WSU Arts Integration Conference: Wonder | Discover | Create

  • Art
  • Davis/Ogden
  • Presented By: Weber State University
  • At: Shepherd Union Building - Weber State University
  • 3850 University Circle, Ogden, UT 84408
  • 01/28/2022 - 01/28/2022
  • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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    Join us for hands-on arts-integrated workshops with guest artists in dance, drama, music, visual arts, media arts, and more - that explore our theme, Wonder | Discover | Create, and address Utah Core Standards. Participants will explore the joy of learning through the arts in the classroom.**Relicensure hours available for licensed educators****WSU Continuing education credit (1) available**Your registration fee ($25) will include all conference materials, parking (not applicable to WSU students), a light breakfast, and lunch. Refunds can be processed up to 7 days prior to the event. Please see the bottom of this page for parking information.Substitute Reimbursement AvailableIn order to receive substitute reimbursement attendees must: attend the entire conference, check-in at the conference, fill out an evaluation form at the end of the conference, and then have your school administration or office staff contact tamaragoldbogen@weber.edu post-conference with the cost for the substitute reimbursement.EACH WORKSHOP IS OFFERED TWO (2) TIMES.BREAKOUT SESSION 1: (pick one)(Visual Art) THE ART OF NOTICING: HOW THE ACT OF DRAWING CAN REVEAL INFORMATION, MEANING, AND POTENTIAL THAT FIRST GLANCES OFTEN OVERLOOK - Alisa Petersen, Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair of Elementary Arts Education at Southern Utah University | Participants will experience three drawing exercises designed to spark curiosity and active observation. We will discuss how to use these activities to enhance learning in any subject.(Media Arts/Storytelling) THE CREATION OF STORYTELLING THROUGH FILM - Julie Gale , Director of Education & Family Programs at Utah Film Center | Inside all of us is a story, and we are the authors of those stories with words and images. Utah Film Center will show you how to get students from grades 2-12 to use their words and the moving image of film to tell their personal narrative stories. This highly hands-on workshop will give educators tips on how to start the creative process of the personal narrative with a six-word memoir, and how to turn this writing exercise into a visual film storytelling event.(Dance/Music/Drumming) EXPERIENCE AFRICAN DRUMMING, DANCING, AND CULTURALLY APPROPRIATE DANCING WITH STUDENTS - Deja Mitchell, Weber State University, Eccles Art Center, Artist, Instructor, Educator & Ashley Boyack, University of Utah Tanner Dance, Director Professional Development | In this workshop, teachers will learn how to bring Africa to life with students by making a drum and creating a drum circle. Students will want to play music and dance their authentic dance moves based on movements they learn and movements they create. They will learn how to connect to themselves and each other by playing together in harmonious communication.(Drama/Puppetry/Language Arts) IN THE SHADOW LIGHT - Penelope Caywood, Youth Theatre at the U Artistic Director and Adjunct Assistant Professor for Theatre Teaching at the University of Utah | Come explore the mysterious and wonderful world of shadow puppets. Taking inspiration from the books Inside my Imagination by Marta Arteaga and Flashlight by Lizi Boyd, participants will learn how to guide students through the creation of a short script using writing prompts and sentence starters while exploring simple shadow play and puppetry. Participants will leave with the tools to create a performance of their own.(Social Emotional Learning/Arts Integration) WONDERING, DISCOVERING, AND CREATING AS THE ANSWER TO THE COVID CRISIS, LEARNING LOSS, AND PANDEMIC PROBLEM - Amy Miner, Teacher, Professor, and Founder of In Focus Education Group | During this workshop, participants will experience and participate in several arts-integrated lessons that address student social-emotional learning. With children’s literature and collaborative discussions embedded into every lesson, participants will create arts-integrated experiences to teach topics such as resilience, empathy, managing emotions, and decision-making.BREAKOUT SESSION 2:(Visual Art) THE ART OF NOTICING: HOW THE ACT OF DRAWING CAN REVEAL INFORMATION, MEANING, AND POTENTIAL THAT FIRST GLANCES OFTEN OVERLOOK - Alisa Petersen, Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair of Elementary Arts Education at Southern Utah University | Participants will experience three drawing exercises designed to spark curiosity and active observation. We will discuss how to use these activities to enhance learning in any subject.