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Join Us at Arts As LIFE!

This virtual day-long professional development retreat will be rich with opportunities to practice creativity and its connections to the vital racial equity and inclusion work we all are leading for in this trying time.

This institute is open to all teachers and administrators and K-12 students and is co-produced with San Mateo County Office of Education, Santa Clara County Office of Education, Alameda County Office of Education, Stanford Live, Young Audiences of Northern CA, KQED, and The San Mateo County Office of Arts and Culture as well as a Rockstar line-up for the keynote, asking the question “Do Your Lessons Love Your Students?” and a special presentation of Youth Poet Laureates and MORE!

The workshops will highlight key topics for student engagement including all 5 arts disciplines, diversity, equity & inclusion, SEL, and Trauma-Informed Practices.

DRUMMM’s Founder and “Chief Rhythm Activator”, Jeni Swerdlow, MA-ATR will be presenting on “Rhythms of Resilience” on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 11 AM – 12 PM.

Event Schedule:

9:00-9:50 – Keynote: Studio Pathways: “Do Your Lessons Love Your Students?”

9:50-10:00 – Break

Workshop Schedule: 

10:00-11:00 – Session One

  • Free Your Voice & Body Music – Amber Field
  • Power Up: Finding Your Voice in Community with Alphabet Rockers – Kaitlin McGaw
  • Art as Inquiry – Todd Berman
  • Finding and Telling Our Stories – Joel ben Izzy
  • I Made This: Youth Media Celebrated with KQED – Amanda Vigil and Emiliano Villa

11:00-12:00 – Session Two

  • Rhythms of Resilience – Jeni Swerdlow
  • Weaving: Connecting Craft & Culture – Linda Janklow
  • Fairytale Challenge – Larraine Seiden
  • Develop Students’ Civic and Visual Voice with Editorial Cartooning and KQED – Rachel Roberson
  • Playing with Theatre to Builid Community Creating Stories – Lisa Edsall Giglio

12:00-1:00 – Lunch

1:00-1:45 Youth Poets Perform and Play – Youth Poet Laureates from San Mateo, Alameda and Santa Clara Counties

2:00-3:00 – Session Three

  • Book Arts Roadshow – Cheryl Ball and C.K. Itamura
  • Yoga & Meditation & Breath work – Ruth Mankin
  • Drumming: “Hands on” Social-Emotional Learning – Rome Hammer
  • SPLOTCH: An Experiential Adventure in Design Abilities – Maureen Carroll and Lois Logan
  • Theatre in the Classroom – Eric Engdahl

3:00-4:00 – Session Four

  • Dance with Your Hands – Charlotte Moraga
  • The Beat Within – David Inocencio
  • Black Music: Ragtime to Rap – Veronica Talton
  • Sketchnoting 101: Building Creative Confidence 1 Doodle at a Time – Gena Pacada
  • Body Music – Evie Ladin

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