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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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KEYNOTES, 
MASTER CLASSES

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CONSULTING

BIO

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VIRTUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

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Virtual professional development conferences for educators and performers taking their arts programs online. 

ARTS-INTEGRATED WORKSHOPS -

JOHN'S VIRTUAL PICKS

Virtual professional development workshops linking Music, Science, Literacy and Visual Arts, chosen specifically for applicability to the online presentation

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Overview with John Bertles.

Bertles receives Visionary Leadership Award from Bennington College President Isabel Roche

John Bertles Professional Development Offerings Master List

 

Single Facilitator Workshops (3 or 6 hour)

Transforming Through Performing - Professional Development for Performers for Youth

The Teaching Craft

  • Backwards Design - An introduction to a planning model that integrates student art creation, curriculum design and assessment into a unified package

  • Arts Entrepreneurship - Demystifying and getting comfortable with the business of the arts - for Artists, Teaching Artists, and Arts Educators

  • You’re Doing it Already - How to identify the curricular standards that are hidden in your arts curriculum - for Arts Educators

  • Creating Arts-based Assessments - Exploring strategies for assessing arts activities through curriculum, content, and creativity

  • The Lead Teaching Artist: Observer, Evaluator, Mentor - A how-to for creating, nurturing and expanding on a vital staff position for arts institutions with teaching artists

 

Two-Facilitator Workshops (3 or 6 hour)

Workshops and Events for Orchestras and Musical Institutions

  • Orchestrash! - Workshops/Performances with Professional and/or Student Orchestras, featuring unusual composing activities, found-object instruments, and audience participation

  • Creating and Notating with Student-built Instruments - A combination of the “Instrument-Building” and “Inventive Notation” workshops, created especially for orchestras and other musical institutions

Master Classes

 

Keynotes

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WITH JOHN BERTLES

John Bertles is an educator, composer and instrument-builder. He has worked in arts education since 1988 as a teaching artist, administrator, professional developer and consultant. He is a facilitator for The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts National Touring Workshops for Teachers. He is also the founder and co-director of Bash the Trash Environmental Arts LLC, an educational performance ensemble with groups in New York City, Boston, Detroit and Los Angeles, reaching 60,000 students yearly. In 2019 Bertles received the Elizabeth Coleman Visionary Leadership Award, was nominated for a Grammy and a Drama Desk Award for his work on "Once on This Island”. He a five-time winner of the ASCAP Childrens' Song-writing Award, and board member emeritus of the NYC Arts-in-Education Roundtable.