(Media Arts/Storytelling) THE CREATION OF STORYTELLING THROUGH FILM - Julie Gale, Director of Education & Family Programs at Utah Film Center | Inside all of us is a story, and we are the authors of those stories with words and images. Utah Film Center will show you how to get students from grades 2-12 to use their words and the moving image of film to tell their personal narrative stories. This highly hands-on workshop will give educators tips on how to start the creative process of the personal narrative with a six-word memoir, and how to turn this writing exercise into a visual film storytelling event.(Dance/Music/Drumming) EXPERIENCE AFRICAN DRUMMING, DANCING, AND CULTURALLY APPROPRIATE DANCING WITH STUDENTS - Deja Mitchell, Weber State University, Eccles Art Center, artist, instructor, educator & Ashley Boyack University of Utah Tanner Dance, Director Professional Development | In this workshop, teachers will learn how to bring Africa to life with students by making a drum and creating a drum circle. Students will want to play music and dance their authentic dance moves based on movements they learn and movements they create. They will learn how to connect to themselves and each other by playing together in harmonious communication.(Drama/Puppetry/Language Arts) IN THE SHADOW LIGHT - Penelope Caywood, Youth Theatre at the U Artistic Director and Adjunct Assistant Professor for Theatre Teaching at the University of Utah | Come explore the mysterious and wonderful world of shadow puppets. Taking inspiration from the books Inside my Imagination by Marta Arteaga and Flashlight by Lizi Boyd, participants will learn how to guide students through the creation of a short script using writing prompts and sentence starters while exploring simple shadow play and puppetry. Participants will leave with the tools to create a performance of their own.(Bookmaking/Visual Art) EXPLORE, EXPRESS, CREATE WITH BOOKMAKING - Annie Boyer, Community Outreach & Studio Coordinator & Jazmin Gallegos, K-12 & Community Education Specialist, Book Arts Program at the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah | Looking for a way to spice up your curriculum? A book is a flexible space to collect, explore, record, share express, create, play…and is proven to last longer in a backpack than a worksheet. Learn to make different book forms with hands-on instruction, lesson plans, and ideas for integrating bookmaking with core standards.BREAKOUT SESSION 3:(Visual Art) GO WITH THE FLOW! - Erinne Roundy, Art Educator, North Davis Preparatory Academy and Program Assistant, WSU Arts Learning Collaborative | How can you provide opportunities for your students to experience the process rather than focus on the end product? This workshop will introduce you to the concept of "flow", allowing your students to engage in open-ended projects through the process of discovery and authentic creation.(Poetry/Visual Arts/Drama) POETRY IN MOTION FOR TEACHERS’ CREATIVE IMAGINATIONS, CLASSROOM APPLICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL SATISFACTION - Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, University of Georgia, Professor | Many think of poetry as a “high art” that is complicated to teach with young learners or learners for whom English is a second or additional language. What if poetry could get off the page and be acted out together in ways that celebrate language and discovery? In this workshop, Cahnmann-Taylor guides participants in using a wide range of drama improvisation games that have foundations in poetry and the visual arts to help students perform themselves with humor, dignity, and visual creativity. Cultivating a classroom that is both surprising and engaging, these poetry performances will keep the educator learning and laughing alongside students as they take a stanza and bow to an engaged classroom audience.(Music/ Language Arts) BEATS FOR A BETTER WORLD - Penelope Caywood, Youth Theatre at the U Artistic Director and Adjunct Assistant Professor for Theatre Teaching at the University of Utah | Let’s tap into the magic of musical rhythms to make connections in language arts. This interactive workshop will guide participants through an arts-integrated lesson that will focus on using the theme of a story or poem to create percussive compositions. Participants will learn to create rhythms with found sounds and experiment with simple techniques for composing layered rhythms. We will be using the book Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z by Irene Latham and Charles Waters to fuel our imaginations.