Arts Workshops

2018-19 Arts Education and Integration Workshops


The Music Path to Math: Grades K-2

Presented by Jen Purdy

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When: Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 pm (sign in from 4:30 to 5 pm)
Where: Weber State University Davis Campus, Building D3, Ballroom B
Cost: FREE

 Music is math!  Even if you don’t consider yourself a musician, you can connect music to your K-2 classroom math core, develop math skills in your students, and have fun all at the same time. Hands-on music activities will reinforce grouping, patterning, counting, sequencing, measurement, place value, geometry, classification, addition/subtraction, and fractions.

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The Writing Code: A Tutorial to Building Plays with Kids

Presented by Jennifer Kokai and Oliver Kokai-Means

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When: Monday, October 8, 2018 6-6:45 pm (sign in from 5:30-6 pm)             
FREE Zombie Thoughts performance by Plan B Theatre begins at 7 pm
Where: Weber State University Ogden Campus, Browning Center, Room 210
Cost: FREE! 

In this 45 minute workshop, playwrights Jennifer A. Kokai (age 39) and Oliver Kokai-Means (age 11) will offer a roadmap to teachers (and kids!) for collaborating to write plays. We will walk you through the process we used to create Zombie Thoughts as a model for working with children in the classroom to construct their own plays. We will discuss how to select a topic that matters to kids, how to brainstorm, how to develop characters, structures, and stories, and how to truly collaborate in a way that gives children ownership but results in a strong play.

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Moving and Creating Through Stories

Presented by Kelly Bruce Glynn and Erinne Roundy 

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When: Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 4:45-6:45 pm (sign in from 4:15-4:45 pm)
Where: Weber State University Ogden Campus, Shepherd Union, Ballroom A
Cost: FREE

Winter is almost here! Discover movement and visual arts-based strategies through winter-themed children’s literature. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the elements of dance and visual art through active learning and hands-on activities that promote higher levels of thinking. Participants will leave with a variety of strategies and prompts that can be utilized when reading and unpacking stories. Focusing on grades K-2, these approaches that can be implemented across a range of grade levels and subject areas. Each attendee will receive a FREE copy of the books used during this workshop!

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The 6th Annual Arts Integration Conference

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When: Friday, January 25, 2019 from 8 am-4 pm
Where: Weber State University Ogden Campus, Shepherd Union, Ballrooms
Cost: TBA

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Evening for Educators : Floating in Space – Creating Positive and Negative Shapes with Simple Materials

Presented by Erinne Roundy and Erica Lyon

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When: Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 5:30pm
Where: Weber State University Ogden Campus, Shaw Gallery
Cost: FREE

Hosted by Shaw Gallery and WSU Arts Learning Collaborative
Evening for Educators

In connection with the exhibition Yasuaki Onishi: Reverse of Volume, we will explore the concepts of space, shape, form, and weight. In his installation, Onishi uses the simplest materials—plastic sheeting and black hot glue—to create a monumental, mountainous form that appears to float in space. Shaw Gallery Director Lydia Gravis will introduce the exhibition, and K-12 educators will participate in hands-on workshops exploring how visual arts can be used to shape learning in the classroom. 
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FORMS; A Visual Arts and Dance Workshop for Elementary/Middle School Teachers

Presented by Jason Manley and Amanda Sowerby

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When: Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 4:45-6:45 pm (sign in from 4:15-4:45 pm)
Where:Weber State University Ogden Campus, Shepherd Union, Ballroom A
Cost: FREE

Form can describe the ways in which artists use the elements in their discipline to create work. It can also refer to 3-dimentional compositions; sculpting with bodies and/or materials in space.

Participants will explore shared elements in the visual arts and dance such as line, space, shape and texture/energy. The following activities are created to assist educators in furthering their students’ proficiency with common elements for interdisciplinary arts imagination and creation: drawing, wire sculpting, movement improvisation and composition.
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Mata Ortiz Pottery

REGISTRATION OPENS IN MARCH

When: May 3, 4:00-7:00 pm
Where: Box Elder High School
Cost: TBA
Hosted by USU, WSU, Artworks for Kids, & Utah Division of Arts and Museums

Explore creating Mata Ortiz Pottery.

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2017-18 Arts Education and Integration Workshops

Paper Circuits: Charge up your artwork with electricity!

Presented by Alisa Petersen, Southern Utah University

In this workshop Alisa Petersen from Southern Utah University will teach you how to light up your artwork using simple inexpensive materials. You will explore the basics of circuitry and leave knowing how to challenge your students to create their own electric works of art. USBE relicensure hours available for licensed educators.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! (Registration will begin on Monday, January 8, 2018)

When: Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 4:45 – 6:45 pm (Sign-in from 4:15 – 4:40 pm; light snacks will be provided)

Where: Weber State University, Davis Campus in Layton 2750 University Park Boulevard, Layton UT 84041

Registration/Supplies Fee: $5.00. This fee is not eligible for a refund if you cancel your registration for any reason.

