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Graduate Study

AACPS Cohort of Study for the Towson University
Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Arts Integration

The Arts Integration Certificate program is an interdisciplinary approach to arts education incorporating a variety of art forms (art, theatre, dance, and music) as they apply to teaching across the curriculum in Maryland’s schools, K-12. Anne Arundel County sponsors a cohort of study for this certificate. Accepted teachers enroll in one course per semester over the course of three years for a total of 18 credits. Classes are taught at AACPS schools. We currently are in year two of the current cohort. Course sequence: Arts Across the Curriculum (IDFA 602), Art Forms (IDFA 606) E-Portfolio (IDFA 605) Teaching Thinking Trough the Arts (IDFA 607) Capstone Seminar (IDFA 608) Capstone Project (Action Research) (IDFA609) . For more information click [here]

Arts Integration Focus Master’s at University of Maryland, College Park
There is a new Master’s program at the University of Maryland, College Park: Teacher Leadership with a Focus in Arts Integration. This course of studies consists of 30 credits: 15 of which are taken by all Teacher Leadership Students (regardless of focus) and another 15 credits in the arts. Courses include Aesthetics, Foundations of Arts Integration, and a variety of art forms focus classes. The credits may include a class in Ireland during the summer to study Drama in Education at Trinity College. This course is worth 6 credits and will be open to both UMD students and others who are not affiliated with the university but are interested. For more information on the program and the Ireland study click [here]

Conferences and Workshops

AACPS 21st Century Arts Integration Summer Institute.

July 21-25, 2014. Fun and learning filled four days of daily sessions with master teaching artists who will demonstrate arts integration strategies for curriculum based lessons in Art, Music, Dance and Drama. Mon-Thursday sessions at Seven Oaks ES, Odenton. Breakfast and lunch included. Friday field trip to a Washington DC museum for hands on activities and applications in the galleries. 3 MSDE credits. Registration on ERO starting April 1. Open to all K-12 teachers. No fee for AACPS employees!

MSDE Maryland Artist Teacher Institute (MATI).

July 7-11, 2014. Overnight Art Camp to experience arts integrated lessons in music, art, poetry, puppetry, drama and dance!! Takes place at the University of Maryland Marriott Conference Center, College Park, MD. All meals included. Registration at MSDE; deadline is April 11, 2014. K-8 school teams encouraged, but individuals welcome as well. Refundable fee upon completion of requirements. 3 MSDE credits. Registration and info: click [here]

Revive, Contemplate, and Integrate at the Walters Art Museum

June 25-27. This excellent summer Arts Integration institute focuses on collaborations between interdisciplinary pairs of teachers as they develop arts-integrated lessons based on objects from the Walters collection in Baltimore, MD. Teachers will tour the Walters and participate in an arts-integrated mosaic-making lesson modeled by master clay teaching artist Amanda Pellerin. Participants receive 1 MSDE CPD. Times: 9:30 AM–04:00 PM Register [here]

GATHERING STEAM: Connectivity Conference for Arts Integration and STEAM

ONLINE July 22, 2014. Join Susan Riley at EducationCloset.com and colleagues for an exciting conference in Arts education! This is a conference that is held completely online with presenters, exhibitors and attendees from all over the world. Welcome to the next generation of professional development for educators…the 2014 Connectivity Conference! Fee: $85 Register on-line [here]

STEAM on the Amazon (Brazil).

July 26 -August 2, 2014. During a week in the Amazon, teachers will use STEAM education methods to explore the ecology, culture and arts of the Brazilian Amazon region. While walking through the majestic tropical forest, navigating the waters of the legendary Amazon River and Rio Negro or touring Manaus, a 21st century city in the heart of the forest, teachers will use the engineering design process to investigate how human creativity, ingenuity and enterprise impacts nature. By the end of the week, teachers will have developed a STEAM unit plan that is ready to be implemented in their classroom. Organized by GAIN, GLOBAL ARTS INTEGRATED NETWORK and accredited by the UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK. Instructors: Dr. Maria Barbosa and Dr. Claudia B. Nogueira Fees and more information [here]

NPG Learning to Look.

July 7-9 or July 28-30. Make interdisciplinary connections among portraiture, social studies, and English/ language through gallery talks, discussions, and hands-on activities; learn to use portraiture from the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in Washington D.C. in the classroom, identifying and analyzing key components of a portrait and relating visual elements to relevant historical context and significance; develop and share lesson ideas with colleagues A nonrefundable program fee of $100 per person is due upon acceptance into the teacher institute. Each participant will receive a stipend of $200 at the conclusion of the workshop. More information [here]

Arts, Books, and Creativity (ABC) Curriculum Teacher Institute

July 14-18 at the National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington D.C. Participants learn to make art books—accordion books, self-portrait books, pop-ups, and more—as well as writing exercises from ABC. Also, participants practice the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) method for facilitating art discussions and brainstorm ideas for integrating visual arts with language arts, social studies, math, and science in their own classrooms. No prior art experience is necessary, and classroom teachers are especially encouraged to apply. – See more [here]