What is this seminar about?
What does your curriculum really value? Does it reflect
the importance of developing the whole child? Does it value developing
the Eight Kinds of Smart in your students?
The good news is this does not necessarily involve major curricular
content changes. Rather, it is a matter of literally "embedding" the
capacities of the different intelligences in the existing curriculum.
This seminar focuses on an in-depth understanding of the distinct
capacities for each of the eight intelligences and four distinct
models for integrating these capacities into the existing curriculum
on a school-wide or departmental basis. The seminar assumes that this
task can be accomplish without "add ons" to the curriculum; rather, in
and through the existing curriculum students can be taught how to tap
their full intellectual potential.
How will I benefit?
Discover how to enhance and build students' multiple intelligence in
and through the existing curriculum. You can teach your content AND
help students develop their own intelligence at the same time.
You'll explore the distinct capacities or "core operations" for
each of the eight intelligences.
You'll learn how to keep alive the love of learning which is
present in the early childhood years from pre-school through grade
twelve and beyond.
You'll learn about and experiment with several models for
integrating the Eight Kinds of Smart into your
You'll discover four key areas where multiple intelligences impact
school renewal and transformation.
What will I learn?
The seminar provides an in-depth experience of working with several
models for integrating the curriculum with the core capacities of the
Eight Kinds of Smart. Each model uses a
different approach to literally "embed" the capacities of the
intelligences into the existing curriculum. Specifically you'll learn:
1. Multiple intelligence stations. Experiment with
setting up and using multiple intelligence learning centers to help
students learn and process curricular content using the Eight Kinds of
2. Year-long curriculum integration process. Discover
a process for weaving the various capacities of the intelligences
together with the key concepts and themes of your curriculum
throughout the school year.
3. Unit Stretching integration. Learn a technique for
taking an existing unit of study or a theme and stretching it so that
more and more of the capacities of the eight intelligences are part
and parcel of how the unit is taught and learned.
4. School- or department-wide integration. Select a
school-wide, grade level, or department-wide time for exploring common
curricular content and concepts using the multiple intelligences.
The workshop uses a
variety of teaching techniques: formal presentations
summarize contemporary research findings on human intelligence and
the brain; experiential exercises give participants a chance
to explore their own intelligence capacities and ideas on how to
introduce MI capacities to students; unit planning sessions
show how to use the curriculum integraion models to embed MI into
the existing curriculum; and, group discussions provide
opportunities for integration, interchange, and personal reflection.