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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

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!

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’re Out Of The Box!

4 Feb

That’s right, we’re out of the box and we want you to be, too!  Out Of The Box is an educational “on the road” program by us!  We’re two, creative educators, Deb Barends and Dar Hosta. Together, we show classroom teachers, through presentations, collaborative projects, outdoor nature inspired activities, and hands-on workshops, how they can make and maintain creativity in their classrooms and still attend to the required curriculum standards.

We have lots of fun things planned for the future, including weekend “Out Of The Box Institutes” where you will be energized, inspired and filled with new ideas that you can take right back to your classroom and implement!  We’re excited about making learning fun again and we hope you will join us.  Sign up to receive notices from us by clicking the button on the sidebar, “I Wanna Be Out Of The Box!”

To learn more about these dynamic in-service sessions and how you can schedule a session at your school or in your district, contact Dar Hosta at darhosta@mac.com and Deb Barends at 4debb@comcast.net.

We can’t wait to hear from you!