October 14 & 15, 2009 Arts Integration Workshops Information

& Arts Integration Project Forms


Arts Integration to Develop 21st Century Skills

Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Time: 4:30-7:30 pm
Location: Rehearsal Studio, Wharton Center for Performing Arts, Michigan State University campus
Parking: Enter the parking ramp adjacent to Wharton Center via the Shaw Lane spiral. Parking validations will be available for arts integration team members.

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2009
Time: 8:30-3:30 pm
Location: Rehearsal Studio, Wharton Center for Performing Arts, Michigan State University campus
Parking: Enter the parking ramp adjacent to Wharton Center via the Shaw Lane spiral. Parking validations will be available for arts integration team members.

Cost for both days: $125/team
Credit: 1.2 SB-CEU, pending approval
Contact: Wendy Robinson, 517-244-1281 or wrobinson@inghamisd.org

Participants will deepen their understanding of quality arts integration in the classroom by designing a lesson plan/project or unit and implementing the plan under the direction of Russell Granet, director of Arts Education Resource in New York City. When core classroom teachers partner with arts teachers to design and implement arts integrated lessons, students' engagement and achievement explode. Participants will gain an understanding of instructional strategies that are particularly effective in an arts-integrated classroom as well as strategies to assess student learning. Research by Harvard's Project Zero on the topic of Qualities of Quality in arts education guide this professional development. The building principals of partner teams (classroom teacher and arts teacher) will be asked to provide a half day of planning time for teams and will be invited to attend the final showcase. Partnering teachers will design a lesson/project or unit, implementing the plan with students between November and April and share their results in a showcase session in the spring. Teams will be assigned to attend and share information on one of the two showcase dates, either Thursday, April 29, 2010 or Friday, April 30, 2010.

Resources for the Workshops

Workshop Agenda
Agenda for Oct 14, 15, 2009 (10-12-09version).pdf

Harvard Project Zero Research Findings

"The Qualities of Quality, Understanding Excellence in Arts Education"
(Please click on the link below to open a pdf of the research report.)
Qualities-of-Quality-Understanding-Excellence-Arts-Education.pdf

For additional information about the Harvard Graduate School of Eduation's Project Zero, "Quality of Qualities" research project, please click the following link. It will open a pdf of a powerpoint presentation designed by Steve Seidel, lead researcher for the project.
B-QualitiesOfQuality.pdf

Project Forms distributed at the Workshops
(Required to be submitted as part of teams' arts integration lesson plans/projects or units).

(1) Arts Integration Project Description Form

Submit one form per partner team by December 1, 2009 to:
Dana Brazil, Assoc Director, MSUFCU Institute for Arts & Creativity
Wharton Center, MSU
East Lansing, MI 48824
EMAIL: brazilda@whartoncenter.com
FAX: 517-353-5329

Arts Integration Project Description form 10-14-09v.pdf


(2) Lesson Plan Form
Submit one form per partner team by April 1, 2010 to:
Dana Brazil, Assoc Director, MSUFCU Institute for Arts & Creativity
Wharton Center, MSU
East Lansing, MI 48824
EMAIL: brazilda@whartoncenter.com
FAX: 517-353-5329

Lesson Plan form (template_project plan).doc

(3) Documentation of Student Learning
Please follow the format given in this example to submit the final documentation for teams' arts integration lesson/project/unit.
Submit one form per partner team by April 1, 2010 to:
Dana Brazil, Assoc Director, MSUFCU Institute for Arts & Creativity
Wharton Center, MSU
East Lansing, MI 48824
EMAIL: brazilda@whartoncenter.com
FAX: 517-353-5329

Example Arts Integration Documentation Student Learning.pdf

(4) Release Form
Required to enable inclusion of student photos in the documentation of student learning displayed on this site.
Submit one form per partner team by April 1, 2010 to:
Dana Brazil, Assoc Director, MSUFCU Institute for Arts & Creativity
Wharton Center, MSU
East Lansing, MI 48824
EMAIL: brazilda@whartoncenter.com
FAX: 517-353-5329

IISD-MSUFCU at WC document release form.pdf