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Rob Levit

Primary Discipline: Music

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Phone: (410) 263-6265

E-Mail: roblevit@roblevit.com

Web Site: http://roblevit.com

Biography

Rob Levit is an expert in multi-sensory arts integration and community engagement. He has delivered dozens of residencies, school performances, and teacher workshops over a career that spans 20 years. His down-to-earth nature, humor and genuine spirit allows for learning to unfold naturally for student and educator. Rob's teaching approach centers around music yet incorporates movement, visual arts, drama, and spoken word to create a truly integrated arts experience for students and educator.

Rob has worked with populations of students including children with emotional disabilities, adults with mental disabilities, Title I, and gifted and talented students. He is an acclaimed teaching artist for MATI (Maryland Artist Teacher Institute) sponsored by MSDE in 2007.
Levit is a nationally-recognized jazz guitarist and composer who focuses his talents on service to the community. He is a 2006 recipient of the Annie Award for Performing Arts from Anne Arundel County and a 2007 recipient of the Capital-Gazette Leadership Anne Arundel Community Trustee Award for his outreach programs.

Residency 1: Connection Express

Grade: 6th - 8th,3rd - 5th
Fee for Service: $1750-$2200 flat fee based on a five day consecutive residency, number of sessions per day and dista
Cultural Origin: African, African-American, Asian, European, European-American

Residency 1 Description

Using school texts, classroom observation, and teacher planning Mr. Levit custom designs activities that give students the ability to write songs, perform skits and create original art all based on the curriculum. This is a truly arts-integrated residency and partnership as students and educator delve deep into their curriculum via group and self-expression that brings learning to life.

Duration

5 consecutive days 3-4 sessions per day 45-minute sessions per class
5 -25 students

Academic Focus:

Mathematics,Fine Arts,Social Studies/History

Assessment

Assessment options may include rubrics, student created art/music artifacts, or BCRs (Brief Constructed Response).

Other Needs

Basic classroom
Small table

Fine Arts Standards

Music
Standard 1.0 Perceiving and Responding: Aesthetic Education
Standard 3.0 Creative Expression and Production

Non-Arts Standards

Mathematics Standard 2.0 Knowledge of Geometry
Social Studies Standard 6.0 Skills and Processes

Residency 2: Journey Into Jazz

Grade: 6th - 8th,3rd - 5th
Fee for Service: $1750-$2200 flat fee based on a five day consecutive residency,number of sessions per day and distan
Cultural Origin: African, African-American, Asian, European, European-American

Residency 2 Description

Jazz is more than a musical style and cultural history. The art of jazz improvisation serves as a model for teamwork, expressing ones individuality while contributing to the whole, and developing speed and accuracy of thought. With instruction from a world-class jazz trio and hands-on experiential learning for students, Journey into Jazz provides wonderful insight into the process known as jazz while fostering connections in the classroom.

Duration

Five consecutive days 3-4 sessions per day 45-minute sessions per class
5 -25 students

Academic Focus:

Mathematics,Fine Arts,Social Studies/History

Assessment

Assessment options may include checklist for creating and performing simple jazz compositions, rubrics, student created art/music artifacts, and/or BCRs (Brief Constructed Response).

Other Needs

Table
Electric outlet
Standard classroom

Fine Arts Standards

Music
Standard 1.0 Perceiving and Responding: Aesthetic Education
Standard 3.0 Creative Expression and Production

Non-Arts Standards

Mathematics Standard 2.0 Knowledge of Geometry
Social Studies Standard 6.0 Skills and Processes

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Marcie Wolf-Hubbard

Primary Discipline: Visual Arts

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Phone: 301-412-5974

E-Mail: marcieplusart@gmail.com

Web Site: http://hubbardsfinearts.com

Biography

Ms. Wolf-Hubbard received her B.A. from the University of Maryland, in Studio Art and studied Fine Art & Illustration at the Maryland Institute, College of Art. Ms. Wolf-Hubbard is a certified Teaching Artist Institute artist. Her paintings have been shown in over 40 exhibitions during the last 25 years, and she has illustrated for magazines and books, as well as worked as a courtroom illustrator. Ms. Wolf-Hubbard is an instructor at Glen Echo Park and teaches at her Pyramid Atlantic studio.
Marcie's residencies allow participants to gain exposure to various art forms, including painting and mixed media. They experience the artistic process in the creation of a product. Along with integrating the curriculum, sessions are designed to strengthen social relationships and excite students as they experiment with a variety of mediums and techniques. Her residencies present opportunities to work in collaboration, and allow individuals to realize a feeling of accomplishment while creating art. Marcie will accommodate special needs students for full participation in lessons. She has experience working with deaf and hard of hearing children and uses American Sign Language.

Residency 1: Heroes and Leaders

Grade: K - 2nd,3rd - 5th
Fee for Service: $425 per day Additio

Residency 1 Description

Students will be introduced to text, found objects, and textures used in mixed media paintings. With this background information, students will discuss and plan their own narrative painting of a hero or leader. Students will analyze their hero or leader and apply this in the creation of their artwork. These character traits, as well as the element of time in history, will influence the students' selection of fabrics, colors, textures and words (description and quotation) that they will use to create their hero/leader painting. In addition, the artist can work with teachers to organize an exhibit of the students' art in the school or community if desired.

Duration

4-5 days
3 sessions per class, optional session 4 45 minutes to 2 hours per session
18-28 students

Academic Focus:

Reading/English Language Arts,Fine Arts,Social Studies/History

Assessment

Assessment options may include checklists, personal reflection, peer/personal critique and/or criteria based rubrics.

Other Needs

Sink
Table or tables
Storage space for projects

Fine Arts Standards

Visual Arts
Standard 1.0 Perceiving and Responding: Aesthetic Education
Standard 3.0 Creative Expression and Production

Non-Arts Standards

Social Studies
Standard 6.0 Social Studies Skills and Processes
Reading/English Language Arts
Standard 4.0 Writing

Residency 2: Personal/Persona Containers

Grade: 6th - 8th,9th - 12th
Fee for Service: $425 per day 3 classes per day Addition

Residency 2 Description

Wolf-Hubbard will introduce students to the process and techniques of present day mixed media painters. Students will design individual boxes using collage techniques. They will document their thoughts, emotions, interpretations as they create an assemblage reflective of themselves.They then will create a second box in the persona of a character in literature or history and contrast their identity with selected persona. Working in an art studio-like environment, students will interact and share in the creative process as they build confidence, self-esteem and take risks. This residency may be adapted for use as a visual component to aid students in formulating the writing of their college essays.

