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Thursday, October 12
 

7:30am

Registration
Registration will be in front of the Casa Del Prado Theatre
Coffee and continental breakfast will be available following the General Session.

Speakers
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Kathy Bowman

Administrative Assistant, San Diego County Office of Education


Thursday October 12, 2017 7:30am - 8:00am
Casa del Prado Theatre 1600 Village Place, San Diego, CA 92101

8:00am

General Session, Welcome/Keynote
The opening session will be in the Casa Del Prado Theatre directly after registration
Coffee and Breakfast will be available following the General Session 

Speakers
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Pauline Crooks

Coordinator, San Diego COE
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Dr. Paul Gothold, Superintendent, San Diego County Office of Education

Dr. Paul Gothold began his career with the Los Angeles County Office of Education, working with adjudicated youth in the county's Division of Alternative Education as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. He also serves as principal of the Los Angeles County High School for... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
Casa del Prado Theatre 1600 Village Place, San Diego, CA 92101

8:45am

Administrators -Empowering Students Through Arts Education
During this session we will explore several topics:
CA Education Code and Compliance
CA Arts Education Data Project
CA VAPA Standards Revision Process Update
CA Exemplary Arts Education Program and Rubrics
Models of Exemplary Programs
Arts Impact: College Access, Success, and Retention, an examination of recent research
LCAP considerations for Arts Education

Speakers
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Matt Armstrong

Director San Marcos High School, San Marcos HS Music Dept
Mr. Armstrong began teaching at San Marcos High School in 2004 and in 2015 accepted the position of Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator for San Marcos Unified. Named San Marcos High School Teacher of the Year, and San Marcos Unified Teacher of the year in 2013, Music Educator of... Read More →
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Jeffrey Marks

Director of Institutional Planning and Analysis, California State University, San Marcos
Jeff Marks is the Director of Institutional Planning and Analysis at California State University, San Marcos. An analytical person by nature and training, he's taught Economics, Statistics, Algebra, and Operations Research at the college level. Mr. Marks appreciates the Arts and believes... Read More →
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Courtney Sawada

Director, Southern Counties California Arts Project, Southern Counties California Arts Project
Courtney Sawada is the director of the Southern Counties California Arts Project (SouthCAP), regional site for The California Arts Project (TCAP), which is part of the California Subject Matter Projects (CSMP) network established by the state of California. TCAP’s central mission... Read More →
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Russ Sperling

Director of Visual and Performing Arts at San Diego Unified School District, San Diego Unified School District
Mr. Sperling is the Director of Visual and Performing Arts at San Diego Unified School District and currently serves as Western Division Immediate Past President of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). He previously served as President of the California Music Educators... Read More →



Thursday October 12, 2017 8:45am - 10:00am
San Diego Natural History Museum Boardroom 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

8:45am

Dance Educators - Youth Leadership and Social Change through Dance
This interactive, experiential workshop will share the work of transcenDANCE, a local non-profit dedicated to guiding youth to transcend barriers, expand ambitions, and creative positive change through dance and performance. The Co-Founder and two Alumni will share best practices for this Creative Youth Development approach, along with leading exercises that give people an experience with movement, supported by other expressive arts, that allow for connection, self-reflection, and community building.

Speakers
avatar for Cat Corral

Cat Corral

Executive/Artistic Director, transcenDANCE Youth Arts Project
Cat Corral co-founded transcenDANCE in 2005 with a vision to combine dance theatre and performance with community building, youth leadership, and social change in San Diego. Cat has served as Executive/Artistic Director since 2005 and has co-directed 11 original dance theatre productions... Read More →
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Ron "RJ" Davis

Ron “RJ” Davis is a 28 year old who began dancing 11 years ago with transcenDANCE Youth Arts Project, where his love for dance was nurtured. The organization was the perfect avenue for him to develop as an artist, person, and also helped him find his true self. He went on to study... Read More →
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Nhu Nguyen

Nhu Nguyen began her professional dance career at the age of eight in Vietnam, where she attended the Vocational Dance School of Hochiminh City and worked with HBSO Dance Company until her migration to the US in 2012. She is an outstanding graduate from San Diego State University... Read More →



Thursday October 12, 2017 8:45am - 10:00am
Casa del Prado Room 204 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

