Arts Integration Workshops 2017/18
- Saturday, September 16, 2017
Found Subject Poems & Found Object Boxes: How Poetry and Art Can Play with the Curriculum
- Saturday, November 18, 2017
Telling Folktales through Shadow Puppetry with Hobey Ford
Something changes when the arts are an everyday part of learning. No culture — from West Africa to India to Brazil – is foreign once you’ve learned to sing and play its music. You’ll never forget high and low-pressure weather systems after you’ve danced them. When you build shadow puppets and perform scripts you’ve written, mythology becomes real. And once you’ve made your way through Ellis Island in the year 1901, history is no longer something you just read about in books — it’s the subject of your own poetry.
We designed the Arts Integration Institute to make this kind of learning possible in every classroom. Each year we give elementary school educators a hands-on opportunity to work with extraordinary teaching artists who understand how classrooms really work. Teachers learn how to think creatively, collaborate and invigorate their classrooms. They also gain:
A full week to explore the arts as students.
Inspiration for innovative teaching.
Time and space to plan collaboratively.
Practical lesson plans they can use immediately in the classroom.
The ability to integrate arts standards across the curriculum.
Support throughout the year through feedback, refresher workshops, and an online resource custom-designed for Arts Integration Institute participants.
Who Should Attend: Wake County elementary classroom, music, dance, drama and visual art teachers.
Since it began in 2006, 481 teachers from 91 schools have participated in the Arts Integration Institute.
Read Institute Director (and Piedmont Laureate) Mimi Herman's blog post about the Institute.
For more information, contact Ragen Carlile, firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-839-1498 x209.