Society for the Performing Arts is dedicated to providing educators throughout the greater Houston area with the tools to infuse the arts into their classrooms. SPA offers the following programs for educators: SPA Educator Sessions Our educator sessions provide local teachers, administrators, and parents with opportunities to learn how to make classrooms more engaging and productive by implementing an arts curriculum. Arts teachers, as well as teachers of non-arts subjects, will acquire new resources and techniques to integrate into their school practice. Words on the Move! This school-based program is a powerful way for the arts to move students in the classroom. In partnership with Writers in the Schools and Ad Deum Dance Company, SPA takes writers and choreographers to school campuses once a week, for three to six weeks, to help students learn to express themselves through movement and improve their creative writing skills in drama, poetry, and fictional writing, the foci of Texas's new STAAR assessment. Through these student workshops, educators also gain insight into how to utilize both verbal and non-verbal communicationto enhance student creativity. Dance-o-logy With the help of teaching artists from Houston's Ad Deum Dance Company, SPA offers teachers school-based performance presentations for their students. Teachers can take advantage of a program customized to their students' needs: (1) Lecture/Demonstration, (2) Performance/Q&A, (3) Dance Master Class. Better yet, teachers can surprise students with ALL three sessions! Students and teachers will get to look "inside the movement".
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