Teacher Workshops

Newtown Alive Workshop

Intended Audience: 4th Grade Teachers

Registration Details

Sarasota County Workshop:

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
4:30 - 7:30 PM (
Registration begins at 4:00 PM, refreshments compliments of Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe)

Booker High School
Law Studies Courtroom
3201 N. Orange Ave.
Sarasota, FL 34234

Sarasota County Teachers Register HERE. Search for the course by the title Newtown Alive.

Workshop Information

Presented in partnership with the Curriculum and Instruction Department of the Sarasota County School District, Embracing Our Differences is proud to partner with Newtown Alive and Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe to celebrate the history and cultural heritage of Newtown, one of Sarasota’s oldest communities, considered “the cultural center of the southeastern United States.”  In preparation for Black History Month, fourth grade classrooms will have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Sarasota’s African American pioneers on a guided bus tour led by students in Embracing Our Differences' Booker High School Coexistence Club and attend a live performance at the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe. Students will sway to the rhythm, tap into the neighborhood’s heartbeat, visit landmarks and meet the courageous trailblazers who built a thriving community. While on the tour, fifteen large colorful signs with pictures installed through Newtown, will showcase the historic trail around the community where the men and women fought for equal rights, triumphed over Jim Crow segregation, KKK intimidation, and vigilante violence.

Prior to scheduling their classroom(s) field trip, teachers may attend a Newtown Alive Workshop where they will be provided a guided tour of the historical markers in Newtown, lesson plans linked to the Social Studies Florida Standards and  a copy of the book Newtown Alice: Courage, Dignity and Determination to use in their classroom(s).

In-service credit is available.

Download the Newtown Alive Workshop Agenda HERE.

4th Grade Florida Standards

SS.4.A.6.3 Describe the contributions of significant individuals to Florida.

SS.4.A.7.1 Describe the causes and effects of the 1920's Florida land boom and bust.

SS.4.A.7.2 Summarize challenges Floridians faced during the Great Depression.

SS.4.A.8.1 Identify Florida's role in the Civil Rights Movement.

SS.4.C.2.1 Discuss public issues in Florida that impact the daily lives of its citizens.

SS.4.C.2.2 Identify ways citizens work together to influence government and help solve community and state problems.

Contact

Dr. Bernadette Bennett
Program Specialist, Social Studies K-12
Sarasota County School District
(941) 927-9000  ext. 34108
EMAIL

Annual Lesson Plans Workshop

Intended Audience: K-12 Teachers

Registration Details

Sarasota County Workshop:
TBD

Sarasota County School Board
Landings Administration Complex
Room - BLUE 221
1960 Landings Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34231

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Manatee County Workshop:
TBD

The School District of Manatee County
Professional Support Center
Room 1007
2501 63rd Ave. East
Bradenton, FL 34203

 

Workshop Information

Our Annual Lesson Plans Workshop, presented in partnership with the Curriculum and Instruction Department of the Sarasota County School District, is designed to deliver all curriculum and other resource materials to teachers including professionally developed lesson plans relating to art appreciation, character building and diversity education. Lesson plans identify the relevant curriculum standard, educational objectives, materials needed, activities, instructional strategies, step-by-step lessons, and assessment guidelines. All lesson plans are linked to the NGSSS and Language Arts Florida Standards.

By the end of the workshop, teachers are provided with everything needed for not only a great field trip, but also a well-planned curriculum that can be presented before, during and after their students’ visit to the exhibit.

Participants can attend in person or online through Safari Live. Proof of attendance for online attendees will be supported by interactive responses throughout the live broadcast. In-service credit is available whether participating in person or online.

Contact

Dr. Bernadette Bennett
Program Specialist, Social Studies K-12
Sarasota County School District
941-927-9000  x34108
EMAIL

Visual and Performing Arts
School District of Manatee County
(941) 751-6550 ext. 2256
EMAIL

Mastering the Art of the Quote

Intended Audience: K-12 Teachers

Registration Details

Sarasota & Manatee County Workshop: POSTPONED

 

Workshop Information

This year’s Mastering the Art of the Quote workshop is designed to increase teacher and student participation in Embracing Our Differences’ creative writing curriculum and quotation competition. Presented in partnership with the Curriculum and Instruction Department of the Sarasota County School District, the workshop takes the difficult and abstract topic of diversity and tolerance and helps students express and create a short powerful quote on the subject. These quotes will focus on diversity and bullying prevention and can be used for submission to the 2018 Embracing Our Differences quotation competition.  All lesson plans are linked to the Language Arts Florida Standards.

In-service credit is available. 

Contact

Dr. Bernadette Bennett
Program Specialist, Social Studies K-12
Sarasota County School District
(941) 927-9000  ext. 34108
EMAIL

Art Teacher Retreat

Intended Audience: K-12 Art Teachers / Substitutes Provided

Registration Details

October 23 & 24, 2017
8:15 AM - 4:00 PM

Ringling Museum of Art 
Chao Lecture Hall
5401 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243

Workshop Information

Approved for Manatee and Sarasota County art educators, this two-day retreat is presented in partnership with the Ringling College of Art and Design and the Curriculum and Instruction Department of the Sarasota County School District. The retreat is designed to reinvigorate educators’ teaching practices while inspiring their art and art integration skills. Teachers will participate in the creation of art as they learn new skills and strategies for inspiring their students. All resources are linked to Florida's NGSSS Visual Arts Standards.

CLICK HERE to view the 2017 retreat agenda.

Past retreat participants had the following to say:

"Thank you for making us feel so special and loved."

"I feel inspired again as an artist and as a teacher."

"An inspiring affirmation that gives wings to the dream of social justice through the visual universal voice of EOD."

Participating teachers will be provided with grants to pay for substitute teachers to cover both days of the retreat. In-service credit is available.

Art teachers wishing to participate must submit an ONLINE APPLICATION and will be notified of their acceptance shortly thereafter.

Thank you to Dr. Larry Thompson, Dr. Tammy Walsh and their staffs for making this workshop
possible and for their continued support throughout the years.

Contact

For more information, please contact:

Angela Hartvigsen
Fine Arts Program Specialist
Sarasota County School District
941-927-9000  x34107
EMAIL