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October 2017

The First Ten Minutes: Building Strong Opening Rituals

Monday, October 2 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Free

The tone you set for your classroom in the first ten minutes will make or break your whole day.  Lauren Murphy-Sands, Professional Learning Specialist in the Office of Teaching and Learning for the School District of Philadelphia and longtime classroom teacher/arts collaborator, will share her time-tested processes for setting procedures, connecting with your students as they come into the room, and developing focused warm-ups.  This workshop will focus on middle and high school students but can be applied in other…

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Mapping Ourselves: Creating Multi-Media Self-Portraits

Thursday, October 5 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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What objects and images tell who you are? Join interdisciplinary video and visual artist Barbara Bickart who will share her process that uses stories/poetry, found objects, photos, music and your smartphone to create a self-portrait video story that explores your identity. See a cool example here. Make some room on your smartphone or bring another video device. Artists in all disciplines are welcome.

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Listen Up! Teaching Artists and Improvisation

Monday, October 9 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Everyone teaching in a community setting knows they have to be ready to expect the unexpected.  Join Bobbi Block, improv guru (Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Tongue & Groove, and the co-founder of ComedySportz) for this on-your-feet session to learn how to apply the improv tenets of  deep listening and  being actively “present” to your classroom practice.  Become more flexible and resilient to make your participants truly heard and to build trust for your work together.   You will leave…

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November 2017

Telling Your Story through Social Media

Thursday, November 9 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Free

As a teaching artist, you have the power to use social media to tell a positive story about the communities you work with.  Led by Jackie Kollar and Grace Stasky from the leading social media consulting firm, ChatterBlast, with Bartol Program Manager Michelle Angela Ortiz, this workshop will take you through the theory and practice of establishing professional  social media platforms to market yourself for grants and future gigs, as well as documenting the importance of your work in the…

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