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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 ūüôā

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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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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.

Save The Date! April 21st SATURDAY SESSION!

21 Feb

Saturday, April 21st Teaching Out Of The Box will be hosting another SATURDAY SESSION at the Hunterdon Learning Center. Details will be coming soon. Subscribe here to receive updates on this upcoming professional development program!

Upcycled Mini-Books: Literacy & Art

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‚Äôll 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 ‚ÄúGreatest Hits‚ÄĚ. ¬†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.

Together, We Lit A Fire!

1 Aug

So, I have to tell you that in all the weeks and months that led up to our first, annual Teaching Out Of The Box Summer Educators Institute, I had that well known line from The Field of Dreams running through my mind: Build it and they will come.

We built it and you came! ¬†It exceeded our expectations. ¬†It made us so happy, so inspired, so full of hope for the real possibilities we feel still exist for education. ¬†But, we couldn’t have done it without you! ¬†Thank you to everyone who was a part of our two day experience. ¬†The creative energy was really flowing at the Hunterdon Learning Center, a setting I know everyone will agree was simply beautiful. ¬†Together, I think we were able to really grab a hold of the true spirit of learning and I know that our own spirits were energized in the process. ¬†We couldn’t have had better participants or presenters and have already begun planning our next event.

Super thanks go to Brod, Carla and Kimberly for being the best trio of presenters any conference could ask for. ¬†I hope that every teacher you meet realizes what a treat it would be to have any of you in their schools. ¬†Also, thank you to Johanna, Katie and Erin for being great go-fer women and all around helpful humans. ¬†Thanks to Claire for running an awesome book shop and giving a generous educator’s discount and much gratitude to new friends Kate Spann and Ed Pagliarini for their photography skills. ¬†And, last but not least, thank you to Toby, Hope, Susan and Steve from the Hunterdon Learning Center for allowing us to invade your beautiful and inspiring space and for supporting our project–we look forward to collaborating with you again.

For anyone who is curious about what we did in these two days, I have posted a complete description of this fun and learning filled event at my 52 Mondays Blog.

This blog will be the place to find out what’s on our calendar and how you can be a part of it. ¬†Check back often or, better yet, become a subscriber to get all our updates!

Be sure to visit the TOOTB Flickr Site to see pictures from the Institute.  To our Dear Participants, add your pictures to the Teaching Out Of The Box Group on Flickr and get your feedback to us in return for your PD Certificate and supplemental handouts.

Much Love,

Dar and Deb

Fresh News! Kimberly Is Coming!

29 Jun

A number of you have been emailing to ask if you can still register for the Institute… yes! ¬†But, please get your registration in now, as we are tweaking the schedule and making the final counts for lunch and supplies.

 

AND! ¬†We are thrilled to tell you that Kimberly Carmody, from Urban River Arts in Brooklyn, is coming to the Summer Educator’s Institute! ¬†Kimberly is an inspiring woman and a gifted educator who has worked in a number of creative capacities throughout the mid-Atlantic region. ¬†I met her recently when I took her class on Sequence Painting.

Kimberly will be teaching us the method and philosophy of Sequence Painting, as well as introducing us to her Urban Mandala Project.  We think that she rounds off this group of presenters in the most wonderful way!

We still have scholarship money and a few spots available…

14 Jun

Yes our deadline has come and gone but lucky you… we will be accepting registrations until we are full. We still have some spots. Send us an email and see if we still have room for you!