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Contact Name Dr. Kim D. Harris “Sista Idya”
Phone 954-889-4197
Email idyart50@gmail.com
Website www.sista-idya.com
Services Available Student Workshop, Teacher Workshop, Performance, Series/Residency

 

Description of Services

Habari Gana with the Kwanzaa Mama:
Kwanzaa is a reaffirming holiday, celebrated on December 26th to January 1st, for seven days, in seven different ways. Participants will get acquainted with the Swahili language by way of stories, chants, music, songs, as well as call and response. This workshop features the Kwanzaa Mama, who will drum you a story or two about the First Harvest. Participate in the table set up and learn the true meaning of the seven principles of Kwanzaa. You will be enlightened as you gain awareness about the candle lighting ceremony. Everyone will have fun as they make some beautiful zawadi’s (gifts) with the Kwanzaa Mama. The participants will complete their artifacts over the course of three sessions and will receive instruction on the variety of design options available. An added must for your next Kwanzaa event. Can be modified for teacher workshop or professional development days.

Participants will:

  • Gain awareness about how Kwanzaa began, the principles (Nguzo Saba), and much more
  • Identify specific iconic phrases, symbols, and images of Kwanzaa
  • Learn about gele, dashiki, kufi, and how to authentically dress in African attire (photo session optional)
  • Develop critical thinking skills as they engage in activities, games, and contests with prizes
  • Create a craft for each principle (Optional - Pick 2, or 2 day Residency, etc.) Umoja/Unity mat, Kujichagulia/Kinara, Ujima/Classroom Collage, Ujamaa/Bank on It, Nia/Purpose Puzzle, Kuumba/Kwanzaa Mobile, Imani/Sankofa Bird
  • Gain enhanced awareness of indigenous instruments (jam session)
  • Experience limbo, songs and other creative movement
  • Collaboratively create sounds in a culminating group jam session

Teaching artist will:
  • Give instruction, history, and insight about Kwanzaa, Ron Maulana Karenga, etc.
  • Model all activities and provide a visual sample for all art activities, call and response, and audience participation
  • Utilize participants to demonstrate all activities, songs, and creative movements
  • Plan you next Kwanzaa Event - Let us help you organize for your 1, 2, or 3 day event that cultivates and celebrates of an authentic sense of Kwanzaa
  • Cultivate an enriching learning environment that encourages collaboration
My services are designed to ignite learning from a student-centric approach. Research shows that youths are fully engaged holistically, when teaching and learning is energetic, empowering and encouraging. I provide opportunities for the development of decision making skills, self-efficacy, self-regulation and ethical leadership. Participants will gain the capabilities to access and critically evaluate information while communicating effectively about the arts and technology. I advocate for a new era of student-centric teaching and learning that is imbued with visual arts, music, creative movement, theatre and technology.

The methods that I use are grounded in concepts that stem from Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences. These methods employ customized art related teaching and learning for one child at a time. The format is a triptych that consists of humor, discovery, and art.

Delivery of performance, participation, motivation, enthusiasm and inquisitiveness are indicators of the participants’ progress. Teachers and students together answer short surveys based on these performance attributes. These surveys are collected and monitored with a Likert style scale, which in turn measures the impact on themes like cross-cultural relationships, self-efficacy, identity, and social transformation.

I assess participants through the survey, observation, and by examining the participants’ works of art. The survey allows me to ask direct questions about the themes of the workshop. Observation during the workshop reveals nuances that the survey may obscure.

Grade Level:

Pre-K–12th

Number of Participants:

Unlimited

Duration:

1 day workshop at 3 hours per session
3 day workshop at 1.5 hours per session
5 day workshop at 1.5 hours per session
2 HOUR workshop

Audience/Environment:

Juvenile Justice, Shelter-based, Public Housing, At-Risk, Community-based, Afterschool, Seniors, School-based, Summer, Teacher Professional Development

Standards:

