Karen O. Brown

Karen O. Brown provides workshops, residences and Professional Development workshops focusing on arts integration, STEM to STEAM and hands-on learning for all. Karen Brown's workshops are available all year. Karen has successfully presented bookmaking workshops in many schools during family nights, international nights, math nights, reading nights, etc. as well as for team building and socio-emotional learning exercises. Questions? Contact karenobrownarts@gmail.com.


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HANDMADE BOOKS FOR EVERYONE! 
Presented by: Karen O. Brown

Students, teachers and families learn hands-on bookmaking connected to your choice of classroom subjects. Book structures offered include the Cereal Box book, the Japanese Accordion fold, Maze books, the Iris Fold, the House Book, Pop-Ups and more! Students engage quickly as we explore new materials and techniques. This workshop reaches all types of learners and is excellent for lessons needing a fresh approach. The workshop or residency is individually designed for your classroom or team. Professional Development workshops for teachers in Bookmaking and other subjects are also offered.
Date/Time: TBD- at the convenience of the requesting educator.
Length of the Event: 45 minutes (Can be customized based on individual needs.)
Location: Interactive Virtual Workshop
Capacity per workshop: Up to 50 students (Classes may also be broken up based upon request.)
Discipline: Visual Arts; Hands-On/Lab; 
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts
Grades: Pre-K-12th (Grade levels can be targetted based on the educator's need.)
Cost: $350 per workshop

An Educator Orientation is required prior to every workshop so the workshop can be designed with the educator's priorities in mind. See a note on standards/ curricular connections below.

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A Note on Standards/ Curricular Connections: 

All content areas can be connected through this program. Karen chose English/Language Arts as just one of many curricular connections to discuss. However, she works with every teacher to design workshops according to what the educator wants to highlight.

Bookarts workshops have the flexibility to adapt to any classroom subject selected and as a result can connect and deepen learning standards pertaining to that subject. The following are two of many examples of a learning standard that can be strengthened through bookmaking.

Specific ELA Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.3
Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.

Research to Build and Present Knowledge:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.2.7
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).

Research to Build and Present Knowledge:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.7
Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.9
Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic."

 


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HANDMADE BOOKS FOR EVERY CLASSROOM! 
Presented by: Karen O. Brown

Students learn hands-on bookmaking connecting to your choice of classroom subjects. Book structures offered include the Cereal Box book, the Japanese Accordion fold, Maze books, the Iris Fold, the House Book, Pop-Ups and more! Students engage quickly as we explore new materials and techniques. This workshop reaches all types of learners and is excellent for lessons needing a fresh approach. The workshop or residency is individually designed for your classroom or team. Professional Development workshops for teachers in Bookmaking and other subjects are also offered.
Length of the Event: Half-day or Full-day workshops available
Discipline: Visual Arts
Curriculum Connections: Science, Math, History & Geography, Diversity, Foreign Language, Technology, Architecture/Urban Studies, Language Arts
Grades: PreK-12
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FULL STEM TO FULL STEAM AHEAD! (In-School Workshop)
Presented by: Karen O. Brown

Sharpen students engineering skills with engaging, hands-on learning! A variety of projects offered include: Galimotos: Toy trucks and cars made from recycled materials and they actually roll! Based on the children's book entitled “Galimoto." (1-5th grade) Matatu: Toy size Mini-vans from Kenya made from recycled materials-each depicting a theme. Based on the children’s book entitled “Matatu.” (PreK-3rd grade)
Length of the Event: Half-day or Full-day workshops available
Discipline: Visual Arts
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Architecture/Urban Studies, History & Geography, Diversity, Science
Grades: PreK-5
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