2013 Institute Program Highlights

Through the ARTS
2013 Summer Institute
July 22 – 24, 2013

The Institute will be held at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater.

Orlando Shakespeare TheaterLocated in Orlando’s 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 Orchestra halls.

The Institute Program

The Institute will include five types of sessions:

General 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 Through the ARTS 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 home.”

Arts Sessions:

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 Through the ARTS.
  • Experience strategies to develop powerful thinking skills Through the ARTS.

Choice Sessions

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 to:

  • 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 successfully implemented Through the ARTS

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 in hand!

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 Through the ARTS. 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:

  • You'll leave this planning session with your plan for 2013-2014 in hand.

Click here for the Institute Schedule at a Glance