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Arts Integration Across the Common Core

2014-2015 Institute for Arts Integration (IAI)

Arts Integration Across The Common Core

Sundays, November 16, 2014, January 15, 2015 and March 15, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Held at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA  01002

Y2LC-smiling J-goodLearn arts integration techniques that engage students in content learning, and boost their creative and critical thinking skills!

This series of workshops, specifically designed to infuse arts integration practices into Common Core principles, emphasizes critical and creative thinking and innovative application in standards-based curricula development. Geared for K-5 educators as well as art and music teachers, IAI presents a rich palette of hands-on visual and performing arts experiences for educators, strengthening their capacity and confidence in replicating arts integration lessons back in the classroom. Up to 20 teachers will be accepted into the program series.

Participants will explore a wide range of arts activities and exercises, helping them learn to integrate the arts across Math, Social Studies, and English Language Arts. Workshops will begin with an introduction addressing the focus area of the day, followed by smaller, focused breakout sessions taking place in The Carle’s studio, galleries, and auditorium. Each workshop culminates with the entire group of participants convening for a final project-share, followed by group discussion on the necessary steps and strategies to apply IAI lesson ideas back in the classroom.

Facilitated by Priscilla Kane Hellweg, Executive Artistic Director of Enchanted Circle Theater, Diana MacKenzie, Studio Programs Educator at The Carle, and Courtney Waring, Director of Education at The Carle

Registration Fee ($140) includes:

  • 12 PDPs
  • Reusable handouts to support each activity
  • Lunch

Registration deadline: October 31, 2014.

This program was made possible through a grant from The Xeric Foundation.