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“Dance Me a Story” with Teaching Artist Kimberli Boyd PK, K

  • Detroit PAL 1680 Michigan Avenue Detroit, MI, 48216 United States (map)

3-hour workshop Building Early Literacy Skills through Movement and Creative Dance Bring new life to your storytime as you learn to identify the movement potential in any book. This workshop shares simple strategies for creating chants that strengthen vocabulary and support speech production. Learn to lead imaginary journeys that engage learners in active listening that involves the whole body in building comprehension skills.   

Includes Certificate of Participation

2 Opportunities to join:

Feb. 15th or Feb. 16th

9:30am- 12:30am


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Kimberli Boyd is a Master Teaching Artist with Living Arts. She is a dancer, choreographer, teaching artist, and education consultant specializing in arts-integration. Kimberli is also a A National Workshop Presenter for the John F Kennedy Center Education Dept, WDC, and a Lead Teaching Artist for Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Curriculum in Motion. She delivers powerful and effective professional development workshops for educators nationally. In 2011, Kimberli graduated from the Midwest Brain and Learning Institute having achieved advance certification in Learning and the Brain with a special focus on learning through the arts. Kimberli is a certified yoga instructor (RYT 200), registered with the Yoga Alliance, and a member of the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association (KYTA). Kimberli specializes in making the practice of Hatha Yoga accessible to participants from beginner to advanced. Founder of "Spirit Filled Yoga" and director of the "Spirit Filled Yoga INSTITUTE" an 8 day wellness event convened annually in the Detroit Metropolitan area.  

Living Arts engages Detroit youth, teachers, and families in transformative experiences in the performing, visual, literary, and media arts. Through artist residencies in and out of schools across Detroit, we increase youth’s academic achievement, develop their artistic skills and leadership, and strengthen our schools and communities. By integrating the arts into learning, our residencies help support a child's path toward kindergarten readiness, promoting success in Detroit schools and communities. Detroit Wolf Trap, Living Arts' early learning through the arts program, engages children 0-6 in joyful, active learning though music, movement, drama, and puppetry. This program provides professional development to the teacher, strengthening confidence in using the arts for learning over time, and beyond the program. Detroit Wolf Trap also engages families in learning together, to continue active learning outside of the school environment.