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  Prairie Visions
June 11-14, 2013

Arts Integration Summer Institute

Theme: THE ART AND SPIRIT OF NATURE

Pedagogy: STEM TO STEAM

Location: Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, Bellevue, NE

APPLICATION: Due Tuesday, April 30, 2013.
Contracts, which will be mailed to you upon registration, due no later than May 10, 2013.
Workshop cancellation without penalty no later than Tuesday, May 28. A $100 fee will be assessed after May 28.

TUITION:

  • Free tuition to the first 50 Nebraska educators who register with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cutural Endowment.

  • Free tuition to the first 25 Iowa educators who register thanks to a grant from the Iowa West Foundation.  Iowa educators are eligible to apply if they are in the following counties that are covered by Iowa West funds:  Pottawattamie, Mills, Harrison, Shelby, Cass, Adams, Page, Fremont, Montgomery, Taylor, Monona, Crawford, and Carroll.

  • Free tuition is awarded as registrations are received. The cost for an attendee not on a fellowship is $300. Tuition fellowships include all institute fees, admissions, materials, and food.

Participants are encouraged to form teams to attend the Institute together. Participants at the Institute work in small groups and every effort will be made to keep teams together. Teams are encouraged from the same school, the same grade level or the same subject area. Participants registering individually will be grouped with others in similar grade or subject areas as much as possible


Prairie Visions Participants visiting the Omaha Mural Project - Meg Saligman's Fertile Ground


Making Codex Books with Carmen Lomas Garza
PV 2011 Through a Cultural Lens: Memories, Traditions & Experiences in Art



Prairie Visions participants drumming with Charles Ahovissi, African Culture Connection.
PV 2011 Through a Cultural Lens: Memories, Traditions & Experiences in Art

LODGING :

Shared dorm suites are available for educators living more than 60 miles outside the Omaha/Council Bluffs/Lincoln area. Available space is limited and will be allotted as requests are received. Dorms must be reserved by
May 10, 2013.

TRANSPORTATION FUNDS:

Information will be provided at the Institute about school bus grants for Nebraska teachers to take their classes on arts related field trips during the 2013-2014 school year, thanks to the Nebraska Arts Council

EXPECTATIONS:

It is the expectation that participants receiving a free fellowship will commit to the following:

  • Full attendance at the Institute - 9am - 4:30pm Tuesday through Friday, June 11-14, 2013.
  • Develop and teach an arts-integrated lesson(s) during the 2013-14 school year.
  • Send a letter to either their State Senator (NE) or the funding agency (IA) thanking them for their financial support for the arts in their state. (Samples will be provided at the Institute.)

Prairie Visions participants working in group to design placesetting for artists (ala Judy Chicago)
PV 2011 Through a Cultural Lens: Memories, Traditions & Experiences in Art

Prairie Visions participants sharing arts-integrated curriculum they have designed
PV 2007 Worlds Real and Imagined

GRADUATE CREDIT:

Participants in Prairie Visions 2013 can earn graduate credit:

·       University of Nebraska at Omaha graduate credit (1 or 3 hours)
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·       Iowa educators: Contact Green Hills AEA for Licence Renewal Credit for 2013.

Registration for the Prairie Visions Institute does not include payment for UNO college credit hours .  It also does not guarantee automatic course registration.  Registration, enrollment and payment are the responsibility of the participant directly with UNO. 

 

CLICK HERE FOR AN APPLICATION FORM FOR THE PRAIRIE VISIONS 2013 INSTITUTE.
(FOR GRADUATE COURSE CREDIT OR AEA RENEWAL CREDIT SEE ABOVE)

CLICK HERE to watch a video of Prairie Visions participants and faculty discussing how the Institute has impacted them and their students.

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