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Principals Institute

PRINCIPALS INSTITUTE SPRING 2014

Creating an Arts Rich School: Write a Grant and Make it Happen!
Tuesday, May 13th
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The Center for Arts Education
520 Eight Avenue 36th and 37th Street
9th Floor, North Tower
New York, NY 100018

This is a hands-on workshop designed for school leaders will guide participants step-by-step through a grant writing and fundraising process.  Attendees will leave with basic knowledge of researching and cultivating potential funders as well as the keys to effective proposal writing.

All in attendance will receive a model proposal template, guidelines  for building relationships with donors, a list of fundraising resources and other relevant materials.  -Please select one or two projects that require external funding and bring with you a brief description of each identified need.  Principals may bring with them a team of their staff selected to work on a proposal.
Refreshments will be available.

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The following three workshops are presented in partnership with the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators.

Dancing with Ailey: Exploring
Links to Literacy

Thursday, May 15, 2014
1:00 – 4:00 PM
The Joan Weill Center for Dance
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc.
405 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019

The workshop will examine dance as text, as it relates to the Common Core Standards. Using Alvin Ailey’s signature work, Revelations and the organization’s innovative curriculum, Revelations: An Interdisciplinary Approach, participants will explore the question: “How do you tell the story of a life experience through writing and then make it move-transforming words into choreography?”  The event will include hands-on activities as well as a brief performance.  Participants will leave with resource materials that support classroom instruction.
Refreshments will be available.

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Dreamhouse: Music and
the Common Core

Friday, May 30th
9:00 AM-2:00 PM
The New York Philharmonic
(Arrival details will be sent with registration confirmation.)

In his magnum opus Dreamhouse, American composer Steven Mackey combines orchestra with vocals, electric guitars, and spoken word to explore the American dream of inclusivity.  Can a work such as this serve as “text” for close reading as described in the Common Core?  A workshop lead by a senior New York Philharmonic teaching artist will show how the study of and experience of works of art can complement and extend the Common Core-based learning in ELA, while fulfilling the NYC Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the arts. Participants will then attend the NY Philharmonic rehearsal of Dreamhouse with guest artists, and discuss the experience with a Philharmonic musician over lunch.

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Visual Imagery and Mathematics,
Coming Full Circle

Wednesday, June 4th
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
The Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

This workshop will explore cross curricular connections between math, visual arts and social studies by looking at primary sources at the Rubin Museum of Art, through a gallery walk followed by a hands-on project in the museum’s educational studios.  The workshop will look at mandalas, both as a symbol and a design that translates three dimensional space to a two dimensional surface.  The workshop will show how an art project can support learning in other content areas and connect to aspects of the Common Core.  The afternoon will also include an introduction to the new proposed National Core Arts Standards.  Refreshments will be provided.

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MAKING A DIFFERENCE

vocalist Renee Manning getting Principal John Barbella to scatSince their inception in 2007, the Principals Institutes have served more than 1,000 school leaders in all five boroughs of New York City. Participants have reported dramatic changes in the quality of arts teaching and learning at their schools.

This year, CAE continues these offerings, some in partnership with The Council of Supervisors and Administrators (CSA) and New York's premier cultural organizations.

For information on upcoming institutes, please contact Dr. Jerry James
by email or by calling 212.239.7823.

PAST PRINCIPALS INSTITUTES

Music as Text: The Convergence of Music and the Common Core
May 31, 2013

The Center for Arts Education is pleased to offer a workshop for school leaders that will focus on Swing Symphony, a major composition by Wynton Marsalis, combining the forces of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with the full New York Philharmonic. Senior teaching artist Dr. Janey Choi, will lead an experiential workshop, addressing the symphony as a complex text in which two seemingly divergent strains of Western Music – jazz and the symphony orchestra – join forces while maintaining distinct identities.

Colors of the World
Tuesday, April 23, 2012

The Morgan Library & Museum and The Center for Arts Education delve into the Morgan’s unique school program, which allows students to study and create their own Medieval illuminated manuscripts using original materials such as 22-karat gold leaf, malachite stone, saffron threads, and cochineal bugs. Aligned with the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Visual Arts and supports Common Core English Language Arts Standards for Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening, and Language, the CCSS for ELA & Literacy in History/Social Studies.

