up to the call of a loon! Spend two nights in the
summer home of the Vanderbilt family! YOU ARE INVITED TO
IN A VERY SPECIAL WEEKEND, immersed in Adirondack arts, culture, and
You will have the opportunity to develop unique instructional
"Adirondack Challenges", connecting the Adirondacks to New York
Visual & Performing Arts Standards, for use in your own
Organized by the Adirondack Curriculum Project,
with support from the
Institute for Learning
Education, and funded in part through an Arts Learning Grant from
Endowment for the Arts, this weekend will be offered to 20
area teachers (10 Art and 10 Music ) at NO COST. Meals, lodging, and a
stipend of $250 will be provided to each teacher participating.
The mission of the Adirondack Curriculum Project
is to "help foster
better public understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of the
region’s natural and cultural resources by providing educational
and training opportunities for educators." The ACP web site
has an ever expanding collection of links and resources for teachers.
concept of an "Adirondack Challenge" , based on Constructivist
is a student-centered, problem-solving instructional activity
includes some connection to the Adirondacks.
You are invited to be a part of this exciting
weekend that will provide
training in the development of "Adirondack Challenges" . Experienced
facilitators" will help you create a Challenge to use in
own classroom. Resource people (artists and performers) will also be
for the entire weekend. A trip to the nearby Adirondack Museum will be
the opening activity on Friday afternoon, and the remainder of the
will be spent outdoors and around the beautiful Great
Camp Sagamore near Racquette Lake, NY. Adirondack singer-songwriter
Dan Berggren will perform Saturday evening.
Only 20 teachers will be participating.
and mail to the ACP by JUNE 21. Additional details
be added to our website: www.adkcurriculum.org and mailed to
If you have any questions, please contact: Sandy Hildreth, Project
(ART), (315) 353-2210, firstname.lastname@example.org
or Kathy Hargis, Project Co-Director (MUSIC), (518) 664-8099, email@example.com.