Southeast NC Educators –
Happy Hour is on the Cameron Art Museum
Spend a fun and relaxing evening at CAM with free admission and view our exhibitions State of the Art/Art of the State and North Carolina Arts Council 2017 Fellowship Award Exhibition during an exclusive event for educators.
Our spring Educators Night will provide information and materials about tours, workshops, lesson plans, and other free resources for area educators. All educators and administrators – from Pre-K to College – welcome and encouraged to attend and explore fun ways to bring art into your classroom and spark creativity in your students.
Complimentary drink ticket for all registered participants.
Light bites provided by CAM Café
Live Music from 4:30 – 8:00 PM
Special Educators Tapas Menu available from 5 – 7 PM
5:00 PM – Welcome remarks by Director of Youth and Family Education
5:30 PM – Highlight Tour of North Carolina Arts Council 2017 Fellowship Award Exhibition
5:30 PM – Preview of free professional development workshop Closing the Gap in STEM, led by the Southeast Center for Arts Integration
6:00 PM – Highlight Tour of North Carolina Arts Council 2017 Fellowship Award Exhibition
6:00 PM – Preview of our free professional development workshop Closing the Gap in STEM, led by the Southeast Center for Arts Integration
This event is free but advanced registration is required. For more information, http://cameronartmuseum.org/index.php?c=educators-night or call: 910-395-5999
for Educators & Parents of Students in Grades Pre-K-8
November 11, 2017 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Cameron Art Museum & The Southeast Center for Arts Integration
This professional development session is 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 Literacy. We will use the art exhibits in the galleries as springboards to dive into the connections between visual literacy and reading and writing, and between visual art, literary art, and theatre arts. We thank the Joseph and Elsa Flowers Davies Fund for funding.
CEU’s: We plan for the workshop to result in CEU’s for teachers. We provide participants with workshop descriptions and vitae of facilitators. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.
The workshop will take place at the CAM: 3201 S. 17th Street Wilmington, NC 28412 910.395.5999
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.
Making Abstract Math Concepts Concrete
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.
Movement & Percussion Bring a Story to Life
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
October 23rd and 24th, 2015, SECAI leads Full STEAM Ahead!! Closing the Gap in STEM Subjects through the Arts for K-8 teachers in eight counties in Southeastern North Carolina. The workshops are sponsored by Wilmington’s Cameron Art Museum. They follow a series of professional development sessions on Closing the Gap in Literacy through the Arts.
The workshops are fully funded by Duke Energy and The Corning Foundation, so they are free for teachers from New Hanover, Brunswick, Bladen, Onlsow, Pender, Columbia, Sampson, and Duplin counties. There will be follow-up half-day workshops in each of the eight counties on using the arts to teach Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
We express our gratitude to the Cameron Art Museum, especially Martha Burdette, Curator of Education, and Anne Brennan, Director, for their deep commitment to education, and to Duke Energy and The Corning Foundation for their generous support.
Jef Lambdin, Faye Stanley, and Sheila Kerrigan gave a presentation, Effective and Efficient Arts Integration Learning Strategies, at the South Carolina Alliance for Arts Education conference in Columbia, on October 8, 2015. About twenty-five teachers, old friends and new, participated. Jef taught the group a simple mime game that can be used to assess, teach, reinforce, and demonstrate learning in science. Teachers immediately made connections to several other subject areas. Sheila told the group a story while some people drew key images on large paper. Everyone chose a character in the story and explored key moments through movement, stillness, and in relation to other characters. Faye taught everyone a traditional African-American chant with interchangeable verses, and we sang it about the cycle of human life, butterfly life-cycles, and other topics.
Teachers grasped the point–that they can use these simple structures to teach subject areas across the curriculum. They do not have to be mimes to invite their students to show what they know using their bodies. They don’t have to be musicians to lead a chant. (No melody!) They can tell a story while their students create the setting on big paper and physically explore character relationships, thoughts, and emotions.
In spite of devastating flooding in parts of the state, and in spite of the fact that the city of Columbia had no potable water, the SCAAE board decided to go ahead with the conference, as planned. Many teachers and administrators from all over the state managed to attend, even with hundreds of roads across the state closed due to flood damage. The conference hotel staff at the Marriott, put in much extra effort to creatively manage contingencies like the inability to wash dishes, using bottled water to make much-needed coffee, and providing bottled water for 200 or so attendees.
Our hats are off to the SCAAE board, to all the educators who managed to get there, and to the Marriott staff who made it work for the group. We look forward to seeing them next year!
We are excited to be presenting at the A+ Schools 20th Anniversary Conference in Durham, NC, at the Carolina Theater, on August 3-5th.
Sheila Kerrigan leads a workshop for educators on “Fostering Creative Thinking in the Classroom.” Here is a handout: FosterCreativThinknClassA+2015
Jef Lambdin leads, “Multiple Intelligences: Theory in 1983 is Practice in 2015.”
Sheila Kerrigan was invited to present a workshop, called, “How Do I Get My Students to Collaborate and Discuss Effectively?” at the 2013 Arts and Education Forum of the Southeast Center for Education in the Arts in Chattanooga, TN on May 15 and 16, 2013. Co-founder of the Southeast Center for Arts Integration, Jef Lambdin, also attended and assisted with the workshop (and drove and made the trip fun). About a dozen educators, artists, and administrators participated with a will. They created beautiful mini-performances about equity and social justice, using a collaborative method that Sheila has developed for use in the classroom. “I love it when a plan comes together!” (Hannibal from The A-Team)
Here is the handout:
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Teaching Artist Training in Durham, NC
Sheila led a training for about 45 teaching artists for the Durham Arts Council’s Creative Arts in the Public Schools program in January, 2013. She led a brief arts-integrated activity involving history, theater, and writing. She walked the artists through the process of accessing the new Common Core and NC Essential Standards in their arts residencies. And then artists collaborated to locate standards that they are already teaching in the arts and one other subject area.
“Sheila’s kinesthetic exercises were inspiring.”
“It was engaging, informative, fun, & an ice-breaker. Mind if I steal it?”
“The Civil War improv/statue/writing exercise really sparked a lot of ideas for me.”
The North Carolina General Assembly has approved the creation of an Arts Education Commission to oversee the implementation of recommendations from the Senate Bill 66 Task Force. The recommendations call for a comprehensive arts education plan where arts are a core academic subject; arts are a catalyst for learning across the curriculum; and where exposure to arts is critical to N.C.’s 21st century education.