PRE-SUMMIT SESSIONS for Summit XVI
Pre Summit sessions are designed to give participants an in-depth study of the subject. Class size is limited. You must sign up for the pre summits at the time you register for the Texas Fine Arts Summit. These workshops are optional and cost $75.00 each. A meal is also included in the four-hour training that is covered by the cost of the Pre-Summit. You will receive four hours of CPE credit for each course.
Pre-Summit Registration will start at 9:00 am with the Pre-Summit Sessions starting at 10:00 am on Thursday, June 15.
- Teaching the 21st Century Fluencies through the Arts
presented by Charles AguillonWe need to move our thinking beyond our primary focus on traditional literacy to an additional set of 21st-century fluencies that reflect the times we live in. That's the essence of the 21st Century Fluencies! Today, it's essential that all of our students have a wide range of skills that develop the ability to function within a rapidly changing society-skills far beyond those that were needed in the 20th century. These skills are not about technological prowess. The essential 21st Century Fluencies are not about hardware; they are about headware and heartware! This means critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, innovation, and so much more. These aren't just for the students, though. The 21st Century Fluencies are process skills that we all need, and there is as much benefit in cultivating them within yourself as within your classroom (www.globaldigitalcitizen.org). Participants will also learn how to design lessons using digital tools to implement in their fine arts classroom. We will also look at new courses and curricula that is readily available for you to use for free!
- Mapping: A Journey in Creative Practice
presented by Samantha MelvinAn exploration of the literal and the figurative, this session will offer hands-on discovery of mapping as a tool for personal, creative investigations. The process will be relevant for you as artist and you as teacher, informing our collective practice as creatives.
- Devising as a means for Culturally Responsive Arts Education
presented by Roxanne Schroeder-ArceCulturally responsive education, or in short, making space for and honoring students' cultural fluency and lived experience, is an essential part of any devising process in all art forms. In this interactive, on-your-feet session, participants will engage in a group devising process including visual art, music, dance and theatre that calls on their own lived experience. Session includes activities and lessons that teachers take back to their own classrooms to use as they nurture a culturally responsive learning environment.
- Changing Education with Relevant Fine Arts "Inter" disciplinary Curriculums
presented by Gladys KeetonDiscover and evaluate patterns and relationships within the visual arts and the performing arts. All of the art disciplines are interrelated but do fine arts educators treat them as such? The need for meaningful connections among the art disciplines, and what generates new insights and synthesizes new relationships between ideas will be addressed. How can fine arts educators collaborate to identify and apply authentic connections among the arts disciplines and to understand essential concepts that transcend individual disciplines. Through the application of holistic arts, students will be able to discover relationships and connections on many levels between and among the arts often gaining a new and deeper understanding of self, society, and life's enduring themes or issues. Making connections among the arts and other disciplines is a common TEKS standard across all four arts. It is time to become arts partners and change education through relevant "inter" disciplinary curriculums.
- Collaborative Practices and Creative Pathways: Digital Storytelling in the 21st Century Classroom
presented by Dr. Megan AlrutzDigital storytelling invites young people to consider "Who am I?" and "What do I care about?" In this highly interactive session, participants will explore an artistic process that requires students express a point of view through language, voice, image, and music/or sound. Participants will devise personal narrative, digital photography, and performance work to imagine how the process and products of digital storytelling can tap into students' personal identities and respond to the experience and wisdom they bring to the classroom. The session will close with reflections on the role of arts and digital media in 21st century education. Teachers and encourage, but not required, to bring an iPad or cell phone with photo capabilities and to dress comfortably.
- Video Production 101
presented by Jordan ArrendondoAdd video to your bag of tricks and watch your students learn and create! This session will provide step-by-step instructions for making a video, from concept to completed project. Learn the "ins and outs" of video production and explore the video production process using iMovie as the operating system. From concept and connectors to uploading, storing, and managing files, this four-hour training will walk participants through the video production process in a hands-on environment. The participants will be introduced to every step of the process and produce a class video. This type of skill could be used for concerts, productions, public relations, and projects as well as lessons.
- Moving The Needle: Learning Through The Arts In Inclusive Classrooms
presented by Celia HughesAdapting your classroom curricula to address the new TEKS? Need some guidance to include all your 21st Century learners? This experiential workshop will help you look at your curricula through the lens of Universal Design for Learning, or "UDL." Individuals bring a huge variety of skills, needs, and interests to learning. Neuroscience reveals that these differences are as varied and unique as our DNA or fingerprints. Three primary brain networks come into play: Recognition Networks, the "what" of learning, Strategic Networks, the "how" of learning and Affective Networks, the "why" of learning. The Principles of UDL follow these primary networks through 1) the presentation of information/content; 2) the action and expression of knowledge; and, 3) the engagement/motivation to learn. Participants will unpack each of the UDL guidelines to discuss their meanings and make connections back to their own teaching practices and the new TEKS.
- Technology Boot Camp: Guerilla Skills for Arts Educators
presented by Sherri SegoviaReady to incorporate technology in your classroom? This workshop will give you an overview of some tools and techniques you can use to add digital media tech savvy to your curriculum. No technology experience is necessary! We will cover three areas specifically related to fine arts education and you will get hands-on experience exploring digital apps and techniques. The workshop emphasizes everyday technology devices (bring your own) and accessible software applications.
- Digital App Trends: Overview of most common (and FREE or inexpensive) apps for artists. We will discuss what they are, what they do, and how you might use them in your classrooms. Topics include: digital and video photography, sound and voice recording, musician's toolbox, image/video editing and sound manipulation, storyboarding, and digital storytelling. Participants will choose a digital app specific to their discipline to upload and explore.
- Social Dynamics: Implications of social sharing and uploading original media to online networking sites. Topics include: etiquette, fair use, appropriation, privacy, copyright, and creative commons, all in relevance to sharing original, self-produced creative media. Participants will gain experience creating an individual social media profile, uploading media, and engaging with others in a Google classroom community.
- Digital Performances: Broader considerations for integrating art presentation and performance using live-streaming and socially interactive elements. Topics will include a survey of best practices in digital media composition. Participants will create a group Vine.