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Educator Workshop: Billy Jonas “Make Music From Anything”

APPlause! Series Online

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsWe're sorry, but this workshop is full and is no longer accepting registrations. Join us online "live" via Zoom with Billy Jonas for an exciting workshop where you will discover that everyone is a musician, and that music can be made “Anywhere, Anytime, with Anyone, and […]


Language & Literacy: Closing the Thirty Million Word Gap

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsIn this workshop, we explore 30 years of research that inextricably links language and literacy. We will discuss ways to increase a youngster’s aptitude in both. Using activities from finger games to beginning stories, we will look at ways of using familiar tales in the classroom […]

Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets: Telling Folktales with Shadow Puppets

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsWhen teaching children about different cultures we frequently turn to folktales. These stories can illuminate many facets of a people and their culture. Story activates our imagination, draws us in, and opens the doors of learning. Often we learn best that which we can hold in […]

Educator Workshop Series: Sing to Freedom: Music and Stories of the Underground Railroad

Virtual Event

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsMUSIC AND STORIES OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD In this live, in-person 90-minute workshop for educators, Reggie Harris will share his Kennedy Center Teaching Artist workshop, "Music and Stories of the Underground Railroad." This workshop will compliment Harris' virtual APPlause! Series performance, Music and the Underground Railroad, […]

Educator’s Series Workshop with Ellis Paul

Virtual Event

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsThis one-hour workshop for educators will explore using music and songwriting in the classroom. Ellis Paul is an award-winning singer-songwriter who has been a key figure in contemporary folk music for over 20 years, with more than 19 albums in his catalog. The first of his […]

Educator Workshop Series: Praise Poetry with Glenis Redmond

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsphoto credit: Will CrooksThis live, in-person workshop for educators, Glenis Redmond will teach her Kennedy Center Teaching Artist workshop on teaching students to write praise poems. Glenis gives easy-to-use activities and instructions on how to write Praise Poetry, an introductory poem form ideal for all ages. […]

Educator Workshop Series with Pierce Freelon (Virtual Event)

Virtual Event

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsGrammy-nominated children's musician, picture book author and educator Pierce Freelon reveals how he creates immersive worlds for children and families. Pierce gives educators a behind-the-scenes glimpse into his creative practice through engaging storytelling, tutorials, and interactive Q&A.  Certificate of Completion for one (1) contact hour to […]

Educator Workshop Series with Terrance Simien

Appalachian Theatre

About     Events    Registration     Educator Resources     FAQsTwo-time Grammy Award-winning Terrance Simien brings us an educator’s workshop that pairs with his in-person APPlause! Series concert Creole for Kidz and the History of Zydeco. Learn about the history of this fascinating and entertaining American roots music and listen as Terrance demos the instruments and […]