Explore the parallels and intersections between the arts and science. Experience and learn how to facilitate arts strategies that engage students in understanding science concepts. Challenge students to observe, inquire, and wonder about the world around.
This Institute is open to all elementary level public, charter, and private school teachers. Please join us to engage your creative mind!
Aiea Elementary School, 99-370 Moanalua Road, Aiea, Hawai`i 96701
June 11 - 14, 2013
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Portfolio sharing on December 7, 2013, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Attendance to this session is mandatory for those taking the course for PDE3 credit. The place is yet to be determined.
Presented by Hawa`i Arts Alliance, Hawai`i Department of Education, and Hawai1i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
ARTS FIRST Institute Participants will:
• Understand how the arts support learning in science
• Experience, analyze and apply arts strategies to science content
• Reflect and relate learning to their own classrooms
• Discuss strategies to assess student understanding
• Develop standards-based arts/science integrated lessons that are grade level appropriate and assess student learning
Each day begins with a plenary session that focuses on topics such as the arts as tools to engage and transform, artistic and scientific processes, arts integrated lesson design, and assessment. In the afternoon, teachers select and attend studio sessions in one art form. Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts are available options. In the studio sessions, participants will learn specific arts strategies as applied to science text. Teachers are asked to bring their own science materials to the Institute. Teachers will develop an outline for three arts and science integrated lessons that they will implement in the classroom when they return to school in the fall.
Teachers who have attended past ARTS FIRST Summer Institutes are welcome to attend and are invited to participate in an art form that they have not yet experienced.
Fees and Deadlines
The Institute registration fee is $300.00. There is an additional $75.00 materials fee that covers the daily morning snack, lunches and supplies. The Hawai`i Department of Education will cover the registration for the first 80 Hawai`i public school teachers who apply. Teachers must pay for the materials fee.
Deadline for Neighbor Island registrants is April 19, 2013. Deadline for Oahu registrants is May 3, 2013. Please download and complete the registration form and submit to Hawai`i Arts Alliance along with the registration and materials fee.
DOE teachers can earn 3 DOE professional development credits if they implement the skills, strategies, and knowledge learned at the Institute and complete a learning results portfolio. The course is pending PDE3 approval after which details and registration for PD credits will be found at http://pde3.k12.hi.us.
Funding and support for this Institute was provided by Hawai`i Arts Alliance, Hawai`i Department of Education, Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai`i and from the National Endowment for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Arts.
Teacher comments from ARTS FIRST Institute 2012 -
The morning sessions were positive and encouraging. I appreciated the games and examples where we acted like students, helping us understand what our kids would feel like. Jamie was creative, funny and intelligent with her presentation of various elements of the Toolkit. For me personally, I’m leaving with a greater understanding of how to expand creative processes to push students minds in other subjects..
Great organization! I loved the fact that we could dive deeper and focus on one art aspect (dance, visual arts, drama or music) but at the same time learn a few things about everything.
The arts can be implemented in any content area. And I need to get out of my comfort and explore more because it can lead to deeper understanding for my students.
Students learned more because they were engaged. They remembered a lot of the content because it was linked with music or drama.
Different student needs didn’t impact the (arts integrated) lesson. ADHD students were the stars of the lesson. Autistic students were focused.