From July 19- 22, 2004, ESP held its
8th Annual Summer Seminar, this year at the C.W. Post Campus of Long
Island University. The 300+ participants explored the week’s
theme “Inquiry, Reflection and Dialogue” through a variety
of events: workshops, discussion groups, keynote address and plenary
meetings. Seminar attendees also had several opportunities to meet
with consultants and to plan for the upcoming year, as part of their
team and with their regional network groups.
Reflection and Dialogue
Liz Lerman provided a key note
address that touched on several
issues related to arts-in-education
partnerships, including re-thinking
hierarchies, using artistic
approaches to management procedures,
and her own Critical Response
Process, a feedback protocol
developed for artists, educators
Westervelt and R.J.
Rapoza (standing at
upper left) observed
their workshop participants
as they discuss “polishing
from the partnership
of Central NY Community
Arts Council with Greene
schools conducted a
workshop based on their “culture
which serves as a mini-museum
in the classroom.
to Peer Sharing Groups
teams with similar concerns
were placed in groups, shared
some challenges they face in
their work and received useful
several sessions, presenters
brought in documentation and
samples of student work.
Rafferty (left), of Capital
Repertory Theatre, shared ideas
related to her partnership
with the Harriet Gibbons School.
discuss the Brooklyn Museum’s
partnership with PS 321K, the
peer to peer group met in a gallery
of the Hillwood Art Museum.
from ESP Partnerships had opportunities
every day to review their practice
and plan for the future.
C.W. Post Campus, which includes
its own arboretum, offered
several spots for casual
LEAP/ PS 6 team took advantage
of the beautiful July weather
to plan outside.
Kirshbaum, (left) seen here
chatting with some of her teachers
from the Bruno Ponterio Ridge
St. School, was one of several
ESP principals who attended
provide partnerships the chance to engage in one-on-one
learning and to discuss specific challenges with seasoned
Rhodes (right) had a consultation session with the
team from the
Elaine Kauffman Cultural Center/ Lucy Moses School partnership.
Ingram (far left) met with members of the Queens Museum
of Art/ PS 144Q partnership.
Francis-Fallon, ESP Faculty member and webmaster, reviewed
computer applications with Amy Chase Gulden, from Studio
in a School .
highlights of Summer Seminar ‘04
out the week, Summer Seminar
participants found ways to combine
laughter and smiles with their
Ponder (3rd from left), ESP
Faculty member and vocal artist,
led a morning gathering in
the call and response anthem “And
When I Rise”.
Director Phil Alexander
played talk show host for “Let’s
Ask a Question” while
Christine Griffin from
the Bard College/Red Hook
Schools partnership won
a secret prize (an ESP
tote bag) for explaining
how she developed a Inquiry
approach with her team
Nash (left) and Jason Duchin,
both from the Dreamyard Project,
found their Peer to Peer Group
both entertaining and informative.
Ashworth, ESP Associate, and
Joey Steinhagen, from the Hangar
Theatre, were caught planning
their emcee schtick for the annual
Summer Seminar talent show, “Strut
Coordinator Sue Stein (2nd from
left) and her staff (from left),
Claire Stephens, Barrie Gelles,
and Belinda Smith, always went
the extra mile to accommodate participants’
Art Work Art work created
by students in ESP partnerships was exhibited
at the Hillwood Art Museum. This exhibition
was noteworthy not only for collecting
works from students in various communities
across New York State, but also for including
statements from the student artists. For
their statements, the artists were asked
to describe how their art work used Inquiry.
They also had the option to talk about
how they reflected on the art work after
it was completed, and how they saw the
piece participating in a dialogue with