Education Programs: Professional Development for Teachers
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.
HTY is a member of the Kennedy Center Partners In Education.
Call Sarah Rohde at 839-9885 x 704 for more information.
Before Pencil Touches Paper: Creativity-based Strategies to get K-6 Struggling Students Ready to Write
In this workshop, developed and taught by Daniel A. Kelin, II and Paul Wood, teachers will learn creative approaches to engage students in developing ideas into stories in advance of putting pencil to paper. Teachers will understand how to guide students to play with words and images, to trust imaginative impulses and to visualize character experiences in order to verbally and collaboratively shape ideas into individualized stories. Teachers will develop skills in engaging students kinesthetically, emotionally, and intellectually, encouraging them to personally invest in story-making to increase their understanding of story structure and creative expression. The processes demonstrated in this course are especially geared toward students who struggle with basic writing skills which impede their ability to express themselves.
DATES: Saturdays, January 26, February 23, and March 30, 2013
LOCATION: Office of Curriculum Instruction and Student Services, 22nd Ave.
DEADLINE: January 11, 2013
TIME: 9am - 4pm
Daniel A. Kelin, II is a nationally-recognized Master Teaching Artist and an authority on working with students of limited English proficiency. He is part of Hawaii’s Artistic Teaching Partners Program and a trainer and mentor of teaching artists and school teachers. He has taught in the Marshall Islands, India, and Am. Samoa. Dan is a recipient of one of the first national Teaching Artist fellowships with the Montalvo Arts Center in CA. The American Alliance for Theatre and Education named him the 1995 Youth Theatre Director of the Year. In 1999, he received an Aurand Harris Playwriting Fellowship for the Children’s Theatre Foundation of America. He is the author of In Their Own Words: Drama with Young English Language Learners, focused on drama with young English Language Learners. Other writing has appeared in NCTE’s Talking Points, NCSS’s Social Studies and the Young Learner, Teaching Artist Journal, Early Children Education Journal, Storytelling
Magazine, Parabola, Spider and Highlights for Children.
Paul Wood is a self-employed professional writer who was recognized in 2006 with Hawai‘i's highest literary honor, the Elliot Cades Award. He teaches creative writing at University of Hawai‘i Maui Campus. Through Maui Arts & Cultural Center and its partnership with the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, he has been providing teacher-training workshops and school residencies since the mid 1990s. Paul is an active member of the cadre of statewide teaching artists endorsed by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Hawai‘i Alliance for Arts Education. He directs a project alled Writing Without Pencils, which works to reform the way our youngest children are introduced to the art of writing. In this work he has ongoing creative relationships with the Caltech Children's Center (Pasadena CA), the Growing Place (Santa Monica CA), and the Shapiro/Unger Family Foundation.
Honolulu Theatre for Youth and Voyager Public Charter School 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.