Keynotes and Workshops

Lori is a member of the ArtStarts roster and is available to create special residencies at your school.  Funding applications are available and funding deadlines occur twice a year, in the fall and in the spring.

Workshops for both teachers and classrooms can be created and tailored to the needs and requests of individual schools.  All are hands on and interactive.  These are but a few in Lori’s repertoire.  Keynotes address the success of arts integrated education and offer many active strategies to improve literacy scores in classrooms.

Gr. 5-High School:  Interpreting text through “Pinwheel Poetry”.  Students use a familiar text as a basis for creating a type of choral poetry that explores character and point of view and allows participants to connect deeply with the plot while writing stunning, original pieces of their own.

K-High School:  Using Drama to Connect and Create Story.  This type of workshop involves creating ‘a space on the floor’ and using improvisation for students to create their own original stories or to further connect with familiar ones by extending characters, settings and plot scenarios.  All activities modelled are intended as springboards for writing original work as well as to be repeatable experiences for teachers to use in their practices.

Gr. 3-High School.  Poetry in Motion:  Students will learn about rhythm, rhyme, repetition and musicality to create their own poetic pieces.

K-High School.  Stories in Sand:  Using Drawing as a Tool for Creating Plot.  In groups, students will create their own Draw and Tell stories.

Gr. 1-High School.  Playbuilding:  Creating Retellings.  Students will write and act their own retelling of a myth.







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