C1. Sound Board Art in the Elementary Classroom
Location: Post Room 3rd Floor
David Schiopota, Associate Director of Programs, Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
Sequoia Bostick, Resident Visual Teaching Artist, Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
Chris Young, Visual Teaching Artist, Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
Explore learning at the intersection of visual art and technology and learn how elementary students have utilized electric (or conductive) paint that, with the touch of a finger, transmits pre-recorded sounds using circuit board technology. Create your own “sound art” and find out how to integrate this art form into the elementary school curriculum. Sound board art brings together fundamental painting techniques and basic STEM concepts. Engage with the technology and witness how students have benefitted from this integrated experience. The presenters will lead participants through the creation of an original painting that will be matched to a sound clip using a laptop and equipment manufactured by Bare Conductive. Hear about first-hand experiences implementing this project with children to achieve learning goals in visual art, STEM and literacy. Discuss innovative applications of the project within the elementary classroom and watch a demonstration of the technology at: https://youtu.be/pVvEQUbhar8.
C2. Learning the Geometry and Art of Tessellations with the Smart Board and Computer
Location: Red Conference 3rd Floor
George Woideck, Artist, Center for Arts Inspired Learning
Tessellations, particularly those created by Dutch artist M.C. Escher, have delighted and baffled viewers for generations. This workshop explores the little-known fact that his most engaging tessellations were based on underlying grids of rhombuses, triangles and hexagons. Using a Smart Board or laptop computers, participants can explore the operations of creating geometric tessellations before using hands-on art room materials to make their own Escher style tessellated designs. This workshop will teach the skills of uniting art with math, where both are equally important, as well as reinforce important concepts while creating a take-home project.
C3. Responsive Communities: Teaching Artistry and Digital Tools
Location: Naples & Valencia 2nd Floor
Briana Linden, Director of Programs, Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington
Tony Fuemmeler, Program Coordinator, TA Student, Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington
The Teaching Artist Studio believes that building the strength and capacity of teaching artists increases the quality of their impact on students’ lives and education. Founded in 2013, this professional development program practices a cross-disciplinary methodology with digital components to achieve this end. The Teaching Artist Studio follows the values of Studio Mindset (a laboratory to make, explore, risk, analyze and innovate) and Equity (creating of an equal playing field for all). An essential digital tool is Slack, a free online communication platform. Our piloting of this model shows how the use of digital technology can: further curiosity and engagement of our participants; provide opportunities to view, respond, present and refine artwork; make student learning visible; develop tools for engaging with students and teachers; and create a community in the field of teaching artistry. In this session, learn about the process and practice of using this digital platform and collaborate on possible extensions.
C4. ESSA Implementation, The Federal Landscape, Advocacy and You!
Location: Alex Theatre 2nd Floor
Lynn Tuttle, Senior Policy Advisor, National Association for Music Education
Now that the Every Student Succeeds Act is the law of the land, what will implementation look like – and how has a new administration and new Congress affected the law’s rollout, if at all? And, with states and districts having more say than ever before about how they spend their federal education dollars, what role can you play as an advocate and partner with schools? Explore how these topics intersect and how you can effectively advocate for increased access to quality arts education in your community.
C5. Emerging Leaders Group Part 2
Location: York Pre-Function B1 Level
Scott Sikkema, Program Director, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education
Mark Diaz, Program Manager, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE)
Emerging Leadership Institute Class of 2017
This breakout session will feature the participants of this year’s Emerging Leadership Institute, an intensive year-long professional development program for highly motivated individuals who are committed to strengthening their skills and competencies so they become transformational leaders in the arts-in-education field. Throughout the year, each participant has developed and implemented a strategy project to strengthen a specific need, initiative, program, or department within their organizations and/or YA network. In this session, they will share their process, results, and learnings.