I’m gearing up today to present at the Arts Inquiry Seminar through The Philadelphia Writing Project this Saturday, May 19 at the Rosenbach Museum and Library. Joining me will be Lorraine Ustaris, 9th grade English and AP English teacher at the Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush, and 6 of her students. The fact that she managed to get 6 of her students to do this on a Saturday, in May nonetheless, is amazing! I’m dying to know what her trick is… so I can steal it to use on other people!
We will be discussing the LTP program in general as well as specifically how she introduced it into her classrooms. Her students will each present photographic and written works they created over the last semester and then open the floor for teachers to ask questions of all of us. No worries, photographs and video will be taken to share!
The Arts Inquiry Seminar is an open continuity program through The Philadelphia Writing Project that provides a space for K-12 teachers in all disciplines to engage in an inquiry into how the arts can be infused into their classrooms and schools. This is an opportunity for teachers to collectively explore how their practice can be transformed through arts integration. Participants are awarded 1 continuing education credits upon successful completion of course requirements.