8:45am

Music Educators - Music Education for All!
Come to our session for all music educators, featuring our CMEA State President, Scott Hedgecock. We will have an amazing time for collaboration together, and discuss leadership and advocacy across California.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Hedgecock

Scott Hedgecock

President, California Music Educators Association (CMEA)
Scott Hedgecock, CMEA President, is in his twelfth year of leadership service to CMEA, having served in his section in various roles, as a Section President, and as CMEA Vice President. Mr. Hedgecock also served for ten years on the board of the Southern California Vocal Association... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 8:45am - 10:00am
Casa del Prado Room 103 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

8:45am

Parents as Advocates for Arts Education
Speakers
avatar for Pauline Crooks

Pauline Crooks

Coordinator, San Diego COE
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Cathy Hamilton

Art/Pottery Teacher, The Classical Academy
Cathy Hamilton~I am a C'Lectives teacher at The Classical Academy K-8 Charter school in Escondido teaching Pottery and 3-D art. I have worked at TCA for several years as well as continued volunteer efforts in the ARTS for our Escondido elementary school district since 1998. I have... Read More →
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Kris McClung

Chair of Convening Committee, Coronado School of the Arts
Kris McClung is the founder of the Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA), a unique arts conservatory on the campus of Coronado High School. Kris, a theatre graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, worked as an actress in New York before she began her California... Read More →
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Sibyl O'Malley

Sibyl O’Malley is the senior director of communications and community engagement for the California Alliance for Arts Education (CAAE). She is responsible for developing communication and engagement strategies that advance CAAE’s mission to ensure that all California public school... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 8:45am - 10:00am
Casa del Prado Room 102 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

8:45am

Teaching Artists - SAVE YOURSELF! Create Life Balance through Self-Care - This is the Key!
SAVE YOURSELF is an experiential session, during which participants learn and immediately apply powerful self-care tools that bring refreshment, uplifted mood, and a sense of well-being and balance - both in and out of the classroom! These tools are easily integrated into daily living and, when practiced, become second nature - or, even first nature! Participants learn how to easily flow with WAFT* and be carried lightly through all of life's experiences! By flowing with WAFT*, you will see and experience shifts all around you - even in your loved ones, peers and students! Join us in this powerful session and be uplifted!

* "WAFT" is a trademarked process developed by Susan Hall.
Curious what "WAFT" is? Join us and find out! You'll be glad you did!

Speakers
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Susan Hall

Life Guide, Education Program Director, Teaching Artist, Rhythmic Rendezvous & RhythmWorx
Rhythm ~ It is said that everyone moves to their own beat. For Susan, this innate beat is what underlies all of life’s experiences. Susan understanding how music, rhythm, and rhythm-based concepts have influenced life experiences throughout history. This understanding, combined... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 8:45am - 10:00am
Hall of Nations

8:45am

Theatre Educators: Brainstorm, share ideas and make new collegial contacts
Spend some time today talking and networking with fellow theatre teachers.  Learn what is on the horizon for SDTEA this year. Brainstorm, share ideas and make new collegial contacts.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Garcia

Patrick Garcia

theater arts teacher, San Diego Unified School District
Theatre (SDTEA)


Thursday October 12, 2017 8:45am - 10:00am
Fleet Science Center Grayson Lecture Hall 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

8:45am

Visual Art Educators - The Magic of Contemporary Art
All too often when we think of art taught in schools, programs like Arts Attack! and Meet the Masters tend to dominate the curriculum. However, these programs are often designed to teach children a very traditional way of thinking about and executing visual art. The world of contemporary art is vast, and there are countless ways artists are communicating ideas about the world, their lives, and academic subjects such as math, science, and language arts. Tapping into the breadth of contemporary art and utilizing it as a tool to teach other subjects through arts integration, will allow teachers and students to experiment, explore, and discover a whole new level of creativity. By encouraging critical thinking and creating project prompts that are open-ended, students will have the opportunity to translate their ideas into pieces of art that can be shared with friends and family in new and unexpected ways.

