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Workshops and Clock Hours for Professional Teaching Certificate Renewal Classes

We offer a selection of workshops and Clock Hours for Professional Teaching Certificate Renewal classes for teachers, librarians, parents, and students of all ages. Below is a list of classes and workshops that we have held. Make sure to scroll down to view a partial list of additional classes and workshops that we have held. We can customize workshops and clock hour classes for professional teaching certificate renewal classes based on your group's specific needs. Contact us at Raisykinder Publishing to arrange a workshop. Also, to inquire how you may qualify for a free workshop or author visit.

Course Title: Page to Stage: Integrating Literature, Art, Theater,
Music, and Dance/Creative Movement

Clock Hours: 10 Clock Hours for Professional Teaching Certificate Renewal

Cost: $210.00 (Price includes: books and all materials/supplies for class. For those requiring clock hours there will be an additional $25-30 fee)

Suggested Grade Levels: Suitable for teachers and librarians of Kindergarten through 5th grade.

Class Dates & Times: To be announced


Where: Bellingham, Washington

Class size limited: 20 students


Rosanna I. Porter is a former elementary school teacher and award-winning author of the Tofu Ling Book Series and The Chronicles of Princess Naughty Book Series, The S.O.S. Boys Mystery Book Series, and the newspaper series, Compass Rosie. In addition, Rosanna has written grades 4 through 12 Social Studies books and programs for Rand McNally. Rosanna is a frequent speaker in schools, districts, universities, libraries, parent organizations, and is known for her series of acclaimed children's books.

Dr. Gaye L. Green was Chair of the Art Department and Professor of Art Education at Western Washington University. Dr. Green is a former elementary art specialist and teacher. She holds a B.A. in both Art and Psychology from C.S.U.S., a M.A. from Stanford University, and a Ph. D. in Art Education from the Pennsylvania State University. She is author/illustrator of the notable Hilarious Art Historical Anthology (H.A.H.A.) Children’s Book Series.

Course Description: Page to Stage is an instructional method that uses the four art forms: visual art, dance/creative movement, music, and theater to animate the plot and characters of a book in an interactive performance. The goal of this instructional approach is to enhance the literary experience of students by fostering their imagination through the senses. In turn, this experience offers teachers the opportunity to practice integrating the arts with literature and to design an interactive performance. The presentations also demonstrate that integration is a rich and meaningful approach to teaching and a pedagogical tool that can be utilized in all subject areas by addressing concepts, themes, subject matter, and issues.

The interactive workshop will use the methods of Page to Stage to provide teachers with the instructional strategies and practical application to create, develop, and implement their own performances in the classroom. The workshop will show teachers how to put on both large and small theater performances with minimal prep and cost. It expands the concepts of Reader's Theater into the four arts. Teachers will collaboratively apply the theory of bringing text to life and create a powerful interpretation of a story in an easy effective way. Upon completion of the workshop, teachers will have all the necessary tools to apply it in their own classrooms.

Due to the high demand of this workshop and limited class size, it is recommended that you register as soon as possible.

Additional Workshops

Invite an Author or Illustrator to School or Group Meeting
Using Literature to Enhance and Enrich Cross-Curricular Activities
Using Literature and Art to Teach Multicultural Education and Diversity
Developing Creative Writing in Children
Evaluating Children's Writing
Fun Ways to Share Literature with Children
Integrating Art and Creative Writing in the Classroom
Using Creative Art in Book Illustrations
Exploring Art Experiences that Enhance Educational and
Developmental Growth
Art Experiences for Special Needs Children
Art Experiences for Pre-school Children
Developing Skills in the Emerging Reader

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