About the presenter

Alisa Petersen, Southern Utah University’s Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair of Elementary Arts Education, was named the 2016 Higher Education Art Educator of the Year by the Utah Art Education Association (UAEA). She was nominated by her students and K-12 teachers across the state for her dedication to increasing the presence of art in elementary education. In her professional role, Petersen works with the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program. She arranges trainings and workshops in 32 southern Utah schools for children, teachers and art specialists. She also runs ArtsFusion, a program designed to increase the quantity and quality of arts education experiences for children in southern Utah.

 


Self-Reflection: Visual Arts Integration Workshop

Presented by Erinne Roundy, WSU and North Davis Preparatory Academy and Maele Shakespear, Mountain View Elementary

This workshop will focus on exploring the concept of identity through self-portraiture. We will take you through two separate lesson plans – one will center on grades K-2 and the other will be built around grades 3-6. We will also demonstrate how you can easily integrate visual art to reinforce curriculum concepts in your classroom. USBE relicensure hours available for licensed educators.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! (Registration will begin on Monday, January 8, 2018)

When: Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 4:45 – 6:45 pm (Sign-in from 4:15 – 4:40 pm; light snacks will be provided)

Where: Weber State University, Davis Campus in Layton, 2750 University Park Boulevard, Layton UT 84041

Registration/Supplies Fee: $5.00. This fee is not eligible for a refund if you cancel your registration for any reason.

About the presenters

Erinne Roundy, Arts Foundation Teacher, North Davis Preparatory Academy and WSU Arts Learning Collaborative Program Assistant. From the moment Erinne could pick up a writing utensil (which I’m sure was a black Pilot G2 pen) she has been doodling and writing in sketchbook after sketchbook after sketchbook after sketchbook… (well, you get the picture). Which is no surprise that when she originally graduated from WSU way back when it was with a BS in Visual Communications/Design and she was pretty content with this career choice until her own kids started school. It was then that she realized how much she really enjoyed the educational atmosphere of young minds and wanted to be surrounded by them all the time so she decided to get her secondary teaching license. Currently she is in her 6th year teaching junior high Art Foundations at NDPA, a K-12 Spanish Immersion charter school in Layton as well as working with Tamara Goldbogen, BTS Endowed Chair for Arts Learning at WSU as the Arts Learning Collaborative’s Program Assistant.

Maele Shakespear, BTSALP Visual Arts Specialist, Mountain View Elementary. Maele Shakespear is an art educator and advocate of arts education that has taught at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels. She earned her Bachelors degree from Brigham Young University in Art Education and a Masters degree from The University of Hawaii at Manoa in Curriculum Studies with an emphasis in Art Education and Asian Art History. Currently she teaches visual art as a BTSALP specialist at Mountain View Elementary in Brigham City, Utah.

 


Arts Integration Conference: Exploring Our Universe!

The fifth annual WSU Arts Integration Conference was held on Friday, January 26, 2018!  This year’s theme was Exploring Our Universe!  Attendees participated in hands-on arts integrated workshops with guest artists in dance, drama, music, and visual arts to explore our theme and address Utah Core Standards.  Participants rotated through a series of arts integration workshops this year.

Conference Team

Stacy Palen – Professor of Physics and Director of the Ott Planetarium, Weber State University – Keynote Speaker

Director of the Ott Planetarium and physics professor Stacy Palen has enabled countless others to reach for the stars. Through her guidance, the Ott Planetarium has instilled inspiration in thousands of school children and other audiences. Palen has also led Science Saturdays in partnership with Weber County RAMP and supported WSU’s annual Physics Open House. Her interactions with the community are not limited to those, however. She has presented “Nature’s Creation Story,” at both the Weber State University Storytelling Festival and the university’s TEDx event.

Palen is revered for her ability to make an impact on students from within the College of Science or elsewhere on campus. It is commonplace for her to work with students on various astronomy projects, one of which is to develop the infrastructure and program for two observatories on top of the Tracy Hall Science Center. Her dedication to students was made evident in 2006, when she won the Crystal Crest Master Teacher Award, the highest teaching distinction at the university.

