FROM ‘STEM’ TO ‘STEAM’
MOVING TOWARD AN ARTS INTEGRATED CURRICULA
Saturday, February 11, 2017
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Mobile Museum of Art Education Wing
Sponsored by Alabama State Council on the Arts, Mobile Arts Council, and Mobile Museum of Art
Earn Six Professional Credit Hours
Join us for this FREE inservice to explore why the arts are vital to our education system and to take a closer look at the future of the arts in our area. Please bring your own ideas as we come together to promote a STEAM curricula for our children!
with Nancy Raia, Community Arts Director – Eastern Shore Art Center
Participants will use mixed media to create a sculptural piece that illustrates how to blend lessons on ancestry, other cultures, and writing skills as we create a tribute to Easter Island. Symmetry and balance will be the focal points in our innovative (and inexpensive!) way to create a lesson on a dark background. We may include the themes of shapes of vessels from different eras of history as a spring point, even making connections with botany: identifying parts of a flower and flower shapes and types.
FULL ’STEAM’ AHEAD!
with Paige Vitulli, Associate Professor Leadership & Teacher Education – University of South Alabama
From the art, science, and symbolism of the Egyptian scarab beetle to the engineering and math of constructing a platform from pasta, join us to explore various resources and activities appropriate for kindergarten to college that integrate the ARTS with the STEM content areas. Go “Full STEAM Ahead” with authentic, integrated and innovative activities our students will be engaged in and motivated by!
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SIGN UP:
Contact Kim Wood at 251-208-5212 or kwood@MobileMuseumofArt.com
Cultural Art Trunks
The Cultural art trunks have been developed as a way to extend the reach of the museum’s mission even further. Focusing on select cultures, the trunks help develop understanding and appreciation of the art, history, and culture of different regions of the world by hands-on interactions, and in-depth explorations.
Art Trunks are a wonderful learning resource for all ages. Rental periods can extend for up to two weeks depending on the reservation schedule. These art-themed resources include artifacts, books, and multimedia presentations.
The trunks can be enjoyed by learners of all ages as they explore themes using unique activities, authentic artifacts, and accompanying slides and art objects. Lessons in this curriculum may be adapted for different grade levels, and may be shortened, skipped or extended depending on the needs of the teacher and students.
Accompanying units of study also contain interdisciplinary lesson plans with information that can be adapted to any classroom or learning space. You may choose to include some or all of the lessons depending on your needs.
The trunks that are currently available for rental are the Southeast Native American Art Trunk and the African Art Trunk.
For more information, contact Kim Wood at 251.208.5212 or go here to send an email.