Working with Water: From STEM to STEAM
ENCHANTED CIRCLE THEATER &
HITCHCOCK CENTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT present:
Working with Water:
From STEM to STEAM:
A Science and Arts Integration Program for Educators
Saturdays, October 4th & 18th, 2014 9am – 3pm
Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center
100 Bigelow Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
Join us for an engaging, rigorous, and fun professional development program designed to inspire you and your students about working with water on your school grounds.
Learn to engage your students in science inquiry through field investigation, creative literacy, and arts integration methods. Get Inspired! Enliven Your Curriculum!
Participants will learn how to:
- Enhance their students’ creative and critical thinking skills through arts integrated teaching methods that bring science curriculum to life.
- Incorporate site-based field investigations on their school grounds.
- Create arts and science integrated lesson plans tailored to their classroom and aligned with Next Generation Science Standards.
- Be a part of a creative learning community.
- 12 PDPs available.
- Activities are applicable to students of all ages.
- Participants receive classroom-ready handouts.
- $100 tuition includes lunch.
Facilitated by Priscilla Kane Hellweg, Executive Artistic Director of Enchanted Circle Theater, Ted Watt, Environmental Educator/Naturalist at the Hitchcock Center for the Environment, and Carol Berner, Smith College Department of Education and Child Study, and Regional Coordinator of River of Words, an international environmental literacy program.
For information or to register, contact:
Enchanted Circle Theater
Terre Parker, Special Projects Coordinator
Registration Deadline September 15th, 2014
“Learning in the arts not only impacts how young people learn to think, but also how they feel and behave…Involvement with the arts should be a basic part of their learning experiences…Enchanted Circle Theater brings high quality arts education experiences to students [and] trains classroom teachers to use the arts in their day-to-day teaching.” ~ Dr. Helen L. Gibson, Retired Director of Science, Technology, Health and Physical Education for the Holyoke Public Schools
” Thank you for your unflagging concentration on using arts to experience history. Your leadership has brought innovative, significant integration of the arts into the lives of thousands of children. ECT workshops have inspired many teachers to develop classroom experiences that, in turn, inspire our students.”
~ Teacher, Erving, MA