Duration

4-5 days
4 sessions 50 minutes per session.
18 - 30 students

Academic Focus:

Reading/English Language Arts,Fine Arts,Social Studies/History

Assessment

Assessment options may include: checklists, personal reflection, peer/personal critique and/or criteria based rubrics.

Other Needs

Sink
Tables
Storage space for projects

Fine Arts Standards

Visual Arts
Standard 1.0 Perceiving and Responding: Aesthetic Education
Standard 2.0 Historical, Cultural, and Social Context

Non-Arts Standards

Reading/English Language Arts
Standard 3.0 Comprehension of Literary Text
Standard 4.0 Writing
Social Studies
Standard 6.0 Skills and Processes

Residency 3: Geometry in Mixed Media

Grade: K - 2nd,3rd - 5th
Fee for Service: $425 per day 3 classes per day Additio
Cultural Origin: Pacific Islander

Residency 3 Description

Wolf-Hubbard will expose students to painters and sculptors whose art reflects geometric elements such as line, shapes and patterns. She will guide students in assemblage and painting techniques as they create collaborative constructions. Students will make large geometric shapes using paper mache, recycled materials and acrylic paint. Students will share in the decision-making, planning and creating for the entire process. Students may exhibit their collaborative geometric constructions for family, school and/or community.

Duration

5-6 days
5-7 sessions per class
50-60 minutes per session
16 - 28 students per session

Academic Focus:

Mathematics,Fine Arts

Assessment

Assessment options may include: checklists, personal reflection, peer/personal critique and/or criteria based rubrics.

Other Needs

Sink
Tables
Storage space for projects

Fine Arts Standards

Visual Arts
Standard 3.0 Creative Expression and Production

Non-Arts Standards

Mathematics
Standard 2.0 Knowledge of Geometry
Standard 3.0 Knowledge of Measurement

Residency 4: Board Game Designs

Grade: 6th - 8th,3rd - 5th
Fee for Service: $425 per day 3 classes per day

Residency 4 Description

Wolf-Hubbard will introduce students to board game designs highlighting the variety in shape, structure, pattern, and line. Students will develop their own board games, discussing themes,and beginning, middle and end. Students will use mathematics including solving problems in the grouping of game elements and the board design.
The game design works as a model in the translation of ideas into an art form. Students will use a variety of materials in creating the game board such as: pencil, colored pencils, and/or water-based paint. In addition, students will use styrofoam plate printmaking to print game cards. This project also involves writing the objectives and rules of the game.
Students may work in collaboration with peers in creating a board game or work individually.
Upon completion, students will play their board games with their classmates. Wolf-Hubbard and the teachers may plan a school, or evening activity where students may discuss the planning of their games and share their games with their peers or families.

Duration

4-6 days
4-6 sessions
50 minutes per session
16 - 28 students

Academic Focus:

Mathematics,Reading/English Language Arts,Fine Arts

Assessment

Assessment options include checklists, personal reflection, peer/personal critique and/or criteria based rubrics.

Other Needs

Sink
Tables
Storage space for projects

Fine Arts Standards

Visual Arts
Standard 1.0 Perceiving and Responding: Aesthetics

Non-Arts Standards

Mathematics
Standard 1.0 Knowledge of Algebra, Patterns, and Functions
Reading/English Language Arts
Standard 4.0 Writing

Residency 5: Professional Development

Grade: K - 2nd,6th - 8th,3rd - 5th
Fee for Service: $400 per workshop materials included 6 - 30 adults

Residency 5 Description

Creative Experimentation in Mixed Media
Teachers in grades K-12
Participants will use a variety of materials to create a one of a kind piece of art. Techniques include the making of marbleized paper with shaving cream and watercolors. The process will be expanded by adding wax, oil pastels, rubber stamps and collage. Experimentation can include using leaf prints transparencies with the marbleized paper to create amazing colors and effects.

Duration

One session
2 hours

Academic Focus:

Fine Arts,Science/Technology

Assessment

Assessement options may include: evaluation form

Other Needs

Sink
Tables Space to let project dry

Fine Arts Standards

Visual Arts
Standard 3.0 Creative Expression and Production

Non-Arts Standards

Science
Standard 4.0 Chemistry

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Lenore Blank Kelner

Primary Discipline: Theater/Storytelling

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Phone: (301) 879-9319

E-Mail: info@lbkcompany.com

Web Site: http://lbkcompany.com

Biography

Lenore Blank Kelner is an author, educator, educational consultant, keynote speaker and teaching and theatre artist. Lenore has presented her work in all 50 states and abroad and has been a presenter with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for 29 years. She was a Master Artist for the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts for 25 years. Lenore is the author of The Creative Classroom (15th printing) and co-authored with Rosalind Flynn, A Dramatic Approach to Reading Comprehension (Heinemann, 2006). Lenore was awarded the 2004 Creative Drama Award from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education.

Residency 1: Bringing Literature to Life

Grade: K - 2nd,6th - 8th,3rd - 5th
Fee for Service: $600 per day Up to 4 classes per day

Residency 1 Description

Residencies integrate drama with reading comprehension skills. Kelner uses developmentally appropriate texts as the basis for her drama work. As students dramatize a text, they infer appropriate dialogue, build language and vocabulary, retell a story in their own words, explore point of view, demonstrate knowledge of key events and character traits, and articulate the author's purpose and message. An exciting way to delve into a text!

Duration

3 day minimum
Up to 4 classes per day
45 - 60 minute sessions
25 students maximum

Academic Focus:

Reading/English Language Arts,English Language Proficiency,Fine Arts

Assessment

Assessment options may include: reflective discussions, observation, checklists and/or
written response form

Other Needs

Classroom with desks are pushed to the side so that there is ample space for students to move.

Fine Arts Standards

Theatre
Standard-3.0 Creative Expression and Production
Standard-5.0 Aesthetics and Criticism

Non-Arts Standards

Reading/English Language Arts
Standard 1.0 General Reading Processes
Topic E. Comprehension

Residency 2: 6th-12th Grade Residency

Grade: 6th - 8th,9th - 12th
Fee for Service: $600 per day Up to 4 classes per day

Residency 2 Description

Option #1
Lenore Blank Kelner designs drama integrated residencies that connect to English Language Arts, Geography and Cultural Studies, Social Studies and some Science topics. These residencies will be designed to deepen the students' comprehension and retention.
Sample topics for the residencies include:
- Shakespeare�s plays.
-A particular novel or genre of literature.
-Any historical time period including the Revolutionary War, Civil War, etc.
-A biography of an important historical figure.
-The exploration of a theme across time or cultures.

