Discover Literacy through Uncommon Texts

Sign up now for the last two workshops in a groundbreaking new series for elementary teachers. These hands-on workshops explore how to incorporate the arts into the classroom by “reading” works of arts and artifacts, to expand and enrich Common Core lessons. Each day-long session is split between two local museums or cultural institutions–the members of an unprecedented collaboration with Nassau BOCES.

Expression though Experimentation
Date: Monday, March 2, 2015

8-11 a.m.              The Hecksher Museum of Art, 2 Prime Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743

11 a.m.-noon        Travel and lunch on your own

Noon-2:30 p.m.   The Whaling Museum and Education Center, 301 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

In the morning’s photography exhibit, discover how visual artists have pushed the boundary of their medium through experiments with unusual perspectives and other photographic techniques. Learn how to help students think divergently through hands-on exercises. After lunch, the Whaling Museum’s artifacts will provide opportunities to explore object-based learning and ways to sharpen observation skills and critical thinking.

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What We Carry: A Day of Arts Learning
Date: Friday, March 13, 2015

8:30 a.m.-noon        Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Boulevard, Greenvale, NY 11548

Noon-1 p.m.        Travel and lunch on your own

1-3 p.m.       Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center, 100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove, NY 11542

The day starts with a play about a 10-year-old refugee and ends with hands-on activities related to immigration, stereotyping and the “outsider” experience. Resources from the Huntington Arts Council’s Latin America Discovery Trunk will tie together the morning and afternoon programs.

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Cultural Education Collaborative of Long Island

Cradle of Aviation Museum |  ]Heckscher Museum of Art | Hofstra University Museum | [ ]Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County | [ ]Huntington Arts Council | [ ]Long Island Children’s Museum | [ ]Nassau BOCES |[ ]Nassau County Museum of Art | [ ]Tilles Center for the Performing Arts-LIU Post | [ ]The Whaling Museum &Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor

For more information, please contact Joanne Spencer at 516-396-2345.

Elizabeth Frangella, Ed.D
Associate Superintendent for Curriculum