!st Virtual Kennedy Center Teaching Artist Summer Institute a Big Success!

!st Virtual Kennedy Center Teaching Artist Summer Institute a Big Success!

Diane Franken News

The Davenport Iowa team just hosted our first Online Summer Institute presented by Kennedy Center Partnership/Teaching Artist Marcia Daft. We want to share that artsBASICS, Davenport Community Schools, and all attendees were thoroughly impressed by the institute that Marcia tailored to fit our online needs. Before launching the Institute, Marcia went out of her way to thoroughly test the activities with the artsBASICS board and staff to provide the highest quality of online training. Many attendees were participating in their first online professional development and felt highly engaged and confident going forward with their arts integrated lesson planning.

Here are some rave reviews from Institute participants: “Marcia Daft did a great job preparing the participants for top notch performance with a series of emails outlining instructions and directions.” “Marcia created a comfortable learning environment, one that allowed us the opportunity to take risks and play.” “Marcia was very nurturing in her ways of teaching and moved at a pace that worked well for everyone to complete the activities and discussions.” “Marcia Daft was very professional and SO helpful! She treated all with respect and was an excellent teacher for all to learn from. She knew the content so well and she also has a broad knowledge of the technology to help out when needed. I enjoyed her humor and lovely connection with us!”

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