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Lesson Plans


Enlight your spirit

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Marilyn Schnake (mschnake)
Wed, 4 Jun 1997 08:49:00 -0500


We invite you to attend our professional development program. The seminar
will actually be held at Hamburger University!-- 20 minutes out of Chicago.
The registration date is extended to June 15. Please reply soon before
registration is closed. The info below should help describe the program.

Our featured speaker is Marilyn Stewart, a national leader in art education
who embraces the philosophy of a comprehensive, disciplined approach to
teaching art. She enchants participants by sharing a practical and exciting
model. Marilyn shows us natural ways to integrate the disciplines that draw
students into art experiences and not "turn them off."

EXPLORING ART SEMINARS, INC.
"Art & Cultural Pluralism: Its Impact and Potential for Learning"
650 H VERSAILLES CIRCLE, ELK GROVE VILLAGE, ILLINOIS 60007-3569
Phone: 847-437-3417 or email mschnake

We invite your attendance to our seminar convening at the McDonald's
Corporate Headquarters, Oak Brook, IL, August 3-August 8, '97. In a
beautiful natural setting outside the city of Chicago, the retreat-like
location provides full hotel services, fitness center facilities, a
beautiful setting, and convenient parking. Registration fee: $375 or $350
each in teams of two or more.
Three hour credit course additional, $300, Aurora University. Room rates
available. Hyatt managed rooms on the McDonald's campus are available: per
night single $105, Double $115 (shared $57.50), Triple/Quad $122 (shared
$40.60 or $30.50)

Educators K-12 in the Arts and other disciplines, Higher Education, and
Museum Educators will find the exploration into teaching in and through the
arts a stimulating, exciting and thought-provoking weeklong adventure. The
focus on national, state, and local standards in art today encourages
educators to assemble and discuss ways to organize curriculum objectives
and instructional strategies. The contemporary topic of cultural pluralism
is an exciting context in which to study art across time and place. We will
emphasize group interaction and exploration of ideas for application to
local curriculum. During the week, participants will create the foundation
for a unit of study as they prepare for the next school year's challenges.
Inquiry based learning will be modeled.

The topic to be explored, "Art & Culture," stimulates discussion of how we
teach about cultures and how to handle what we discover. Many questions
arise today. Consider the various cultures of ethnicity, gender, and age.
What concepts relate to the teaching of art? Within what contexts? Are
there sensitivity issues to recognize? During the afternoon, groups will
generate ideas relevant to local settings. Graeme Chalmers' most recent
publication, Celebrating Pluralism: Art Education, and Cultural Diversity,
serves as an excellent text resource for us.

Please make an attempt to stay with us during the week on McDonald's
campus, Oak Brook. We have a limited number of rooms to offer.

A day in Chicago to visit the The Art Institute of Chicago, and other
highlights, helps gather resources for our developing unit plans.

Please encourage a team member to attend. A person interested in developing
a greater understanding of a discipline-based approach to art teaching will
have an opportunity to explore the disciplines with us in the morning
sessions.

We will send you our registration flyer that describes details of the week.
If you have any questions, please call. 847-437-3417 or email
mschnake. We hope you will join with us! Our deadline date is
June 15, 1997.

Marilyn Schnake

Marilyn Schnake
650H Versailles Circle
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007