The Institute will be held at the Orlando Shakespeare
2013 Summer Institute
July 22 – 24, 2013
Loch Haven Arts Park, this setting will allow Institute participants
to interact with the art exhibited in the Museum of Art as
well as to attend sessions, rehearsals and performances held
in Arts Park venues, including the Orlando Shakespeare
Theater, Orlando-UCF Repertory Theatre, and the Orlando Philharmonic
The Institute Program
The Institute will include five
types of sessions:
In General Sessions, Mary will share the "why" and "how" of
integrating the arts throughout your school curriculum.
All Institute participants will gain valuable information on
current programs, thinking, and research in arts integration
in order to build their leadership potential. You'll see images
that emphasize the importance of arts integration for teachers
and students both. You'll experience classroom-tested successful
strategies and materials for making excellence a
reality in your school. Participants will be empowered to carry
what they learn and experience back to their own settings.
General Sessions are for all participants to:
- Build understanding of the “why” of arts integration:
- Research to support arts integrated teaching and learning
- Reports from successful arts integrated schools
- Plan implementation strategies for arts integration “at
All Institute participants will experience
hands-on sessions in each of the arts: music, dance/movement,
drama, and visual arts. Arts sessions are offered by dynamic
experts in small group settings. Sessions will emphasize the
development of arts knowledge and skill while simultaneously
integrating the arts with the curriculum. Participants will experience
strategies and arts materials to transform classroom practices.
Arts Sessions are for all participants to:
- Develop personal knowledge and skill in each art form.
- Experience strategies linking arts to the overall curriculum.
- Build techniques for collaborative learning .
- Experience strategies to develop powerful thinking skills
Choice Sessions are designed to meet the individual needs and
interests of participants. All sessions will focus on building
knowledge and skill in the arts while learning applicable effective
teaching strategies and techniques for integrating the arts throughout
the Pre-K – grade 12 curriculum. Participants may choose
- Continue work in one or more of the art forms presented
in the Arts Sessions
- Experience the integration of various arts forms into a
particular curriculum area (e.g. reading)
- Attend a “job-alike” session for school administrators.
- Participate in special sessions for artists in the classroom.
- Experience the success strategies of schools which have
Round Table Discussions
During Thursday’s luncheon, participants may choose to “lunch
and learn” by joining a table presentation/discussion led
by an expert. Discussions will include information on identifying
resources to support your program; the brand new Orange County
Arts Education Center; Arts for a Complete Education/Florida
Alliance for Arts Education Arts Achieve! Schools; Florida Department
of Education initiatives; artists in the classroom; and linking
with the Community to enhance your work.
Planning for Arts Integration:
In Friday's Planning Session, led by Mary, you will develop
a concrete arts integration plan to create an exciting and dynamic
environment for learning in your schools and/or community organization.
You will leave the institute with your success plan for 2013-2014
Sessions will be offered to school teams, artists,
and individuals planning for arts integration. Participants
will work directly with a facilitator who will assist them
in planning for cross-curricular arts integration and for school/community
change . Planning outcomes will be individualized
according to the needs, interests, and backgrounds of those
involved in creating the plan. The purpose of this planning
session is to:
leave this planning session with your plan for 2013-2014
Click here for the Institute Schedule at a Glance