This email is for those registered for the Summit XX Presummit Session - K-16 Design Thinking. You can pick up your registration materials at 9:00 AM on Jun 13th with Pre-Summit Sessions starting at 10:00 AM in the Airport Hilton in Austin Texas.

Peter Hyland
As Director of the Onstead Institute, Peter Hyland collaborates with College of Visual Arts and Design faculty and students and community partners to fulfill the Institute's mission of developing, supporting, and sustaining innovative art and design practices and processes for K-12 education through a program of research, project administration, and public dissemination of information. He joined the University of North Texas' CVAD in 2015. Prior to this, he held various positions within the fields of the visual and performing arts, creative writing, education, and fundraising at other prominent institutions, including the Menil Collection, Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH), Honors College at the University of Houston (UH), North Lake College, Inprint, Houston Grand Opera, and Writers in the Schools. He has also lectured, presented, and served on panels at Carnegie Vanguard High School, St. John's School, and Rice University.

As a fundraiser, Hyland helped secure support for exhibitions at the Menil Collection such as Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938 (2014); Nice. Luc Tuymans (2013); Untitled (Structures): Leslie Hewitt in collaboration with Bradford Young (2013); and Claes Oldenburg: Strange Eggs (2012), among others. He also worked on the capital campaigns for the Menil Drawing Institute and the MFAH Bayou Bend Visitor Center.

He is the author of the poetry collection Out Loud (Sheep Meadow Press, 2013). His poems, book reviews, and articles have also appeared in American Literary Review, Conduit, Green Mountains Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, and elsewhere.

Hyland earned a BFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of North Texas in 2002 and an MFA in Creative Writing - Poetry from the University of Houston in 2007.
Shoshana McIntosh
Shoshana McIntosh provides administrative support to the Onstead Institute and its programs, assisting the director, CVAD staff, faculty, and students, and the broader K-12 art education community. With a background in teaching art, reading, math, yoga, and English as a foreign language, Shoshana also helps lead student and teacher workshops. She is currently a graduate student in Art Education at UNT where her focus is philosophy of education.
Krissi Oden
Krissi Oden has a background in museum education, public education, and working in the art non-profit sector. Most recently, Krissi was a high school visual arts teacher in Denton ISD. She has over 15 years of experience in art education with a philosophy that focuses student centered teaching and learning. She holds a Master's degree in Art History from UNT, a Masters in Teaching in Art Education from TWU, and is currently an Art Education doctoral student at UNT. Krissi is the graduate research assistant for the Onstead Institute. Her work focuses on the partnership between the Institute and Denton ISD Fine Arts which centers around the creation of a fine arts curriculum that integrates design thinking into a UBD framework.
Catherine Lopez
Catherine Lopez has over twenty years of teaching visual art at both the middle school and elementary levels in Plano ISD, Conroe ISD, and currently in Denton ISD at Rodriguez Middle School.

Additionally, Mrs. Lopez has served on curriculum writing committees in both Plano ISD and currently in Denton ISD. She innovatively incorporates design thinking into her teaching practice, and is excited to share her experience.
We are very excited that you'll be joining us for the K-16 Design Thinking pre-summit session during CEDFA Summit XX. During our session, we will explore Design Thinking concepts and practices through discussion and hands-on making activities. More specifically, we will look at ways Design Thinking can be integrated into K-12 art curricula and enacted in the classroom.

We will use the occasion of the Onstead Institute's Design Thinking partnership with Denton ISD as a point of departure, spending most of our time exploring how Design Thinking can be relevant to your teaching practice and the success of your students.

Attendees should anticipate group activities involving ideation, iterative thinking, prototyping, and assessment strategies. We will place special emphasis on process, examining how this is in itself as important as a finished artwork. We'll primarily be working with easily attainable materials-butcher paper, drawing implements, tape, tongue depressors, pipe cleaners, etc., which we will supply. Some of the prototyping may involve attendees moving around a bit as they test and present their prototypes.

We’re grateful for the opportunity to spend time with you thinking about art and design. See you soon.

Kind regards,

Peter B. Hyland

Peter and Shoshana and Krissi and Catherine


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