The Arts Integration Committee at Seven Oaks has accomplished a lot this year. This is what we have done so far:
- Created an AI interactive bulletin board for teachers.
- Created and implemented a survey to find out about our teachers’ comfort levels with AI.
- Created an Action Research Data Checklist so we could start to gather data on AI strategies and their impact on student academic success.
- Created an AI cart of materials for teachers to sign out and borrow.
- Delivered PDs on arts integration strategies.
Really excited about what we’re doing with Arts Integration at Seven Oaks Elementary School. We have an interactive bulletin board in the works, the beginning of an AI cart for teachers school-wide, Elements of Visual Arts and Elements of Music posters for all of the teachers, and we’ve sent out a survey to find out more about how we may help teachers.
Steps to using PBL, by educationcloset:
- Teacher provides entry event.
- Students take on project, assign roles.
- Students gather background knowledge needed for projects.
- Teachers and students work collaboratively to develop criteria for evaluating projects.
- Students design, create and prepare projects for presentation.
- Students present the project.
- Students reflect on the process and evaluate projects.
Well, I’ve taken a leap of faith by taking on a new position: Triple E Arts & Humanities teacher at Seven Oaks Elementary School in Odenton, MD. Triple E stands for “Enhancing Elementary Excellence.” I am in training currently so that I can learn more about this project/inquiry-based approach to learning, using the 4 basic art forms of visual arts, drama, dance, and music.
I learned about http://www.theinspiredclassroom.com today through Susan Riley’s educationcloset online STEAM conference. Love the “Dancing through STEAM,” which describes how movements embody STEM concepts.