The Whole Child: Digging into Reggio-inspired Prac...
Join classroom teacher and Pedagogista, Abby Bucher from the IPS/Butler Lab School #60, as she shares her passion of Reggio-inspired practice with other classroom and special area teachers. In this workshop, she will share a history of the schools in Reggio Emilia and some of the main principles (i.e. image of the child, hundred languages, environment, project work, and documentation). This approach to education incorporates the Arts as there are many languages through which a child can show empathy, expression, and understanding. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to explore the Reggio-inspired practice to teaching and learning and find out about upcoming related events in Central Indiana.
The Whole Child: Digging into Reggio-inspired Prac...
Part 2 of the workshop takes place at the IPS/Butler Lab School 60. During this 3 hour workshop, we will visit with Abby Bucher and learn more about what Reggio-inspired practice can look like in a public school in Indianapolis. We will take a tour and notice environments, we will do some materials exploration that can then be put into practice in your own setting, and we will look at a couple of projects that have been done with students in Indianapolis that shows how we have been inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach.
The World of Strings by Cathy Morris
Students will learn about the role of stringed instruments beyond classical music, as performed on acoustic and electric string instruments. Students will enjoy samplings of country music, rock music and more.
Theater-Dance by Giselle Trujillo
Do you have kinesthetic-tactile learners in your classroom? In this workshop, Giselle explores a topic in your curriculum using her multi-sensory approach of theater and dance. Through her workshop she is able to connect your curriculum to activities in both theater and dance: making sure all modalities of learning are touched upon, specifically, kinesthetic, visual, and auditory. Her workshop consists of using props related to your content as well as student’s collaborative work – the end result is a beautiful creative expression, choreographed by your students, that enhances the content area of your choice. Curriculum connections include but are not limited to: the solar system, history, math, language arts and social studies.
Theme & Variations on the Violin by Cathy Morr...
A demonstration of musical styles including classical, Celtic, country, bluegrass, and jazz using acoustic and unique electric violins. Students will learn about the cultural and geographic regions represented by the music, and will have a chance to try playing a violin.
This Little Light of Mine by Deborah Asante
Listeners will experience the story of the Children’s Crusade of 1963 through the eyes of one of the children who marched. Students will learn more about this dramatic event from the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.
Thomas Edison: Inside the Inventors Minds by Hank ...
Thomas Edison had 1,093 patents, more than any other American, living or dead. This interactive one-man play by Hank Fincken will discuss the process that led to the electric light, the gritty nuts and bolts day to day business of the inventive business with its failures, team-approach, and eventual success.
This program meets standards in Social StudiesU.S. History & Culture
Try It! Virtual Dance Class
Try It! is a beginning class for very young dancers focusing on ballet & jazz styles. Emphasis on large motor skills, rhythm, coordination and basic dance steps, as part of Dance Kaleidoscope’s public class program called DK Kids. During the pandemic, we are offering weekly virtual classes for our students, as well as the public at large. These are great activities for children (of all ages). This video is taught by company dancer Missy Thompson.
Urban Artisans Internship Program
Urban Artisans is an internship program that aids 16-22 year-olds, with and without disabilities, with the transition from school to the workplace. Under the leadership of our professional teaching artists, interns work as a creative team to produce marketable, artistic products in clay, fiber, paints and mosaics. These products are sold in the ArtMix Gallery and in local shops throughout Indianapolis.
Through this program, interns gain artistic, vocational, and social skills that help them in their future endeavors. Many interns have gone on to find employment and/or pursued higher education.
The Urban Artisans program was designed using the standards from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Virtual DK Kids Dance Workouts
During this time of shelter-at-home, DK is offering free videos of exercise activities aimed at helping children stay fit and to give families activities they can do together. These video feature one of Dance Kaleidoscope’s professional dancers, filmed while they are sheltering-in-place due to COVID-19.
