Maryland School for the Blind‘s 2015 Summer Short Course program will continue to merge the Expanded Core Curriculum with a theme based curriculum aligned with the College and Career Readiness Standards. This year’s Program will focus on the wonderful benefits of music in education. Research shows that learning the “do-re-mis can help children excel beyond the ABC’s” by facilitating learning of other subjects, improving spatial temporal skills, and improving verbal recall.
These skills come into play in solving multistep problems students can encounter in all areas of STEM. Children also relate well to music not only as a form of self-expression and identity but as a tool for learning. Whether you listen to rap, country, hop hop, rock, etc., music is a part of who we are and our culture. Led by MSB’s music teacher, Melissa Kutkowski, and taught by TVIs, students will explore a variety of topics, including the “science” of sound, the ways in which music can be used to understand other cultures and eras, and the ways in which music can be used to create and express thoughts, feeling, and ideas about daily life as well as global issues.
Join us for a fun filled program of music including field trips, musical guest performances, and special student performances! Students will utilize accessible technology to research and create projects. Orientation and mobility skills will be integrated during off campus field trips. Local students can chose to participate daily. For more information about the Music and Academic Enrichment Program, contact Sara Borlie at 410-444-5000 x 1319 or Amy Morrell at x 1220