IBSC Ideas Lab

Professional Conversations About Boys and the Arts

IBSC ideas labStarting May 8, 2024

 

This IBSC Ideas Lab has reached capacity. Please contact Bruce Collins at collins@theibsc.org to add your name to the waitlist. Thank you.

IBSC Ideas Lab invites faculty in member schools who are involved in performing arts, visual arts, and music to connect virtually using the free online tool Zoom. Limited to 14 participants plus the facilitator, this IBSC Ideas Lab includes three one-hour sessions for participants to discuss relevant topics.

Designed as an interactive exchange among colleagues, IBSC Ideas Lab engages dedicated educators who learn and grow together. Before each session, participants engage with relevant resources to provide a foundation for discussions. Together we surface fresh ideas and build mutual support structures and enduring professional friendships.

Available exclusively to IBSC member schools, first-time participants who can commit to joining all three sessions get preference in registration to support the success of each small group. No more than two participants from one school may register for an Ideas Lab.

Who Should Attend?

Faculty in IBSC member schools who are involved in performing arts, visual arts, and music

Format

Participate in three scheduled one-hour calls using Zoom. Marion Glorioso-Kirby, head of lower school and fine arts department chair at St. Mark’s School of Texas (United States), facilitates each session.

Conversation Topics

Conversation 1
Using the Arts as a Means to Discover Our Humanity: How the Arts Strengthen Boys’ Capacity to Imagine and Hope
Wednesday, May 8, 4:00 PM EDT, 9:00 PM BST, 10:00 PM SAST
Thursday, May 9, 6:00 AM AEST, 8:00 AM NZST
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Explore the transformative potential of diverse artistic media—including visual arts, performing arts, and music—in nurturing a more empathetic and hopeful outlook in boys. Examine how engagement with these art forms cultivates sensitivity, self-expression, and broader perspectives on the human experience. Discover practical strategies to integrate arts programming into educational and personal development initiatives for boys, fostering imagination, building resilience, and empowering them to see beyond societal limitations.

Conversation 2
The Art of Well-Being: How Creative Expression Supports Boys' Mental and Emotional Health
Wednesday, May 15, 4:00 PM EDT, 9:00 PM BST, 10:00 PM SAST
Thursday, May 16, 6:00 AM AEST, 8:00 AM NZST
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Explore the powerful connection between creative expression and emotional health for boys. Discover how visual arts, performing arts, and music offer a safe space for processing emotions, fostering self-awareness, and developing healthy coping mechanisms. Examine practical ways to encourage creative outlets for boys to support their mental well-being, build resilience, and empower them to navigate complex emotional landscapes.

Conversation 3
Beyond the Canvas: Developing Life Skills Through the Arts
Wednesday, May 22, 4:00 PM EDT, 9:00 PM BST, 10:00 PM SAST
Thursday, May 23, 6:00 AM AEST, 8:00 AM NZST
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Discover how artistic engagement in visual arts, performing arts, and music cultivates essential life skills for personal and academic success. Explore how creative processes encourage problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, and perseverance. Examine the transferable benefits of arts participation, empowering boys to find connections  between artistic exploration and real-world challenges.

Registration

IBSC member rate: US $150

This IBSC Ideas Lab has reached capacity. Please contact Bruce Collins at collins@theibsc.org to add your name to the waitlist. Thank you.

Refund Policy

IBSC will refund 90% of registration fees if a written request is received two weeks prior to the class. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after this time. Schools seeking to register an alternate to replace a participant unable to attend should contact IBSC@theibsc.org.

Please note: Participants will receive detailed call information and meeting invitations after registration closes.

Facilitator

Marion Glorioso-KirbyMarion Glorioso-Kirby

Marion Glorioso-Kirby serves as head of lower school and the Anthony Vintcent Fine Arts Department chair at St. Mark’s School of Texas (United States), where she started working in 2004. She earned her B.F.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma in theater performance and an M.L.A. degree from Southern Methodist University. Glorioso-Kirby has served as senior class sponsor and sponsored both the Improv Troupe and Fine Arts Board. She has taught drama in all three divisions, has led six international choir tours to England, and coordinates the school’s presence at the annual ISAS Fine Arts Festival. Glorioso-Kirby received the John H. Murrell Excellence in Teaching Award and was a finalist for the Ralph. B. Rogers Award.