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June 12 - June 15, 2000, &
June 19 - June 22
"Picasso Makes a House Call"
A Summer 2000 Workshop for K-6 Teachers
IUPUI University Library, Indianapolis, IN.

Participants learned strategies to enrich the elementary curriculum by incorporating art into the regular classroom instruction and developing a partnership with the media center. Through hands-on experiences, teachers discovered art resources and art databases on the Internet and learned how to integrate technology through utilization of various media. Teacher teams designed student-center projects to use in their classrooms.

Curriculum Writing Opportunity
Educators had the opportunity to design instructional plans as part of the K-12 Community Project. Each plan that was developed according to workshop criteria was placed on the Project Web site and Project CD-Rom which was distributed to schools throughout Indiana. Each team member was paid $100 for their developed instructional plan.

The workshop was designed for team teachers in kindergarten through sixth grade. No special technology skills were required. Beginners were welcome.

Graduate Credit
Three graduate credit hours and CRUs were available to those who in need of teacher re-licensing. Grades were given at the end of the fall semester in December.

Workshop Instructors
Diana Rennels, Media Specialist, Brown Elementary, Brownsburg, Indiana and Jill Taylor, Third Grade Teacher, Brown Elementary, Brownsburg, Indiana were instructors for this workshop. Student and parent guest speakers talked about their experiences integrating art throughout the curriculum in the media center and the classroom.