July 29, 2015 Inspired Classroom

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.

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July 24, 2015 WIKKI STIX

Wikki Stix now offers FREE lesson plans for teachers and educators.

http://www.wikkistix.com/lesson-plans/

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May 29, 2015 Humanities Standards

Found an interesting site that contains standards for dance, music, theater, visual arts, and interdisciplinary. It’s from the Idaho State Department of Education.

http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/content_standards/humanities.htm

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May 8, 2015 STEM Resources

http://www.howtosmile.org is a great site for STEM resources. Check it out!

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November 8, 2014 AACPS Arts Integration

Tim GregoryThere’s a great new resource for teachers who practice arts integration:  http://www.aacpsartsintegration.org. Check it out!

Attended an AI conference on November 8, 2014, sponsored by Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Here is Tim Gregory, an ethnomusicologist, giving us some background on thumb pianos from Africa http://timgregory.org/.

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October 23, 2014 Arts Integration Workshops

From Shelley S. Johnson (MSDE): These sound like exciting workshops from the Art Gallery of UMD.

See below and contact Katie Coogan for details.

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The Art Gallery at The University of Maryland has two upcoming teacher workshops. Email ksl@umd.edu to sign up today!

Learn to use SketchUp!

This workshop is geared towards teachers who want to learn the basics of SketchUp, a freeware program used to build virtual models. After learning the basics, teach your students how to curate and design their own art exhibition in a virtual model of The Art Gallery. Click here to view the corresponding lesson plan and materials.

When: Thursday, November 9th

Time: 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: The Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture, Room 4213 of the Art and Sociology Building at UMD.

Cost: FREE

Learn to use Augmented Reality Software!

Imagine your students holding their smart devices in front of a picture of Maya Angelou. In doing so, they are given the opportunity to hear Angelou recite a poem of your choice. You can do just that through Augmented Reality! This workshop will teach you how to engage your students in exciting ways through the use of Augmented Reality software.

When: Thursday, November 13th

Time: 5 to 7 p.m.

Where: The Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture, Room 4213 of the Art and Sociology Building at UMD.

Cost: FREE

For more information on these workshops click here.

Thank you,

Katie Coogan

Curator of Education and Outreach

The Art Gallery

University of Maryland

1201 Art-Sociology Building

College Park, MD 20742

  1. 301.405.1475

 

 

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October 18, 2014 Arts Integration and ELLs

This school year (2014-2015), I have the luxury of having my own room and working at one school. This enabled me to bring all of my ELL and arts integration materials into a dedicated space and really go to town weaving arts integration into the English Language Development Curriculum. I’ve also been able to use more ELL strategies on one of the walls, specifically by creating a unique word wall, based on critical vocabulary of the Common Core. In addition, I am weaving Artful Thinking routines into lessons, as well as djembes and puppetry. On October 7th, I had a Poems, Puppets, and Pizza! event at my school, and over 60 ESOL children and family members showed up. It was a wonderful way for families to have fun and for me to give parents important information.

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