PRE-SUMMIT SESSIONS for Summit XVII
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.
- 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 laptop or pad) and accessible software applications.
- Digital App Trends: Overview of most common 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, and their relevance in 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.
- Depth and Complexity in Fine Arts Lessons
presented by Gladys KeetonThe elements of "depth and complexity" add a layer to lessons that immediately increase rigor and engagement.
- Depth requires the student to explore the discipline by looking below the facts and investigating generalizations, principles and universal concepts.
- Complexity determines the degree of mental processing required by the student to meet the objective of a particular classroom activity.
- Nurturing Creativity in the Fine Arts
presented by Linda FleetwoodThis session is designed to help fine arts teachers and administrators unlock creativity in children while considering the creative emphasis in the Fine Arts TEKS. We will look at the climate of creativity and its value as emphasized in the 21st Century Skills while exploring what higher level instruction and learning looks like in each of the fine arts. The focus will be on why students create rather than how they create. You will create flipped classroom lesson designs to use in their classrooms and as a pool of designs for fine arts teachers. This session will include an exploration of these topics:
- What Is Creativity?
- Creativity Standards in the TEKS
- Higher Level Learning
- Flipped Classroom Lesson Design
- VIDEO 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.
- Teaching About and Through Indigenous Arts
presented by Oscar Franco, Roxanne Schroeder-Arce, Dr Mario Garza, Maria Rocha, Emily Aguilar ThomasIn her chapter Multicultural and Antibias Education in the book Rethinking Schools: An Agenda for Change, Louise Derman-Sparks speaks to the misguided approaches many schools in the U.S. take in educating underserved youth. Essentially, in an effort to help students to achieve more, schools expect assimilation and deny students' cultures, languages and experiences. In this interactive workshop, leaders will share the methods, challenges and successes of teaching native art, music, theatre and dance. Workshop participants will explore indigenous arts and create work together.
- TECHNOLOGY in MUSIC INSTRUCTION
presented by Cayla Cardiff, Andre Clark, Becky Knox, Rachel WalkerTechnology in music instruction : Go BIG or go SMALL, but just GO! This Pre-summit session will address:
- simple technology integration strategies with usable cross-curricular connections
- setting up your first section of Music & Media Communications,
- digital assessment and portfolios.
- Movement and Educational Dance
presented by Dr. Tina Curran
Are you a fine arts educator who wants to engage your students in physical thinking? Do you want them to explore ideas and to foster different ways of understanding? Are you a dance educator who wants extend your teaching strategies and deepen your students' learning in, about and through dance as a fine art?
This workshop provides the opportunity to:
- playfully explore a universal framework of dance elements and vocabulary for movement;
- think critically about ways that movement creates meaning;
- create movement sentence dances
- collaborate on approaches for creating, performing, responding, and connecting in and through dance;
- explore strategies to provide access for all learners to experience dance as an art form;
- provide student experiences that are comprehensive, sequential, aesthetically driven, substantive, contextually coherent, and inquiry-based;
We will discover multiple ways of using an accessible approach for making dances that engage collaborative learning and foster creative thinking. We will explore strategies for making intra- and inter-disciplinary connections for substantive learning in and beyond dance that can be used across the K-12 spectrum.