Conservatory Lab to Host Two Conferences in Arts Integration

Conservatory Lab Charter School is on the cutting edge of arts integration and a current leader in professional development for elementary school teachers in the northeast. We are currently preparing for two conferences designed to share our unique curricula with elementary school teachers on the regional and national levels.  

The first, entitled Art and Music as Tools for Learning, will be held on March 30, 2012 at Wheelock College. During this one-day conference, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), teachers will analyze artworks, interpret musical compositions, and learn how to integrate art and music into Social Studies and English Language Arts curricula for grades 3 through 6. As a result of the grant from NEH, we are able to offer a $250 stipend to each participant.  

Shortly after on June 1, 2012, we will host another conference for grades pre-K to grade 5 sharing our unique Expeditionary Learning curriculm. Expeditionary Learning provides a framework for interdisciplinary, project-based curriculum that actively engages students in creating authentic products and producing performances. Participants will receive copies of past expeditions, resources such as curriculum for our Listening Projects, many rubrics to assess final projects and presentations, and book lists to go with each expedition.  

If you know educators who would be interested in attending one or both conferences, or for more information, please contact our conference coordinator, Chris Schroeder.