Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Picturing America Institute
I am participating in a Picturing America National Endowment of the Humanities Teacher Institute this month at Salem State College in Salem, Massachusetts. I arrived on July 4 and it started on Sunday, July 5. It will be four weeks of listening, learning, sharing, observing, participating, and integrating visual art, language arts, and history! We have started off at a running pace! It is wonderful to have the opportunity to work with curricular specialists and others who have worked with integration in different settings. The faculty that has been assembled to lead us through these weeks already has my mind going in many directions. Their expertise both individually and collectively is amazing. I will need to narrow down some of my thoughts for a project, but for now I’m taking it all in and it’s comfortably spinning in my brain! This really is incredible! I’m thankful to have received this opportunity!