Educational Leaders As Scholars 2018

 In Ocean Academy

By: Thomas Goldberg/History Teacher

Staff members at Ocean Academy once again had the opportunity to go to Princeton University for a conference sponsored by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation focusing on infusing arts into all subject areas.  Mr. Corbett, Mr. Goldberg, Ms. LaRosa, Ms. Catalano, Mr. Austin, and Mr. Hayden were all on the guest list.  This is the third year Ocean Academy has participated in this conference, allowing us the chance to learn from experts in their fields about the advantages of allowing students to become a part of the learning process through art.  Through arts infusion, students are able to think critically about the content they have learned and express that content artistically in ways that make sense to them.  Everyone acquired some new strategies for incorporating arts in the classroom that we cannot wait to share with the both the staff and students.

This year, Mr Corbett, Ms. Catalano, and Mr. Hayden were lucky enough to host their own seminar showcasing Ocean Academy’s journey of infusing the arts into our program.  We were able to share some examples of how to incorporate the arts into a school’s curriculum, the benefits of utilizing co-teaching with an art teacher in general education classes, the importance of collaborating with the community, and the positive impact these things have had on the lives of our students and school climate.  It was a wonderful seminar, and we hope that those who attended were able to gain the confidence to try some techniques in their own schools.



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  • isabel

    Good Job everyone !

  • Maria Ferraro

    Looks fun wish I was there! Great job!

  • krystal

    Congratulations, I’m proud of Ocean Academy going to Princeton!

  • Sebastian Turso

    Your teachings inspired us. Thank you so much.

  • James Dolan

    Ocean Academy shall follow the light and keep moving forward! All the staff know how to make a splash.

  • Carlos Gomez

    I hope that you guys had fun. I think that you guys are very creative.

  • Roberto Soriano

    You guys are so talented. It’s great seeing you guys there again.

  • Elijah Spikes

    Mr. Hayden looks like a smart science teacher. Good you guys are very creative.

  • james dobias

    It looked very educational and like the teachers learned a lot.

  • Yoally

    I’m glad the teachers got to go there and learn more ways to bring this school to life. Let the creativity flow!

  • Mr. Corbett

    My highlight was watching the staff present and share all we are doing. #collaboration #creativeteachers

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