Arts for Educators Workshops
Our engaging professional development programs are designed to give classroom teachers and specialist teachers tools to enhance their lessons through arts integration. Depending on your goals, participants can learn:
- ways to integrate arts activities across the curriculum
- tips to accommodate different learning styles and motivate learners
- arts activities to supplement specific units of study
Our Arts for Educators Workshops are also great for:
- staff retreats and team-building activities
- PTO/PTA meetings
Tell us what you need and we will help you create an effective and popular event. For more information or to schedule a workshop, contact Julie Johnson at (314) 768-9670 ext. 109.
Science Literacy/Science Learning
Hazelwood School District in collaboration with Springboard and UMSL presents Science Literacy/Science Learning
Over the course of the fall semester, Hazelwood 4th and 5th grade science teachers have been using a selection of trade books to deepen their students’ understanding and appreciation of science while increasing literacy skills. Books include The Robin Makes a Laughing Sound: A Birder’s Journal by Sallie Wolf, Wangari’s Trees of Peace by Jeannette Winter, Pierre the Penguin by Jean Marzollo and Manfish: the Story of Jacques Cousteau by Jennifer Berne. Teaching Specialists from Springboard with areas of expertise in engineering, visual arts, photography and drama are collaborating with the classroom teachers to create customized residencies linking the trade books with their specialty.
At a conference on January 4th, the teaching specialists and classroom teachers will present their experiences and ideas to over 200 Hazelwood teachers. Author Sallie Wolf will kick off the event with a keynote presentation. The event will close with a panel of experts including Wolf; Dr. E. Wendy Saul, Allen B. and Helen S. Shopmaker Endowed Professor of UMSL; Carrie Launius, Science Coordinator of the Hazelwood School District and Chairman of the National Outstanding Book Committee for Science; and Dr. Diana Wiig, Associate Academic Professional Lecturer from the University of Wyoming. Hazelwood parents will be invited to a book signing of The Robin Makes a Laughing Sound: A Birder’s Journal with author Sallie Wolf following the event.
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