Option #2
Lenore also offers theatre residencies in acting and directing. Lenore can work with students in:
-Character development
-Play production
-Scene Study
-Improvisation.

Duration

Three day minimum
Up to 4 classes per day
45 - 60 minute sessions
25 students maximum

Academic Focus:

Reading/English Language Arts,Fine Arts,Social Studies/History

Assessment

Assessment options include reflective discussions, observation, checklists, and/or
written response form.

Other Needs

Stick-on nametags
Clear floor and board space Magnets for the board Additional materials may be needed

Fine Arts Standards

Theatre
Standard-3.0 Creative Expression and Production
Standard-4.0 Aesthetics and Criticism

Non-Arts Standards

Reading/Language Arts Standard 1.0 General Reading Processes
Topic E. Comprehension and other standards based on focus of the residency.

Residency 3: Professional Development Workshops

Grade: K - 2nd,6th - 8th,3rd - 5th
Fee for Service: $750 per half day staff development workshop $600 for each day in classroom

Residency 3 Description

The purpose of the staff development residency is for Lenore Blank Kelner and the classroom teacher(s) to work together to integrate drama into daily classroom instruction. By the end of the training the teachers should be able to use several drama techniques in their own classrooms. Four teachers can be served in one residency.

The focus of the work will be integrating drama with reading comprehension. The work is based on material from the book, A Dramatic Approach to Reading Comprehension written by Lenore Blank Kelner and Rosalind Flynn.

This residency includes 4-5 days of service including:
Day 1-Staff development workshop
Day 2-Demonstration Lesson led by Kelner
Day 3-Team Taught lesson led by Kelner and the teacher
Day 4-Team Taught lesson led by Kelner and the teacher
Day 5-Final Lesson led by the teacher



Day 4-Team Taught lesson led by Kelner and the teacher
Day 5-Final Lesson led by the teacher

***The purchase of the books, A Dramatic Approach to Reading Comprehension and The Creative Classroom is strongly recommended for sustainability of the training.


Duration

Available year round
4-5 sessions with students and teachers
4 teachers maximum per day
45-60 minute sessions with students
45-60 minute sessions with teachers
Maximum 25 students

Academic Focus:

Reading/English Language Arts,English Language Proficiency,Fine Arts,Social Studies/History

Assessment

After each classroom lesson the teacher will meet with Lenore to evaluate the effectiveness of the lesson. They will reflect on the lesson based on an observation checklist provided by Lenore. Then they will plan the next lesson keeping their comments and observations in mind. At the end of the residency they will fill out an evaluation of the residency and describe how they plan to implement the work into their ongoing teaching.

Other Needs

A large space for up to 50 people and LCD projector.

Fine Arts Standards

Theatre
Standard-3.0 Creative Expression and Production
Standard-4.0 Aesthetics and Criticism

Non-Arts Standards

Reading/English Language Arts Standard 1.0 General Reading Processes
Topic E. Comprehension

Residency 4: Professional Development Residency

Grade: K - 2nd,6th - 8th,3rd - 5th
Fee for Service: $750 per half day professional development workshop/$900 per full day

Residency 4 Description

Lenore conducts a variety of staff development workshops. The workshops integrate drama into a wide range of curriculum areas. Examples of available workshops include: Bringing Literature to Life: Drama and Reading Comprehension (Grades K-6); Character Interviews: A Dramatic Approach to Reading Comprehension (Grades PreK-8); Drama Every Day (Grades PreK-8), Engage, Motivate and Support the English Language Learner (Grades PreK-5), Fact-Filled Role Drama (Grades 3-6).






Duration

Available year round
Half-day and full-day professional development workshops are available

Academic Focus:

Reading/English Language Arts,English Language Proficiency,Fine Arts,Social Studies/History

Assessment

Assessment options may include: For the 3-6 hour professional development, teachers will fill out an evaluation for the workshop. They will also be discussing throughout the training the application of the training to their work and how they will implement it in the classroom.

Other Needs

A large space for up to 45 people and LCD projector.

Fine Arts Standards

Theatre
Standard-3.0 Creative Expression and Production
Standard-5.0 Aesthetics and Criticism

Non-Arts Standards

Reading/Language Arts Standard 1.0 General Reading Processes
Topic E. Comprehension

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Alden Phelps

Primary Discipline: Music

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Phone: (410) 655-7706

E-Mail: aldensings@gmail.com

Web Site: http://aldenphelps.com

Biography

Alden Phelps works with Young Audiences of Maryland as a performer and teaching artist, and is a graduate of the Teaching Artists Institute program.

Alden is an experienced artist, musician, and performer. He has performed at The National Theater, First Night Annapolis, Fells Point Festival, Columbia Festival of the Arts, Howard County Center for the Arts, Reisterstown Festival, Syracuse University, Eastern Connecticut State University, The Gordon Center, Pier Six Pavilion, Harbor place Summer Children's Theatre Programs, numerous libraries, and many multi-day puppetry and/or performance workshops in elementary, middle, and high schools in the Delmarva area.

A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, Alden co-founded Open Space Arts center in 1989, where for the next 14 years he wrote and performed stage plays, musicals, and puppet productions.

Residency : Perfectly Preposterous Parody

Grade: 3rd - 5th

Residency 1 Description

Alden Phelps performs his hilarious language-centered program Wordplay or
his new performance JabberTalky for your students, then teaches them to
create their own songs or parodies of famous songs. Students love to create
parodies, and the ability to use parody indicates a strong conceptual
understanding. This residency combines elements of Language Arts with your
desired curriculum focus, such as History, Social Studies, or Math. Phelps helps
students explore concepts of parody and irony, and through guided practice helps students understand rhyme structure and scheme, demonstrating basic rules of song writing.

Duration

3-5 days
Kick off assembly
3-5 sessions per class

Academic Focus:

Reading/English Language Arts,Fine Arts

Assessment

Assessment options may include: guided practice and student-led demonstrations of skills. Skills such as finding verbs and rhyming words, etc. will be assessed through in-class demonstrations of completed task assignments which as a whole make up the mastery of poetic verse analysis and creation.