Speakers
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Lissa Corona

Co-Founder, Not Nothing Projects
Lissa Corona is the co-founder and director of Not Nothing Projects, an art education nonprofit focusing on integrating contemporary art practice into elementary, middle, and high school curriculum. Corona recently served as Interim Executive Director and Education Director for San... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 8:45am - 10:00am
Mingei Theatre Gallery 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

10:15am

Arts on our campus? It's our choice!
Learn how principals prioritized the arts in their school site budgets. Using multiple funding sources, these Chula Vista Elementary School Principals made sure to provide a robust, sequential standards based arts instruction by credentialed arts teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Castillo

Monica Castillo

Principal, Otay Elementary, Chula Vista Elementary School District
Monica Castillo currently serves as the Principal at Otay Elementary School.  In her 19 years so far in education, Ms. Castillo has spent 14 years in the classroom teaching in most grade levels where she infused the arts and brain-based practices.  Before moving into administration... Read More →
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Sylvia Echeverria

Principal, Kellogg Elementary School, Chula Vista Elementary School District
I have been an educator in the Chula Vista District for the past 21 years as a classroom teacher, Academic Coach, Associate Principal and currently as the principal of Kellogg Elementary. Kellogg opened its doors on February 4, 1957 and has maintained a special place in the community... Read More →
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David Munoz

Principal, Chula Vista School District
School Administrator
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Monica Ruiz

Principal, Chula Vista School District
Principal at Montgomery
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Lauren Shelton

Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator, Chula Vista Elementary School District
Lauren Shelton is the Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator for the Chula Vista Elementary School District.  Mrs. Shelton has a strong background in arts education and arts management.   She has taught fourth grade, was a music director for the San Diego Children’s Choir, led... Read More →



Thursday October 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
San Diego Natural History Museum Boardroom 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

10:15am

Advocacy: Our Conscience--Our Power
Arts and Arts Education are our conscience and our power. The arts and arts education are not only important -- they are necessary and critical -- for the social, political, economic, cultural, intellectual, technological, and scientific developments and indeed advancements in our communities and in society at large. It is essential that we as artists and educators arm ourselves with research, information, and resources so that we may serve as advocacy leaders and nurture positive, active, and effective environments and conversations about arts, arts education, and arts advocacy. Participants will learn about and receive information regarding how to advocate as an individual and a group for the arts and arts education. Learn how to effectively put your passion and your voice to promote arts and arts education!

Speakers
avatar for Angie (Evangeline) Bitsko

Angie (Evangeline) Bitsko

Learning Through the Arts (LTA) Program Manager, Arts For Learning San Diego
As A4LSD’s Learning Through the Arts Program Manager, Angie oversees the San Diego Unified School District Learning Through the Arts (LTA) (Title I) Program initiative and serves as the liaison between multiple school site administrators and staff and the administrators and teaching... Read More →



Thursday October 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Casa del Prado Room 102 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

10:15am

Moving Through the Standards: K-12 NCAS in Dance
Get familiar, get comfortable, get moving with the National Arts Core Standards in Dance. Explore ways in which your material can easily connect with the new dance standards. Explore Cornerstone Assessments as a tool for advocacy with your administrators. Connect with other dance instructors in San Diego.

Speakers
avatar for Natalia Valerdi-Rogers

Natalia Valerdi-Rogers

Residencies Program Manager, Arts for Learning San Diego
Natalia is an arts education advocate, and a teaching artist in dance and media arts. Her work has taken her to Cuba, Europe, Mexico and throughout Southern California in the United States. She was born in Mexico City and grew up on the California borderland. She is owner of SHADOWORX... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Case del Prado Room 201 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

10:15am

Demystifying the Bow Markings and Bowing the Parts
Bow markings and bowing the parts is vital to the interpretation of the music. This session will give the orchestra teacher a basic knowledge on how to interpret the various bow markings and how to bow the parts to suit their interpretation.