Jeremy Goldbogen – Assistant Professor of Biology, Stanford University -Keynote Speaker

Jeremy Goldbogen is a comparative physiologist who studies the integrative biology of marine organisms. He started his research career studying the biomechanics of locomotion in hummingbirds and Antarctic sea butterflies (pteropods) as an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at Austin. Jeremy then completed a M.Sc. degree in marine biology from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California – San Diego. He later moved on to earn his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, with a thesis titled “Mechanics and energetics of rorqual lunge feeding”. He returned to Scripps as a postdoctoral researcher for one year before joining the Cascadia Research Collective in Olympia, WA for two years. He is now Assistant Professor of Biology at Stanford University, located at the Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove, CA.

Katie Dawson – Assistant Professor of Arts Integration/Teaching Artist Practice and Director for Drama for Schools, The University of Texas at Austin – “Fire in the Utah Forest”

Katie Dawson is an Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Austin and serves as the Director for Drama for Schools, a community-engaged professional learning model in drama-based pedagogy. She is an internationally recognized consultant in creative learning and teaching artist practice. Her scholarship has appeared in numerous US and international journals. Katie’s co-authored book, The Reflexive Teaching Artist: Collective Wisdom from the Drama/Theatre Field, received the 2015 Distinguished Book Award from the American Alliance of Theatre and Education. Her new book Drama-Based Pedagogy: Activating Learning Through the Arts will be published in April of 2018.

Katie received numerous teaching awards from her university where she serves as a Provost’s Teaching Fellow. She also received the 2013 Creative Drama Award and the 2006 Winifred Ward Scholar Award from the American Alliance of Theatre and Education. Prior to her time in academia, Katie was a professional actor, a classroom teacher and a museum theatre educator.

Brittany Nixon May – Assistant Professor of Music Education, Brigham Young University – “Exploring the Solar System Through Singing, Playing, and Creating Music”

Brittany Nixon May is an Assistant Professor in the School of Music at Brigham Young University where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education. Prior to her doctoral studies, Dr. May taught in the Syracuse, New York and Washington, D.C. public schools systems. From 2009 to 2011, she was recognized as a District of Columbia Public Schools Highly Effective Educator, and she and her elementary music students were invited to perform in the White House for the President and First Lady as part of the Presidential Active Lifestyle Awards.

 Dr. May’s research interests include early childhood music education and arts integration. She has presented her research at conferences in the United States and abroad, and has published in General Music Today and the Journal of Music Teacher Education, among others. Dr. May holds a PhD from the University of Utah, a Masters in Music Education from Boston University, and a BA in Music Education from the University of Utah.

Alyssa Herzog Melby – Assistant Director for Academic Civic Engagement, St. Olaf College (MN) – “Ebbs, Flows, and Creating Webs of Connection”

Alyssa Herzog Melby has taught creative movement, dance, and theater to just about every age group (preK-older adults) in nearly every type of community (urban, suburban, rural) over her 10 years as a teaching artist and arts administrator. She formerly worked as the Director of Education and Community Engagement at Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and as teaching artist for many arts organizations in the Pittsburgh area, including where she was trained in the Wolf Trap Institute’s Early Learning Through the Arts method. One big highlight of her arts education career was starting the nation’s first-ever Sensory-Friendly performance of The Nutcracker. Recently she finished up a tenure as Executive Director of the Northfield Arts Guild, a 57-year old community arts center in Northfield, MN before moving on to her current position St. Olaf College. Alyssa has three kids who provide a great ongoing movement laboratory and an engineering husband who demonstrates every day the lifelong effects of STEAM. She holds an MA in Theater Arts from the University of Pittsburgh and a BA in English and Theater from the University of MN, Morris.

Erinne Roundy – Jr. High Art Teacher at North Davis Preparatory Academy & Program Assistant for the Arts Learning Collaborative, Weber State University – “Cause + Effect = Ecosystems”

From the moment Erinne could pick up a writing utensil (which I’m sure was a black Pilot G2 pen) she has been doodling and writing in sketchbook after sketchbook after sketchbook after sketchbook…(well, you get the picture).  Which is no surprise that when she originally graduated from WSU way back when it was with a B.S. in Visual Communications/Design and she was pretty content with this career choice until her own kids started school.  It was then that she realized how much she really enjoyed the educational atmosphere of young minds and wanted to be surrounded by them all the time so she decided to get her secondary teaching license via the ARL (which is what she is currently doing and will have her license this coming spring.  Yippee!)  Right now she is teaching junior high Art Foundations at NDPA, a K-12 Spanish Immersion charter school in Layton as well as the Program Assistant for the Arts Learning Collaborative.

