Paintings and animals
Core Values, Bullying, and Character Education
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.
Band clinics and workshops; Adjudication assistance; Motivational talks; In-service positive teaching
Linda Peck – “Moving Mindfully through Mask, Science, Storytelling and Mime,” “Moving with the Monkeys; Mindfulness Tai Chi and Chinese Brushpainting”
1. Moving Mindfully ; Mask, Science , Storytelling, and Mime
2. Tai Chi Mindfulness and Chinese Brushpainting
Character Education and basketball tricks.
The Rensselaer STEM Ambassadors are an assembly of highly motivated undergraduate students focused on inspiring a younger audience to explore the role of science and engineering in society.
Rensselaer STEM Ambassadors focus specifically on basic and applied scientific & engineering topics that expand on materials being taught in 6 -12 grade schools.
Select Rensselaer undergraduate students in the School of Engineering and the School of Science, called STEM Ambassadors, have undergone extensive communications training to create captivating presentations and real life hands-on activities that focus on the exciting aspects of science, technology, engineering and math. Our visits demonstrate that being a scientist is not just sitting alone in a lab all day, but actually something that requires creativity and passion and engineers are problem solvers with the knowledge and creativity to improve our happiness, safety and health in this world.
Students learn how to create a graphic novel beginning with a six page comic. It doesn’t matter if they can draw. Stick figures are an expressive way for the reluctant artist to begin. Participants are encouraged to bring their sketchbooks and characters they may already be working on. They will learn about The Creative Process, how to write a Character Study, focus on the beginning, middle, end and twist of a story, and Create Layouts.
If the program is an assembly, Barbara talks though the program with on-screen illustrations of the process. The school is to provide a computer, projector and screen.
Catch a New Skill
Antibullying, Black History, STEAM and more!
In the past, student groups have enjoyed our productions of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, THE JUNGLE BOOK, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, THE WIZARD OF OZ, OF MICE AND MEN, CHARLOTTE’S WEB, and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD among others. We hope that your school will take this opportunity to develop your student’s appreciation for the arts.
To create for each class, five, seven-foot “We Are One” figures (Mr. and Ms. Globehead) painted with original designs created by student teams and classes to promote tolerance and human understanding, creativity and teamwork, self-esteem and pride in one’s community and country.