Artists as Educators 2-Day Workshop
August 5th & 6th, 2016
Join Arts Every Day in collaboration with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for a 2-day workshop geared towards artists and teaching artists interested in working in schools and after-school settings with young people.
Workshop will be held at The Motor House, 120 W North Avenue, Baltimore, MD
Registration fee: $40 (includes breakfast and lunch on both days)
August 5th from 8:30AM - 5:00 PM
Laying the Foundation: Defining Arts Integration
This Seminar examines a comprehensive definition for arts integration, principles for how students learn, and how the philosophy and practice of arts integration is supported by current theories about learning. Leave with a shared definition and practice of how to incorporate your art form with school day and other curriculum.
August 6th from 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Anatomy of a Lesson: Designing Instruction
This session examines the impact of lesson design on teaching effectiveness and student learning. Participants identify the components of effective lessons, see them reflected in a lesson template, and apply their new understandings to plans for their own teaching. Through participation in an example lesson, lively discussions, activities and presentations, participants examine the steps of their own instruction to plan ways to better facilitate student learning. A binder full of valuable resource materials, which documents and extends the Seminar content, is provided.
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided both days. On August 5th, meals will be combined with Baltimore City Schools teachers providing an opportunity to meet teachers to develop potential partnerships.
Attendance all day for both sessions is required.
About Melanie Rick
Melanie is a course leader and instructional arts coach for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Art’s Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) program in Washington, D.C. She also served as the CETA program consultant for five years, working with teaching artists to develop and evaluate workshops presented at the Kennedy Center.
Melanie holds a MA in Literacy Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech and BA in Elementary and Special Education from Clemson University. She has twenty years of experience integrating the arts with general education, special education and English Language Learners. She has been a classroom teacher in 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 7th grades as well as an arts integration specialist in a Title I arts magnet school.
About Arts Every Day
Arts Every Day is proud to be a driving force in building and sustaining a Baltimore City that values public education through creativity, art, and culture. Arts Every Day strengthens learning by making arts education and cultural experiences an integral part of classroom instruction for all students in Baltimore City Public Schools. Serving as a catalyst for creative learning, Arts Every Day builds and sustains longterm partnerships with schools, artists, and cultural institutions while working to connect and empower teachers as leader within their school communities.