LA.A.1.1, LA.A.2.1, LA.B.1.1, LA.B.2.1, LA.C.1.1, LA.C.2.1, LA.C.3.1, LA.D.1.1, LA.D.2.1, LA.E.1.1, LA.E.2.1, , All social studies standards, FL.A.1.1, FL.A.2.1, FL.A.3.1, FL.B.1.1, FL.C.1.1, FL.C.2.1, FL.D.1.1, FL.D.2.1, DA.A.1.1, DA.A.2.1, DA.B.1.1, DA.C.1.1, DA.D.1.1, DA.E.1.1, DA.E.2.1, MU.A.1.1, MU.A.2.1, MU.A.3.1, MU.B.1.1, MU.B.2.1, MU.C.1.1, MU.D.1.1, MU.D.2.1, MU.E.1.1, MU.E.2.1, TH.A.1.1, TH.A.2.1, TH.A.3.1, TH.B.1.1, TH.C.1.1, TH.D.1.1, TH.E.1.1, TH.A.1.2, TH.A.2.2, TH.A.3.2, TH.B.1.2, TH.C.1.2, TH.D.1.2, TH.E.1.2, All visual arts standards, PE.A.1.1, PE.A.2.1, PE.A.3.1, PE.B.1.1, PE.B.2.1, PE.C.1.1, PE.C.2.1

Fees:

1 day workshop - $180
3 day workshop - $ 250
5 day workshop – call for pricing
2 HOUR workshop - $150
(limited supplies for 30), $3 for each additional student

Disciplines:

Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Theatre

Contact: Phone:  954-889-4197
Email:  idyart50@gmail.com




Black History is Not a Mystery:
Black History is Not a Mystery is a fun filled interactive workshop that is loaded with education and entertainment. Come reacquaint yourself with spiritual songs, chants, and stories of the black experience in an ambiance about each one teaching one. We will create a rhythmic vibration to celebrate the many contributions of black people. Celebrate the efforts of the great historian and scholar Carter G. Woodson. The participants will also engage in a black history make-n-take art project, and so much more. Can be modified for teacher workshop or professional development days.

Participants will:

  • Identify concepts about Carter G. Woodson, the creator of Black History Month and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leader
  • Gain awareness about social justice and human rights issues
  • Experience the sound of jazz with John Coltrane and others
  • Create a group collage
  • Join the 21st Century Social Justice Challenge

Teaching artist will:
  • Motivate students with stories, crafts, and trivia questions
  • Inspire the students to reclaim a positive sense of Black History
  • Guide participants through all proceedings of the program
  • Give the guidelines for the 21st Century Social Justice Challenge
  • Cultivate an enriching learning environment that encourages collaboration
My services are designed to ignite learning from a student-centric approach. Research shows that youths are fully engaged holistically, when teaching and learning is energetic, empowering and encouraging. I provide opportunities for the development of decision making skills, self-efficacy, self-regulation and ethical leadership. Participants will gain the capabilities to access and critically evaluate information while communicating effectively about the arts and technology. I advocate for a new era of student-centric teaching and learning that is imbued with visual arts, music, creative movement, theatre, and technology.

The methods that I use are grounded in concepts that stem from Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences. These methods employ customized art related teaching and learning for one child at a time. The format is a triptych that consists of humor, discovery, and art.

Delivery of performance, participation, motivation, enthusiasm and inquisitiveness are indicators of the participants’ progress. Teachers and students together answer short surveys based on these performance attributes. These surveys are collected and monitored with a Likert style scale that in turn measures the impact on themes like cross-cultural relationships, self-efficacy, identity, and social transformation.

I assess participants through the survey, observation, and by examining the participants’ works of art. The survey allows me to ask direct questions about the themes of the workshop. Observation during the workshop reveals nuances that the survey may obscure.

Grade Level:

Pre-K–12th

Number of Participants:

Unlimited

Duration:

1 day workshop at 3 hours per session
3 day workshop at 1.5 hours per session
5 day workshop at 1.5 hours per session
1.5 HOUR workshop

Audience/Environment:

Juvenile Justice, Shelter-based, Public Housing, At-Risk, Community-based, Afterschool, Seniors, School-based, Summer, Teacher Professional Development

Standards:

