Brains on Fire: ReKindling Imagination in the K-8 Classroom


  An Arts Integration Course

Approved for Gifted Talented Endorsement (Maine)

This course meets for two weekend sessions at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bangor, Maine

                                      Friday (4-8pm), Saturday (8-4pm), March 25 and 26, 2016                                 Friday (4-8pm), Saturday (8-4pm), June 3 and 4, 2016


This exciting arts integration course will explore the significant role the arts can play in learning. Educating gifted and talented learners will be included as a component of this study and we will also explore the latest research on the brain and creativity.

You will get to see examples of student learning through visual art, dance, music and drama; learn about the critical evidence of improved achievement in all subject areas by students who are regularly exposed to the arts; and participate in practical, hands-on arts integration lessons which can be used immediately in the classroom. Helpful resources, including books, videos, websites and lesson plans will be shared. Collaborative work between arts teachers and classroom teachers are encouraged. You will take away a renewed sense of confidence that you CAN make a difference in your classroom by making room for the arts, promoting engaged students through a rich learning culture.

The New England Institute honors the individual needs of teachers taking our classes, and you will create a self-designed course study with guidance from the instructor, using the wealth of materials provided to you, making the course relevant and immediately applicable to your classroom.

So join instructor, Catherine Ring,  in this wonderful opportunity to learn, create, network and grow in your ability to make your teaching and learning for your students even more dynamic and engaging.

TO REGISTER, click here.

This course can be taken for 3 credits or for 4.5 continuing education units.