AATE’s 2013 national conference will take place in beautiful Washington, DC from July 24-28, 2013. The conference will feature networking opportunities, sessions, and keynote speakers focusing on the theme of ACT NOW! Empowerment Through Artistry and Advocacy. It will kick off on the evening of July 24th with an exciting opening night celebration that will highlight advocacy for and through the arts. The event will feature an exciting student performance and an interactive panel discussion that will explore how arts educators can advocate at the federal, state, city, and local level for their classrooms and communities. Check out our website www.aate.com/2013 to see some other great highlights of the conference, including our all conference visit to The Kennedy Center, and our fabulous Pre-Conference's on Arts Advocacy- "The Advocacy Imperative" and Technical Theatre- "T3-Teaching Technical Theatre".
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Lucy School: An arts-based school and teacher training center field trip
Educators, artists and practitioners of drama in early childhood education are invited to tour an innovative and highly successful arts integrated program where drama is often at the core of the students work. Founding director, Victoria Brown, will lead us on a tour of the school and grounds (located on a bucolic 17-acre campus in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains) and share documentation of extended school-wide drama projects and related student work. Serving grades preschool through fifth grade, the school was established in 2002 to create a space for developing and demonstrating high quality arts-based programming Using a project-based approach to learning, much of the work at this school centers on extended drama projects in which students take on roles and tackle the problems of story protagonists, anthropologists, explorers, entrepreneurs, and researchers while teachers integrate related math, science, language arts, music, dance and visual arts. In addition to documentation of extended drama work from Lucy School, examples from early childhood "Drama for Schools" work at The Austin Discovery School will be shared. Ensuing discussion will center on how this type of work can be developed/adapted in public school settings and best practices in related teacher training.
Date: July 24, 9:30 - 4:30
Cost: $30. (covers transportation from the hotel and lunch). If you wish to reserve a spot, please follow this link to complete the form.
Announcing AATE 2013-2014 Incoming Board of Directors
AATE is pleased to announce the results of the 2013 Board of Directors Elections. Thank you to all members that participated in this important democratic process, your contributions are essential to the strength of the organization. We welcome our new Directors and look forward to working with them in their new leadership positions!