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Participants at Great Camp Sagamore
Challenges Produced

"A is for Adirondack" - An Alphabet Book

Adirondack Artist's Books

Adirondack Great Camps

Adirondack History Songs

Adirondack Landscape Quilt "Reflections of the Adirondacks"

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Connecting Earth with Plants & Animals of the Adirondacks

Faces of the Adirondacks

Fallen Leaf Pottery

Painting "Your" Town
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Wake up to the call of a loon! Spend two nights  in the  former  summer home of the Vanderbilt family!  YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN A VERY SPECIAL WEEKEND, immersed in Adirondack arts, culture, and environment. You will have the opportunity to develop unique instructional activities, "Adirondack Challenges",  connecting the Adirondacks to New York State Visual & Performing Arts Standards, for use in your own classroom. 

Organized by the Adirondack Curriculum Project, with support from the Institute for Learning Centered Education, and funded in part through an Arts Learning Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, this weekend will be offered to 20 Adirondack 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 Adirondack region’s natural and cultural resources by providing educational resources and training opportunities for educators." The ACP web site (www.adkcurriculum.org) has an ever expanding collection of links and resources for teachers. The concept of an "Adirondack Challenge" , based on Constructivist philosophy, is  a student-centered, problem-solving instructional activity that 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 "teacher facilitators" will help  you  create a Challenge to use in your own classroom. Resource people (artists and performers) will also be available for the entire weekend. A trip to the nearby Adirondack Museum will be the opening activity on Friday afternoon, and the remainder of the weekend 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. Complete the application form and mail to the ACP by JUNE 21. Additional details will be added to our website: www.adkcurriculum.org and mailed to participants. If you have any questions, please contact: Sandy Hildreth, Project Co-Director (ART),  (315) 353-2210, shildreth@roadrunner.com or Kathy Hargis, Project Co-Director (MUSIC), (518) 664-8099, trptsrkool@aol.com.

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