Joyfully jump into June with..
Early Arts Learning
Professional Development Workshops for
Early Childhood Educators and Teaching Artists
Arts integration unlocks joyful, active learning for our youngest keiki. Singing, dancing, role-playing, and storytelling help children develop foundational skills in math, science, and literacy.
Hawai`i Wolf Trap, a Hawai`i Arts Alliance program, is happy to invite educators and teaching artists’ participation in four workshops that will provide hands-on ways to incorporate the arts into daily teaching practices.
These virtual workshops are scheduled on June 2-5, 2021, 9-10:30 am HST. Presented by four exceptional Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artists, participants will learn arts techniques to achieve goals in specific areas, such as literacy and language development, science, math, problem-solving, and more.
Cost: Registration Fee for each workshop is $30.00. Enrollment is limited to 30 participants per workshop. There is a special registration fee of $100 when a participant registers for all four workshops. This special fee is available until Friday May 28.
Registration fees are nonrefundable.
Credits & Certificates of Participation
Hawai`i Arts Alliance is partnering with Hawai`i Association of Independent Schools [HAIS] to provide a certificate for
1.5 DHS credit hours upon completion of each workshop.
Hawai`i Wolf Trap/Hawai`i Arts Alliance will also provide a Certificate of Participation upon completion of each workshop.
Workshop Descriptions & Schedule
Enrollment is limited to 30 participants per workshop.
YAY! Please register me in all (4) four workshops
for the special fee of $100.
June 2, Wednesday
9-10:30 am HST
MATH IN MOTION: Using Creative Movement to Explore Math Fundamentals! (Pre-K, K) ▲Early STEM/Arts
Movement is one of the first ways children express themselves and explore their environments. Creative movement and dance provide unique opportunities for young children to develop and explore early math skills and concepts such as number sense, classification, geometry, measurement and mathematical reasoning. Participants will explore how kinesthetic experiences can enhance math, language and social-emotional learning.
Goal: To expand participants’ use of dance and movement experiences to explore math fundamentals and concepts in virtual, hybrid, and in-person learning environments.
June 3, Thursday
9-10:30 am HST
LOOKING FOR MUSICAL CLUES: Uncovering the Hidden Music in Favorite Stories (Pre-K, K)
Uncover the hidden music in favorite stories! During this workshop, participants will identify arts strategies for adapting a book text to include musical elements and practice simple techniques for using rhythm and melody to engage young children in storytelling. Participants will create a child-led musical experience based on favorite fairy tales.
Goal: To provide participants with arts techniques and strategies for virtual, in-person, and hybrid learning environments to facilitate interactive musical storytelling, reinforce literacy skills, and foster development in key learning domains in early childhood.
June 4, Friday
9-10:30 am HST
FINDING DRAMA EVERYWHERE: Bringing Nonfiction to Life
Every nonfiction topic is an exciting story waiting to happen. Children are gathering research every day through books, media, and sensory observations. Telling and acting out stories encourages teamwork, fosters creative thinking, reinforces vocabulary, and helps children make connections in their learning. Engage in drama games that connect the concepts of character, setting, activity, and plot to virtually any curriculum topic. Investigate techniques for using children’s prior knowledge to create nonfiction-inspired stories and bring them to life through movement and drama.
Goal: To assist participants in developing strategies in virtual, hybrid, and in-person environments to meaningfully engage children in nonfiction topics through movement and storytelling.
June 5, Saturday
9-10:30 am HST
OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR: Exploring the Arts in Nature
(Pre-K, K) ▲Early STEM/Arts
Explore earth, life, and physical sciences through drama, music, and puppetry. Discover how the arts can enhance children’s understanding of weather and seasonal changes, and the natural world outside your door.
Goal: To expand participants’ science curriculum while discovering new strategies for virtual, hybrid, and in-person learning environments,