Monday, April 27, 2015

Upcoming professional development workshops around the state

Perpich Outreach is offering workshops in partnership with several organizations in this summer. The Perpich regional center in Elk River also is offering workshops. It all adds up to lots of of opportunities in the next few weeks!

Arts Camp for Educators and Teaching Artists
Arts Camp for Educators and Teaching Artists will offer workshops in June in cooperation with Paramount Visual Arts Center, Central Minnesota Arts Board and Elk River School District. The Children’s Theatre Company’s Building Bridges program will present an interactive workshop June 8-9 at Elk River Senior High School, 900 School St. NW, Elk River. And on June 10-12, “The Art of the Written Word: Telling Your Story with Images, Theater, Movement and Writing”  will be offered at Paramount Visual arts Center (June 10-11) and St. John’s University, 2850 Abbey Rd., Collegeville (June 12).  Email Räna Nestrud, Perpich regional center coordinator, for more information.
Funding for Artists and Social Media for Artists
Two workshops co-sponsored by the Elk River regional center remain in a series presented by Springboard for the Arts and sponsored by the Central Minnesota Arts Board with which Perpich collaborates. “Funding for Artists” will be will be offered at Elk River Arts Alliance, 609 Main St., Elk River, 4-6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 21. “Social Media for Artists” will be at 4-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 18. The sessions are free but attendees much register for each by emailing. More information here.
Native Studies Summer Workshop
Perpich Outreach, in cooperation with St. Cloud State University, will offer the Native Studies Summer Workshop for Educators June 15-19 at Prairie Island Indian Community, Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch. The workshop can be taken for undergraduate or graduate credit or for CEUs. It is designed to increase the knowledge, sensitivity and awareness of Minnesota educators on the histories, cultures and languages of the federally recognized tribes and bands in Minnesota. The goal is to increase teacher effectiveness in working with American Indian students and teaching American Indian content to all students. Early registration by May 29 is $495, afterward $525. Registration and more information here
“Reading the Landscape: Illuminating the Significance of Place” summer institutes 
Perpich and ArtStart will present “Reading the Landscape: Illuminating the Significance of Place” summer institutes for K-12 teachers and artists at Fort Snelling State Park in St. Paul June 23-25.The workshop is a hands-on, standards-based professional development opportunity integrating visual and media arts, poetry and environmental science. Instructors are Dakota, Lakota and Anishinaabe artists and scholars as well as Perpich instructors who will provide approaches to integrate subject matter across disciplines using arts and science standards. CEUs are available through Perpich. Graduate credits are through Bemidji State University. Cost is $75 and registration deadline is June 15. For more information, email Carol Sirrine or call 651-698-2787.



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