The Whole Schools Initiative

Institute and Retreat Handouts

2013 Summer Institute Handouts

  • Intermediate Strategy: Self-Contained Classroom Track

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Dance to the Beat by Judy Harden

    Students will design, conduct, and draw conclusions from an investigation about the effects of dance on heart rate.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Dancing Sentences by Mark Garrett

    Discipline 101: Students will understand the language arts concepts of punctuation and capitalization through movement.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Lyrical Language by Casey Watts and Andrea Schipke

    Students will listen to the lyrics of popular songs to determine the text structure.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: “Shhh… We Are Showing Science” Center Board by Tammy Stanford Williams

    Board that explains objectives of lesson.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Fun With Phrases by Casey Watts and Andrea Schipke

    Students will create an abstract representation of a sentence with adjective and adverb prepositional phrases.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Drawing Approaches 1 by Daresta

    Discipline 101: With the addition and practice of, gesture, countour, linear/arial perspective principles, drawings become more complex and descriptive;the same as well crafted writing.

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  • Intermediate Strategy - Lesson Analysis Template by Tom Harmon

    Recognition networks, strategic networks and affective networks.

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  • Intermediate Strategy - Resources and Suggestions by Julie White

    List of helpful links, books, authors, and artists for interdisciplinary dance and music education.

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  • Recommended Book List

    List of recommended books for the 2013 school year.

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  • Discipline 101 - Chicken Wing Dissection by Judy Harden

    Worksheet for student to complete in regards to dissection.

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  • Discipline 101 - Theatre Training Track by Sean Glazebrook

    Teaches the fundamentals of integrating theatre into curriculum.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Lights Camera Predictions by Tammy Stanford Williams

    Students will explore drawing conclusions through art prints and through different types of music.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Shhh… We’re Showing Science by Tammy Stanford Wlliams

    The students will create a tableau of a science concept.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Build A Monster Board by Tammy Stanford Williams

    Describing your monster.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Decades Mural Project by Alaina Garrett

    Students will learn how to use primary sources, and work in groups to create murals about the events and trends in a decade of the 20th century. Students will focus their research to specific categories relating to the culture of that decade, and then depict their findings on their murals.

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  • Intermediate Strategy - Educator Worksheet by Tom Harmon

    UDL guidelines: provide multiple means of representation, multiple means for action and expression, and multiple means for engagement.

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  • Intermediate Strategy - Learning Theory Map by Tom Harmon

    A hyper-textual concept map of established learning theories.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Crime Scene by Judy Harden

    Students will be a “witness” to a crime. They will use their skills of remembering and observation to record the event for the police department. All students will have an opportunity create a skit about a crime that has been chosen by the group. They will write the script, select the costumes and props, and perform the skit. Students will rotate being the “witnesses” to the crime.

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  • Discipline 101 - Elements of Dance by Tammy Stanford Williams

    Organizer that describes each dance element. . . there are many more possibilities for each element.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Civil War Music by Mark Garrett

    Using source material of the Civil War, students will compare and analyze song lyrics.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Freeze Frames Slowing Down Fast Processes by Alaina Garrick

    Discipline 101: Students will use the art of tableau to represent slow and fast processes which change the earth, focusing on the beginning, middle, and end of these epic events. Students will work together to create frozen images and create slow movement transitions to link the ideas which will then be put together in a PowerPoint.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Alexander Calder and His Mobiles by Alexander Calder

    Students will learn about Alexander Calder’s mobiles as they create their own mobile featuring lab safety rules.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Build A Monster by Tammy Stanford Williams

    Monster pictures.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Where the Wild Things Are by Tammy Stanford Williams

    The students will create a monster after sorting words /pictures into groups.

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  • Intermediate Strategy - 6-8 Music Agenda by Olivia Reese

    Beginner discipline tracks.

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  • Intermediate Strategy - Lesson Plan Format by Tom Harmon

    List of items required for lesson plans including overview, proposed time frame and materials/equipment.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Russian Folk Dance by Mark Garrett

    Students will learn the Russian folk dance “Troika.” Then, they will work in groups of 3 to research Russian culture and history. After sharing their research through an oral presentation, they will create their own rendition of a Russian folk dance using the same organizational pattern and music.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Division Do-Si-Do by Andrea Schipke and Casey Watts

    Students will create a square dance to aid in memorization of the steps of the long division process.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: My Adidas by Mark Garrett

    Students will think about everywhere their shoes have taken them and the story they have to tell. Using literary devices such as point of view, personification, students will creatively their lives and experiences through the perspective of their shoes. The focus trait for this lesson is idea development and organization.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: The End… Or Is it? by Alaina Garrick

    Students will become writers as they put their imagination to the test in order to decide what they feel should happen in the end of classic fairy tales. Once an alternate ending has been developed, the students will then test their writing skills as they work to create a script for their "modified" literary masterpiece.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Animals and Adaptations by Judy Harden

    Each student will create a drawing of an imaginary animal that has 6 adaptations to help it survive. The group will evaluate all the drawings in their group and choose the best drawing to be used as a model for a 3D sculpture of the creature. Students will also create a poster that explains their creature as a visual for their presentation.

