“Very powerful … a framework for
transformative teaching and learning”

—Providence Supervisor of Advanced Academics, Earnest Cox

FirstWorks’ Teacher Professional Development Initiative aims to create systemic change in Providence and Central Falls school districts through accredited workshops in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Education.

A Black man playing a violin awash in red light

BOX OFFICE: DBR PD

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP: Hope and Healing Social Inequities, with DBR

with composer Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR)

Join Dr. Roumain in a discussion about how he turned blind rage at the killing of George Floyd into a collaborative masterwork that highlights how people of color navigate the world on a daily basis and deal with unimaginable loss
FREE TO EDUCATORS – REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Man playing a violin with a boy also playing the violin

PD Highlights DBR

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS

In April 2020, FirstWorks hosted a live Professional Development Workshop via Zoom with composer, violinist, educator, and activist Dr. Daniel Bernard Roumain for 40 local K-12 educators and artists titled “Teaching Tolerance with Music.” DBR was joined by esteemed artist-educators Liz Lerman and Michael Rohd.

BOX OFFICE: Mixashawn PD

PAST WORKSHOP: History Explored Through Music

History Explored Through Music with Lee Mixashawn Rozie

This teacher professional development online workshop focused on Indigenous, traditional, and contemporary music to teach history of world peoples and inspire creativity and natural expression.