Book Arts is proud to be a part of a team of culturals in our region working to strengthen opportunities for Teaching Artists in all stages of their career. A local non-profit dedicated to bringing arts to youth and elevating the work of artists teaching their craft, Young Audiences of WNY’s Arts Partners for Learning program has teamed up with the Chautauqua Institution and The Kennedy Center to offer a series of Teaching Artist Professional Development workshops.
When we listen to a piece of music, watch a dance or theatrical performance, or study a piece of visual art, we learn to READ the language of the art form in order to make meaning of what we observe. We use these same “reading” skills every day of our lives when we read people’s body language, read the weather or read the political climate. In the ELA classroom, Literacy Specialists breakdown reading comprehension into key skills, including: Retelling, Determining Importance, Inferring, Visualizing, Questioning, and Making Connections. In this workshop, learn how these reading comprehension strategies are an essential and natural part of working across the arts, and discover how to communicate to classroom educators the value of inviting students to develop these critical comprehension skills through the arts. Join musician and teaching artist Marcia Daft for this workshop developed specifically for teaching artists interested in collaborating with classroom teachers. Led by Marcia Daft, Kennedy Center Teaching Artist
Registration is FREE and online throught Young Audiences of WNY Arts Partners for Learning.