Training: Retreats

The Whole Schools Initiative
and the Mississippi Arts Commission
invites you to attend

The 2014 Spring Cluster Retreats-Unlocking the Mystery of Arts Integration

Calling All Teachers, Art Specialists, Administrators!

This one day professional learning opportunity is designed for teams of Pre-K to 8th grade classroom teachers, arts specialists, and administrators who will experience, observe and create arts integrated strategies using Common Core State Standards and Mississippi Visual and Performing Arts Frameworks.

Attendees will
• Experience proven arts integrated strategies in each of the four core subject areas using the four arts disciplines: dance, music, theatre and visual art
• Learn about a technique used by an arts integrated school that successfully promotes collaboration between classroom teachers and arts specialists on classroom instruction
• Develop a list of arts integrated strategies with colleagues in their region that will support upcoming lesson plans to be taught this school year

Through group work, reflection and open discussions, attendees will leave with a list of creative strategies and lesson plans that will provide all their students with an opportunity to deepen learning and nurture 21st Century Skills in and through the arts.

More Information

CEU Credit:

Participants may earn .5 CEU Credit. The fee is $15 payable at the event – check ONLY- made out to Delta State University.


Northern Region
Tupelo: Tuesday, February 18
Thomas Street Elementary School
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Central Region
Madison: Tuesday, February 25
Madison Avenue Lower Elementary School
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Southern Region
Hattiesburg: Thursday, March 6
Oak Grove Primary School
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Each workshop will be held 8:30 am-3:30 p.m.


Registration Fee: $50 per participant / Due before the event or at the door.

Submit payment to:
Mississippi Arts Commission
Attn: WSI-Fall Cluster Retreat
501 North West St.
Suite 1101A
Woolfolk Building
Jackson, MS 39201

Supported By:

Mississippi Department of Education

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Retreats Overview:

Continuing professional development for teachers and administrators follows the summer institute. In the fall and again in the spring, retreats provide instructional processes for integrating arts experiences into the curriculum. Continuing education unit credit is available for teachers (CEU) and administrators (SEMI) as well as opportunities for networking with fellow professionals in a professional, state of the art conference environment.

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