Other Needs

Classroom space with wall space for visuals
Ability to make copies
Overhead projector or computer projector

Fine Arts Standards

Music
Standard 1.0 Perceiving and Responding: Aesthetic Education
Standard 2.0 Historical, Cultural, and Social Context

Non-Arts Standards

Reading/English Language Arts
Standard 4.0 Writing

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Linda Fang

Primary Discipline: Theater/Storytelling

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Phone: (301) 838-9614

E-Mail: lindafang@verizon.net

Web Site: http://chinesestoryteller.com

Biography

A storyteller since the age of ten, Linda Fang has performed nationally and internationally since 1987. She has been featured at the Smithsonian, Wolf Trap, the Kennedy Center, Round House Theatre and on radio and television. She has also performed at international storytelling festivals in countries such as Canada, Germany, Austria, Singapore, Jamaica, Malaysia, Guyana, and Cayman Islands. A recipient of many awards, Linda was given the title of the 1998 National Storyteller of the Year, and also the 2004 Maryland Solo Theatrical Performer's Award. Her book The Chi-lin Purse has been reprinted as a ESL textbook and translated into Spanish. Her CD Tales from Ancient China won the 2006 Parents Choice Award. Linda co-founded the Washington Storytellers Theatre and co-founded Telling Moments, a storytelling theatre in March 2010.

Residency 1: Everyone Is a Storyteller

Grade: 3rd - 5th
Fee for Service: $400 for kick-off storytelling show $90 per session
Cultural Origin: Asian

Residency 1 Description

There is no better way to overcome shyness and be able to express oneself than through storytelling. Using her own story as an example, Fang shows the students how a shy ten-year old girl like herself became a professional storyteller and a public speaker. Students will learn how to make a story come alive by using different voices, facial expressions, and movements. Students will hear Chinese proverb stories and learn how to tell them by using storytelling techniques. Students will develop an understanding of the process and skills needed to develop their own stories. They will also learn to say certain Chinese words, and will have a chance to learn Chinese calligraphy.

Duration

4 -8 days (minimum- maximum) 4-8 sessions per class 45-60 minutes per session 30 student maximum per session

Academic Focus:

Reading/English Language Arts,Fine Arts,Social Studies/History

Assessment

Assessment options may include: peer observation, teacher observation, self evaluation. Assessment criteria may include: delivery skills, including voice change, facial expressions, and movements (gestures). For the calligraphy session, the students will be assessed on completed page of Chinese characters using a Chinese brush pen.

Other Needs

10 x 10 performing space for kick-off and culminating storytelling performance classroom for workshops

Fine Arts Standards

Theatre Standard 3.0: Creative Expression and Production
Visual Arts
Standard 2.0 Historical, Cultural, and Social Context

Non-Arts Standards

Reading/English Language Arts
Standard 7.0: Speaking

Residency 2: The Swallow's Nest

Grade: 6th - 8th
Fee for Service: $400 for kick-off storytelling show $90 per session
Cultural Origin: Asian

Residency 2 Description

Using The Swallow's Nest, the heartwarming story about the great Chinese teacher Confucius as an example, Fang will teach the students how to utilize storytelling skills to tell the story effectively, and incorporate certain Chinese cultural elements to make it come alive. In a session of Chinese calligraphy they will learn to use Chinese brush pen to write a few Chinese characters related to the story, and pronounce them. They will also learn certain Chinese gestures appropriate for the telling. The presentation will have a touch of authentic Chinese culture flavor. Results of this residency have been dramatic! What the students learn in this residency will give them the courage and ability to speak in public.

Duration

4 -8 days (minimum- maximum) 4-8 sessions per class 45-60 minutes per session
30 student maximum per session
Kick off assembly included

Academic Focus:

Reading/English Language Arts,English Language Proficiency,Social Studies/History

Assessment

Assessment options include: peer observation, teacher observation, self evaluation. Assessment criteria may include: delivery skills, including voice change, facial expressions, and movements (gestures). For the calligraphy session, the students will be assessed on completed page of Chinese characters using a Chinese brush pen.

Other Needs

10 x 10 performing space for kick-off and culminating storytelling
performance Classroom for workshops
Art room for calligraphy

Fine Arts Standards

Theatre
Standard 3.0: Creative Expression and Production
Visual Arts
Standard 2.0 Historical, Cultural, and Social Context

Non-Arts Standards

Reading Standard 7.0: Speaking


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Ali Oliver

Primary Discipline: Theater/Storytelling

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Phone: (301) 879-9305

E-Mail: ali@interactstory.com

Web Site: http://interactstory.com

Biography

Ali Oliver, General Director of InterAct Story Theatre, is a teaching artist, director, actor, and singer. As a teaching artist and performer, Ali has worked with school systems and arts organizations throughout the country, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts, Young Audiences and a variety of regional opera houses and theatres. Ali's teaching artistry is rooted in drama and creative opera, a form of creative drama that fuses music and drama together to tell stories, express ideas and emotions, and foster learning. Ali works with schools throughout the area and across the country, conducting student workshops, residencies, and professional development opportunities on integrating drama and opera with classroom curricula. Ali loves to experiment with new ideas and new ways to weave learning and the arts together. She firmly believes, ""Arts are for everyone, and everyone learns through the Arts!""

Residency 1: OPERAtunities for Writing

Grade: 6th - 8th,3rd - 5th
Fee for Service: $480.00 - $525.00 per day for four classes plus planning time with teachers $560

Residency 1 Description

In this residency, students explore the way opera combines music and drama to express ideas and emotions, portray character traits, and convey stories. Students create and dramatize short operatic scenes based on pre-selected texts. Teachers may select literary texts (including folk tales, short stories, or novels) or historical events and persons to use as the basis of student composition. Students learn, analyze and apply five basic acting tools and skills and four elements of music in order to create original arias (solo songs) and ensembles (group scenes). Through this process, students practice solid writing processes, peer review and revision as they explore music and drama and gain a deeper understanding of the content area inspiring the composition. The process promotes oral language and fluency, comprehension of text, critical thinking and problem solving, and consensus skills.

Duration

3-4 days 3-4 sessions per class
4 classes per day maximum
60 minutes per session
25-27 student per session
In addition, daily planning with classroom teachers(s)is included so teacher objectives can be met.

Academic Focus:

Reading/English Language Arts,Fine Arts,Social Studies/History

Assessment

Assessment options may include: completed composition (written) compostion performance (oral)
demonstration of comphrension through synthesis of information to create and present an original operatic scene teacher conference sessions teacher observation pre-writing and revision strategies student self assessment
In addition, Oliver will provide teachers with assessment rubrics as well as writing prompts that may be used for follow-up writing, discussion and assessment.

