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Sneak Peek 2

3 Jun

Guest Artist Diana Trout

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Keeping with our guest theme of wearable art, Diana Trout returns to our Summer Creativity Retreat to teach us how to make wrap bracelets! Similar to the trendy and pricey Chan Luu bracelets, Diana will teach us how to make a single wrap bracelet.

Diana’s professional life is weighted equally between her twin passions for teaching and creating. Her stitched mixed media painting, watercolor and book arts have been exhibited nationally. Her artwork and articles have appeared in national magazines.

Trout’s book, Journal Spilling, Mixed Media Techniques for Free Expression is used by artists, art journalers and teachers. Diana teaches in person and online as well as maintaining an active blog and YouTube channel. You can find her at DianaTrout.Typepad.com

Registrations are coming in and you won’t want to miss this year’s Creativity Retreat! Register early so you aren’t disappointed. More information is available by checking out the Summer Retreat and Registration Form tabs in the main menu above.

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SAVE THE DATE!!

28 Jan

We are doing it AGAIN!!

Mark your calendars for Tuesday and Wednesday, August 12-13, for the FOURTH Annual Summer Creativity Institute!!!

To be held at Little Angels Preschool in Flemington, New Jersey,

Details and Guest Instructor announcements to Follow!!!

Creatively Yours,

Dar & Deb 🙂

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Project Sneak Peek!

7 May

Here’s a little sneak peek at some of the fun, creative and beautiful things we will be making together at this year’s Third Annual Summer Creativity Institute!

Don’t be disappointed…. REGISTER TODAY!!

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Register NOW for the 2013 Summer Creativity Institute!

3 Apr

We are excited to have finalized our plans for this year’s Summer Creativity Institute!

WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, August 7-8, 2013 at Little Angels Preschool in Flemington, NJ

We have exciting guest instructors, a special hotel rate for those of you coming in from out of state, and a brand new location in Flemington, NJ.

GET ALL THE DETAILS BY CLICKING THE “SUMMER INSTITUTE 2013” LINK ABOVE!

Questions? Email us at teachingoutofthebox@gmail.com

We can’t wait to see you all again!

The 2013 Summer Institute Plans are UNDERWAY!!

7 Mar

 

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You asked for it and we want to give it to you! Another fabulous two-day, hands-on learning experience for educators of all kinds is just about ready to be announced! Now is the time to tell us what you liked about the last two years and let us know what you’d like to see this year. We want to make this the best Summer Institute yet!

Stay tuned for 2013 dates and venues… we can’t wait to see you all again!

Yours In Creativity,

Dar & Deb

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The 2nd Annual Summer Institute for Teachers!

8 Apr

TEACHING OUT OF THE BOX   

     2ND ANNUAL SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS!

TWO Dynamic Days: August 7 & 8, 2012

 A Professional Development Experience With A Retreat Atmosphere!

             Join Dar and Deb and special guests:

                    

Author & Storyteller Gerald Fierst

Literacy Consultant Leah Mermelstein

Practical HANDS-ON workshops to promote literacy and applied arts on a shoestring budget that are easily integrated into any curriculum at any age level and meet  CCSS standards.


“What makes this conference DIFFERENT?”

  • Experience first-hand ideas that will add life and sparkle to standards-driven curriculum. We’ll show you how!

  • Practical lessons that differentiate individual needs and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills in fun and creative activities.

  • Revitalize yourself with enriching experiences that have an immediate impact in your daily classroom.


What our past participants have to say about their TOOTB Summer Institute experience:


“I am still reeling from my two days spent in the company of such creative minds.  I can’t thank you enough for allowing me to share in the experience of attending your workshop.  I came away totally energized and ready to “light the flame”.  The students of the teachers who attended your workshop are truly lucky children.  For me, personally, the timing was perfect.  I feel like  I spent two days in a spa for the mind, body and soul. “


“Just wanted to let you know again how much I enjoyed the workshop you presented these last two days.  There was so much talent in that room and I could feel the energy.  It really touched me on  many levels and I am looking forward to bringing back so many creative ideas to my classroom.  You both are an inspiration!”