Amy Miner, Arts Integration Consultant

Dr. Amy Miner taught elementary school in Jordan School District before going on to receive her Masters degree in children’s literature at BYU and her PhD from Utah State University in curriculum and instruction. For over 20 years, in Utah, Texas, and Colorado Dr. Miner has been an advocate for integrated curriculum design, and engaging students in deep learning tasks. Dr. Miner taught integrated methods in her courses as an Assistant Professor in teacher education at Brigham Young University, and her research and professional development with the BYU ARTS Partnership. Dr. Miner has provided professional development, curriculum, and STEAM school implementation through all stages of the learning process including assessment and research across the state of Utah. She is currently working with Utah State University (Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Partnership), Weber State University, Brigham Young University, Alpine School District, Provo City School District, and multiple charter schools. Dr. Miner’s research, teaching, and consulting reflect her deep passion for curriculum design, integration, and the arts.

 Tamara Goldbogen, Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair for Arts Learning and Director of the Arts Learning Collaborative, Weber State University – Conference Director and Coordinator

Tamara Goldbogen is the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair for Arts Learning and director of the award-winning Arts Learning Collaborative at Weber State University. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the College of Arts & Humanities, the College of Education, and the Honors Program. Tamara’s creative and scholarly work focuses on theatre for young audiences, puppetry, creative learning and arts integration. She holds an MFA in Drama and Theatre for Youth from the University of Texas at Austin. 

Monica Pendergast, Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program Coordinator, Weber State Univeristy – Conference Coordinator

Monica Pendergast is the BTSALP Program Coordinator at Weber State University and is an active vocal solo and choral adjudicator in Central Utah. She received her Master in Music Education and her Bachelor in Music Education with a Choral Emphasis from Florida State University. While in Florida, Monica taught elementary and middle school choir and guitar. Her students performed in top auditioned ensembles both at the local and state levels and choirs under her direction consistently received high ratings at district choral performance evaluations

 


Movement & Mathematics: Thinking With Your Feet

Focus: Grades 3-6

Dr. Julian Chan and Erik Stern, Weber State University

Learn methods to keep your students engaged by using creative problem solving in the arts-dance to understand mathematical patterns and thinking. Explore mathematics through movement activities that provide a learning by “doing” approach. Students will embody concepts to form a concrete basis for mathematical understanding and develop skills from the 8 mathematical practices. Mathematical topics: Least Common Multiple, Greatest Common Divisor, fractions, angles, addition, and multiplication while addressing the Common Core mathematical practices. The presenters have reached hundreds of teachers and students from kindergarten through college. No movement experience required! Lessons are geared to all types of math learners.  USBE relicensure hours available for licensed educators.

When: Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 4:45 – 6:45 pm (Sign-in from 4:15 – 4:40 pm; light snacks will be provided)

Where: Weber State University, Shepherd Union, Ballroom A, 3910 W Campus Dr, Ogden UT 84408

About the presenters, Dr. Julian Chan and Erik Stern

Julian Chan has been a mathematics educator for over eight years and is currently an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Weber State University.  His teaching practices focus on inquiry based learning and making math interesting for students.  He has a PhD in Mathematics and a Masters in Statistics from the University of Utah.

Erik Stern has been connecting mathematics and dance for over twenty-five years and his company The Dr. Shaffer and Mr. Stern Dance Ensemble has established itself as an international leader in the gorwing field of Arts Integration.

 


Fall Elementary Arts Conference

Classroom teachers and arts specialists are invited to attend two workshops and have a working lunch to collaborate on arts integration lessons.  Teachers will be joined by students from the Teacher Education program.  Free parking in the WSU pay lot, a light breakfast, lunch, and substitutes will be covered for the 30 registered teachers/specialists/instructional coaches (not applicable for WSU students). Please see the workshop details below and click on the link above to view the schedule.

Counting on Music and Math

Sheryl Rushton and Vincent Bates

In this session, we will explore common elements between music and counting, including basic counting, partitioning, skip counting, and multiples. Participants will come away with practical ideas for addressing Utah Core Standards in creating and performing music as well as in multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction

That’s Phenomenal!

Dianna Huxhold and Louise Moulding

In this session, we will explore the cross-cutting concept of scale, proportion, and quantity and connect this concept to both science phenomena and visual art principles. Participants will come away with practical ideas for addressing specific Utah Core Standards in both visual art and science that can be adapted to Kindergarten through sixth grade.


101 Ways to Repeat a Song

Dr. Vincent Bates, Weber State University

The power of song in teaching and learning is optimized when children know songs by heart, a process that requires much repetition. This workshop will provide practical strategies for maintaining student engagement and intrinsic motivation while repeating a song. Participants will also examine how multiple curriculum standards can be addressed by repeating, exploring, and adapting familiar songs. USBE relicensure hours available for licensed educators.

