Session descriptions
for Summit XX

TopicDescription
Classroom ManagementClassroom Management comprises the habits of mind, skills, and strategies that educators use to organize the classroom environment, manage transitions, engage students, and promote positive behaviors that boost learning for both individuals and groups of students.
Cultural AwarenessCultural Awareness and culturally responsive teaching tap into the cultural knowledge, experiences, and learning styles of diverse student populations in Texas classrooms to maximize learning.
Inquiry-based & Project-based LearningInquiry-based & Project-based Learning consist of highly-engaging instructional design and delivery strategies that are student-driven and typically focus work around an interest, concern, or hypothesis that the student wants to explore through their learning.
Inspiration, Wellness, And RenewalInspiration, Wellness, and Renewal concerns techniques and strategies for teacher and student wellness that encourage growth, heighten creativity, foster positive emotions and behaviors, inspire novel approaches to learning, and reduce feelings of burnout, fatigue, and apathy.
Leadership In Arts EducationLeadership in Arts Education encompasses developing teacher leaders at all levels within fine arts teaching and learning, including within departments, schools, districts, as well as in statewide, regional, and national organizations.
Parent/Community ConnectionParent/Community Connection revolves around communication between fine arts teachers and parents/guardians, businesses leaders, representatives from cultural institutions, and members of the school's community.
Professional Learning CommunitiesProfessional Learning Communities (PLC) is a model for professional learning, teacher development, and continuous improvement that can be incorporated at various organizational levels such as fine arts departments, schools, districts, and larger professional organizations.
Social And Emotional LearningSocial and Emotional Learning (SEL) helps students develop skills to manage emotions, set goals, become self-aware, cultivate and maintain healthy relationships, and take responsibility for their decisions.
Technology IntegrationTechnology Integration concerns the use of technological tools and platforms within fine arts classrooms for teaching fine arts skills, broadening students' range of tools for creative expression and connection, and aiding educators with differentiated, student-centered instructional practices.

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