The Whole Schools Initiative

Institute and Retreat Handouts

2012 Summer Institute Handouts

  • Artbite: Language Arts with A Beat Agenda

    Artbite by Jerome: Language Arts with a Beat Agenda

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  • Bennett & Nelson: Arts Integration Ideas

    Sensational Integration-- Arts Integration Ideas including Reading, Writing, Math, etc.

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  • Bennett & Nelson: Questioning

    Sensational Integration-- Questioning Techniques to Motivate Students to Participate

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  • Brasfield: Blues, Bluegrass and More 2

    Mississippi Sings! Information

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  • Campbell & Owen: Read a Book Cover Page

    Read a Book, Make a Book cover page with contact information.

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  • Daresta: Essential Techniques

    Begin with a few essential techniques in drawing.

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  • Glass & Jenkins: Universal Design for Learning

    The Universal Design for Learning Guidelines address how we design curriculum for a wide range of learners in inclusive educational settings.

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  • Patterson: Be There or Be Square

    Art Lives Through History…What Will YOU Leave Behind?

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  • Book Recommendations from 2012 Presenters

    Book Recommendations from 2012 Presenters

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  • Artbite: Language Arts with A Beat

    Artbite by Jerome: Language Arts with a BEAT!

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  • Bennett & Nelson: Creating A Found-Object Puppet

    Sensational Integration-- Lesson Plan for Creating a Found-Object Puppet

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  • Bennett & Nelson: Reflection Tool

    Sensational Integration-- Reflection Tool: Reflection is an important part of the learning process!

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  • Brasfield: Blues, Bluegrass and More 2a

    Sheet music

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  • Campbell & Owen: Folding Book Project

    How to make a Fibonacci Accordian Book

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  • Daresta: Head and Body Count

    Image of activity

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  • Hinton & Young: The Arts Integrated Pre-Kindergarten Classrooom

    Experience an arts integrated daily routine where young children and adults engage in active participatory learning experiences while meeting state competencies.

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  • Patterson: Be There or Be Square Handout

    Illuminate 1

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  • Artbite: Reading+Theatre

    Artbite by Lewis: Reading+Theater=Literacy Agenda

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  • Bennett & Nelson: Georgia O’Keiffe Lesson Plan

    Sensational Integration-- Lesson plan for Georgia O’Keeffe’s Flowers (K-1)

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  • Bennett & Nelson: Strategies That Improve Student Achievement

    Sensational Integration-- High Probability Teaching Strategies Activity

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  • Brett: Readers Theatre ESL Handout

    Reader’s Theatre for ESL’s and Other Struggling Readers

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  • Coleman & Coleman: Treasures of Literacy

    Lesson Titles include Up the Stairs and Down the Stairs, Cookie Swap, Somebody's Knockin, A Cow's Opinion...The Point is Moo!, and Try It, You Might Like It.

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  • Daresta: Lessons

    With the addition and practice of gesture, contour, linear/arial perspective principles, drawings become more complex and descriptive.

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  • History of Meridian: Complete Files

    This is the full package (zip file) of resources from the Summer Institute including images and videos.

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  • Patterson: Be There or Be Square Handout

    Illuminate II

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  • Artbite: The Art of Ida Kohlmeyer

    Artbite by Jolly and Wahl

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  • Bennett & Nelson: Getting Acquainted with the Essential Nine

    Sensational Integration--Researchers at Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) have identified nine instructional strategies that are most likely to improve student achievement across all content areas and across all grade levels.

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  • Bennett & Nelson: Thinking Routines

    Sensational Integration-- Thinking Routines: Establishing Patterns of Thinking in the Classroom

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  • Brett: Readers Theatre PP1

    Reader's Theatre ESL Handout PP1

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  • Daresta: Cur Content Learning

    Curriculum Content Learning Through Observation Drawing/Printmaking.

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  • Daresta: Observation Drawing Stages

    Observation drawing broken down into three stages.

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  • History of Meridian: Meridian Arts Experience WSI Workshop

    Other resources

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  • The ARTS Book: Designing Rigorous Arts Integration Learning Experiences

    Develop an arts-integrated lesson plan and accompanying instructional strategies that engage students in rigorous learning experiences that provide 21st century skills.