Other Needs

Clean, clear space in which students can move freely
CD player, speakers, or access to electrical outlet
Whiteboard/markers or chalkboard/chalk
Overhead projector, document camera, or promethean board (middle school) Post-it notes, pens, copies

Fine Arts Standards

Theatre Standard 2.0 Historical, Cultural, Social Context
Standard 3.0 Creative Expression and Production
Standard 4.0 Aesthetics and Criticism
Music
Standard 1.0 Perceiving and Responding: Aesthetic Education
Standard 2.0 Historical, Cultural, and Social Context
Standard 3.0 Creative Expression and Production
Standard 4.0 Aesthetics and Criticism

Non-Arts Standards

Reading/English Language Arts Standard 4.0 Writing
Standard 6.0 Listening
Standard 7.0 Speaking
Standard 3.0 Comprehension of Literary Text (if literary text selected as the basis of composition)
Social Studies Standard 5.0 History (if Social Studies-related/historical text selected as the basis of composition)
Standard 6.0 Social Studies Skills and Processes (if Social Studies-related text selected as the basis of composition)

Residency 2: Books Alive!

Grade: K - 2nd,3rd - 5th
Fee for Service: $480-$560 per day 4 to 5 sessions per day

Residency 2 Description

Students explore age-appropriate texts and curriculum topics through creative drama. Oliverof InterAct Story Theatre leads this arts integration residency building reading comprehension and oral language skills through drama and music. Students learn and apply five basic acting tools and skills as they explore, sequence, and dramatize age-appropriate children's literature and/or multicultural folk tales. Students also orally compose and dramatize their own scenes based on the original texts. Through this process, students build reading comprehension skills, oral language skills, and prewriting skills as well as collaboration and concentration skills. With advance planning, Oliver can work with teachers to select themes and texts that meet the school's particular curricular goals and objectives.

Duration

3 day minimum and can be extended for additional days. 5 classes per day maximum
45-minute sessions grades 1-5
30-minute sessions PreK-Kdg depending on the age and stage of the students
25 students maximum

Academic Focus:

Reading/English Language Arts,Fine Arts

Assessment

Assessment options may include: rubrics, self evaluation, teacher observation for: comprehension of text and use of language skills, student participation in dramatizing the story, asking and answering question related to the story, creating new scenes that extend the original story

Other Needs

Workshops can take place in the classroom, as long as desks and tables can be pushed to the side so there is enough room for the students to move freely. Please provide stick-on nametags for all students participating in the workshop(s).

Fine Arts Standards

Theater
Standard 1.0 Perceiving and Responding
Standard 3.0: Creative Expression and Production
Standard 4.0 Aesthetics and Criticism

Non-Arts Standards

Standard 3.0 Comprehension of Literary Text
Standard 4.0 Writing
Standard 6.0 Listening
Standard 7.0 Speaking

Residency 3: Readers' Theatre in Grades K-5

Grade: K - 2nd,3rd - 5th
Fee for Service: $480 - 560 per day 4 - 5 sessions per day, including

Residency 3 Description

Readers' Theatre is a powerful tool for engaging reluctant readers and building fluency, vocabulary acquisition and oral presentation skills. Students perform directly from scripts to tell a story without props, sets, costumes, or memorization. The focus is on interpretation of the written word. The repeated reading practice of Readers' Theatre builds fluency and inspires confidence and interest in reading. Readers' Theatre can be effective for both literary and curriculum-based texts, depending on the teacher's goals.
In this residency, Oliver leads students and teachers in a Readers' Theatre experience rooted in creative drama. Students learn basic acting tools and skills and apply them to bring a selected texts to life. Emphasis is placed on reading and performing scripts in a natural and expressive way that fit the characters and mood of the text. Students are encouraged to experiment and play around as they build confidence and skill.

Duration

3-5 days
3-5- 45-minute sessions per participating class.
A planning/orientation session and a final debrief/evaluation session is required for participating staff. Teachers meet with Oliver
throughout the residency to assess progress and plan subsequent lessons.
A staff workshop on implementing Reader's Theatre in the classroom is encouraged.

Academic Focus:

Reading/English Language Arts,English Language Proficiency,Fine Arts

Assessment

Assessment options may include: teacher observation , rubrics, student participation, peer review, self reflection as well as self assessment on the five basic acting tools and skills, through Every Student Responds methods such as ""thumbs up/thumbs middle/thumbs down"" or using a scale of 0 to 5, as developmentally appropriate. .

Rubric critieria will be based on: improvement in reading and speaking with appropriate rhythm, speed, accuracy and expression.
Teachers may collaborate with Oliver on further assessment tools as desired.

Other Needs

The sessions may take place in the classroom, provided that students have room to move freely. The school is responsible for the cost of photocopying scripts, and for providing markers, pencils, index cards, post-it notes, as needed.

Fine Arts Standards

Theatre Standard 1.0 Perceiving and Responding
Standard 3.0 Creative Expression and Production Standard 4.0 Aesthetics and Criticism

Non-Arts Standards

Reading/English Language Arts
Standard 1.0 General Reading Processes/Fluency
Standard 3.0 Comprehension of Literary Text
Standard 6.0 Listening
Standard 7.0 Speaking

Residency 4: Playbuilding in the Classroom

Grade: K - 2nd,3rd - 5th
Fee for Service: $480 - $560 4 to 5 sessions per day

Residency 4 Description

In this creative drama-based writing residency led by Oliver, students work together to create and dramatize their own original stories and scenes. Students learn and apply basic acting tools and elements of story structure as they practice collaboration and appropriate peer review skills. The process of orally composing and then dramatizing original stories builds prewriting skills, oral language and presentation skills, problem solving skills, and teamwork.
The residency is designed to connect with the English/Language Arts and Theatre. With advance notice and planning time, the residency can also connect with a specific content area, concept or theme; students work with the teaching artist to brainstorm, compose and dramatize scenes rooted in the selected topic. The residency may also include staff development for teachers in using creative drama-based writing strategies in the classroom.

