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This site indexes hundreds of curriculum-enhancing experiences available to educators served by Capital Region BOCES, Champlain Valley BOCES, Greater Southern Tier BOCES, Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery BOCES, Questar III BOCES, Sullivan BOCES, and Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES.

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Ben Franklin leads you through key events in history. We still believe in the power of the arts to educate. What better way to learn history than from someone who lived it?


This interactive magic show uses theatrical techniques to explore issues of fire safety.


Glass Harp Music is an educational performance focusing on the glass harp instrument.


In addition to the wonderful reading themes, these shows engage students with important positive messages including self-esteem, anti-bullying, safety, basic visualization & goal setting techniques for improved results, along with most customized themes. A particular book theme can be incorporated into the reading program, otherwise I use standard classics for grades attending. Likewise, “Take PRIDE!” Character education show is customized for grades attending.

Remember, students learn much more effectively through visual presentations, such as these. They really relate to the presentations’ fun, participatory format, thus ensuring the positive, educational messages are absorbed.


Multi-media storytelling. Cultural exploration, diversity, cultural exchange, character education, growth mindset, geography.


Bulllying, Cyberbullying and Suicide Prevention


Once upon a time, we taught children through the oral tradition. Now studies prove children who actively listen to stories, expand their imaginations, becoming better thinkers, readers, and writers. Storytelling, especially by a master of the art, provides an ideal way to educate children. Tell me your story. I’ll tailor tales for your school.

Featured Experiences


Band clinics and workshops; Adjudication assistance; Motivational talks; In-service positive teaching


Annie & the Hedonists is an acoustic quartet comprised of Annie Rosen (lead vocalist), Jonny Rosen (guitar and vocals), Peter Davis (piano, clarinet, tenor guitar, and vocals), and Don Young (bass and vocals). The band does a variety of styles including vintage jazz and blues, folk, gospel, country, protest songs, and acoustic Americana. The band offers a variety of programs for school children including: 1) Roots of Blues and Jazz, 2) Hootenanny Sing-a-Long, 3) Songs of Social Justice, 4) Residency.


Arts, Music, Dance. Character Ed, Anti-Bullying, Leadership. Health/Fitness. Science/STEM/STEAM, Technology, Engineering, Physics. 3Rs, Reading, Writing/Poetry, Math. Arts & Drama, Theatre, Media Arts, Visual Arts. Literature. Workshops/Residencies.


This talk has a strong anti Bullying message as well as sharing the struggles growing up as a second language child not learning to read until the 4th grade. Life changing message for all that hear this talk.

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Environmental; community; conflict resolution; self-esteem; sea; Jewish; multicultural; diversity; seasons; Degas; Russia; Asia; curriculum-specific


STEM, STEAM, Science, Aviation, A full-size hot air balloon comes right to your school! Wow!

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Personal finance and the importance of math in everyday life.


Math & Movement uses multi-sensory learning approaches to teach students valuable skills to succeed in their school’s math and reading curricula. Math & Movement recognizes that students learn through different styles which is why our exercises include teaching with visual, auditory, and kinesthetic elements aligned with most state standards.

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When we give our children the chance to experience and connect with the arts, we are developing creative thinkers, imaginative problem solvers, empathetic human beings, and the artists and audiences of the future.

When we give our children the chance to experience and connect with the arts, we are developing creative thinkers, imaginative problem solvers, empathetic human beings, and the artists and audiences of the future.

New Artists

FoodPlay Presents: ToBe Fit, The Juggling Nutrition Magician Show

FoodPlay shows have reached over five million school children across the country to rave reviews, received 10 national awards plus an EMMY, and demonstrate evidence-based results showing dramatic improvements in children’s eating and physical activity habits. We look forward to coming to your schools and communities to use the power of live theater to turn kids on to healthy habits…in a spirit of fun and celebration!