The Stark Museum of Art encourages the integration of arts into the school curriculum by providing valuable resources for educators. The Stark Museum of Art is partnered with the Kennedy Center Partners in Education program in Washington, D.C. to provide professional development for teachers through workshops. Teachers receive continuing education and/or Gifted/Talented credits as well as lesson plans to take back to the classroom for their participation in these arts-integrated workshops. The Stark Museum of Art also provides additional lesson plans to help teachers combine the arts into their individual curriculums. These lessons are available online and will be updated as new lessons become available.   Arts with Education Summer Teacher Institute   August 11 and 12, 2008, 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Learn new and creative ways to integrate art into the curriculum through workshops led by educators certified with the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Registration: 409.745.5535 or 800.828.5525 $30.00 per workshop, lunch included Space is limited. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis Participants will receive 6 Gifted/Talented and/or Continuing Education credits per each workshop attended. Participants attending two sessions will also receive two tickets to a Lutcher Theater performance. The Institute begins each day at 7:30 a.m. at the Stark Museum of Art Education Center, 812 Green Avenue. All three workshops will be offered simultaneously on August 11 and 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Teachers may select up to two sessions to attend. From Larvae to Butterfly: Metamorphosis through Puppetry Workshop Leader: Hobey Ford For Teachers of Grades 3-8 Educational Subject: Science Teachers will learn the step-by-step technique for creating beautiful and versatile foam rubber rod puppets. Participants take home their miniature foam puppet creations of larvae and butterfly and delight their students with a lively and unique science lesson. Native American Stories Workshop Leader: Geri Keams For Teachers of Grades 2-6 Educational Subject: Social Studies Native American stories offer imaginative explorations of natural phenomena through Native American eyes. Participants will listen to and analyze stories that explain the natural world. They will discover ways in which students can develop their own stories that have the elements of a Native American legend. Participants will receive a copy of the childrens book Grandmother Spider Steals the Sun by workshop leader Geri Keams. Writing By Storm: Overcoming Obstacles to Writing Workshop Leader: Amy MacDonald For Teachers of Grades 1-5 Educational Subject: Language Arts This hands-on writing workshop uses group writing and brainstorming techniques to help students (and teachers) learn to recognize and overcome common obstacles and anxieties about writing specifically coming up with ideas; staying focused; creating a well-developed beginning, middle, and end; adding detail; and tackling revision. Funding of these workshops is provided by Lutcher Theater, Inc., the Stark Museum of Art, Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD, and the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation. This workshop series was developed in association with The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and is partially underwritten by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Committee for the Performing Arts, The Kennedy Center Corporate Fund, and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. For more information, call the Lutcher Theater at 409.745.5535 or 800.828.5525.