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ABT Professional Development Seminar Series
Course participants will attend and participate in a minimum of three seminars from the following options:
- To Be or Not to Be: Opera, Musical Theater and Shakespeare
(November 5, 2013 at Losekamp Hall)
- Achenes, Delias and Delphinium (Botanica)
(November 19, 2013 at Yellowstone Art Museum)
- The Industrial Revolution: Why was Scrooge Such a Bah-Humbug
(December 19, 2013 at the Moss Mansion)
- The Phoenix and the Dragon: Meanings of Sol/Magic Becomes Science
(January 21, 2014 at MSUB Downtown Campus, 214 N. Broadway)
- Access to Autism: Modern-Day Classroom Miracles
(February 11, 2014 at MSUB Downtown Campus, 214 N. Broadway)
- Wooly and Wild Zoo Montana with Jeff Ewelt!
(April 11, 2014 at ZooMontana)
On the same day of each seminar, course participants must attend the corresponding feature presentation related to the seminar. Thereafter, course participants will be required to complete a writing assignment which will be due within two weeks of each seminar/presentation.
3 seminars will yield enough time for 1 college credit.
6 seminars will yield enough time for 2 college credits.
Instructor: Dr. William Mouat
Dates & Times: (listed above)
Location: (please see course description for the location of each seminar)
OPI units are available. Each seminar is worth 6 OPI units, for a possible total of 36 OPI units.
Credit Option(s): 1 or 2 college credits
$40.00 for each seminar plus your choice of college credit
$199.00 (1 credit)
$398.00 (2 credits)
To register, call Alberta Bair Theatre at (406) 294-5202.
Participants will collaborate to design and build a freestanding ceramic fountain for the grounds. Instruction will include fountain planning of water flow and plumbing, artistic design to reflect the surrounding environment, technical testing to guarantee the clay is frost proof, and experience in a two day firing of a two chamber wood-kiln to complete the work of Art.
Course Content Goals and Objectives:
(Please align with at least one INTASC Standard as listed on pages 2-3 of this document.)
#2 social and cultural diversities- So far there is an international blend of participants with one from Israel and one from Switzerland and 3 from the SW US. Plus the staff at La Meridiana includes Italians and Polish. We will be sharing dinners and workspace for 2 weeks together plus exploring the rich artistic cultural sites in Tuscany.
#3 Collaborative planning and creativity in solving design problems of a complex nature for this functional construction.
#4 Content Knowledge will manifest itself in the machettes and first critique and selection of designs to be used as well as the final piece.
#5 Application of the skills and knowledge taught during the course will result in a final product that we, as a group, will complete.
Here is the official description for the course:
Using varied techniques from Architectural Ceramics traditions, we will design and build components for a self-standing fountain using Tuscan Terra Cotta Clay. These techniques can be adapted for use in small studios. We will fire the work in a wood-fired kiln at the conclusion of the workshop. Using varied techniques from Architectural Ceramics traditions, we will design and build components for a self-standing fountain using Tuscan Terra Cotta Clay. These techniques can be adapted for use in small studios. We will fire the work in a wood-fired kiln at the conclusion of the workshop.
Instructor: Marcia Selsor
Dates & Times: June 3 – 20, 2014; 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Location: La Meridiana, The International School of Ceramics, Italy
Credit Option(s): 2 college credits
Cost: $398.00 (2 credits), plus additional course and workshop fees
This course will teach the elementary educator how to design and implement engaging field science investigations in the schoolyard and nearby natural spaces.
- The teacher will understand how children interact with the environment during several stages of development from preschool through teenage years, and will be able to design lessons that are appropriate for each level of engagement with the environment (Standard 1: Learner Development)
- The teacher will understand the principles and practice of field science studies, and will be able to design a comprehensive lesson for use on the schoolyard or nearby natural space (Standard 4: Content knowledge)
- The teacher will learn and practice the skills needed to identify local flora and fauna (Standard 4: Content Knowledge)
Instructor: Heather Bilden
Dates & Times: June 9 – 12, 2014; 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: (To Be Arranged)
Credit Option(s): 2 college credits
Cost: $398.00 (2 credits), plus $10.00 workshop fee
Students must be able and willing to walk ~2 miles/day during field studies. Additional materials required for this course are estimated at ~$10.00.
RESA4U: Technology Integration I
The goal of integrating technology into school curricula is to enhance the learning process for students. The purpose of this course is to cover the following aspects of technology integration to ensure this goal is being met:
- Standard Alignment: The course will include an in-depth review of the technology requirements outlined in the K-12 Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) and Literacy Standards.
- Curriculum Integration: Research will be examined to determine what constitutes successful technology integration in a classroom setting. Participants will find technology tools that work with the device(s) available in their school (iPad, computer, Chromebook, Android tablet, etc.) and align these tools to the Common Core technology requirements.
- Classroom management: Effective classroom management of technology will be discussed, including managing digital creations and ensuring the focus remains on learning (not the technology).
- Evaluation and lifelong learning: Being an educator in the 21st century requires flexibility in an ever changing technology-driven world. Participants will learn how to adapt to this world by evaluating, reflecting, and constantly learning.
By the end of the course participants should envision a learning focused technology integration plan that meets the unique needs of their classroom and/or school.
Instructors: Lindy Hockenbary & Marcy Moriarty
Date & Time: February 27 & April 24, 2014; 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Location: RESA4U in Bozeman
Credit options(s): 1 college credit
Cost: $280.00 workshop fee ($140.00 for SWMSS/RESA4U members), plus optional college credit fee of $199.00 (1 credit).
For more details, please call 800-284-9271.
There will be iPads available for use.