When: Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 4:45 – 6:45 pm (Sign-in from 4:15 – 4:40 pm; light snacks will be provided)

Where: Weber State University, McKay Education Building, Moench Room (in the basement of the McKay Education Building)

1351 Edvalson Street, Ogden UT 84408

About the presenter, Dr. Vincent Bates

Vincent Bates teaches arts integration and creativity courses as well as secondary student teaching seminar. He began teaching at Weber State University in 2012 after six years in the music department at Northwest Missouri State University and twelve years as a K-12 music and art teacher in Eureka, Utah. Here at Weber, Vincent has chaired the WSU Storytelling Festival and directs the Weber/Snow Collaborative Music Licensure Program. He currently serves as editor of Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, a peer-reviewed, international, online, open-access professional journal. His research interests include rural education, arts education and social class, and critical social theories in music education. Vincent lives in Layton, Utah, with his wife (Kristin) and four children (Landon, William, Sophie, and Audrey). 

2016-17 Arts Education and Integration Workshops

Character Stamps: Visual Arts + Language Arts

Focus: 3rd – 6th Grade

Are you familiar with the newly revised Utah Fine Art Standards? Would you like to see how you can easily integrate them into your classroom?  Come join us as we explore art history, art making, and your grade level’s reading standards in designing your own character stamp.  We will take a look at different versions of the story, “Little Red Riding Hood”, and discuss a character’s point of view and then connect this to visual art as we see the effect color can have on the story an artist is telling through their artwork.

USBE relicensure hours available. 

Where: Weber State University Browning Center, Room 125 – 3950 West Campus Drive, Ogden UT 84408

When: Thursday, April 27 from 4:45 – 6:15 pm – Sign in from 4:15 – 4:40 pm.  Light snacks will be provided.

Registration Fee: $5.00 – This fee is not eligible for a refund if you cancel your registration for any reason.

Erinne Roundy, presenter

From the moment Erinne could pick up a writing utensil (which I’m sure was a black Pilot G2 pen) she has been doodling and writing in sketchbook after sketchbook after sketchbook after sketchbook…(well, you get the picture).  Which is no surprise that when she originally graduated from WSU way back when it was with a BS in Visual Communications/Design and she was pretty content with this career choice until her own kids started school.  It was then that she realized how much she really enjoyed the educational atmosphere of young minds and wanted to be surrounded by them all the time so she decided to get her secondary teaching license via the ARL (which is what she is currently doing and will have her license this coming spring.  Yippee!)  Right now she is teaching junior high Art Foundations at NDPA, a K-12 Spanish Immersion charter school in Layton as well as working with Tamara Goldbogen, BTS Endowed Chair for Arts Learning at WSU.


The Four Freedom’s Project: An Exploration of Dance and Democracy for Diverse Learners

The Four Freedom’s Project is inspired by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms speech, given as his 1941 State of the Union address. President Roosevelt called for people “everywhere in the world” to enjoy Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear. In this experiential workshop participants will develop strategies to engage young learners in an exploration of American history and social studies through Dance. The workshop will include an introduction to FDR’s Four Freedoms, lessons in creating freedom dances and opportunities for in-session improvisation and collaborative meaning-making. USBE relicensure hours available.

Where: Weber State University, Shepherd Union, Ballroom A – 3910 West Campus Drive, Ogden UT 84408

When: Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 4:45 – 6:45 pm – Sign in from 4:15 – 4:40 pm.  Light snacks will be provided.

Presenters

Joanne L. Lawrence, Professor of Dance, Weber State University

Joanne L. Lawrence received her B.A. Degree in Ballet from The University of Akron, Ohio; her M.F.A. Degree in Dance from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and additional training as a scholarship student and performer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in NYC.  She has performed, choreographed, and taught for numerous modern dance and ballet companies throughout the eastern U.S. She has directed dance programs at Alfred University, New York, and Huntingdon College, Alabama.  Currently, Joanne is Professor of Dance at Weber State University, in Ogden, Utah where she is focused on community engaged learning, teaching dance and Pilates Mat and Reformer classes.  Joanne is a lifetime member of the American College Dance Association.

Amanda Sowerby, Associate Professor of Dance, Weber State University 

Amanda Sowerby received her MFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah and her BFA in Dance from the California Institute of the Arts. She has worked with Gary Palmer Dance Company and the National Ballets of Peru and Chile. Amanda’s own choreographic work has been presented at NYC’s Dance Theatre Workshop, SF’s Theatre Artaud, Diesel Cathedral, Dance Mission and SLC’s Rose Wagner Theater. In addition to her faculty position at WSU, Amanda served on the board of the Utah Dance Education Organization as the Higher Education Representative from 2007-2013. Inside the Department of Performing Arts at WSU, Amanda can be found choreographing, teaching technique classes, dance and technology, dance pedagogy and dance kinesiology.

 


2017 Arts Integration Conference: Problem Solving with STEAM

Friday, February 10, 2017 – Please click here for more information. 


