Teaching Artist Professional Development Online Series presented by OrKidstra
As Teaching Artists, we are constantly flexing our creativity muscles to adapt and change our craft to reach our students in these current and challenging times. To help you grow your practice, OrKidstra presents the Teaching Artist Professional Development Online Series, a FREE monthly workshop series where special guests from across Canada’s El Sistema inspired programs will share their expertise, passion and tools for engaging students in this new digital format.
Hosted by OrKidstra, these free, 90-minute training sessions on the third Tuesday of every month will be an opportunity for music educators from all backgrounds to come together and grow the excellence of their craft while continuing to empower kids through music. More workshop topics and presenters coming soon – stay tuned!
Upcoming Online Workshops:
- Tuesday, June 16, 2020 via Zoom (more details coming soon!)
- Save the date: third Tuesday of every month!
Tuesday, May 19 from 1:30 – 3 PM (EDT) via Zoom. Whose Line Is It Anyway? a Teaching Artist Online Workshop presented by OrKidstra
Presenters for Whose Line Is It Anyway? a Teaching Artist Professional Development Online Workshop presented by OrKidstra on May 19, 2020
Kathryn Patricia Cobbler, loop pedal violist, composer and OrKidstra viola Teaching Artist (bio available here)
Margaret Maria Tobolowska, composer, cellist, OrKidstra Co-Founder and guest conductor (bio available here)
Rebecca Russell, Development and Communications Officer, OrKidstra, mezzo-soprano and theatre performer/creator, Artistic Associate with 9th Hour Theatre Company (bio available here)
About the Workshop: During the workshop, Whose Line Is It Anyway? we will be exploring verbal and non-verbal communication and connection in the online space. With varying WiFi bandwidths, and the potential of computer glitches, what we communicate and how, holds even more importance. Through our time together, we will be unpacking the concept of engagement; looking at our teaching skills through the crafts of acting and videography – including emotional, vocal and spatial awareness as well lighting, sound and framing. We will explore Multiple Intelligence modalities to help reach students of different learning styles, and unpacking reflection tools and the art of asking good questions to help our students to become “their own best teacher.”
Please note: All participants will receive a recorded video copy of this workshop following the event. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or would like more information. Zoom is free to use and can be downloaded here.