Speakers
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Albert Jeung

Orchestra Teacher, Aliso Niguel High School
Albert Jeung is the Director of Orchestras at Aliso Niguel High School, Aliso Viejo, CA in the Capistrano Unified School District. The school possesses one of the largest and most extensive high school orchestra programs in the state of California consisting of five string orchestras... Read More →
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Amy Villanova

Coordinator, Instrumental Music, Canyon Crest Academy
Amy Villanova is the Coordinator of the Envision Instrumental Music Program at Canyon Crest. She directs the Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra and Jazz Band as well as assists with the Instrumental Music Conservatory. She is bringing with her the CCA Orchestra to serve... Read More →



Thursday October 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Casa del Prado Room 207 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

10:15am

Helping Students with Special Needs Find Success in Music
Learn support strategies for students with disabilities so that your program can be truly inclusive.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Cruz

Amy Cruz

VAPA Special Ed Resource Teacher/Band Director, Bonita Vista Middle School
Amy Cruz started her teaching career 20 years ago after getting a music education degree from New York University and a Masters degree from Queens College. She has always been an advocate for making the arts accessible to all students. Two years ago, she developed a curriculum for... Read More →



Thursday October 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Casa del Prado Room 204 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

10:15am

Music Technology For ALL Students(CTE/AME)

How to add music technology to your program. An overview of software, hardware and projects that will get students writing and recording their own  original music regardless of their previous music experience. 

Speakers
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Matt Armstrong

Director San Marcos High School, San Marcos HS Music Dept
Mr. Armstrong began teaching at San Marcos High School in 2004 and in 2015 accepted the position of Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator for San Marcos Unified. Named San Marcos High School Teacher of the Year, and San Marcos Unified Teacher of the year in 2013, Music Educator of... Read More →



Thursday October 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
San Diego History Center Conference Room 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 Suite #3

10:15am

Orff-Schulwerk, STEAM and you: Making Connections
Join members of San Diego American Orff Schulwerk Association as they present active ways to engage your elementary students of all ages to sing, say, move, and play your way in creative music and movement activities including STEAM connections.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Beeson

Michelle Beeson

Ocean Air STEAM+ Music Teacher, Del Mar Union School District
.BA in Music; MA in Church Music; Credential Music Teacher for 11 years (Del Mar, CA); Teaching all ages music 30 years in IL, IN , OK, CA ; President San Diego AOSA
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ondrya leavitt

facilitator/presenter, hilltop drive elementary school
Ondrya Leavitt has been involved in Music since 1994. She holds a B.A. in Music Theory/Piano Performance, an M.A.T from Chapman University, and Orff Schulwerk Levels training I-III. Ondrya has taught elementary students in the areas of Band, Choir, and for the past 4 years, full time... Read More →
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Jennifer Marakovits

Elementary Music Teacher, Mueller Charter
Mrs. Jennifer Marakovits teaches general music, choral, and instrumental ensembles at Mueller Charter School of the Chula Vista Elementary School District. Mrs. Marakovits has a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, New York concentrating... Read More →
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Crystal Pridmore

Music Teacher, Chula Vista ESD
Crystal Pridmore has been teaching music for 10 years as a private voice instructor, secondary choir director, early childhood music specialist, and PreK-8 general music teacher. She currently runs the general music, choral, and strings program for PreK-6th grade students at Finney... Read More →



Thursday October 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Casa del Prado Room 206 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

10:15am

Sight-Singing Tips, Techniques, and Technology
Explore methodology for teaching sight-singing, including a look at CMEA/SCVA festival sight-singing rubrics and materials.

Speakers
avatar for Maureen Blinn

Maureen Blinn

Music Director, Gaspar de Portola Middle School
Maureen Blinn is a San Diego transplant by way of New Jersey, where she began teaching music 13 years ago. She earned her Bachelor of Music from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University where she studied Piano Performance and Music Education. She has also done graduate... Read More →
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Cassandra Brown

Music Teacher, San Diego Unified School District
Music (CMEA-SBS)
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Sara Freese

Director of Choral Music, CPMA Middle School, San Diego Unified School District
Sara Spafford Freese is Director of Choral Music at Creative Performing Media Arts Magnet Middle School where over three hundred students are enrolled in choral music. The sequential program that Mrs. Freese built at CPMA offers four levels of choir and a 6th Grade Exploratory Music... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Casa del Prado Room 103 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

10:15am

Teaching Percussionists: Essentials! for the 21st Century
This session will focus on essential snare drum and mallet percussion fundamentals (grip, stroke, etc) that you may not have learned in your percussion methods class, including an emphasis on skills and concepts in alignment with the demands of the 21st century. The session will include live performance and demonstration, as well as hands-on interaction.