Triptychs Tell a Story: Visual Arts & Social Studies

Focus: K – 2nd Grade

Are you familiar with the newly revised Utah Fine Art Standards? Would you like to see how you can easily integrate them into your classroom? Come join us as we explore art history, art making, and your grade level’s social study standards in the creation of a triptych.  Our presenter, Erinne Roundy, will show you how to take the idea of a triptych, which is a great visual tool to use when reinforcing discussions on “differences” and “similarities” in your classroom, and examine the concept of diversity in this hands-on art project.

Each registered attendee will receive a copy of Richard Scarry’s Busy, Busy Town!

USBE relicensure hours available.

Where: Weber State University Davis Campus, Building D2, Room 113 – 2750 University Park Boulevard, Layton, UT 84041

When: Thursday, January 26 from 4:45 – 6:15 pm – Sign in from 4:15 – 4:40 pm.  Light snacks will be provided.

Registration/Supplies Fee: $5.00 (This fee is not eligible for a refund if you cancel your registration for any reason.)

Erinne Roundy, presenter

From the moment Erinne could pick up a writing utensil (which I’m sure was a black Pilot G2 pen) she has been doodling and writing in sketchbook after sketchbook after sketchbook after sketchbook… (well, you get the picture).  Which is no surprise that when she originally graduated from WSU way back when it was with a BS in Visual Communications/Design and she was pretty content with this career choice until her own kids started school.  It was then that she realized how much she really enjoyed the educational atmosphere of young minds and wanted to be surrounded by them all the time so she decided to get her secondary teaching license via the ARL (which is what she is currently doing and will have her license this coming spring.  Yippee!)  Right now she is teaching junior high Art Foundations at NDPA, a K-12 Spanish Immersion charter school in Layton as well as working with Tamara Goldbogen, BTS Endowed Chair for Arts Learning at WSU as the ArtsBridge Coordinator. 


Singing Games for Engagement, Integration, and Intrinsic Motivation vincentbates

Traditional singing games (London Bridge is Falling Down or Ring Around the Rosie) have long been considered best  practices in the development of elementary music skills for all grades.  They are also a natural fit for curricular integration and student motivation.

No formal musical training is needed to participate in this workshop!  Nor will participants be required at any point to sing by themselves.

Each registered attendee will receive the Rise Sally Rise: Great Singing Games for Children book and CD for free!

USBE relicensure hours available.

When: Thursday, December 1, 2016 from 4:45 – 6:45 pm

(Sign-in from 4:15 – 4:40 pm; light snacks will be provided)

Where: Weber State University, McKay Education Building, ED 006 (Basement of the McKay Education Building)

1351 Edvalson Street, Ogden UT 84408

About the presenter, Dr. Vincent Bates

Vincent Bates teaches arts integration and creativity courses as well as secondary student teaching seminar. He began teaching at Weber State University in 2012 after six years in the music department at Northwest Missouri State University and twelve years as a K-12 music and art teacher in Eureka, Utah. Here at Weber, Vincent has chaired the WSU Storytelling Festival and directs the Weber/Snow Collaborative Music Licensure Program. He currently serves as editor of Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, a peer-reviewed, international, online, open-access professional journal. His research interests include rural education, arts education and social class, and critical social theories in music education. Vincent lives in Layton, Utah, with his wife (Kristin) and four children (Landon, William, Sophie, and Audrey). 


Diversity & Equity in Educationrobinson21

Developing Critical Consciousness of Diversity and Equity in Education

An interactive workshop for anyone (classroom teachers, arts specialists, administrators, preservice teachers, etc.) who is interested in exploring privilege and diversity in education in a new way. 

This highly-interactive session explores frameworks for understanding concepts of access, privilege, and marginalization in education. Examination of current issues including teacher quality, school readiness, school “pushouts” etc. will provide opportunity to dialog around diversity, race, gender, socioeconomic class and other issues through an intersectional lens.

When: Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 4:45 – 6:45 pm 

(Sign-in from 4:15 – 4:40 pm; light snacks will be provided)

Where: Weber State University, McKay Education Building, ED 006 (Basement of the McKay Education Building)

1351 Edvalson Street, Ogden UT 84408

 

About the presenter, Nicole R. Robinson, Ph.D. 

Dr. Nicole R. Robinson is currently Interim Assistant Vice President for the Office of Equity and Diversity, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs Leadership Fellow, and the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Presidential Endowed Professor of Elementary Music Education at the University of Utah.  Prior to joining the faculty in 2014 (visiting appointment 2013-2014), she held positions at Syracuse University, University of Memphis, and Virginia Commonwealth University. 

