Thursday, April 27, 2017
• Participants will arrive in the afternoon and be lodged at the Fairfax Hotel near DuPont Circle in northwest Washington, DC.
• Thursday night reception and dinner hosted once again at the home of the former Chairman of the Board of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, including a tour of his acclaimed art collection.Friday, April 28, 2017
• Breakfast at the hotel followed by a day at The Lab School of Washington. The day’s schedule will include:
• A presentation by Katherine Schantz, Head of The Lab School of Washington, on the importance of arts in schools, the shifting paradigm in the understanding of learning differences and an introduction to current knowledge of the role that arts plays in language development.
• Tours of The Lab School of Washington, including visits to classrooms and makerspaces and observations of Lab methodologies.
• Before and after lunch we will offer workshops facilitated by Lab School art faculty and administrators that will highlight examples of teaching students academic material through the arts and experiential instruction, with particular emphasis on how these approaches, successful for students with learning differences, apply to all students in all settings. We will include several options for more in-depth observation of Academic Clubs in session.
• The day will conclude with a reception for the participants and the conference faculty in Lab’s new high school Forum. Participants will be returned to the hotel and be free to have dinner on their own.Saturday, April 29, 2017
• Breakfast at the hotel followed by a day at The Lab School of Washington.
• The Saturday program will take place on The Lab Campus and will lead off with the presentation by an outside expert on arts education, followed by additional faculty and administration workshops, and a panel discussion among Lab faculty artists and administrators who have taught in public school and other more traditional settings.
• Lunch will be provided at Lab, followed by time for reflections, completion of evaluations and awarding of certificates created by Chris Rauschenberg, Chairman of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
• The Program will end at approximately 2:30 pm. Participants must stay for the entire program. If this schedule causes travel hardship, we may be able to offer an additional night of hotel stay on a case by case basis.
All participants will receive:
• A certificate of instructional hours from The Lab School of Washington.
• A certificate of participation designed by Christopher Rauschenberg.