About This Program
Songs About Books: My Fantastic Brain!
My Fantastic Brain! is a five-day embedded professional development (PD) residency designed to empower teachers to use the arts in classrooms through live lessons about the amazing functions of the human brain! Students will learn to love, appreciate, and care for their brains through music elements and the book My Fantastic Elastic Brain by JoAnn Deak, all while the teacher is learning what it looks like when you integrate the arts in a literacy lesson! By the end, students will be able to perform a song about their brain, and teachers will be equipped to continually utilize arts-based strategies in their classrooms!
Typically, residencies range from $2,500 and up, but we can use your available budget and ‘work backwards’ to create a cost-effective residency for your school. We may be able to assist you in securing grant and funding opportunities.
Residencies are tailored to your needs but usually include:
- A kick-off assembly (performing arts only)
- A required orientation meeting and planning session
- A set of workshops for classes of up to 25 students each
- A student culminating or sharing event
- An evaluation meeting