Dr. Robinson has earned national recognition for her outreach and partnership models and her ability to create sustainable, large-scale reform-oriented professional learning communities in urban districts. Robinson researches issues of access to quality music education for low-income students of color, social justice in music education practices and programs, and social inequalities in music education. Dr. Robinson is regularly invited to present on issues of equity and diversity in education and ideas to reform teacher preparation programs to yield more critical consciousness among preservice and in-service music educators at numerous colleges and universities around the country. Dr. Robinson has presented her research at national and international conferences and has published in several professional research journals.  She has co-authored two textbooks: Teaching Elementary Music: Integrating Music with Other Academic Subjects (2011) and General Music: A K-12 Experience (2016).

Dr. Robinson began her teaching career as an elementary and middle school music teacher in Durham Public Schools and Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools in North Carolina.  She earned a BA and MM in Music Education from North Carolina Central University and a PhD in Music Education from The Florida State University. 


Acting Out Stories from Familiar Books maria-asp

Learn strategies to turn a familiar book into a classroom play, staring all of the children in the class!  Together, participants will explore how children benefit from this practice. Specific steps, question-asking strategies, and extension activities will be explored as the connections between this practice and common core standards are made clear.  

Grade Level Focus: Pre K – Grade 1

This workshop will be led by Maria Asp of Neighborhood Bridges, a nationally-recognized literacy program using storytelling and creative drama to help children develop their critical literacy skills and to transform them into storytellers of their own lives (see more information below).

When: Thursday, October 27 from 4:30 – 6:30 PM

(Sign-in from 4:15 – 4:30 pm; snacks will be provided)

Where: Weber State University, Shepherd Union, Ballroom A

About Neighborhood Bridges

Neighborhood Bridges’ skilled teaching artists animate learning and transform classrooms into communities where students think independently and work collectively. Founded in 1997 by Children’s Theatre Company Artistic Director Peter C. Brosius, and Jack Zipes, Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota, the program collaborates with Twin Cities area classrooms and reaches over 500 students. Neighborhood Bridges addresses state and national language arts standards. As a recipient of the Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination (AEMDD) grant, Neighborhood Bridges is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a national model for arts education.

The Pre-K through Grade 1 programs promote young children’s oral language and social/emotional development and build the professional skills of early childhood educators by infusing arts-based strategies into daily practice to accomplish learning goals.  Through developmentally appropriate practices, the program engages young children in play and storytelling, with a direct focus on the Early Childhood Indicators of Progress (ECIPs) and Common Core Standards.

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Integrating the Arts in your Elementary Classroom

We know that arts integration enriches our teaching, engages our students, and enhances student learning. Get to know the process of arts integration and become more familiar with the revised arts standards with Dr. Amy Miner.  This workshop is intended for elementary classroom teachers, prep-time specialists, and WSU preservice teachers.

USBE relicensing hours available.

When: Wednesday, September 14 from 5:00 – 7:10 pm

(Registration/Sign-in from 4:30-5:00 pm; snacks will be provided)

Location: Weber State University, Shepherd Union, Ballroom C

amy-minerDr. Amy Miner taught elementary school in Jordan School District before going on to receive her Masters degree in Children’s Literature at BYU and her PhD from Utah State University. For over 18 years, Amy has been an advocate for arts integration and has worked with teachers in Texas, Colorado, and Utah. Amy presents on arts integration regionally, and statewide as a presenter, researcher and consultant.  As a current research associate with the BYU ARTS Partnership, Amy’s research and teaching reflects her deep passion for the arts, literacy, and integration.

 Quotes from Dr. Miner’s previous workshops at Weber State:

“Loved it! It’s so important to integrate! She was great at giving ideas and giving time to collaborate.”

“Incredibly informative. Now I know this integration is attainable and not as time consuming as I thought.”

To schedule a workshop at your school contact: Tamara Goldbogen

tamaragoldbogen@weber.edu, 801-626-6943


Past Workshops 2015-2016

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE: MINDFULNESS IN THE CLASSROOM ben-miller

This workshop will cover the “who, what, when, where and why” of the Alexander Technique in the classroom and in daily life. Ben Miller will dive into the 6 major components of the Technique and the basic directives utilized to create a life with more ease: awareness, inhibition, direction, means whereby, end gaining, and faulty sensory appreciation. Guiding questions for the workshop:

  • How could this be useful to teachers in a classroom setting?
  • How best can this be translated to students to assist them in their own learning process?

“I seek to foster creativity and a sense of well-being through the use of the principles of the Alexander Technique.” – Ben Miller

About Ben Miller: Ben Miller (BA, MFA, m.AmSAT) resides and teaches the Alexander Technique in Pasadena, California.  Since his certification in 2006, he has led workshops in London, Berlin, New York City, Pittsburgh, Lincoln, Nebraska and now – Utah!  