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  • Artbite: Dance as Poetry

    Artbite by Gelbard: Dance as Poetry

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  • Austin: Southern Girl’s Guide to Hula

    Handout with Basic Hula Steps and Playlist

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  • Bennett & Nelson: If I Were In Charge of the World

    Sensational Integration-- “If I Were in Charge of the World” Poetry Activity

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  • Bennet & Nelson: What Is Arts Integration

    Sensational Integration: What is Arts Integration? Fill in the Blank

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  • Brett: Readers Theatre PP2

    Reader's Theatre ESL Handout PP2

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  • Daresta: Curriculum Unit Book

    Curriculum Unit Book Format helps students classify, organize, and identify unit of study.

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  • Daresta: Spiraling Metaphor Codex

    Spiraling Metaphor Codex: Use as a classroom project journal or as a presentation book.

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  • History of Meridian: Meridian Arts Experience WSI Workshop

    List of resources

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  • The ARTS Book: Logic Models 101

    Logical sequences of inputs, activities, outputs and outcomes with measurable indicators of success.

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  • Artbite: Dance

    Artbite by Ferguson: The World Around Me, Dance: Making Waves

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  • Bennett & Nelson: Curriculum Mapping Blank Form

    Curriculum Mapping Blank form 8x11

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  • Bennett & Nelson: Nursery Rhymes

    Sensational Integration--Nursery Rhymes including Diddle, Diddle Dumpling, Do You Know the Muffin Man, and others.

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  • Bennet & Nelson: Sensational Integration Word Sorts

    "Find Someone Who Knows" and "Word Sorts" for Sensational Integration

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  • Brett: Theatre and History

    Theatre and History: Agenda and Handout

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  • Daresta: Essential Drawing Approaches

    Essential drawing approaches and skills, abstract contour, gesture, and beyond.

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  • Daresta: T-Book

    How to fold and cut a sheet of paper to make a T-book.

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  • Howell: Theatre Arts in the Classroom

    Here are a few ideas for ways to use theatre in the classroom to enhance the standard curriculum.

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  • Thomas: I can do it myself!

    Explore curriculum guidelines and age appropriate inclusion of the arts to teach, reinforce, and assess.

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  • Artbite: Drawing

    Artbite by Ballentine, Jones, Edwards: DRAWING YOUR ATTENTION TO DETAILS

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  • Bennett & Nelson: Curriculum Mapping Handout

    Curriculum Mapping-- Handout covering benefits and components of Curriculum Mapping, etc.

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  • Bennett & Nelson: Pete the Cat Lesson

    Sensational Integration-- I Love My “Pete the Cat” Lesson

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  • Bennet & Nelson: Sensational Integration for Student Motivation

    Sensational Integration for Student Motivation: Curriculum Track Outline

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  • Byrd: Story Recipe

    Lesson Plan for Story Recipe

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  • Daresta: Folding Creature Book

    Use drawing/words to create a creature story.

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  • Galey: Graphic Novel Creation Lesson Plan

    How to develop characters, story plots and layouts of the graphic novel.

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  • McKee: Journaling – Students Set Goals and Organize Thoughts

    Teaching the art of creative writing and developing time management through journal entries and self discovery.

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  • Thomas: Mississippi Early Learning Standards

    English language arts

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  • Artbite: Environmental Walk

    Artbite by Howell: The "Environmental Walk" is a basic theatre activity which addresses the following fifth and sixth grade level Theatre Arts Competencies...

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  • Bennett & Nelson: Workshop Outline

    Curriculum Mapping--Workshop Outline: Curriculum Mapping is a calendar based plan of learning designed to fit a specific school or system to benchmark student learning.

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  • Bennett & Nelson: Poetry Suggestions

    Sensational Integration--Common Core Standards suggest the use of poetry to emphasize text complexity in order to prepare students for college and career demands.

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  • Brasfield: Blues, Bluegrass, and More

    Blues, Bluegrass, and More: Agenda and Lesson Plan

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  • Campbell & Owen: RBMB Handouts

    Read a Book, Make a Book Handouts

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  • Daresta: Head Cutout

    Image of activity

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  • Galey: Graphic Novel Handouts

    Ready-made frames for graphic novel lesson.

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  • Patterson: Be There or Be Square Agenda

    2 part session agenda

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  • White: Interdisciplinary Learning through Movement

    Making Dance in the Classroom Accessible, Essential and Fun for your Students and Yourself!

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