The Whole Schools Initiative

Institute and Retreat Handouts

2008 Institute Handouts

  • Woodall Exercises

    Shuffling Cards, How Many “E’s?”, Tihs Smees Issmpobile, Anisa Oranges

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  • Storytelling Coach

    Storytelling Coach

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  • Pierce Street Curriculum Track

    Arts Integration, Focus: Using a variety of art prints to teach all subject areas. Pierce Street Elementary by Jeni Chandler & Tara Harris

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  • Developmental Expectations

    Developmental Expectations for Creative Dance

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  • Masters in the Classroom Curriculum Track

    Masters in the Classroom Curriculum Track, Presenters- Jeni Chandler and Tara Harris

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  • Resiliency and the Arts

    Mini Curriculum Assessment

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  • Visual Art and Science

    Visual Art and Science: Kay Thomas, Artist/Presenter: 3 Basic Ways You Can Use Visual Art and Science, Planning an Integrated Visual Art/Science Lesson

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  • Anticipatory Guide for Picasso

    Anticipatory Guide for Picasso and the Girl With a Ponytail: A Story About Pablo Picasso by Laurence Anholt

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  • Dancing Language

    Dance is acting upon ideas and images in a physical way.

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  • Supercharge Your Classroom with Improvisation

    Free Play: The Power of Improvisation in Life and the Arts by Stephen Nachmanovitch.

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  • Visual Art and Math

    Visual Art and Math: Kay Thomas Artist/Presenter. 3 Basic Ways You Can Use Visual Art and Math, Planning an Integrated Visual Art/Math Lesson

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  • Using the Tools and Processes of Dance Across the Curriculum

    Using the Tools and Processes of Dance Across the Curriculum by Alison Marshall. Build/Break and Plot Circle

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  • Dance: Selected Bibliography

    Bibliography by Alison Marshall

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  • The Art of Laughter and Spontaneity

    Using Humor, Laughter, and Improvisation to Train, Motivate, and Inspire. Presented by Jim Winter.

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  • Math Concepts that Relate to Visual Art

    Visual Art/Math Index: Math Concepts That Relate to Visual Art / Corresponding Art Concepts

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  • To Dance A Lasting Song

    To Dance a Lasting Song by Alison Marshall

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  • Dance Based Teaching and Learning (long)

    Dance Based Teaching and Learning, long version

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  • Vincent Van Gogh Scavenger Hunt

    Directions: Look for the items listed below in Vincent Van Gogh’s prints. Write the number of the print next to the item.

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  • Teaching Underscored!

    Teaching Underscored! Creating Advanced & Imaginative Learning through Music Improv by S. J. McCullough, Psy.D. in partnership with Wavelength Inc.

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  • Outline of Sculpture Concepts and Vocabulary

    OUTLINE OF SCULPTURE CONCEPTS AND VOCABULARY: Kinds of sculpture, sculpture techniques, clay techniques, main elements of a sculpture, kinds of relief sculptures.

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  • Three Studio Structures

    THE STUDIO THINKING FRAMEWORK: THREE STUDIO STRUCTURES. Demonstrations- Lectures, Students-at-work, and Critique

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  • Dance Based Teaching and Learning 2

    Students are rarely asked to consider how they move or to discover new body shapes or ways of traveling. The world of today’s students is typically information rich and action poor. Yet movement is an inherent, intrinsic element of all of our lives.

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  • O’Keeffe’s Flowers

    Language Arts and Math

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  • The Sense of Humor

    THE SENSE OF HUMOR: Using Humor, Laughter, and Improvisation to Train, Motivate, and Inspire. Presented by Jim Winter

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  • Math Using Art Prints

    Outreach Activities for Students and Teachers: MATH USING ART PRINTS by Kay Thomas Artist/Presenter

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  • Thinking Through the Body

    Thinking through the body: Mini track by Alison Marshall. In this mini track we will use creative dance and movement as a language for interdisciplinary inquiry.

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  • Dance Based Teaching and Learning

    Creative Movement: An Overview. Students are rarely asked to consider how they move or to discover new body shapes or ways of traveling. The world of today’s students is typically information rich and action poor. Yet movement is an inherent, intrinsic element of all of our lives.

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  • Dreams

    Language Arts: The student will apply strategies and skills to comprehend, respond to, interpret, or evaluate a variety of texts of increasing length, difficulty, and complexity.

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  • Building Learning Communities

    Building Learning Communities: Roland Barth, school reformer and author of Learning by Heart, defines a learning community as one whose defining, underlying culture is one of learning.

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  • Artists That Use Math In Their Art

    ARTISTS THAT USE MATH IN THEIR ART

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  • Inquiry, Construction and Assessment

    Dance Based Teaching and Learning: Inquiry, Construction, and Assessment by Alison Marshall, PhD

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  • Arts Experience—- Dance On

    During this arts experience we’ll tap into the feelings and actions of making and expressing our ideas through dance and movement while giving attention to how we can apply the work in our own teaching practice and curriculum. Session Outline.

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  • Resiliency and the Arts Curriculum

    Through reading, discussion, role play, experiential activities, lecture and demonstration we will explore some of the key interdisciplinary themes related to the field of resiliency.

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  • The Conflict Within

    The Conflict Within: A Guide to Personal and Classroom Management By Michael Edgar Myers

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  • Pierce Street Mini-Track

    Mini Track. Arts Integration, Focus: Using a variety of art prints to teach all subject areas. Pierce Street Elementary by Jeni Chandler & Tara Harris

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  • Education in the arts benefits students

    Education in the arts benefits students by cultivating the whole child by building multiple literacies into unique forms of expression and communication.

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  • Art for the Brain’s Sake

    From fine-tuning muscular systems to integrating emotion and logic, the arts have important biological value. For their unique contributions to brain development, the arts must take center stage in schools.

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