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2013 Washington State TIOS Regional Mini-Conference
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Washington State TIOS Mini-Conference
March 23, 2013
A Contemporary Theatre
Seattle, WA

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 CourageHolesPink and SayStill Life with IrisThe OdysseyAfternoon 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 Students

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

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