Cost: $20 Student/Retired/$30 Member/$40 Non-Member (Early Bird Rate)
Register in person at ACT on the day!!!!
$30 Student/Retired/$40 Member/ $50 Non-Member
Box lunch is included
CEUs available for an additional $15, payable at the conference
Come together to explore these and more questions about Arts Integration in the Seattle, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond!
- How can we work together to encourage and nurture creativity in ourselves, our students, our colleagues, and our communities?
- What are the potentials of Arts Integration to transform education?
- What is the role of the Common Core, and the coming new core arts standards, in raising awareness and focusing our practice?
- How can a celebration of our shared creativity connect us across differences: ethnicity, class, ability, age…?
- How can we capitalize on this important moment as the Seattle Public Schools move in new directions with Arts Education?
Teachers, Education Directors, Teaching Artists, Arts Educators of all kinds, join us to create new alliances and partnerships and gain new knowledge and skills for this essential work!
Linda Hartzell has been the Artistic Director of SCT and its Education Programs since 1984. She received her BA in Education from the University of Washington. She has directed over 45 plays for SCT, over 35 of which were world premieres, including The Red Badge of Courage, Holes, Pink and Say, Still Life with Iris, The Odyssey, Afternoon of the Elves, and The Rememberer. She recently directed The Grapes of Wrath at Intiman Theatre. Ms. Hartzell was formerly on the board of Theatre Communications Group, and she is a former vice president of the United States Center for the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ/USA). She was recently honored with the prestigious Gregory Falls Sustained Achievement Award, given by Theatre Puget Sound, and the Mayor’s Arts Award. She has also been inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre. She was a recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award from UW College of Arts and Sciences in 1994.
"Creativity in Motion”
Adam C. Sharp, Spokane Community College
Start your creative juices flowing through poetry, writing and
movement. Participants will be actively involved in the development of their
creative process. They will develop creativity and character skills applicable
in the arts and everyday life.
"Breaking Patterns: Rediscovering the Creativity You Never Lost”
Julian Schrenzel, Improv Alive, and Roosevelt HS
This workshop will demonstrate a number of improvisation games,
invite participants to play along, and offer suggestions and discussion on the
many potential applications of improvisation to education.
"Integrating the Arts and Creativity Across the Curriculum”
Presented by Paul Fouhy, Auburn Mountainview HS
This discussion of the role of the arts and creativity in an age
of high-stakes testing will include historical context, practical examples, and
research evidence. The focus will be on
incorporating the Arts across the curriculum to develop creative and critical
thinking in all subject areas. Participants
will share their own ideas for working together to find creative solutions
which benefit student learning.
"Breathing STEAM:The Little Elementary School that COULD”
Eve Hammond, Hawthorne Elementary
In an interactive and engaging workshop, teachers and teaching
artists will collaborate on what Arts Integration could look like in a Visual
and Dramatic classroom. The focus will
be on learning by doing, not just by talking.
Come learn and interact with the first Seattle-area elementary school to
fully integrate the ARTS into other core curriculum while still teaching "Art
for Art’s Sake.”
"Dynamic Games for Learning”
Ruth McRee, Playworks
This workshop will give educators an experience of how drama is
used to teach 5th-graders about various groups’ points of view during
the American Revolution. Through
role-play, pantomime, movement, and dialogue, participants will be guided to
explore issues, solve problems, make deep personal connections, and expand
understanding, as they discover the relevance of history to their lives.
"Arts Education IS Special Education”
Jennifer Martin, Kelly Hui, Andrew Ryder
Our session will share personal experiences and classroom
strategies which acknowledge and capitalize on the natural connections between
arts education and special education, particularly with significantly impacted
populations. Participants will take away
arts skills for special ed and special ed skills for arts education. Specific attention will be paid to the uses
of music, movement (including BrainDance), and dramatizing stories in the
elementary special education classroom.
| 9-9:15 a.m.|| Coffee and Check In|
| 9:15-9:30 a.m.|| Welcome|
| 9:30-9:45 a.m.|| Full Group Warm-Ups|
| 10-11:15 a.m.|| Concurrent Workshops|
| 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.|| Concurrent Workshops|
| 12:45-1:45 p.m.|| Lunch|
| 1:45-2:15 p.m.|| Keynote: Linda Hartzell|
| 2:30-3:30 p.m.|| Concurrent Workshops|
| 3:45-4:40 p.m.|| Theatre Organization Panel|
| 4:45-5 p.m.|| Wrap Up and Reflection|