PAC, AASD offering new workshops to help Wisconsin educators weave arts into curriculum

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is partnering with the Appleton Area School District to offer arts-themed professional development workshops for Wisconsin educators through a new program, Classroom Connections.

The workshops are designed to help Wisconsin educators incorporate the arts into the classroom setting.

The PAC in downtown Appleton and the AASD created Classroom Connections after participating in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Partners in Education program. Together, they make up one of about 100 Partners in Education partnership teams across the country.

Classroom Connections workshops for educators this school year are scheduled as follows:

» “Character Interviews: A Dramatic Approach to Reading Comprehension,” 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 5; applicable to teaching grades three to eight. Fee: $20 for AASD staff members; $25 for Wisconsin educators.

» “The Drama of Science,” 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 15; applicable to teaching grades one to six. Fee: $20 for AASD staff members; $25 for Wisconsin educators.

» “Writing the Hero’s Journey: Building Writing Skills Through Storytelling and Oral Language,” 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 21; applicable to teaching grades four to eight. Fee: $20 for AASD staff members; $25 for Wisconsin educators.

Educators may register for the workshops online at www.foxcitiespac.com/educators. For more information about the Partners in Education program, visit www.kennedy-center.org/education/partners.

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