Arts Ed Collaborative is presenting the Arts Integration Workshops as part of their Teaching Artist Substitute Initiative.

These FREE workshops feature Pittsburgh-based teaching artists who will help educators with new ways to work across disciplines and share tools to support in any classroom. The February 9 workshop “Make a Dance/Literacy in Motion” will be led by Attack Theatre’s Hope Anthony, Michele de la Reza, and Allison Popieski.

Attack Theatre professional development workshops provide educators of all disciplines a unique opportunity to explore kinesthetic learning strategies and incorporate them into their teaching practice. This content-rich workshop investigates two activities that demonstrate how educators can bring movement into the classroom and connect it to the curriculum.

Make a Dance is a creative movement activity that introduces dance and movement sequencing in an accessible format that is unique to each group of learners. Without relying on traditional dance vocabulary, this activity is a strategy for students and teachers to generate original dance movements inspired by a variety of prompts.

Literacy in Motion utilizes dance and kinesthetic modalities as a learning and engagement strategy for English Language Arts concepts. These fun, game-like structures can be utilized to review or introduce literacy concepts.