Session 1: Math Detectives- Where’s the Math? Using Drama to Discover the Math Hidden in Books 

9:00 AM – 12:00PM
Presenter: Katherine Lyons

Is math a mystery to you? Do you find yourself clueless? Numbers and Number Sense, Geometry, Measurement, Graphing, Algebra; math is everywhere if you know how to find it! Let’s look at children’s literature. Discover the math already there, hidden in books you love. Old books and new books: We’ll learn to look at books differently, uncovering the natural math concepts embedded in the story experience.


Session 2: Cruising the Caribbean: Gateways and Beyond to teaching cultural experiences

1:00PM – 4:00PM
Presenter: Terlene Terry-Todd

Take a trip to the sunny West Indies, a journey full of songs, dances, and stories. Participants take an imaginary voyage to the seashore and a Caribbean marketplace while exploring props and costumes that bring songs and dances from the Caribbean to life. Whether used as part of a multicultural unit or to reinforce gross motor skills, counting, sequencing, expressive language, or social skills, the experiences presented in this workshop fit beautifully into the early childhood curriculum. This workshop provides participants with examples of strategies and techniques that can be adapted to explore other culture content, traditions, and customs.



Pd credit

Up to 6 hours,  Professional Development certificate available upon request.

This program is part of NJPAC’s Colton Institute for Training and Research in the Arts


Generous support provided by The Joan and Allen Bildner Family Fund, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., The Arts Education Endowment Fund in honor of Raymond C. Chambers, Jennifer A. Chalsty, Judy and Stewart Colton, Toby and Leon Cooperman, Mimi and Edwin Feliciano, The Izzo Family, Don Katz & Leslie Larson, McCrane Foundation, Inc., care of Margrit McCrane, The MCJ Amelior Foundation, Albert+ and Katharine Merck+, NJ Advance Media, David & Marian Rocker, The Sagner Companies/The Sagner Family Foundation and an anonymous donor