Amy Herman

The Art of Perception: Rethinking How We See (Part 2)
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

In its original format, The Art of Perception focused on enhancing observation, perception, and communication skills by teaching leaders how to analyze works of art. In response to the need for innovative and meaningful "diversity training," a special session has been tailored to address issues associated with race and culture. Painting, sculpture, and photography will be used as tools to challenge assumptions, preconceived biases, and related ethical issues. The interactive session will be led by Amy Herman, who developed the approach, and Dr. Jerry James, who will facilitate a discussion of its value to school communities.

The Art of Perception (Part 1)
Tuesday, March 19, 2013


The Art of Perception is a professional development workshop that is used to teach leaders at NYPD, FBI, and Homeland Security how to enhance their observation and communication skills by analyzing works of art. This highly participatory session will be led by Amy Herman, who developed the approach, and Dr. Jerry James, who will facilitate a discussion of its value to school leaders.

May 30, 2012
Jazz and Imagination at Jazz at Lincoln Center
Trombonist Art Baron and Friends led principals through an exploration of the world of jazz through the power of imagination. With inimitable style and infectious swing, Baron and company shared how instruments can carry on conversations in this interactive workshop.

The highly participatory session was facilitated by Eli Yamin, teaching artist and Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Middle School Jazz Academy, and Dr. Jerry James, Director of Teaching and Learning at CAE.

May 8, 2012
Morgan Library and Museum / The Center for Arts Education
This singular curriculum, which allows students to study and create their own Medieval illuminated manuscripts using original materials such as 22-karat gold leaf, malachite stone, saffron threads, and cochineal bugs, is aligned with the Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Visual Arts and supports Common Core English Language Arts Standards for Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening, and Language, the CCSS for ELA & Literacy in History/Social Studies.

March 20, 2012
The Art of Perception, facilitated by Amy Herman, is a professional development workshop designed for leaders at NYPD, FBI, the Secret Service and Homeland Security. Ms. Herman has adapted this workshop for educators to enhance observation and communication skills by analyzing works of art.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Held at DreamYardArts Center in the Bronx, led by CAE Director of Teaching & Learning, Dr. Jerry James, attended by 13 Principals and Arts Coordinators

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Arts Integration: Medieval manuscripts
Held at the Morgan Library, led by CAE Director of Teaching & Learning, Dr. Jerry James, Tamar Laks, and Marie H. Trope-Podell, attended by 21 Principals

Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Design Thinking: Implications for 21st century learning
Held at the Cooper Hewitt Museum, led by CAE Director of Teaching & Learning, Dr. Jerry James and Tamar Laks, attended by 19 school leaders and coordinators.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Principal Fellows: Politics of arts education
Held at our Annex, led by CAE Director of Teaching & Learning, Dr. Jerry James , attended by 8 Prinicpal Fellows and CAE staff.

Friday, February 18, 2011, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
High Order Thinking: American Landscape Painting
Held at the Brooklyn Museum, led by CAE Director of Teaching & Learning, Dr. Jerry James and Tamar Laks, attended by 18 Principals from CFN (Children's First Network) 208.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Common Core Standards/China’s Forbidden City
Held at the Flushing Town Hall, led by CAE Director of Teaching & Learning, Dr. Jerry James and Tamar Laks, attended by 33 Principals from CFN (Children's First Network) 208.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Principal Fellows: Making the Most of Arts Programming
Held at our Annex, led by CAE Director of Teaching & Learning, Dr. Jerry James, Executive Director Richard Kessler and Director of Development Lori Sherman, attended by 9 Principal Fellows.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The Arts and Differentiated Learning and Customizing Institute Content to Meet Network Needs
Held at our Annex, led by CAE Director of Teaching & Learning, Dr. Jerry James and Russell Granet, attended by 31 Principals from CFN (Children's First Network) 208.

Saturday, November 13, 2010
Can Schools Afford a Well-rounded Arts Education in a Climate of High Stakes Accountability?
Held at the Hilton along with CSA, led by Executive Director Richard Kessler, MS 223 Principal Ramon Gonzalez, and Dr. Carol Fineberg, attended by Principals and Assistant Principals.