Speakers
avatar for David Whitman

David Whitman

Lecturer of Percussion and Studio Artist Faculty, San Diego State University
Trained as a well-rounded percussionist in the orchestra, as a jazz musician on the bandstand, and as an artist under the tutelage of great teachers like Joe Morello and Dave King, Dr. Whitman brings a passion and deep respect for the music to the audiences whenever he performs. Praised... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Casa del Prado Room 205 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

10:15am

Building Connections through Arts-Based Community Art Making
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Since 2012, the New Children’s Museum has partnered with local artists to develop workshops for its annual outreach program Mass Creativity. These workshops are designed to inspire imagination and creativity, and make hands-on art-making accessible to those that might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience it. Through Mass Creativity, communities from diverse areas of San Diego are welcome to participate in the free workshops throughout May and June. The outreach program culminates in a free all-day event at the museum. This year the museum decided to break with tradition and offer four staff members - two Teaching Artists and two Playworkers - the chance to collaborate and develop a workshop concept. Fusing together play and the museum’s outreach model of arts-based community making, we chose to center the workshops around the theme of storytelling in an effort to offer a space for the San Diego community to represent themselves in their own words, images, and sounds. This session is targeted towards those who are interested in learning more about our process of developing and executing a large scale arts-based community outreach program for a diverse audience. Our panel will address how we wove together storytelling, art, and play to create a unique workshop environment where participants felt encouraged to make connections across and within communities. Participants will have the opportunity to not only engage in an in-depth discussion of the process, but also participate in one of the hands-on art making projects developed for Mass Creativity 2017.

Speakers
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Iyari Arteaga

Museum Playworker & Teaching Artist, The New Children's Museum
Iyari is a theater artist, writer, and playworker whose work primarily focuses on storytelling and identity. She has many years of experience performing with her family theater troupe, Teatro Izcalli, and was recently a cast member in the show South of the 8. Iyari graduated from... Read More →
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Mayra Camacho Chavez

Teaching Artist, The New Children's Museum
Mayra is a practicing fiber artist who specializes in embroidery. Having graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Design she is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Art Education from Boston University. She enjoys creating handmade embroidered... Read More →
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Hannah Mykel

Museum Playworker, The New Children's Museum
Hannah is a Museum Playworker at The New Children’s Museum. Her practice is inspired by her love for play and her desire to build connections among and across communities. Hannah earned her Bachelor of Arts in History of Art and Visual Culture with a Minor in Education from the... Read More →
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Gabrielle Romberger

Teaching Artist, The New Children's Museum
Gabrielle Romberger completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History from the University of San Diego. As an artist she focuses on drawing, working with pastels, charcoal, and graphite. Gabrielle also has experience with sewing, painting, carpentry, and sculpture. She has interned... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Museum of Man Ed Center 1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

10:15am

Verbatim in the Classroom
In this session you will learn the steps to create a piece of Verbatim theatre with your students. This verbatim theatre project uses a student-centered consensus building model to create a new work of documentary performance. The program was piloted during the 2015-16 academic year in collaboration with the Blindspot Collective and saw Advanced Drama students at Canyon Crest Academy develop an original performance exploring adolescent mental illness. Students selected the topic themselves, developed inquiry questions, and interviewed various community members including peers, family members, social workers, therapists, and even a mother who lost a son to suicide the previous year. Those interviews were then transcribed, curated, and collated to create a script that might raise awareness of this sensitive and timely issues.

Speakers
avatar for Jeannine Marquie

Jeannine Marquie

Envision Theatre Arts Coordinator, Canyon Crest Academy
Jeannine Marquie is the Coordinator of Canyon Crest Academy’s award winning Envision Theater arts program in San Diego, California where she teaches, directs and coordinates four productions a year and runs the Theatre Arts Conservatory. She has been an arts educator for 20 years... Read More →
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Blake McCarty

Teaching Artist, The Old Globe
Born and raised in Oklahoma, Blake chose to pursue a degree in film production because it combined the things he loved as a kid – acting, music, choreography, and visual storytelling. College taught Blake that the only thing he loved more than storytelling was COLLABORATION... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Fleet Science Center Grayson Lecture Hall 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

10:15am

Why Puppetry?
An enticing introduction to the power of using puppetry in the classroom to enrich the curriculum, excite student participation and deepen learning. Includes demos, hands-on experiences and handouts.

