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“TOP NOTCH!!! We need more presenters like this who are teachers that know the curriculum connection. I’ve attended for three years and this is the best workshop I have seen to date.”

Conference Partipant
Maryland Artist Teacher Institute

“I cannot wait to utilize all he presented! Daniel is extremely well planned and has a detailed program. He is fantastic!”

Workshop Participant
Kennedy Center's CETA Professional Development for Teachers Series

Shadow Puppet Workshop

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Shadow Puppet Workshop professional development program
Shadow Puppet Workshop professional development program
Shadow Puppet Workshop professional development program
As one of 43 national Kennedy Center Workshop Leaders, Daniel leads Professional Development teacher workshops around the country.

Shadow puppetry, with its bold shapes, vivid colors, and dramatic movement, is a highly engaging art form that naturally lends itself to the Arts Integration approach to teaching and learning.

Daniel's trainings for teachers include Common Core curricular connections, and are participatory, hands-on, and directly adaptable to the classroom.

Workshops include a healthy balance of both theory and practice, and teachers receive detailed instructional packets upon completion, ensuring that they will have the resources to immediately start using shadow puppetry teaching strategies within their classrooms.

In addition to the workshops offered below, Daniel can tailor a workshop to meet an institution’s specific needs.

SHADOW JOURNEYS: EXPLORING HISTORY THROUGH SHADOW PUPPETRY*

For Teachers of Grades 4-12
Instruction Time: 3 hours or 6 hours
Maximum number of workshop participants: 32

In this workshop, participants first learn about shadow puppetry as an art form, including performance and puppet-making techniques. They then learn about frameworks to explore historical time periods and historical events. Finally, they combine art form and content area by learning to facilitate the creation of hands-on shadow puppetry presentations that bring history to life behind the shadow screen.

*This workshop was designed and presented regularly at the Kennedy Center.


SHADOW STORIES: EXPLORING STORY ELEMENTS THROUGH SHADOW PUPPETRY

For Teachers of Grades 2-6
Instruction Time: 3 hours or 6 hours
Maximum number of workshop participants: 32

In this workshop, participants first learn about shadow puppetry as an art form, including performance and puppet-making techniques. They then explore story elements by creating original stories from a “Story Challenge Game.” Finally, they combine art form and content area by learning to facilitate the creation of hands-on shadow puppetry presentations that bring these original stories to life behind the shadow screen.


SHADOW PLAY: EXPLORING SHADOW PUPPETRY IN THE EARLY YEARS

For Teachers of Grades PreK-2
Instruction Time: 3 hours or 6 hours
Maximum number of workshop participants: 32

In this workshop, participants first learn about shadow puppetry as an art form, including performance and puppet-making techniques. They then discuss the reasons why shadow puppetry is such an effective teaching strategy within early childhood learning environments. Finally, they combine art form and content area by learning to facilitate hands-on shadow puppetry experiences that explore content across the curriculum.


SHADOW SCIENCE: EXPLORING THE SCIENCES THROUGH SHADOW PUPPETRY

For Teachers of Grades PreK-12
Instruction Time: 3 hours or 6 hours
Maximum number of workshop participants: 32

In this workshop, participants first learn about shadow puppetry as an art form, including performance and puppet-making techniques. They then brainstorm curricular areas that lend themselves to investigation through shadow puppetry. Finally, they combine art form and science curricula by learning to facilitate hands-on shadow puppetry experiences that explore specific scientific content areas.


SHADOW MATH: EXPLORING MATHEMATICS THROUGH SHADOW PUPPETRY

For Teachers of Grades PreK-12
Instruction Time: 3 hours or 6 hours
Maximum number of workshop participants: 32

In this workshop, participants first learn about shadow puppetry as an art form, including performance and puppet-making techniques. They then brainstorm curricular areas that lend themselves to investigation through shadow puppetry. Finally, they combine art form and mathematics curricula by learning to facilitate hands-on shadow puppetry experiences that explore specific mathematical content areas.


DANIEL BARASH ALSO OFFERS THE FOLLOWING SERVICES** FOR:

STUDENTS

  • Performances/Exhibits/Lecture-Demonstrations
  • Workshops
  • Residencies

TEACHERS

  • In-Depth Courses
  • Demonstration Teaching
  • Coaching in the Classroom

PARENTS

  • PTA/PTO Presentations/Speeches
  • Workshops for Parents
  • Workshops for Parents with their Children

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS

  • Speeches
  • Workshops

**Not all services have been designed or presented by the Kennedy Center.

2012-2014 KENNEDY CENTER TEACHING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Peoria, AR
  • Washington, DC
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Santa Clarita, CA
  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • Orlando, FL
  • Boise, ID
  • Springfield, IL
  • Lafayette, LA
  • Cleveland, MS
  • Greenville, MS
  • Meridian, MS
  • Newark, NJ
  • Springfield, OH
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Memphis, TN
  • Orange, TX
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Puyallup, WA

 

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