Professional Development
June 16-20, 2014
Developing imagination, creativity and innovation through education and the arts!

Immerse yourself in the arts at the McCallum for an unforgettable week of collaborative learning focused on developing imaginative capacities in students! Specifically designed for K through grade 12 teachers in McCallum partnership schools, this course is also open to and suitable for school or arts administrators, teaching artists, curriculum developers, college or university professors, art docents, artists and others.  Discover how opportunities for deep and thoughtful engagement with high-quality works of art in dance, music, theatre and visual arts utilized as texts for study allow students to build knowledge, enlarge experience and broaden their worldview in ways that support development of critical thinking skills, creativity, communication and collaboration. College credit is available.

“As a new teacher learning about the philosophy and practice of Aesthetic Education, I was most struck by the idea that imagination can be taught and developed. Too often today we hear that students no longer have imaginations because technology does the work for them. Aesthetic Education has shown me that we, as teachers, can tap into these perhaps dormant imaginations simply by teaching in such a way that students are required to use their imaginations.”

- Katy Emery, Washington Charter Elementary, Introductory Course Participant 2013

“The spark of inquiry had been ignited inside of me, and I wanted to share it with everyone around me. So I did. When I would go home for lunch I would share with my family all the things we had been doing during our morning sessions. While the boys were waiting for their dinner, I would conduct mini-workshops with them. Sometimes I would even continue them at the table. By the third day of the week my boys were noticing things everywhere we went.”

- Vince Munksgard, Franklin Elementary, Advanced Workshop Participant 2013

Aesthetic Education Introductory Course
June 16-20, 2014
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Introductory Online Registration

Aesthetic Education Advanced Workshops
June 16-20, 2014
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Advanced Online Registration

2014-2015 Aesthetic Education Program Printable Brochure

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Make the McCallum an Educational Destination for your Students!

With the Field Trip Series the Institute offers high quality performances in music, dance, and theatre to the youth of the region. The Series is based on the premise that the arts are important and necessary to the learning process and provide students with unique possibilities for growth and development.

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This Valley-wide talent competition is a perfect opportunity to showcase your talent! If you sing, dance, play an instrument, juggle, do magic, comedy, or another self-contained novelty act, here's your chance to perform at the McCallum.

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