(Social Emotional Learning/Arts Integration) WONDERING, DISCOVERING, AND CREATING AS THE ANSWER TO THE COVID CRISIS, LEARNING LOSS, AND PANDEMIC PROBLEM - Amy Miner, Teacher, Professor, and Founder of In Focus Education Group | During this workshop, participants will experience and participate in several arts-integrated lessons that address student social-emotional learning. With children’s literature and collaborative discussions embedded into every lesson, participants will create arts-integrated experiences to teach topics such as resilience, empathy, managing emotions, and decision-making.(Arts Integration/Sustainability) SUSTAINABLE AND STEAM-Y: ART INTEGRATION AND SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES - Ashli Kingfisher, Program Director of Clever Octopus | We will explore sustainable art-making in the STEAM classroom through creating. Students will be able to: make informed decisions about materials and waste in the classroom, make a sample integrated art project and explore how it is connected to STEM, make a sample art project and explore how it connects to their class.BREAKOUT SESSION 4 :(Visual Art) GO WITH THE FLOW! - Erinne Roundy, Art Educator, North Davis Preparatory Academy and Program Assistant, WSU Arts Learning Collaborative | How can you provide opportunities for your students to experience the process rather than focus on the end product? This workshop will introduce you to the concept of "flow", allowing your students to engage in open-ended projects through the process of discovery and authentic creation.(Poetry/Visual Arts/Drama) POETRY IN MOTION FOR TEACHERS’ CREATIVE IMAGINATIONS, CLASSROOM APPLICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL SATISFACTION - Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor, University of Georgia, Professor | Many think of poetry as a “high art” that is complicated to teach with young learners or learners for whom English is a second or additional language. What if poetry could get off the page and be acted out together in ways that celebrate language and discovery? In this workshop, Cahnmann-Taylor guides participants in using a wide range of drama improvisation games that have foundations in poetry and the visual arts to help students perform themselves with humor, dignity, and visual creativity. Cultivating a classroom that is both surprising and engaging, these poetry performances will keep the educator learning and laughing alongside students as they take a stanza and bow to an engaged classroom audience.(Music/ Language Arts) BEATS FOR A BETTER WORLD - Penelope Caywood, Youth Theatre at the U Artistic Director and Adjunct Assistant Professor for Theatre Teaching at the University of Utah | Let’s tap into the magic of musical rhythms to make connections in language arts. This interactive workshop will guide participants through an arts-integrated lesson that will focus on using the theme of a story or poem to create percussive compositions. Participants will learn to create rhythms with found sounds and experiment with simple techniques for composing layered rhythms. We will be using the book Dictionary for a Better World: Poems, Quotes, and Anecdotes from A to Z by Irene Latham and Charles Waters to fuel our imaginations.(Bookmaking/Visual Art) EXPLORE, EXPRESS, CREATE WITH BOOKMAKING - Annie Boyer, Community Outreach & Studio Coordinator & Jazmin Gallegos, K-12 & Community Education Specialist, Book Arts Program at the J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah | Looking for a way to spice up your curriculum? A book is a flexible space to collect, explore, record, share express, create, play…and is proven to last longer in a backpack than a worksheet. Learn to make different book forms with hands-on instruction, lesson plans, and ideas for integrating bookmaking with core standards.(Arts Integration/Sustainability) SUSTAINABLE AND STEAM-Y: ART INTEGRATION AND SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES - Ashli Kingfisher, Program Director of Clever Octopus | We will explore sustainable art-making in the STEAM classroom through creating. Students will be able to: make informed decisions about materials and waste in the classroom, make a sample integrated art project and explore how it is connected to STEM, make a sample art project and explore how it connects to their class.

    Event Info

    • Presented By: Weber State University
    • Dates: January 28, 2022
    • Location: Shepherd Union Building - Weber State University
    • Address: 3850 University Circle, Ogden, UT 84408
    • Time: 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
    • Categories: Art, Dance, Music, Theatre, Humanities, Classes & Workshops, Crafts/DIY, Lectures
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