“…thank you for the tremendous amount of planning and organization you did to make this an experience that was meaningful and memorable. Your efforts left me wishing the days were longer, and provided me with a notebook full of ideas, activities, projects, and brainpops that I can bring to my students from the first day of school!


Registration is limited. Register early and save!


Click here to register today!

Save the Date for our 2nd Annual Summer Institute for Teachers!

25 Mar

Last year’s retreat-like event was such a success, so of course we plan to do it again! We are busy making plans for our Summer Institute to be held on August 7 & 8th, 2012. Plans are to make this summer’s event bigger and even better! Subscribe today and be among the first to get all the details as soon as they are posted!

Register Today!

7 Mar

TEACHING OUT OF THE BOX

SATURDAY SESSION

We hope that you will join us for our newest dynamic, creative and FUN

hands-on workshop in one of the most beautiful settings in central New

Jersey, The Hunterdon Learning Center.

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April 21, 2012- Motivating Struggling Learners Made Easy:

     Are you looking for ways to help your students reach their learning potential? Put the latest in brain research to work for you and your students. Join Dar and Deb as they share a creative approach to reaching, teaching, and engaging struggling students. Enrichment and practical every day solutions to motivate your students using your standards-based curriculum. Participants will leave with ideas to add to all areas of the curriculum and samples to share with your students the very next day.

$140.00: By CHECK, CREDIT CARD or PayPal

Early Bird Special: Register by April 7th for just $125.00

Space Is Limited

9-2:00 Includes, coffee, lunch & snacks!

All participants will receive PD Certificates for FIVE HOURS of

professional development.

TOOTB Saturday Sessions Registration form

Questions? Drop us a line at teachingoutofthebox@gmail.com.

ANNOUNCING: Saturday Sessions Registration!

12 Oct

We are thrilled to announce the first three professional development workshops for our 2012 “Saturday Sessions” schedule.  We hope that you will join us for dynamic, creative and FUN hands-on workshops in one of the most beautiful settings in central New Jersey, The Hunterdon Learning Center.

SATURDAY SESSIONS, 9:00-3:00:

JANUARY 21, 2012 – UPCYCLED MINI-BOOKS: Get involved in a day of creating all sorts of mini books from recycled materials that can be easily found around the home and classroom. We’ll give you plenty of writing prompts and show you how to use these books across the curriculum to enhance your units of study.

FEBRUARY 4, 2012 – TEACHERS PLAYGROUND: Come spend a day with us and find the inner creativity you may have lost in 3rd grade. Loads of hands-on fun from our favorite “Greatest Hits”.  Resources and hands-on writing and creative projects that will bring your classroom to life.

FEBRUARY 25, 2012 – POETRY ROCKS, LYRICAL WRITING IN MOTION: Create your own poetry rock set, and discover ways to find poetry in every subject. Hands-on fun with lots of poetry writing activities that you will be able to take back and use the next day.

$140.00: By CHECK, CREDIT CARD or PayPal

Includes, coffee, lunch & snacks!

Three or more people registering together will receive $130.00 registration per person.

One person who signs up for two or more classes will receive $130.00 registration per session.

All participants will receive PD Certificates for SIX HOURS of professional development.

DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM BELOW

TOOTB Saturday Sessions Registration form

Questions?  We have answers!  Drop us a line at teachingoutofthebox@gmail.com.

Don’t Just Say It, Do It…Bring Creativity In

14 Sep

Our schools and classrooms need creativity.  It’s not optional.  We all know it.

This year, bring creativity into your district by hosting a new kind of professional development.  This year, bring in some inspiration from real teachers who understand your time constraints, know your limited resources and acknowledge the responsibility you have to curriculum standards.  Our fun, hands-on workshop programs include projects, lesson plans and resources that will allow you to implement  your new ideas as soon as you get back to your classroom.  Here are just a few of the unique sessions we have designed:

  • The Zen Classroom: Fostering Focus and Feeling Free
  • The Writing Classroom: Writing With Soul
  • Back To The Wild: Nature Journaling and Other Wild Things
  • Poetry Rocks: Lyrical Writing In Motion
We think there’s a way to remain creative at any age.  We look forward to hearing from you and can’t wait to share our ideas!