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Program
Category
Description
Fee
Tolliver, Lisa Telling Community Stories: Oral History and Cultural Documentation History,
Multicultural- Other,
Other
TELLING COMMUNITY STORIES: ORAL HISTORY AND CULTURAL DOCUMENTATION teaches participants to capture oral histories and community stories using the tools and techniques of cultural documentation. Modules - which may be selected and customized according to school budgets, schedules and available equipment - include: Defining the topic and identifying interview subjects (e.g., Veterans History Projects, Local Heroes and Heroines, Community Histories, and Family Histories), Conducting field interviews, Field interview documentation and release forms, Audio-recording field interviews (analog or digital audio recorders are required), Researching subjects online and in the library, Photographing subjects (digital or analog cameras are required; cameras may be disposable), Videotaping subjects - Part I (analog or digital camcorders are required), Videotaping subjects - Part II (analog or digital camcorders are required), Archiving and sharing oral histories online (computers with Internet access are required), Preparing and practicing to share oral histories in class and in assembly programs, FOR ADULTS: Train the trainer sessions. CATEGORIES: Literature, Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Professional Development. NYS STANDARDS: I, II, III, and IV.
$3001+
Feurstein, Michael DON'T WAIT® to UnMake A Bully Life Skills- Other,
Media- Video,
Other
On Day 1 we meet and discuss topics like bullying, character, integrity, cyber safety, kindness, upstanding citizenry and the like. Then we learn how to make a movie in a crash course. Day 2 the students write their script in a guided exercise completely driven by their ideas. The successive days of the program sees the single group, or the three groups consecutively per day, producing their PSA or short movie and performing all the roles (directing, camera, doc camera, lighting and grip, set design/wardrobe and continuity, sound, slate, assistant directing and acting).
$1001- $3000
Zimmermann, Linda Ghost Investigator History,
Other
Based upon over 15 years of investigating haunted sites, this program explores some of my best cases. The program can be tailored on specific themes--historic, ghostly love stories, murder, regional, national, etc., or simply present the most recent cases from my "Ghost Investigator" series of books.
$201- $350
Cavanaugh, Deb Exploring American Folk History,
Music,
Other
Traditional American Folk songs and tunes tracing sections of American history with the use of a U.S. map. I will show the Old Chisolm Trail (The Lonesome Cowboy) and Oregon Trail (Sweet Betsy From Pike), the path of the Underground Railroad (Follow the Drinking Gourd), the Erie Canal and others. There will be opportunites for singing along and creative movement. Instruments will include mandolin, guitar, vocals and traditional American instruments mountain dulcimer, limberjack, and banjo. There will also be a crankie - a traditional American folk art form from the Appalachian Mountains. I will also explain the importance of folk music throughout history. This can be presented with a power point presentaion.
$201- $350
Tolliver, Lisa ACT Test Prep Life Skills- Other,
Other
Achieve ACT Success! Learn what's on the ACT, differences and similarities between the ACT and SAT, strategies for improving your scores, and tactics for increasing your speed and accuracy. Professor Lisa Tolliver (AB Harvard, MBA+post-grad Columbia, NYS DOE Teaching License) has helped hundreds of students master the ACT and improve their scores. She works with large groups, small groups, and individuals, including honors students, speakers of ESL (English as a Second Language), students who have autism, ADHD, and Asperger's Syndrome, and students who are re-taking the test.
$1001- $3000
Lagan, Constance Dating: A Spiritual (and Humorous) Approach Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other,
Other
No matter what your age, you know dating is a roller coaster ride of ups and downs. Thrills and spills present themselves in sometimes equal, and many times, unequal proportions. Unfortunately, many people decide to give up the ride rather than risk one more deep dive or perilous curve. The good news is that there is a way to enjoy every date, even the ones you consider “disasters.” Everyone hopes their next date will light up their life forever, or, minimally, for a month or two. But even when the wattage is insufficient or when the light shines brightly for only one person, dating is always an opportunity to grow spiritually  and to laugh. Motivational speaker Constance Hallinan Lagan encourages dating singles to look at each meeting as an adventure, a pathway to learning more about oneself and more about “what makes the world go round.”
$201- $350
Vinyard, Roland Folk Songs of New York State Music,
Other,
Performing Arts- Other
New York has a rich history of songs, some of which are unique to the State and to our area, and others were commonly sung throughout the US. On a variety of period instruments, The Bard Rocks will take you on musical tour of the State which focuses on the Mohawk Valley and the Adirondacks.
$101- $200
DeLuca, Michael Yello Dyno Parent Workshop Life Skills- Parenting,
Other
A dynamic, Powerpoint presentation which teaches parents/guardians how to indentify lures used by "tricky people", help their kids learn to trust their instincts, interpret invaluable data, and teach them internet safety and techniques.
$501- $1000
McGrath, Cathy “WHISTLING TEAKETTLE” SONGS from AMERICAN HISTORY History,
Music,
Other
Based on research done for music for the Genesee Country Village & Museum with Flint Hill Folk, Cathy McGrath presents a program of nineteenth century music in period costume, “Songs That Never Grow Old”, from the book of the same title, published in 1903, which states that it is a “collection of old-time songs that have long been tried and forever loved”. These songs are part of our collective past, yet still resonate today. The audience is encouraged to participate. An experienced folk music performer, Cathy uses a 1870’s guitar, limberjacks, antique flute, and rolled tin whistle in her historical programs which are tailored for specific age groups. Additional performers may be added.
$201- $350
Worden, Michael Ghost Detective Other
Michael is a police detective and seasoned ghost investigator with a unique, fresh and entertaining perspective on the paranormal. Michael touches upon some of the basics of what ghost hunting is, as well as delving into some of his most interesting - and sometimes terrifying - cases. A Powerpoint presentation is used to show great photographs and play audio recordings of what may just be ghosts. His work as a ghost investigator is written about in his book "Ghost Detective"
$201- $350
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