University of Rochester

Multiple Intelligences Workshops Planned at Strong Museum

October 1, 2001

A three-part series on the theory of multiple intelligences will be held at the Strong Museum beginning on Monday, Oct. 15, and continuing on Oct. 22 and 29. Each session will run from 4 to 6 p.m. and is organized by the Center for Professional Development and Education Reform at the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development at the University of Rochester.

The interactive sessions aim to explore Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences and its application to the classroom setting. Workshop topics include evaluating teaching styles and personal preferences, identifying new ideas for expanding lesson plans to include this theory, and addressing ways to talk to children and parents about this approach to learning.

In addition to the lectures and roundtable discussions, participants will also use the museum's exhibits at 1 Manhattan Park in downtown Rochester to identify and conceptualize the theory. Open to all educators and childcare providers, the series is designed especially for adults interacting with children from preschool age to third grade.

Program presenters include Dr. Ellen Arnold, author and advocate of the multiple intelligence theory; Betty Bordner, educator for early childhood programs at Strong Museum; Kathy Burton, director of preschool at Seton Catholic School; and Karen Sherman, head of preschool at Rochester Museum & Science Center.

Questions and requests for additional information may be directed to the Center for Professional Development and Education Reform at (585) 275-8270. The cost of the program is $67. The registration deadline is Oct. 10.