Duration

Three day minimium
3 sessons per day maximum
3-45 minute sessions per class (without a culminating sharing activity among participating classes) minimium Additional sessions are needed if there is to be a final sharing activity to prepare students
25-27 students per class

Academic Focus:

Reading/English Language Arts,Fine Arts

Assessment

Assessment options may include: rubrics, teacher observation to assess students use of acting tools and skills, language skills, and participation in the group writing process, student self assessment , peer review

Other Needs

Workshops can take place in the classroom, as long as the desks are pushed to the side and there is plenty of clean, clear space in the room for students to move freely.
Materials:
Stick on name tags
Dry erase board/markers
Chart paper

Fine Arts Standards

Theatre Standard 1.0 Perceiving and Responding: Aesthetics
Standard 3.0 Creative Expression and Production
Standard 4.0 Aesthetics and Criticism

Non-Arts Standards

Reading/Language Arts
Standard 3.0 Comprehension of Literary Text (if a literary text is selected as the basis for the playbuilding process)
Standard 4.0 Writing
Standard 6.0 Listening
Standard 7.0 Speaking

Residency 5: OPERAtunities for Reading

Grade: K - 2nd
Fee for Service: $480 - $560 per day (4-5 sessions, including planning time each day with teachers). $60 Pre-residenc

Residency 5 Description

Students build language and literacy skills as they explore the way opera singers combine singing and acting to express moods and emotions and tell a story. Students apply elements of music and acting tools in a developmentally appropriate way to explore the setting and character traits of a pre-selected text, and experiment with sounds to create short improvised arias (solo songs) for characters in the story. This kinesthetic, multi-sensory process builds oral language skills, emergent literacy skills, and key developmental skills in a fun and engaging way. This residency is especially effective for reluctant readers and English Language Learners, who benefit from the variety of stimuli and arts-based teaching strategies presented in this residency. This residency was designed specifically for K-2 students by Oliver of InterAct Story Theatre.

Duration

3-5 days 5 classes maximum per day
30 minute sessions for kindergarten
45-minute sessions for Grades 1-2
16-25 students per class

Academic Focus:

Reading/English Language Arts,English Language Proficiency,Fine Arts

Assessment

Assessment options may include: rubrics, teacher observation to assess student and use of acting tools and skills, language skills, and participation in the group writing process, student self assessment

Other Needs

The residency is designed to take place in the classroom; students will need room to move freely.
Materials/Equipment:
Stick on name tags for students
Dry erase board/markers
Access to a CD player, computer speakers, or electrical outlet

Fine Arts Standards

Theatre Standard 1.0 Perceiving and Responding: Aesthetics
Standard 3.0 Creative Expression and Production
Standard 4.0 Aesthetics and Criticism
Music
Standard 1.0 Perceiving and Responding: Aesthetics
Standard 3.0 Creative Expression and Production
Standard 4.0 Aesthetics and Criticism

Non-Arts Standards

Reading/English Language Arts
Standard 1.0 General Reading Processes/Fluency
Standard 3.0 Comprehension of Literary Text
Standard 6.0 Listening
Standard 7.0 Speaking

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Shanthi Chandrasekar

Primary Discipline: Visual Arts

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Phone: (301) 315-0044

E-Mail: shanthi_chandra_sekar@yahoo.com.

Web Site: http://shanthic.com

Biography

Shanthi Chandrasekar is a self-taught artist who has been drawing, painting and sculpting since early childhood. While much of her work is influenced by her Indian heritage, her true inspiration comes from the mystery and majesty of the world around her; her muse lives where the scientific overlaps with the spiritual.

Most well known for the vibrancy of her works, Shanthi uses a wide variety of media, including paint, ink, wood, and stone. She is also interested in doll-making and embroidery and ethnic crafts.

Shanthi's works have been displayed in the Washington D.C. area, and she has won many awards for her artwork. Recently, she recieved a grant from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County to create a new body of work. Shanthi offers lessons, workshops and residencies at her studio as well as at local art centers and schools. Her teaching philosophy guides students in drawing and understanding their own unique interpretation and style. With her teaching, she brings in her background in the sciences, along with a focus on creativity and imagination. She believes academic subjects and the arts should be integrated. She works from her studio at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring.

Residency 1: Fossils of the Future

Grade: 6th - 8th,3rd - 5th
Fee for Service: $120-150/hour. Plus, material fees $5-$8 per student and mileage
Cultural Origin: Asian

Residency 1 Description

This residency uses visual art to encourage students to explore all the different ways by which we can care for the world we live in and keep it intact for our future generations. Students will create collages, sculptures and a class display using objects that students generally view as disposable trash. They will learn about the three Rs- Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, through projects reinforcing the importance of environmental awareness. By engaging in this process and discussing the work of environmental artists, students will develop a greater appreciation and creative vision of the possibilities both scientists and citizens have for reusing our resources. This exploration reinforces environmental science, earth science and math curriculum, while simultaneously teaching standards in visual art.

Duration

5 days minumum (dependent on project, number of students etc)
5 sessions minimum
90 minutes per session Residency planning should be done a month ahead so materials can be collected

Academic Focus:

Science/Technology,Social Studies/History

Assessment

Assessment options may include: checklist/rubric based on criteria: problem solving, techniques and creativity

Other Needs

Large tables, and chairs
Sink
Classroom trash that includes pencils, paper, foam, pencil shavings, stapler pins, tape and other non biodegradable materials.
One wooden board about 2 ft x 4ft for the class
Glue, tape, and scissors( One pair/student)

Fine Arts Standards

Visual Arts
Standard 1.0 Perceiving and Responding: Aesthetic Education:
Standard 2.0 Historical, Cultural, and Social Context:
Standard 3.0 Creative Expression and Production

Non-Arts Standards

Science Standard 1.0 Skills and Processes:
Standard 2.0 Earth/Space Science
Standard 6.0 Environmental Science

Residency 2: Unraveling the Kolam

Grade: 6th - 8th,3rd - 5th
Fee for Service: $120-150/hour Plus, material fees $5-$8 per student and mileage
Cultural Origin: Asian

Residency 2 Description

Kolam is a traditional drawing made by women in India. They sprinkle rice flour or rock powder on their door's threshold at dawn and dusk in symmetrical designs. Kolams are essentially a combination of dots and lines. The lines are drawn around an array of dots in organized maze-like shapes that involve various symmetries. There are kolams created by lines connecting the dots and there are kolams using geometric patterns only. In this residency, students will work on kolams starting simple and increasing in the level of complexity. They will learn how to estimate the equidistant spaces between the dots without the use of any tools and will be introduced to the concept of fractals. They will also learn about permutations (arrangements) and combinations using these lines and dots. They will incorporate their kolam drawings into individual accordion-style books. Finally, they will contribute to a legacy project by contributing some of their Kolam drawings to make a class book.

