Educators Invited to Free After-School Integrated Arts Workshop Nov. 19
FRANCONIA — Join the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire on Tuesday, November 19, for a free Integrated Arts workshop with Professor Trish Lindberg, coordinator of Integrated Arts programs at Plymouth State University. Prior to the workshop, participating educators, administrators, parents and community arts supporters are invited to come meet Jamie Feinberg, the new Program Manager of the Arts Alliance. Both events will be in the library of the Lafayette Regional School in Franconia. The meet-and-greet begins at 3 p.m. and the workshop at 4 p.m.
At the 3 p.m. informal networking gathering, refreshments will be served and participants will have an opportunity to meet Jamie and to talk about Arts Alliance programs for the upcoming year. “I’m looking forward to meeting educators from around our region who are interested in arts education and cultural programming. It will be a great opportunity to hear about their ideas and needs and to share information about our offerings,” Feinberg said.
At 4 p.m. Trish Lindberg will offer a fun participatory workshop that allows interested teachers at all grade levels to experience first-hand the joy and value of arts integration and its power to engage students, strengthen the curriculum, and address the Common Core. Lindberg will also provide information about graduate opportunities in Integrated Arts and CAGS in Arts, Leadership and Learning. A discount to the January 24th Integrated Arts Conference at Plymouth State will be available to school teams who attend the workshop together. Lindberg, professor of education and coordinator of the MED in integrated arts program at PSU, is co-founder and artistic director of the award-winning Educational Theatre Collaborative (ETC), and founder and artistic director of the Kearsarge Arts Theatre (KAT), which celebrated its final season last summer after 30 years. In 2003, she co-founded Theatre Integrating Guidance, Education, and Responsibility (TIGER), a professional theatre company that has performed for more than 320,000 children throughout New England with its original musical productions on social issues faced by children. She has won many awards for her theater work, her teaching and her dedication to arts education among them were the Governor’s Award and the Moss Hart Trophy; the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education named Lindberg the New Hampshire Professor of the Year in 2004. She has directed more than 100 productions for family audiences, including many original works as well as touring performances in Ireland, England, South Africa, Lithuania, and New Zealand.