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.
2310 Stansbury Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27516
How can I use dance, drama, visual art, and/or music in my classroom to teach Math, English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science? Will it help students learn? What is the research that backs up arts integration as a way of learning? How can I engage students in holistic learning and global thinking? How do I foster 21st century skills? How can I get my students to move in the classroom without going nuts? How do I manage art supplies without a big mess? I’m not an artist–how can I feel comfortable using the arts in my classroom? How do the arts connect with what I need to teach?
The Southeast Center for Arts Integration answers these questions through participatory workshops for educators. Our facilitators lead teachers through arts-integrated experiences that successfully teach curricular content to real public school students. These classroom-tested, arts-integration practices are geared for teachers who think of themselves as “not artistic”–they build on the strengths that classroom teachers already have. Teachers learn how to manage arts supplies and musical instruments effectively, how to lead movement in the classroom safely, how to lead dramatic activities so students approach them seriously, and how to make direct connections between the arts and the core curriculum.
Teachers collaborate to create integrated lesson plans that are based on NCSCoS and NC Essential Standards. They comprehend the connections between engaging multiple intelligences; fostering 21st century skills like creative and critical thinking, collaborating, and communicating; teaching with brain research in mind; and climbing to the top of Bloom’s Taxonomy.
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919-942-4264; 919-360-0690 c
September, 2020 through June 2022
Agreed on by school planning team and SE Center for Arts Integration.
Enough room in one space for the entire group (faculty & staff) to move around in. Other spaces for break-out worksops, if needed. A space with tables and chairs where teams can collaborate on lesson planning. Access to the Internet, pacing guides, and state standards for each planning team.
Agreed on by school planning team and SE Center for Arts Integration.
Fees are based on the agreed-upon variables, for example:
number of participants: 5-30 participants require one facilitator; 31-60 participants require 2 facilitators; 61-75 participants require 3. Each facilitator receives $1,200 for a 1-day workshop. We factor in the number of contact hours, travel expenses, printing, supplies, planning time, etc.
The standards we address in our workshops depend on the planning we do with faculty and administration. If they request a focus on STEM, we design the workshop around integrating the arts with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math standards. We can also focus on Digital Literacy. If they request a Literacy focus, we design the workshop to integrate the arts with Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Foundations, Literacy, etc., of English Language Arts standards. We can incorporate Dance, Visual Arts, Music, and/or Theatre Arts. We also can teach collaboration, creative thinking, critical thinking, and global cultures through the arts.
The standards we address in our workshops depend on the planning we do with faculty and administration. If they request a focus on STEM, we design the workshop around integrating the arts with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math standards. If they request a Literacy focus, we design the workshop to integrate the arts with Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Foundations, etc., of English Language Arts standards. We can incorporate Dance, Visual Arts, Music, Media Arts, and Theatre Arts, or emphasize one or two. We can focus on Social Studies and PE-Health, if requested. We also can teach collaboration, creative thinking, critical thinking, and global cultures through the arts.
If a contracted date is cancelled due to acts of God, illness, accident, or other circumstances out of our control, we will work to reschedule on a mutually-agreed-upon date. Cancellation by a school of a contracted session will represent breach of contract, and school will pay damages of 50% of the agreed-upon fee. Cancellation less than 30 days before the contracted date will result in full payment of the agreed-upon fee on the contracted date. If SE Center for Arts integration is unable to fulfill this contract, we will notify the school no later than 10 days prior to the date of the contracted services and reschedule.