Cake Baking & The Creative Process
Recipes for Imagination! A Resource for Educators
About the Book
Cake Baking and the Creative Process Too is the second edition of a fun and quick, creative resource for teachers. In this second edition, author Judi Hofmeister includes more in-depth information for planning lessons and curricular units using her cake baking analogy of the Creative Process. Hofmeister keeps the innovative classroom exercises (or what she calls "Recipes of Imagination") for dance, theatre, and vocal music that were in her first edition, then she further expands and includes new cultural ideas for the arts integrated classroom. Any of Hofmeister’s exercises or ideas can be used as stand-alone, quick classroom tasks, or they could also be blended together to create entire curricular units. Better yet, the information that Hofmeister shares could be the foundation for large, collaborative, creative projects across content areas. Each section of this book encourages teachers and students alike, to think outside of the box, or "dance on the other side of the barre". Get your copy today and begin your creative planning towards arts integrated learning!
About the Author
Judi Hofmeister was hired at Douglas County High School in Castle Rock, Colorado in 1993 after leaving a ten-year professional performing-arts career. For twenty years Miss Hofmeister taught theatre, dance, vocal music, and sat as chair of the performing-arts department. In 2000, Judi was selected as the only Colorado public-school dance teacher to help develop and pilot the International Baccalaureate (IB) dance program. Her work on the IB Dance curriculum required multiple trips abroad to Cardiff, Wales and The Hague, Netherlands to collaborate with curriculum specialists and dance teachers from various countries. For fifteen years her IB Dance program was the only one of its kind in the state of Colorado. Judi was awarded Dance Educator for 2009 by the Colorado Dance Alliance (CDA), and is the past president and a founding member of the Colorado Dance Education Organization (CoDEO). She currently is the Dance/Drama and Theatre Arts Consultant for the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) where she facilitates the development of standards, and curriculum for dance and theatre teachers throughout the state. Judi attended Loretto Heights College, the University of Denver, and Regis University. Judi is available for large or small group professional development seminars or workshops, arts integration consultation, or development of performing arts standards, curriculum and assessments. Please visit Judi at: www.h2ohproductions.com