Duration

5 days
3 sessions per class
90 minutes per session
25 maximum number of students per class
The number of sessions can be increased to accommodate more detailed projects. Residency planning should be done a month ahead of the residency as materials will have to be collected. (2 sessions)

Academic Focus:

Mathematics,Fine Arts

Assessment

Assessment options may include: checklist/rubric based on criteria: problem solving, mathematics, art techniques and creativity

Other Needs

Materials needed: graph paper, plain paper, pencils, cardstock, glue, cords, tape, poster boards/foam boards

Fine Arts Standards

Visual Arts
Standard 1.0 Perceiving and Responding: Aesthetic Education
Standard 2.0 Historical, Cultural, and Social Context
Standard 3.0 Creative Expression and Production:

Non-Arts Standards

Mathematics
Standard 1.0 Knowledge of Algebra, Patterns, and Functions
Standard 2.0 Knowledge of Geometry:
Standard 6.0 Knowledge of Number
Standard 7.0 Processes of Mathematics:
Social Studies
Standard 2.0 Peoples of the Nation and World

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Kristine Yuki Aono

Primary Discipline: Visual Arts

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Phone: (301) 213-7618

E-Mail: sinekya@earthlink.net

Biography

Kristine Yuki Aono is a sculptor and installation artist of Japanese descent. Kristine received her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She has done residencies at the MacDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Kristine has exhibited widely, including group shows in New York, Washington, D.C., and California, and solo shows at the National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles and the International Sculpture Center, Washington, D.C. Kristine is the recipient of several awards including a National Endowment for the Arts Project Grant, Maryland State Arts grants and Civil Liberties Public Education Grant. Kristine uses diverse materials in her sculpture and installations to explore themes of personal narrative and memory. Her art tells stories of cultural, racial and gender identity and her family's history as Japanese-Americans.
Kristine has taught school residencies in Baltimore, and Montgomery County, and participated in the summer ELO-SAIL programs in Montgomery County. Currently, she is teaching an after school mentorship program at North Chevy Chase Elementary School which pairs 6th graders with High School students from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.

Residency : History in a Box: The Japanese-American Internment Camp Experience

Grade: 6th - 8th,3rd - 5th
Fee for Service: $125/60 minute class (4 classes per residency)
Cultural Origin: Asian

Residency 1 Description

This residency explores the experiences of Japanese-Americans living in Internment camps during World War II. Aono, whose parents and grandparents were interned during the war, will take the students on a journey through history. Students will recreate the experiences of life for Japanese-Americans through role-play and creative letter writing. Students will then use mixed media (written letters, photo images, papers, fabric, markers and paints, and a "treasured memento") within a box form to create a narrative sculpture. When completed, students will present their sculptures to the class. The teaching artist will lead the class in various collaborative exercises such as creating installations with the individual boxes and having the class perform by reading parts of their writing.

Duration

3-4 days either consecutively or once a week in succession
4- 60 minute sessions per class or 3 90 minute sessions per class
15 to 30 students per session

Academic Focus:

Reading/English Language Arts,Social Studies/History

Assessment

Assessment may include:
Final product checklist incorporating the following; a letter written from the view point of a young, Japanese American internee during World War II, an artifact/object which symbolizes an aspect of their character's life and is the inspiration for their letter, various collage and drawing materials

Other Needs

Room with sink and large tables is preferred. Space or location for students to store materials Overhead projector is helpful
Most materials provided by artist. Large classes may need additional supplies such as scissors, and writing materials.

Fine Arts Standards

Visual Arts
Standard 1.0 Perceiving and Responding: Aesthetic Education
Standard 2.0 Historical, Cultural, and Social Context
Standard 3.0 Creative Expression and Production

Non-Arts Standards

Reading/English Language Arts Standard 4.0 Writing:
Social Studies
Standard 2.0 Peoples of the Nation and World:
Standard 3.0 Geography
Standard 5.0 History

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Leila Cabib

Primary Discipline: Visual Arts

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Phone: (301) 299-2659

E-Mail: leila@leilacabib.com

Web Site: http://leilacabib.com

Biography

Leila Cabib is a cartoonist/illustrator/animator whose work has been commissioned for newspapers, magazines, books, television and an environmental museum. Her clients include Time-Life Books, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. She has been teaching cartooning since 1991 and animation since 2001. Her students' animated videos have garnered five national CINE Golden Eagle Awards and have been shown on Maryland Public Television, Montgomery County Public Schools Instructional TV, Access Montgomery TV and at several international film festivals. Leila has presented her animation workshop at the Maryland Artist/Teacher Institute. She has a B.A. in English from Bard College and an M.A. in Illustration from Syracuse University. A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, she speaks fluent Spanish.

Residency 1: Animation

Grade: 6th - 8th,9th - 12th
Fee for Service: $140/hour instructional fee. $140/day equipment rental. Supplies $200-$300.Video editing $500

Residency 1 Description

Through the creation of their own animated video, students will learn about the history, concepts and techniques of two-dimensional animation. Working individually and collaboratively, they will bring their drawings to life using early optical toys and videotaping their artwork. The video may be based on an academic subject or it may have a personal theme. Music students will be encouraged to create an original soundtrack for the video.

Duration

8 days minimum
2- 45-minute sessions per day
15 students per session (suggested)

Academic Focus:

Fine Arts,Science/Technology,Social Studies/History

Assessment

Assessment options may include: Participation evaluation. Final project -animation/video techniques, imagination, originality

Other Needs

A clean classroom with an electrical outlet, worktables and chairs. A large table to set up a camera, a TV monitor and DVD player.

Fine Arts Standards

Visual Arts Standard 1.0 Perceiving and Responding: Aesthetic Education Standard 2.0 Historical, Cultural, and Social Context
Standard 3.0 Creative Expression and Production Standard 4.0 Aesthetics and Criticism

Non-Arts Standards

Social Studies Standard 2.0 Peoples of the Nation and World
Standard 5.0 History
Science
Standard 2.0 Earth/Space Science

Residency 2: Cartooning

Grade: 6th - 8th,9th - 12th
Fee for Service: $150 per session-Instructional fee, $300 Art supplies, $600 Comic book scanning/layout

Residency 2 Description

Students will design original characters, script their own stories, and refine their cartoons from rough sketches into final artwork for a class comic book. They will learn how to combine words and images to tell a story that will engage, entertain and educate readers. Figure and background drawing, perspective, lighting, lettering, composition and dialogue will be incorporated into this narrative. The comic book may be photocopied for distribution at the school.

