July 6-10, 8:30-4:30, with Wendy Oellers and Carol Young-Podmore
Knowing your students involves more than just a set of standardized test scores. Learn how an arts rich, community-based classroom can facilitate authentic cycles of assessment and instruction and help each child develop a sense community, place and self-worth.
K-12 teachers and administrators will learn how arts integration can differentiate your teaching and reach all students. Participants will experience dynamic hand-on workshops presented by New England artists and develop a toolbox of activities to take back to their classrooms. Through workshops and discussions, participants will explore how the languages of visual art, drama, movement, music, and creative writing can inspire students and open doors to understanding. The workshops will also involve activities that celebrate and explore the environment and cultivate a sense of place. Final projects allow individuals or teams to create projects that will be immediately applicable to their learning environment. The nationally recognized Integrated Instructional model will be profiled as a successful model for differentiated instruction. Join us in this celebration of teaching and learning!!!!