Closing the Gap in STEM & Literacy with Arts Integration
for Educators & Parents of Students in Grades Pre-K-8
May 20, 2017 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Wilmington, NC, US
First of all I just want to say Thank You!!!!! I really enjoyed every session of the workshops. I loved the rhythm games that were introduced to us and plan on using them to help my pre-k students with rhyming words. I will also be using the movement piece to help them understand personal space. There was nothing that did not have value in it. I can and will use every part as often as I can. This year is almost over but watch out next year I am ready!!!! … I look forward to the next part of the series.
Sarah C Bailey, Mary Washington Howe Pre-K
This professional development session was offered FREE for all educators and parents in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, and Sampson counties. Designed collaboratively by the Cameron Art Museum and the Southeast Center for Arts Integration, it incorporates elements of both arts-integrated and hands-on learning experiences with Mathematics, Science, and Literacy.
We thank Duke Energy Foundation and the Joseph and Elsa Flowers Davies Fund for their generous support of this on-going initiative.
Traditional textbooks and verbal instruction in Mathematics, Science, and Literacy can fail to engage the portions of the brain that can truly comprehend and apply the concepts essential to deep understanding. These workshops build on strategies that foster deep understanding by engaging the whole brain and offering opportunities for both concrete and abstract experiences. They address multiple strands of the Common Core and NC Standards for Science, Literacy and Mathematics for grades Pre-K-8. Teaching artists who are masters at providing experiential, collaborative learning experiences to both teachers and students led the workshops.
Activities that engage our students and provide for hands-on activities always keep our students learning. Thank you for all your ideas. I am now looking at ways to try them in my room.
Miriam Salas, 2nd Grade Teacher
I have attended many teacher workshops as I have 12 years high school teaching experience and yours made me excited to get back into the classroom and try many of your ideas. Please keep in contact and let me know when you have your next workshop. I will be there.
CEU credit was approved by the 8 counties and the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education. We provided workshop descriptions and vitae of workshop facilitators. Participants received a Certificate of Completion.
The workshop took place at: Cameron Art Museum, 3201 South 17th St., Wilmington, NC