Conservatory Lab invites early childhood and primary school educators to participate in a series of of instructional rounds, a practice designed to encourage discussion and collaboration among teachers about best practices and classroom interactions.
Observe Our Academic and Music Programs in Action
- Spend a half-day with preschool, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade teachers and students and take an intimate look at instructional practices that actively engage students in meaningful projects and in creating high-quality products from healthy placemats to vibrant self-portraits to a Broadway-style musical production
February 12, 2013 8:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Supporting Students to Take Charge of Their Learning
February 14, 2013 8:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Building with the Three Little Pigs: Integrating Engineering, ELA,
and Music in a Science Expedition
March 12, 2013 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Placemats Tell a Healthy Story: Creating High-Quality Student Products
March 14, 2013 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Portrait of an Artist: The Self and Peer Critique Process with Young Learners
- Spend a full-day observing our El Sistema and Early Childhood Music program, including a rehearsal of our youngest orchestra. Discover how our innovative Paper Orchestra curriculum prepares kindergarteners
to become members of a real orchestra.
April 3, 2013 9:15 A.M. – 4:45 P.M.
Early Childhood (K2 – Grade 1)
El Sistema’s Early Childhood Music Program and Paper Orchestra
Each instructional round will be preceded by a teacher-led orientation and followed by a debrief session during which participants ask questions, share observations and reflections, and compare and discuss instructional practices.
Extensive curriculum materials and a variety of student products will be on display and available for purchase.
There is no charge for participating in the instructional rounds. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Schroeder at firstname.lastname@example.org.