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  • Disciplien 101 - Lesson: Lights Camera Predictions by Tammy Stanford Williams

    Powerpoint

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  • Discipline 101 - Whoa Mule! Can’t Get the Saddle On by Tammy Stanford Wliliams

    Music file

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  • Intermediate Strategy - 4-5 Music Agenda by Olivia Reese

    Beginner discipline tracks

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  • Intermediate Strategy - What Is Universal Design for Learning? by Tom Harmon

    Set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Dancing Sentences by J. Mark Garrett

    Students will understand the language arts concepts of punctuation and capitalization through movement.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Poppin Pollen by Andrea Schipke and Casey Watts

    Students will create a lyrical dance to show the different types of pollination.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Folk Song Sing-A-Long by Alaina Garrick

    Students will discover the role music has played in the passing along of stories and ideas from one generation to the next. While learning about the oral transmission of folk music, students will also learn how certain words can be substituted in a song with a synonym and the meaning or purpose of the folk song will remain the same.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: The Art of Weather Forecasting by Judy Harden

    Students will become junior meteorologist as they direct and produce their own TV weather report.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Science Safety by Judy Harden

    List of lab rules

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Picasso Portraits by Tammy Stanford Williams

    The students will create a Picasso portrait and describe how the sides compare and contrast.

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  • Discipline 101 - Old Lady Goose by Tammy Stanford Williams

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  • Intermediate Strategy - 2-3 Music Agenda by Olivia Reese

    Beginner discipline tracks.

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  • A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

    Students will explore the role of illustrators and how their work contributes to understanding a book.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Dancing Through the Decades by Alaina Smith-Garick

    Students will learn and perform choreography from four unique dances, each representing a specific decade. The students will then be polled to determine which dance was the favorite. This information will then be used by the students to construct a frequency table, bar graph, line plot, and a pictograph. The students will then interpret the data represented by the graphs.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: IT! by Sara Williams / Paige Perkins

    The students will create a choreography movements to demonstrate pronouns.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: The Making of Music by Alaina Garrick

    Discipline 101: This activity will require students to use their knowledge of graphing and measurement in math, of categorizing and classifying in ELA, and their knowledge of sound properties in science in order to complete this arts integrated activity which focuses on The Making of Music.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Sample Crime Scenes by Judy Harden

    Copy this sheet and cut into five strips. Give one strip to each of your lab groups. Each group will write a script for the skit they will perform in front of the class. The group will make decisions about the type of clothing and props that will be needed for the skit. The class will try to remember as many of the details as possible and fill out a worksheet after watching the skit.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Learning Through Observation by Alaina Garrick

    Discipline 101: This lesson contains several “mini-lessons” which demonstrate how art prints can easily be utilized in the classroom to extend and enhance learning within the ELA Common Core State Standards.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Quilling Fun by Tammy Stanford Williams

    Discipline 101: The students will create a piece of quilling artwork that displays an understanding of the parts of a plant.

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  • Discipline 101 - Nonsense Nuances Lesson by Tammy Stanford Williams

    The students will distinguish between varying shades of meaning to determine specific verbs that can be displayed through body movements.

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  • Intermediate Strategy - K-1 Music Agenda by Olivia Reese

    Beginner discipline tracks.

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  • Discipline 101 - Old Fox by Sara Williams

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Prefixes and Suffixes in Motion by Alaina Garrick

    Students will utilize their knowledge of word manipulation and creativity as Dance & Movement meets the ELA curriculum. In this lesson, students will physically represent prefixes and suffixes by creating choreography in which a motif (main movement) will represent the root/base word and an extra movement, either before the motif or after, will represent an affix.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Giving Voice to History by Mark Garrett

    Students will understand a period in American History when during World War II, the U.S. government ordered Japanese-Americans into detainment camps. Drawing upon research and analyzing a variety of resources, students will write dramatic monologues that testify to social injustices of this period.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Science Songs by Judy Harden

    Students will work in a group to create a song that will teach one of the cycles in nature (nitrogen, oxygen, carbon, or water cycle).

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Silent Script Writing by Casey Watts and Andrea Schipke

    Discipline 101: Students will create scripts using proper grammar and mechanics for silent movies.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Monochromatic Math by Alaina Garrick

    Discipline 101: Students will utilize any of the four operations in math to create equalities for a chosen 2-digit number. The students will also learn about pure colors and tints. To bridge these two areas, the teacher will then explain to students that just as tints are all variations of one color, the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems are all various ways which can be used to reach the chosen 2-digit number.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Drawing Approaches 3 by Daresta

    Paper folding and cutting.

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  • Intermediate Strategy - Book-making Lesson Plan 2 by Tom Harmon

    Making A Japanese Stab Binding Book: Introduction of handmade books, naming of tools, demonstration of bookmaking process, student performance with increasing independence.

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  • Intermediate Strategy - Storytelling and the Common Core Standards by Sherry Norfolk

    Research strongly suggests that the English language arts classroom should explicitly address the link between oral and written language.

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  • Discipline 101 - Oh, Blue by Sara Williams

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Muscles on the Move by Judy Harden

    Students will identify some of the muscles in the human body and see how they interact with the skeletal system by dissecting a chicken wing.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Moving Tales by Mark Garrett

    Students practice using their bodies through movement, improvisation, and pantomime games. Groups then read an assigned Grimm Brothers fairy tale and interpret it through movement.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Inferencing with Opera by Casey Watts and Andrea Schipke

    Students will use inferencing skills while listening to a well-known Opera.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Tableaux Trouble by Casey Watts and Andrea Schipke

    Students will act out a solution to a problem using tableaux.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Abstract Multiplication by Casey Watts and Andrea Schipke

    Students will create an abstract representation of multiplication using the partial product method.

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  • Discipline 101 - Lesson: Drawing Approaches 2 by Daresta

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

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  • Intermediate Strategy - Paper-making Lesson Plan 1 by Tom Harmon

    Getting to Know Paper: Introduction of invention of paper, demonstration of paper-making process, naming of tools, student performance with increasing independence.

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  • Intermediate Strategy - 2013 Conference Agenda by Julie White

    Curriculum Track: movement in the interdisciplinary K-2 classroom.

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