Posted in GAP News

GAP Gears Up for Kennedy Center Workshop Leader Daniel Barash

 

Daniel Barash: Exploring Story Elements through Shadow Puppetry

October 19th 8 am-3 pm

Daniel Barash is one of 43 national Kennedy Center Workshop Leaders. He trains teachers how to use shadow puppetry with their students in workshops that are engaging, hands-on, and directly adaptable to the classroom. Shadow puppetry, with its bold shapes, vivid colors, and dramatic movement, is a highly engaging art form that allows students to express their understanding through visual art, drama, and writing. In this workshop, teachers discover how to create and use shadow puppets to explore story elements. Participants first learn shadow puppetry techniques and discover ways students can use shadow puppetry to explore character, setting, problem, resolution, story structure, and language. Participants then experience how students can create puppets and scenery to dramatically bring stories created through a “Story Challenge Game” to life behind the shadow screen.

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Posted in GAP News, Mississippi Art News

What IS a Partner in Education?

Did you know that the Greenville Arts Partnership was the first and one of only THREE organizations in the state of Mississippi to become a Kennedy Center Partner in Education? Our friends at MAAE are one too! Our organizations were elected because of our demonstrated commitment to the improvement of education in and through the arts, and our Partnership Team participates in collaborative efforts to make the arts integral to education.

Now in the second phase of our partnership, we focus on Basic Professional Development Experiences for Teachers and Professional Development for Teachers Focused on Performances for Students. That means that GAP members engage in planning, presenting and evaluating professional development workshops for teachers. Events may include either arts integrated or arts discipline-specific workshops. Additionally, GAP offers professional development for teachers to help them prepare students to learn from attendance at live performances. Professional development may include such things as workshops, performance guides and online resources, including podcasts and websites.

As a member of the Partner in Education program, each year members of our partnership:

  • Conduct an assessment of teachers’ professional learning needs
  • Convene an advisory group to assist with needs assessment, program design, and advocacy efforts
  • Serve greater numbers of individual teachers and teams of teachers
  • Conducts a minimum of three 3-hour workshops for teachers, and/or one 3-session sampler course.*
  • Assess program planning and implementation and make revisions to better meet participants’ needs
  • Continue to conduct a three-perspective (workshop leader, participants, and sponsor) evaluation process for all workshops and use results for program improvement.
  • Attend the Kennedy Center Annual Meeting in Washington D.C.

Want to learn more? Visit the Kennedy Center’s website at http://www.kennedy-center.org/education/partners/

Posted in GAP News

What IS a Partner in Education?

Did you know that the Greenville Arts Partnership was the first and one of only THREE organizations in the state of Mississippi to become a Kennedy Center Partner in Education? Our friends at MAAE are one too! Our organizations were elected because of our demonstrated commitment to the improvement of education in and through the arts, and our Partnership Team participates in collaborative efforts to make the arts integral to education.

Now in the second phase of our partnership, we focus on Basic Professional Development Experiences for Teachers and Professional Development for Teachers Focused on Performances for Students. That means that GAP members engage in planning, presenting and evaluating professional development workshops for teachers. Events may include either arts integrated or arts discipline-specific workshops. Additionally, GAP offers professional development for teachers to help them prepare students to learn from attendance at live performances. Professional development may include such things as workshops, performance guides and online resources, including podcasts and websites.

As a member of the Partner in Education program, each year members of our partnership:

  • Conduct an assessment of teachers’ professional learning needs
  • Convene an advisory group to assist with needs assessment, program design, and advocacy efforts
  • Serve greater numbers of individual teachers and teams of teachers
  • Conducts a minimum of three 3-hour workshops for teachers, and/or one 3-session sampler course.*
  • Assess program planning and implementation and make revisions to better meet participants’ needs
  • Continue to conduct a three-perspective (workshop leader, participants, and sponsor) evaluation process for all workshops and use results for program improvement.
  • Attend the Kennedy Center Annual Meeting in Washington D.C.

Want to learn more? Visit the Kennedy Center’s website at http://www.kennedy-center.org/education/partners/