The 13th annual Arts Education Institute offers professional development in arts and learning for all South Dakota teachers and administrators Pre-K through 12th grade.
The Arts Education Institute (AEI) offers an educational and fun-filled week of learning to infuse the arts into classrooms and curriculum development. This year hands-on art and music workshops offer many opportunities for all Pre-K through 12th grade educators July 16-20 in Lead, South Dakota.
AEI is offered for two graduate, under-graduate or recertification credits. Mail in Registration information with your check/school voucher or credit card payments can also be made online. Early registration is recommended. Class sizes are limited. All participants must take one morning and one afternoon workshop
$350 for two graduate or undergraduate credits. $270 for two recertification or renewal credits. You are responsible for your own lodging. Information provided below. $100 scholarship provided by the South Dakota Arts Council upon completion of workshops and evaluation.
Workshops offered this year are:
MORNING - Monday-Friday 9am-Noon (CHOOSE ONE)
AFTERNOON - Monday-Thursday 1pm-5pm (CHOOSE ONE)
Black Hills Storytellers with Paul Higbee
THE FOLLOWING WORKSHOPS ARE CLOSED TO ENROLLMENT:
DETAILED WORKSHOP INFORMATION
Leveraging Technology for Arts Education
Engaging students through technology isn’t just fun, it’s essential in the 21st Century. The added bonuses are that it’s often free or very low cost and students enjoy it! This course will introduce teachers to various online resources that will help them communicate with students and each other. There are networks to share information, collaborate on projects and develop new and innovative ideas. You’ll learn how to use them, and be given lesson plans to teach using these sites. We’ll also spend time developing your own lesson plans and discuss possible collaborations with your colleagues across the state. Please bring your own laptop. If you don't have one, one will be provided but you won't receive the software.
Inspiring Creativity in the Classroom
Exploring methods and best practices for engaging students of any age to exercise creativity. Includes discovering our own successes as teachers, identifying “the zone,” and methods to invite reluctant participants and those in a “block” to dive in.
Clay Class: Raku I CLOSED
Introduction to raku with a hand’s on approach to clay preparation, forming, trimming, firing, and post firing treatment. This class will be headed by Tom Eastburn (a South Dakota clay artist) who has been creating & selling production ware, art pottery, table-top & wall sculpture, and clay mono prints for the past eleven years from his Works In Clay studios in Hot Springs. tomeastburn.com <http://tomeastburn.com>
World Grooves!! Exploring Rhythms...and active hands-on approach to teaching cultural traditions from throughout the world. CANCELLED
"If your Heart is Beating..You are a Drummer”. Drumming is an ancient musical tradition that many cultures around the world use to energize, build unity, focus attention, relax and heighten creativity. Participants will experience the enjoyment and excitement of making music and creating success in a multi-cultural, cross-curricular design. Participants will discover how drumming can be the perfect vehicle for teaching team building, respect, focusing, listening, problem solving and other important life skills including your own wellness, health and music therapy. Participants will explore the rhythms of Native America, Africa, Polynesia, the Caribbean, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Scandinavia, Bucket Drumming, Found Sound and others. Base curriculum for this class is World Music Drumming by Will Schmid, DRUM by Jim Solomon, Drumming series by Mark Burrows, Christine Stevens, Arthur Hull, and others. An additional $20 materials fee payable at the beginning of class includes “make and take” three drums for use in the classroom, all handouts and a CD. Workshop is for K-12 educators, all curriculum areas, health care professionals, counselors, administrators, parents and more.
Black Hills Storytellers
Learn about the men and women who have been inspired by the Black Hills to create a wide range of literature, and take a stab at writing a short piece yourself.
AEI is sponsored by the South Dakota Arts Council, South Dakotans for the Arts and SD Alliance for Arts Education.
South Dakotans for the Arts and the SD Alliance for Arts Education are supported with funds from the State of South Dakota, The National Endowment for the Arts, and private contributions from organizations, individuals and businesses. The Alliance for Arts Education is a member of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network.