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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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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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Character development and anti-bullying student-produced public service announcements (PSAs) based on their own experiences.

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Internationally renowned in the puppetry field, and an award-winning performer, Hobey Ford is known for his excellence in puppetry performance and craft as well as his skill as a master storyteller. He designs and constructs all of his Golden Rod Puppets as well as the beautiful sets that surround them, and he performs his original works all over the world. His performances incorporate a variety of puppetry styles: Bunraku, rod marionettes, Foamies and shadow puppetry.

Hobey has received the highest awards for his brilliant and priceless contributions to the world of puppetry: two-time winner of puppetry’s highest honor, the UNIMA Citation of Excellence, recipient of three Jim Hensen Foundation grants and The Hermitage Fellowship.

He tours a number of family and student performances as well as conducts community, student and teacher workshops. Mr. Ford tours one performance per tour.

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Music, Multicultural, Percussion, Japan, Asia, Dance

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Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention

Featured Experiences

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An educational and entertaining lecture delivered by America’s premier man of letters, Edgar Allan Poe, on the eve of his mysterious death.

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STEAM! Science, technology, engineering, art, and math explored through the award-winning books by Alexandra Siy.

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Several themes are reflected in my programs: give credit where it’s due; appreciate the past as the work of the lives of real people; things we take for granted were not always so; there is always another side to the story

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A BOOK follows the stages of creating an illustrated book. SOMETHING FISHY is an illustrator’s mystery.

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Creative Writing and Creative Reading

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Nonverbal communication: Mime,dance, music character,theater.Themes include reading and perseverance for success and overcoming obstacles in life.

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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.

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Playful Engineers Maker Space Build-Along: Chain Reactions!

Hands-on Building, Engineering Process, Trial & Error, Force & Motion, Scale, Cause & Effect. Available as a one-time session, or as a series, with each session focusing on different techniques and principles – Hands-on, virtual, steam-powered tinkering workshops led by teaching artist/engineer Jay Mankita. Play-based learning for all ages and abilities.

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