts of all types. They help students to draw concrete detail from text, making the abstract visual. They build student capacity for inferring meaning in order to understand deeper messages and meanings behind words. They evoke emotion, incite debate, and problematize easy answers in the classroom.

WHEN: Saturdays, January 30, February 13 and March 26, 2016, 9 am-3 pm
WHERE: Hilo District Annex, Large Conference Room 2
Call Kasey Lindley at HTY/839-9885 ext. 704
PDE3 website

Supported by: Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i, and by the National Endowment for the Arts; Hawaii State Department of Education.

Arts Education Workshops and Classes 


HTY Drama Education staff offers professional development workshops for teachers and in-service education students, as well as training new drama education specialsts. We offer workshops integrating classroom content with drama, music, dance, visual art and literature.

Call Sarah Brown at 839-9885 x 704 for more information.

Professional Development Partners-in-Education 

Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Voyager Public Charter School and the Hanahau`oli PDC are members of the Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Selected because of their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of education in and through the arts, the partnership team participates in collaborative efforts to provide professional development opportunities in the arts for educators.

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