LA.A.1.1, LA.A.2.1, LA.B.1.1, LA.B.2.1, LA.C.1.1, LA.C.2.1, LA.C.3.1, LA.D.1.1, LA.D.2.1, LA.E.1.1, LA.E.2.1, , All social studies standards, FL.A.1.1, FL.A.2.1, FL.A.3.1, FL.B.1.1, FL.C.1.1, FL.C.2.1, FL.D.1.1, FL.D.2.1, DA.A.1.1, DA.A.2.1, DA.B.1.1, DA.C.1.1, DA.D.1.1, DA.E.1.1, DA.E.2.1, MU.A.1.1, MU.A.2.1, MU.A.3.1, MU.B.1.1, MU.B.2.1, MU.C.1.1, MU.D.1.1, MU.D.2.1, MU.E.1.1, MU.E.2.1, TH.A.1.1, TH.A.2.1, TH.A.3.1, TH.B.1.1, TH.C.1.1, TH.D.1.1, TH.E.1.1, TH.A.1.2, TH.A.2.2, TH.A.3.2, TH.B.1.2, TH.C.1.2, TH.D.1.2, TH.E.1.2, All visual arts standards, PE.A.1.1, PE.A.2.1, PE.A.3.1, PE.B.1.1, PE.B.2.1, PE.C.1.1, PE.C.2.1

Fees:

1 day workshop - $180
3 day workshop - $ 250
5 day workshop – call for pricing
1.5 HOUR workshop - $150
(limited supplies for 30), $3 for each additional student

Disciplines:

Dance, Music, Visual Arts, Theatre

Contact: Phone:  954-889-4197
Email:  idyart50@gmail.com




Juneteenth:
Juneteenth is the African American Emancipation Day, which has spread across the United States and beyond. It commemorates African American freedom and highlights education and achievement. A vibrant enactment of the two and a half years (after-the-fact) day of reckoning in regards to the ending of slavery will be dramatically depicted. Old spirituals, sweet potatoes, and an ambiance of freedom are shared by all. Can be modified for teacher workshop or professional development days.

Participants will:

  • Learn about the history and meaning of Juneteenth
  • Gain awareness about the importance of sweet potatoes

Teaching artist will:
  • Give insight into the history of Juneteenth
  • Impart a sense of freedom and what it means to have a voice
  • Utilize participants in demonstrating all activities, songs and creative movements
  • Cultivate an enriching learning environment that encourages collaboration
My services are designed to ignite learning from a student-centric approach. Research shows that youths are fully engaged holistically, when teaching and learning is energetic, empowering and encouraging. I provide opportunities for the development of decision making skills, self-efficacy, self-regulation and ethical leadership. Participants will gain the capabilities to access and critically evaluate information while communicating effectively about the arts and technology. I advocate for a new era of student-centric teaching and learning that is imbued with visual arts, music, creative movement, theatre, and technology.

The methods that I use are grounded in concepts that stem from Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences. These methods employ customized art related teaching and learning for one child at a time. The format is a triptych that consists of humor, discovery, and art.

Delivery of performance, participation, motivation, enthusiasm and inquisitiveness are indicators of the participants’ progress. Teachers and students together answer short surveys based on these performance attributes. These surveys are collected and monitored with a Likert style scale that in turn measures the impact on themes like cross-cultural relationships, self-efficacy, identity, and social transformation.

I assess participants through the survey and observation. The survey allows me to ask direct questions about the themes of the workshop. Observation during the workshop reveals nuances that the survey may obscure.

Grade Level:

N/A

Number of Participants:

Unlimited

Duration:

1.5 hour performance

Audience/Environment:

Juvenile Justice, Shelter-based, Public Housing, At-Risk, Community-based, Afterschool, Seniors, School-based, Summer

Standards:

LA.A.1.1, LA.A.2.1, LA.B.1.1, LA.B.2.1, LA.C.1.1, LA.C.2.1, LA.C.3.1, LA.D.1.1, LA.D.2.1, LA.E.1.1, LA.E.2.1, , All social studies standards, TH.A.1.1, TH.A.2.1, TH.A.3.1, TH.B.1.1, TH.C.1.1, TH.D.1.1, TH.E.1.1

Fees:

$150 flat fee

Disciplines:

Theatre

Contact: Phone:  954-889-4197
Email:  idyart50@gmail.com

 

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