Speakers
avatar for Lynne Jennings

Lynne Jennings

Executive Director, San Diego Guild of Puppetry
Lynne has 40+ years experience in puppetry: as a designer, builder, teaching artist, writer, consultant, presenter, performer, festival director and board member of several national puppetry organizations. She is the executive director of the San Diego Guild of Puppetry, has taught... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Hall of Nations

10:15am

Integrate Visual Art into Classroom Teaching
Limited Capacity seats available

Explore how you can integrate visual art projects into classroom teaching! This session will take place in the Timken Museum of Art galleries where you will be surrounded by original works of art that date from the 14th to the 19th century. You will learn interesting facts about one painting in the Timken collection and receive an overview of a lesson that features that particular painting. The lesson is designed so that you can easily teach it in your classroom following your visit to the Timken. Participants will receive FREE bus transportation to the Timken for their students

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Elizabeth Washburn

Teaching Artist, Timken Museum of Art
Elizabeth has lived and worked as an artist and art teacher in San Diego since October 2000. She is the teaching artist for the Timken Museum of Art where she writes curricula, teaches professional development workshops, and art classes to a diverse demographic of students. Her students... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Timken Gallery 1500 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

10:15am

Making Mandalas
Art appreciation of mandalas in Asian and Native American cultures. Students hone analytical skills in interpreting mandala symbolism, and take on the artistic challenge of creating their own mandala. Included are cross-applications to the math curriculum for K-12. Online video support is available.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Leal-Powers

Kathryn Leal-Powers

Art Teacher, Classical Academy Online Escondido
Kathryn Leal-Powers is the founder and owner of Art Home School. After teaching in Texas and California public schools for ten years, Kathryn decided to develop an online curriculum in order to share her passion for art with a larger community. Her experience with teaching art at... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
San Diego History Center Thornton Theatre 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 Suite #3

10:15am

Mixed Media Da Vinci Style Project
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Educators will create a Leonardo Da Vinci inspired project through a hands-on workshop which will incorporate contemporary mixed media techniques.

Speakers
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Kathleen Kane-Murrell

Resident Artist (EBS, Kumeyaay, Vista Grande), Fine Artists Program
As founder and owner of the award winning children's art program, Fine Artists, Kathleen conducts over 140 annual workshops with adult docents. She combines literacy, art history and art-making in her process. As a professional artist, her mixed media work has been featured in solo... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Fleet Science Center Classroom A 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

10:15am

Paperless Peer Critiquing and Grading!
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, you will do a short cardboard art project (great recycled art activity that you can use in the classroom) then you will experience peer grading/critiquing using google forms and the FormMule extension. With these tools, you can have students critique art, receive the feedback, make adjustments, then grade all digitally! You will walk away with several classroom ready procedures. Come with a device for the best experience.

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Lisa Harrison

Teacher and MakerLab Champion, Rancho Minerva Middle School
Lisa is a 9th year teacher at Rancho Minerva Middle School. She teaches a range of electives including intro to computer science, medical detectives, CTE, and MakerLab. Lisa takes a scientific approach to the artistic processes which helps support the students in need of a boost to... Read More →
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Nichole Santangelo

Teacher, Vista Unified School District
I am a 9th year teacher at Rancho Minerva Middle School. I teach traditional art, digital art, and a MakerLab elective that is a conglomeration of art and science. I believe in hands on, authentic experiences that empower students choice and voice.



Thursday October 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
San Diego History Center Classroom 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 Suite #3

10:15am

The Digital Hook- Engaging iPad Collaborations
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will focus on experimenting with a variety iPad apps that you may use in your classes to address National Arts Standards, teamwork, and working through fear of failure. Apps featured will include Assembly, Morphi, and 3d Sketch Studio. Attendees are encouraged to bring these apps installed on a mobile device.

Speakers
avatar for Don Masse

Don Masse

Art Resource Teacher, Zamorano Fine Arts Academy
I have been teaching in San Diego County for the past 17 years. I focus on introducing my students to contemporary art in my curriculum because I feel doing so makes the content more relevant and alive to them. I serve on the board of CAEA-SD. I also write an article series called... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Mingei Theatre Gallery 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

10:15am

Wicked Wild Wampum Weaving
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a bead weaving lesson that can help develop fine motor skills and eye hand coordination. Weaving can be connected to math, writing and social studies. I use this lesson with my fifth grade students when they are learning about the Native American tribes of the east coast.  Attendees will create a simple bracelet using plastic beads.

