ESSENTIAL LEARNING ACROSS THE CURRICULA
A SYMPOSIUM ABOUT THE ARTS FOR TEACHERS
Saturday, February 27, 2016
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Mobile Museum of Art Education Wing
Earn Six Professional Credit Hours
Sponsored by Alabama State Council on the Arts, Mobile Arts Council, and Mobile Museum of Art
Join MMofA Curator of Youth Education Kim Wood to Discover
What IS Essential Learning and Why Is It Important?
FOUR SESSIONS INCLUDE:
DIRTY LEARNING with Susie Bowman
Following a short power point presentation illustrating the history and importance that clay has played in human life, you will make two pinch pots from local clay — with an added twist on the second pot. This lesson will include history, geography, chemistry, geology, and the use of natural resources. Susie Bowman is the Museum’s curator of adult education.
IT WORKS with April Spencer
Moving helps children retain information more clearly and for longer periods, much like hands-on job training for adults. Learn and discuss ideas to incorporate movement into your classroom lessons. April Spencer is a Mobile area dance instructor.
THE ART OF THE ESTUARIES with Nancy Raia
Focusing on science, you’ll combine art, knowledge of our local ecosystem and the five rivers leading into Mobile Bay with the importance of maintaining clean waters. Nancy Raia is the community arts director at the Eastern Shore Art Center.
DANCE WRITE NOW! with Deborah Adero Ferguson
The Dancing Story Lady will present a multi-discipline session to give you hands-on experiences in creating lessons and activities that integrate creative writing, storytelling, music, and dance into the core curriculum areas of language arts and social studies. Deborah Adero Ferguson is an English instructor at the University of South Alabama.