In partnership with the Salt Lake City School District and art works for kids!, the Tanner Dance Program is offering a series of six interactive professional development workshops designed to address arts integration and provide hands-on activities that educators can take back to the classroom to enliven and strengthen lesson plans. Workshops teach participants to incorporate dance, drama, visual arts, music, and literature into the elementary teaching curricula. All workshops require participants to design curricula specific to their own teaching situations. All materials created in the workshop setting are appropriate for use in the classroom.
Participants will explore interdisciplinary models and create an individual lesson plan to implement in their classrooms with guidance and assistance from the workshop faculty. All lesson plans will be based on Utah State Core Curriculum. At the conclusion of the workshop series, participants will have a total of four lesson plans and corresponding teaching materials. Participants will be required to submit a portfolio which includes lesson plans, written reflections, examples of student work, and photographs. The workshop will be accompanied by mentoring and side-by-side in-school training delivered by key Tanner Dance faculty or other workshop faculty. Mentoring involves a one hour phone or e-mail consultation with the classroom teacher prior to the mentor visiting the classroom. The mentor will then spend one hour observing the participant delivering his/her lesson plan. The final hour will be utilized by the mentor to write a reflection and provide feedback to the educator.
Emerson Elementary School: Tuesdays: October 18, November 1, December 6, January 10, February 7, and March 7from 3:45-5:15 pm
Newman Elementary School: Tuesdays: October 11, November 8, December 13, January 17, February 14, and March 14 from 3:45-5:15 pm