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Alyssa Navapanich

Art Teacher, Lemon Grove School District
Alyssa Navapanich loves art, and finds creative, fun ways to inspire her students to embrace the beauty of art in their everyday lives. The art program at the schools she teaches at serve students in preschool through eighth grade. Her program is fluid and flexible so that she can... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
The San Diego Museum of Art Classroom

11:30am

Turning Around a Low Performing School Through Integrated Arts Education
Burbank Elementary School Principal, Arts Leadership Team and Partners Share Their Progress.  Engage with a dynamic panel as they describe their efforts in leveraging the arts to create success through a high touch, intensive, intervention model. Burbank Elementary School in San Diego Unified School District is participating in Turnaround Arts, a national public-private partnership design that is shifting school culture and impacting student achievement with arts education as a fundamental tool. One of sixteen sites in California, Burbank is measuring the school’s growth against eight pillars of effectiveness. Join this candid conversation on the successes and challenges of this exciting school improvement paradigm and the path Burbank is following in their transformative journey.

Speakers
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Dennis Doyle

Executive Director, CoTA (Collaborations: Teachers and Artists)
We're all about how to teach academic content through visual and performing arts forms. CoTA (Collaborations: Teachers and Artists) is a professional development organization that builds arts integration through co-created instructional strategies with classroom teachers. We also... Read More →
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Rachel Messineo

Principal, San Diego Unified School District
Rachel Messineo is the principal of Burbank Elementary School in the San Diego Unified School District. Burbank is one of 16 schools in the Turnaround Arts: California network, a whole school intervention model that transforms historically low-performing schools through integrated... Read More →
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Barbara Palley

Director of Program and Strategy, Turnaround Arts: California
Barbara Palley is the Director of Program and Strategy for Turnaround Arts: California, a non-profit organization co-founded in 2014 by renowned architect Frank Gehry and arts education advocate Malissa Feruzzi Shriver, to administer Turnaround Arts, a program of the Kennedy Center... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
San Diego Natural History Museum Boardroom 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

11:30am

Exploring the Emphasis on Collaboration in the National Core Arts Standards

“Collaboration is in many ways the engine that drives our economy and our sense of shared culture” (National Core Arts Standards: Conceptual Framework). Collaboration is a valuable and necessary skill for success in life and it is a skill that can be learned!  It is not enough to merely provide opportunities to collaborate, we must intentionally teach the skills of collaboration and provide students feedback on their progress in the development of collaboration skills.  In this session participants will examine the emphasis of collaboration throughout the National Core Arts Standards and begin to explore some of the conditions that support growth in this important life and learning skill.

Speakers
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Courtney Sawada

Director, Southern Counties California Arts Project, Southern Counties California Arts Project
Courtney Sawada is the director of the Southern Counties California Arts Project (SouthCAP), regional site for The California Arts Project (TCAP), which is part of the California Subject Matter Projects (CSMP) network established by the state of California. TCAP’s central mission... Read More →



Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
San Diego History Center Classroom 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 Suite #3

11:30am

PR for Arts Educators: Start the Presses!
You’re doing important and valuable work, but how can you let more people know? And who needs to know exactly? Marketing and Public Relations professionals Toni Robin (TR/PR Public Relations & Marketing) and Lisa DeMarco (DeMarco Design) will share tips on how to identify and reach your target audience through strategic marketing and media relations. They will also share details about the creation and implementation of the innovative Art = Opportunity campaign, spearheaded by Merryl Goldberg at CSU San Marcos Centre Artes.

Speakers
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Lisa DeMarco

Creative Consultant, DeMarco Design
Lisa DeMarco is an experienced creative consultant and graphic designer who works with non-profits organizations to solve their marketing and outreach challenges. Before conceptualizing the look and feel of any campaign, Lisa believes that taking the time to truly understand the target... Read More →
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Toni Robin

TR/PR Public Relations, TR/PR Public Relations
Art = Opportunity Campaign



Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Casa del Prado Room 102 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

11:30am

How Movement Can Facilitate Deeper Learning
Why is dance so important for a well-rounded arts education? Why does dance make for such an effective crossover tool in an integrated arts environment? Thom Dancy from Malashock Dance will provide answers to these questions, insight from dance organizations across the country, and facilitate a conversation on "leaping" forward.