A BODY IN MOTION: SCIENCE AND MOVEMENT IN THE CLASSROOM 

Weber State University Professors Adam Johnston (Physics) and Erik Stern (Dance) have meshed their extensive backgrounds in education to create workshops that exemplify the study of motion, the practice of motion, and the connections between them. With an eye toward reforms in science education standards, the accessible movement activities incorporate specific core ideas (such as energy, force, and matter), crosscutting concepts (such as patterns, cause and effect, and stability and change) and practices (such as defining problems, using models, and carrying out investigations). Along the way, participants learn about the relationship between the acts of design inherent in choreography and engineering.  USOE relicensing points available.

Erik Stern has been connecting mathematics and dance for twenty-five years and his company The Dr. Schaffer and Mr. Stern Dance Ensemble has established itself as an international leader in the growing field of Arts Integration.

Adam Johnston is an established leader in science education in Utah and beyond. He’s worked closely with hundreds of educators at all levels around the state in numerous workshops, conferences, and courses.

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PUPPETRY WORKSHOP WITH LISA LEIBERINGlisa

In this hands-on workshop, professional puppet artist Lisa Leibering teaches educators how to use puppetry in their classroom to expand learning opportunities and enhance their teaching in any subject.  Participants will build several simple puppets, practice basic manipulation techniques, and engage in storytelling exercises. They will also learn tips for introducing puppetry to their students and incorporating this versatile art form into virtually any lesson plan (yes, even math and science!)

    • Instructor: Lisa Leibering, Manager of School and Community Programs, Gateway to the Arts and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
  • Cost: FREE for participating BTSALP schools

VISUAL ARTS INTEGRATION WORKSHOP

Weber State University’s Arts Learning Collaborative will be hosting a FREE Visual Arts Integration Workshop on Thursday, November 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  This workshop will be open for classroom teachers, administrators, and pre-service teachers.  Please feel free to pass this information to your colleagues!

 Participants will receive a guided tour of the art exhibit in the Mary Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery, Confetti & Distress/Honey & Suspicion by Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor, which features large, anthropomorphic sculptures made of repurposed objects and thrifted textiles.  Attendees will then participate in hands-on visual arts integrated activities led by Erinne Roundy (Art Teacher at North Davis Preparatory Academy) and K Stevenson (Professor of Art at Weber State University).

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Past Workshops 2014-2015

Bringing Stories to Life:
 Teaching Literacy through Drama 

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Gillian McNally

Saturday, November 8, 2014

In this interactive, experiential workshop, teachers participated in drama-based lessons bringing books to life. Teachers learned creative drama methodologies including: narrative pantomime, story dramatization, improvisation, image theatre and teacher in role. Each of these methodologies can be adapted to work on any literacy objectives in an elementary classroom.
Gillian McNally is an Associate Professor of Theatre Education at the University of Northern Colorado. She is the recipient of the Alliance for Colorado Theatre’s 2011 Higher Education Theatre Educator of the Year Award and chaired the 2014 American Alliance for Theatre and Education national conference. Her writing has been published in Stage of the Art, Incite/Insight, and Theatre for Young Audiences Today. She has essays published in the books Signs of Change: New Directions in Theatre Education and The Reflexive Teaching Artist. Gillian presented papers on the connection between youth, theatre and community in Australia, Sweden, Mexico and Poland. She currently serves on the board of TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) USA. A proud Longhorn, she holds an MFA. in Drama and Theatre for Youth from The University of Texas at Austin and a BFA. in Acting from Webster Conservatory of Theatre Arts.


Digital Storytelling:
 Engaging Youth through Arts and Technology

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Megan Alrutz

Saturday, November 22, 2014

This interactive session introduced a practical approach to digital storytelling practices for the classroom. Through a devising process that included personal narrative, digital photography, and basic performance techniques, participants explored 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.
Dr. Megan Alrutz is assistant professor of Applied Theatre and Community Engagement in the Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin. She teaches courses in applied theatre, digital storytelling, and theatre for social justice and mentors MFA students in the Drama & Theatre for Youth & Communities program. Megan’s creative and scholarly interests focus on theatre with and for youth—including applied theatre and digital storytelling, arts and media integration, directing and dramaturgy. She currently co-directs the Performing Justice Project (PJP), a community-based applied performance program that addresses gender and racial justice. Her research has been published in RiDE, Youth Theatre Journal, Teaching Artist Journal, Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, and TYA Today. Megan is co-editor of Playing with Theory in Theatre Practice (Palgrave Macmillan 2011) and recently published Digital Storytelling, Applied Theatre, & Youth: Performing Possibility (Routledge).