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Professional Development Opportunity for Educators in Macon and Jackson Counties!

The Bascom and The Southeast Center for Arts Integration: SECAI inspires teachers to embrace the arts as the powerful teaching tools they are by engaging them in experiential, arts-integrated learning that all teachers can use.

The Bascom and The Southeast Center for Arts Integration (SECAI) are working together for the first time in 2020 to motivate educators in Western North Carolina to use the arts in the classroom by demonstrating connections between brain research, multiple intelligences theory, and state standards. SECAI inspires teachers to embrace the arts as the powerful teaching tools they are by engaging them in arts-integrated learning that all teachers can use in the classroom. We enable them to teach with the arts immediately by providing practical tools and demonstrating arts-integrated lessons.

Immerse yourself in the topics below during your
experience at The Bascom with SECAI.

Boost Literacy for Kinesthetic Learners:
Games We Can Play

Sheila Kerrigan

We know our youngest students learn by doing,
playing, interacting, telling and repeating. Students
of all ages whose primary learning modality is
kinesthetic can benefit from content-based activities
that reinforce literacy skills. We will play games
that you can use to support learning in a variety
of subject areas, and make connections between
movement and memory.

Reflection, Collaboration, Lesson-Planning

Sheila Kerrigan and Jen Crickenberger

We will reflect and report on what we have
experienced, choose the activities most relevant to
standards we teach, discuss ideas with a partner,
make a lesson plan we can use in the classroom, and
share it with others.

The Art of Digital Literacy:
Blending Photography & Poetry

Jen Crickenberger

Bring your own, or your school's devices with
forward-facing cameras and learn how to put
them to use in this fun, laid-back workshop! Learn
how to use your own device to capture and edit
gorgeous photographs to inspire written narratives
and poems. Students love this project and it even
gets them excited about writing! Teachers will
leave with information on apps they can use in their
classrooms as well as new skills in photography and
digital literacy. This workshop connects to NCSCOS
standards for Art, Digital Literacy and Literacy.

Reading, Writing, and Speaking Visual Art
Sheila Kerrigan

We will observe visual art in The Bascom, examining
it critically and asking questions to glean information
and make inferences. We will draw connections
between visual literacy and textural literacy. Using
the information we've uncovered, we'll change our
point of view from observers to actors to write short
dramatic scenes based on our understandings of
an art work, and share them by reading aloud. We
will reflect and discuss ideas for lessons, extensions,
and applications. (Visual Art, ELA--Reading, Writing,
Speaking, and Listening--and Theatre Arts)

Event Information

Event Date March 12, 2022 9:30 am
Event End Date March 12, 2022 5:00 pm
Capacity 30
Registered 0
Available place 30
Cut off date March 10, 2022 5:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location The Bascom: Adult Studio B (Trail Level)
Categories Classes & Workshops, Lectures & Seminars, Special Events

Venue Information - The Bascom: Adult Studio B (Trail Level)

Located on the Trail Level (lower level) of The Bascom's main building, Adult Studio B hosts a variety of classes, workshops, and more. Entrance is either through the front door of the main level of the building and down the stairs or from the trail entrance on the lower level of the backside of the main building.

Share Your Bascom Experience with Us!

Whether you fell in love with a piece or were moved by an exhibit, inspired by an instructor, had a blast in our smART Space, or any other wonderful experience at The Bascom, we want to hear about it!

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Winter Hours

Exhibitions & Shop:
Wednesday - Saturday; 10am - 4pm

Studio Barn Hours:
Monday - Saturday; 10am - 5pm
Sunday; 12pm/Noon - 5pm

Find Us Online:


Visit: 323 Franklin Road
Highlands, NC 28741 (Map It)

Call: 828-526-4949 (Main)
828-787-2892 (Ceramics Studio)

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This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. Learn more at http://www.ncarts.org.

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Funded in part by a grant from South Arts
in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.