• “Try It” is a beginning class for very young dancers (ages 3-5) focusing on ballet & jazz styles. Emphasis on large motor skills, rhythm, coordination and basic dance steps. Taught by dancer Missy Thompson
• Beginning Ballet (ages 6-10) is the first class of formal ballet instruction, introducing dancers to basic positions, correct body alignment, barre work and terminology. A structured progression that creates the foundation for future dance training. Taught by Paige Robinson
• Tap will focus on the development of basic tap technical skills. Taught by Jillian Godwin
Virtual DK Kids Dance Workouts - Week 2
We are back with three new classes for kids (and full families, too). These videos are great activities to help us stay fit and to learn more about dance. Taught by professional DK dancers, this week’s classes are:
Jazz Dance, taught by Lukasiewicz – https://youtu.be/1BtnIH251YM
Hip Hop Dance, taught by Manuel Valdes – https://youtu.be/QaFYpirYOG4
Beginning Ballet, taught by Paige Robinson – https://youtu.be/MnVc3btylG0
Vocal Recital Program: Journey Through the Eras
Our recital series, Journey Through the Eras, features the beauty and power of the human voice in a variety of genres: opera, musical theater, art song, and classic “crooner tunes” as they developed over time. If you have a particular request for a program theme, let us know!
Voices of Hope: Ryan's Story -- Live Actor Perform...
Experience a live actor performance to discover how Ryan White served as an example of overcoming discrimination and intolerance and made a positive difference in the world. Discover how Ryan White conquered fear and hatred. Consider and discuss the ways in which we can continue to combat discrimination and intolerance in our world. Performance followed by a brief post-show discussion to explore how we can make a difference today.
We Are the People (North American Indians)
Eiteljorg Guides will help students compare Native American resources, traditional and contemporary environments, arts and cultures from across North America. A portion of this tour will concentrate on the art, history an cultures of the Miami, Potawatomi, Delaware and other Native peoples of Indiana. View art and artifacts from the museum’s collection as well as those on loan from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. This tour is IDOE Academic -standards based, aligned with the visual arts, language arts and social studies subjects. See the Mihtohseenionki Teachers’ Resource Guide here: https://eiteljorg.org/for-educators/educator-resources/. Older students and adults will enjoy this tour, also.
**This tour can be presented virtually via Zoom. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Wee Do Wap by Naptown Jazz 5
An introductory jazz performance for young children. Students will learn the fundamentals of jazz, with tunes ranging from Duke Ellington to nursery rhymes. Students will sing along with “Old McDonald Had a Band”, which introduces the live sounds of a trumpet, tenor sax, piano, and drum set.
Week Three of Virtual DK Kids Exercise Videos
Here are three more videos to keep children of all ages fit. These are also great activities for families to do together! Dance Kaleidoscope (DK) normally teaches a series of dance classes for children, called DK Kids. During shelter-in-place, our professional dancers/teachers are creating videos that we’re sharing with the community at large in an effort to give back to the city that has supported DK for 48 years.
Here are links to this week’s video:
Jazz Dance, taught by Aleksa Lukasiewicz – https://youtu.be/r8HQfMrdyLc
Winter Break Camp
School break camps provide an engaging experience for students during their time out of school. Each day offers a different topic for new experiences. Camps are sold by day, allowing parents to choose the date and theme that works for their families.
Wednesday, Jan. 2 | Cultural Celebration
How do different cultures celebrate holidays and how do they compare to one another? We will have a fun, hands-on morning exploring different cultural celebrations.
Thursday, Jan. 3 | Winter Science
How do snow crystals form? Why do some animals hibernate? How do animals stay warm during the cold, blustery season? Investigate these questions and more as we discover the science of winter.
Friday, Jan. 4 | Art with Bricks
We’ll get creative using bricks of all shapes and sizes to create a variety of print patterns, sculptures and artwork in a rainbow of colors.
Yes You Can Can - Make Your Body Move by Amauunet ...
Words can make you MOVE! Read a poem or short story and add creative body expressions to excite the mind and heart. Yes you can, can combines movement with each reading experience. Join performing artist and first time author Amauunet Ashé and have fun expressing yourself!
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