In April 2019, in continuation of a statewide training being conducted by Lifetime Arts, Education Director, Annie Montgomery, and teaching artist, Julie Kline, traveled to northern Wisconsin to deliver two full-day professional development workshops on Creative Aging programming for public librarians working in suburban and rural libraries. These training sessions were sponsored by the Winnefox Library System, and were funded in part through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), which was administered by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
In July 2019, Aroha Philanthropies and the Minnesota State Arts Board offered the third in a series of Creative Aging trainings for teaching artists working in all arts disciplines. The event, held at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, was designed to equip teaching artists with the skills to design and teach successful, skill-based, socially-engaging arts education workshops for older adults. Aroha and Lifetime Arts recruited a diverse team of teaching artists for this, the largest teacher training that the two organizations have partnered to design and deliver.
Elana Fishbein is an improv instructor, consultant, and performer based in New York City. She has designed curriculum and facilitated improv workshops for corporations, non-profits, and educational institutions all over the United States and beyond. Elana’s targeted, experiential sessions have helped thousands of students expand their ability to communicate, collaborate, empathize, and lead through radical respect and elevation each other’s ideas.
Elana designed two different online workshops designed to aid teaching artists as they move their teaching practices online. These workshops aim to empower teachers with a variety of tools to design and implement an online curriculum. Synchronous and asynchronous options are available, and tuition is set up as a sliding scale: $0-50.
Note: Even if the live version of each of these webinars has elapsed, anyone interested will be able to register and access the recordings.
This is fee-based.