The Southeast Center for Arts Integration
Inspiring teachers and artists to prepare learners to thrive in the twenty-first century, the Southeast Center for Arts Integration offers professional development for teachers on using the arts in the classroom to teach state standards. We help teaching artists connect their work to the SCoS and Essential Standards, so they can provide educational workshops and residencies that align with the curriculum. We provide information and experiences that empower teachers to engage multiple intelligences, climb to the top of Bloom’s Taxonomy, foster twenty-first century skills, deepen understanding of curricular content, and involve students in holistic, active learning that they won’t forget.
What we offer:
1) Professional Development institutes: comprehensive two-day, three-day, or five-day arts-integration training for faculty and staff.
2) Workshops: One-day or half-day introductions to arts integration, multiple intelligences theory and practice, or collaborative skill-building.
3) Demonstration Teaching: Teaching artists work in your classroom with your students, so teachers can see arts integration in action.
4) Arts-Integration Residency: Teaching artists, in partnership with teachers, plan and team-teach arts-integrated units of a week or longer.
How We Work:
We partner with principals, planning teams, and administrators to design each institute to meet specific goals. We actively engage participants in educational experiences which relate to each other and scaffold learning so it adds up and makes sense. We incorporate brain research and multiple intelligences theory and practice in each session. We demonstrate 21st-century skill-building. We encourage reflection that leads to new ways to think about and practice teaching. We work with entire school staff and administration to build trust and create a safe environment for collaboration across curricula. Participants move from engagement to reflection and then to action when they collaborate with arts teachers and other specialists to design curriculum-based lesson plans or thematic units.
Who We Are: Some of our facilitators include:
Jef Lambdin is a mime, mask-theater, and variety-arts performer who has been working as a teaching artist for 40 years. He integrates Theatre Arts with PE, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science concepts. He worked with TOUCH Mime Theater for 17 years, and Jelly Educational Theater for 5 years. Currently he tours his solo show, “The InterACTive Theater of Jef” in the Southeast. He is a Fellow with the NC A+ Schools.
Sheila Kerrigan is a mime and teaching artist with 35 years of experience conducting residencies in schools. The author of The Performer’s Guide to the Collaborative Process, she has taught Community-Based Performance at Duke and leads collaborative creative processes with grades K-12, college and grad students. She toured with TOUCH Mime Theater for 17 years, and directed for Jelly Educational Theater for 4 years. A former A+ Schools Fellow, she performs “The Scientific Mime, or What’s Up With Gravity?” for children, and “Mime Explains String Theory!” for adults.
September Krueger is a fiber artist and educator based in Wilmington, NC. Her early interest in fashion led her to the Textile Design program at Philadelphia University, followed by years in a wearable art studio producing a line of women’s silk-screened clothing. After completing her graduate studies in Textiles at ECU, she joined the faculty at Southeastern Community College as their art instructor in 2011. She is an A+ Schools Fellow, and teaches arts integration to teachers.
Faye Stanley, Ph.D., is teaching artist for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, specializing in professional development of teachers, school leaders and teaching artists. A leader in creativity in education and arts integration, she has worked with schools, universities, education and arts organizations in nearly all 50 states, and many countries. Faye draws on her musical and dramatic training and experience in support of cultural traditions, developing curricula based on world cultures. She has designed, consulted, reviewed, and developed program models for state and federal governments, as well as private initiatives.
Joe Appleton is a retired kindergarten teacher, and worked in the NC Governor’s Office and the NC Dept. of Public Instruction as a pre-kindergarten consultant. When Mr. Appleton was teaching kindergarten, the crew of the Oprah Winfrey Show filmed in his classroom and then he appeared as a guest on the show. Mr. Appleton has been working on DPI’s Assessment Design Team to write the legislatively-mandated Kindergarten Entrance Assessment and Kindergarten-Third Grade Formative Assessment. He is a Fellow with the A+ Schools program, and has worked as an artist-in-residence for the Durham Arts Council.
There are more teaching artists available, with equally impressive resumes.