Professional Development Opportunity for Educators

Closing the Gap in STEM Subjects with Arts Integration

This professional development session is offered FREE for all educators and parents of Pre-K through 8th grade students in Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, and Sampson counties. Designed collaboratively by the Cameron Art Museum and the Southeast Center for Arts Integration it incorporates elements of both arts-integrated and hands-on learning experiences with STEM subjectsóScience, Technology, Engineering, and Math. We will use the art exhibitions in the galleries as springboards to dive into the connections between the arts and STEM, and we will provide time and support for arts-integrated lesson planning. Southeast Center for Arts Integration faculty, Jef Lambdin and September Kruger, and CAM Educator Luc Travers will lead workshops.


Southeast Center for Arts Integration faculty, September Krueger and Jef Lambdin, and CAM Museum Interpretation, Luc Travers, will lead:

Geometric Shapes & Concrete Poems: In the world of state standards, how do we create authentic, personalized learning challenges for students? This workshop focuses on how to match up a state science, technology, engineering, or math standard with a work of visual art from the CAMís North Carolina Arts Council 2017 Fellowship Award Exhibition, in order to create a rich arts-integrated lesson. Come prepared with a topic, arts standard, STEM standard, half-baked idea for a lesson, or some other concrete beginning which you would like to develop into a STEAM-based arts-integrated lesson.

Beyond the Picture Frame: Can you envision the design of the city where the people and animals in the artwork live? Read the clues in an artistís composition to imagine where we are and what the needs may be beyond the frame. Work with measurement, scale, and social organization to find design solutions for this wondrous place. This workshop integrates Math (measurement, scale, fractions), Social Studies: (interactions between humans and the environment), and Science (how humans adapt behavior to live in changing habitats). Time for your own lesson planning will be included.

How Can YOU Use the Cameron Art Museum? Let Us Count the Ways! The CAM has rich resources for teachers and students that you can incorporate into your teaching practice. See how many connections you can make between the art in exhibits and your curriculum. Find out about classes for adults and youth, weekend workshops, field trips, arts-integrated lesson plans designed for educators, instructor-guided tours of the museumís exhibitions and select objects in the museumís permanent collection not on view.


We plan for all of our workshops to result in CEUís for teachers. We can provide workshop descriptions and vitae of all workshop facilitators as needed by school systems. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Registration Information

The full-day workshop takes place at: Cameron Art Museum, 3201 South 17th St., Wilmington, NC
Registration is free and includes lunch.
Space is limited; registration is required!
Registration is open and will close when workshop capacity is reached.

May 19, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

This program is funded by the Joseph and Elsa Flowers Davies Fund