Duration

8 days-Recommended minimum 2- 45-minute sessions per day, 15 students per session (suggested)

Academic Focus:

Reading/English Language Arts,Social Studies/History

Assessment

Assessment options may include: Participation evaluation Comic book criteria such as techniques, originality, imagination

Other Needs

A clean classroom, worktables and chairs.

Fine Arts Standards

Visual Arts Standard 1.0 Perceiving and Responding: Aesthetic Education Standard 2.0 Historical, Cultural, and Social Context
Standard 3.0 Creative Expression and Production Standard 4.0 Aesthetics and Criticism

Non-Arts Standards

Social Studies Standard 2.0 Peoples of the Nation and World
Standard 5.0 History
Science
Standard 2.0 Earth/Space Science
Reading/English Language Arts
Standard 4.0 Writing

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Joanne Miller

Primary Discipline: Visual Arts

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Phone: (301) 758-4870

E-Mail: joanne@joanne-miller.com

Web Site: http://joanne-miller.com

Biography

Joanne Miller brings 25 years professional experience in the visual arts to the classroom. Raised in the suburbs of Washington DC, Joanne found her connection to art and nature at an early age. Over the last decade, Joanne, an award winning fine art photographer has developed projects that offer young people a creative opportunity to experience the wonder of nature through the eye of a camera. Combining her creative vision with first hand experience, Joanne brings a unique perspective of nature to her students. Patagonia, The Housing Opportunity Commission, TARGET, Washington Animal Rescue League, Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County and the Anacostia Waterfront Corporation have supported her programs. Joanne is included on the Teaching Artist Roster and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County endorse her programs. Joanne's students have exhibited their photographs in the US House of Representatives and articles in The Washington Post.

Residency 1: Photography in Nature

Grade: 6th - 8th,3rd - 5th
Fee for Service: Fees based on up to 30 students per class. ~$200/session, plus supplies and kit fee.

Residency 1 Description

This hands-on residency leads students through a process of discovery using cameras provided by the artist. While incorporating the visual language of art and design and the use of a camera as a tool, students communicate their understanding of interdependent relationships in ecosystems. This program is designed to bring the world of nature to the classroom and take students outside to photograph the natural world. Creative models or mini ecosystems comprised of mammals, insects, plants and water elements are used to reinforce principles of the science and art curriculum. Computer skills include uploading images from camera, editing and image management, Students create a final photographic art poster that demonstrates their understanding of the web of relationships within a habitat or ecosystem. This program lends itself to collaborative opportunities with Science and/or Art teachers of many grade levels. Parents, PTA, School Administration and classmates will see evidence of teaching and learning through an evening exhibition of student photographs. There is opportunity for audience learning through the exhibition as well.

Duration

4 � 6 days (sessions) (This program lends itself to longer residencies)
+ 2 planning sessions
Up to 4 classes per day
45-60 minutes per session per class
30 students maximum per class

Academic Focus:

Fine Arts,Science/Technology

Assessment

Assessment options may include:
Teacher observation,Checklist/framework of information, Participation/Independent discovery,Creative expression,Teacher Feedback, Student reflection/revision

Other Needs

Supplied by Artist: 2 prints/student
Supplied by Artist: 30 digital cameras
Supplied by School: Room with 7 (6 ft.) tables
Additional residency is conducted in classroom and outside on school grounds (weather dependent).
Markers, glue-stick, scissors and poster board for each student.
Access to school computers necessary
Computer Projector or Promethean Board preferable


Fine Arts Standards

Standard 1.0:Perceiving and Responding: Aesthetic Education
Standard 3.0: Creative Expression and Production
Standard 4.0: Aesthetics and Criticism

Non-Arts Standards

Science Standard 3.0 Life Science
Science Standard 6.0 Environmental Science
Students will use scientific skills and processes to explain the interactions of environmental factors (living & non-living) and analyze their impact from a local to a global perspective.

Residency 2: Photography and Land Use

Grade: 9th - 12th
Fee for Service: Fees based on up to 30 students per class. ~$200/session, plus supplies and kit fee.
Cultural Origin: African, N/A

Residency 2 Description

This Photography & Land Use residency offers students an opportunity to focus their lens on a social issue of our time: Land Use in Our Community. Students view works of master photographers & urban designers and identify artistic qualities that create successful imagery. Class discussion highlights history & social context of environmental & human needs in their community. With 30 digital cameras provided, students receive hands-on camera instruction. Students walk and photograph outdoors in school neighborhood. Emphasis is placed on environmental stewardship, artistic communication & personal vision. Images create visual framework for online interactive multimedia group discussion "Voice Thread". An invaluable experience for students to understand how humans have interacted with their environment to create neighborhoods, and examine how changes take place over time and impact their lives. Photography provides an opportunity to view their community with an artistic eye.
This program lends itself to collaborative opportunities with Social Studies, History and/or Art teachers of many grade levels.

Duration

4 - 6 day residency (sessions) (This program lends itself to longer residencies)
+ 2 planning sessions
Up to 4 classes per day
45-60 minutes per session per class
30 students maximum per class

Academic Focus:

Science/Technology

Assessment

Students will be evaluated on the following criteria: participation in group discussions, written responses (worksheets) and self-reflection. Assessments will be based on curriculum vocabulary, urban land use and environmental consequences, photographic techniques, creative expression and effective communication. Final product rubric will be based on photography technology, written and verbal social studies component, artistic composition. "Voice Thread", an online interactive group discussion is used as an education tool in which students upload their photograph to a site and comment on it. Each student opens the discussion with a verbal or written comment about his or her own image. Then students add comments to each others images and an interactive dialogue is created. Students may revisit and comment on images multiple times. Photographs and comments are linked together in a video/slide show. Content of questionnaire, observations from photographing their community and curriculum content become the foundation for comments made and will indicate student growth.

Other Needs

Supplied by Artist: 30 digital cameras
Residency is conducted in classroom and outside on school grounds (weather dependent).
Access to school computers necessary
Computer Projector or Promethean Board preferable

Fine Arts Standards

VISUAL ART OUTCOME 11 Historical, Cultural and Social Context
Standard: Expectation A: The student will propose ways that visual art reflects significant historical, cultural and social issues.

VISUAL ART OUTCOME 111: Creative Expression and Production
Standard: Expectation C: Analyze visual qualities in nature, art and the built environment and
Develop creative works of art in response.

Non-Arts Standards

MARYLAND STATE CURRICULUM GOVERNMENT GOAL 3 GEOGRAPHY
Standard: The student will demonstrate an understanding of geographic concepts and
processes to examine the role of culture, technology and the environment in the location and distribution of human activities throughout history.

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