Speakers
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Thom Dancy

Outreach and Communications Coordinator, Malashock Dance
THOM DANCY has danced with Milwaukee Ballet, Grand Rapids Ballet, The Big Muddy Dance Company, Malashock Dance, and The Muny, the nation’s largest regional equity theater. Thom has also worked as an audition assistant for The Muny, The Big Muddy, and Malashock Dance. He has danced... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Case del Prado Room 201 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

11:30am

Encouraging Vocal Creativity Through Jazz
How can you meet educational standards for improvisation and creativity while inspiring your vocalists to not just be musical consumers, but creators? This hands-on session will get you singing and give you lots of ideas!

Speakers
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Matt Falker

Piano / Vocal Jazz Professor, MiraCosta College
I am professor of vocal jazz, jazz and classical piano. I am a member of ACDA and JEN and attend conferences regularly. I am primary arranger and bass vocalist for the pro vocal jazz group "True North" - truenorthquartet.com


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Casa del Prado Room 103 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

11:30am

Including All Students through Music
We all know that music is engaging, rewarding and fun. For special learners, music can be a powerful tool for learning and including all students. This experiential workshop will present some of the challenges that special learners face in the classroom and to successfully include them in classroom experiences. Case examples, videos, resources and tools will be presented.

Speakers
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Julie Guy

Co-Founder/Vice-President/Music Therapist, The Music Therapy Center of CA & Banding Together
Julie graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Music Degree in flute performance from Central Washington University and a Master’s in Music Therapy from Western Michigan University. She has received training from the Center for Biomedical Training as a neurologic music therapy... Read More →
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Angela Neve

President, The Music Therapy Center of California
Ms. Neve is a board-certified neurologic music therapist, songwriter and co-owner of The Music Therapy Center of California. She received her degree in Music Education/Music Therapy from Wartburg College, and master’s degree in neurologic music therapy from Colorado State University... Read More →



Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Casa del Prado Room 204 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

11:30am

Incorporate Composition in Band and Orchestra now!
The National Core Standards in Music emphasize a creative approach to traditional school band and orchestra classes. This session will demonstrate creative teaching ideas, lesson plans, and inspirational approaches to help you bring composing and improvising to your middle school or high school band or orchestra students. These creative ideas may also be adapted to any level and any type of music class!

Speakers
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Alexander Koops

Director of Undergraduate Music Education, Azusa Pacific University
Dr. Alexander Koops joined the music faculty at Azusa Pacific University in August 2001 and is currently Director of Undergraduate Music Education, and Associate Director of Bands. He holds a D.M.A. in Music Education from the University of Southern California, with minors in theory... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Casa del Prado Room 205 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

11:30am

Ready, Set .... Festival!
Festival time is drawing near! Learn how to harness imagination and context to take your good festival performance to great - all while providing a better overall education experience for your students. Professional Conductor Dana Zimbric coaches two student orchestras on their festival repertoire, to demonstrate how fine tuning these skills can elevate your program.

Speakers
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Cassandra Brown

Music Teacher, San Diego Unified School District
Music (CMEA-SBS)
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Zachary Christy

Orchestra Director, Poway Unified School District
Zachary Christy received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Point Loma Nazarene University, and is currently completing a Master of Arts in Teaching from PLNU. Zachary has performed across the country with several ensembles, including the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle... Read More →
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Dana Zimbric

Artistic Director and Conductor, Classics 4 Kids
A champion for music education, Dana Zimbric is an award-winning conductor and educator who has served as the Artistic Director of Classics 4 Kids and Conductor of the Classics Philharmonic Orchestra for the past fifteen seasons.In addition to her work with Classics 4 Kids, Ms. Zimbric... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Casa del Prado Room 207 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

11:30am

String Band — Teaching Kids to Sing AND Play
A string band is an old-time music ensemble made up of chordophones, a forerunner of bluegrass and country music bands. Building such a group in elementary schools around ukuleles allows students to learn how to accompany themselves while singing. In the process they develop an independent sense of pitch, harmony and rhythm — especially swing. String bands are also an unsurpassed way to introduce children to classic songs from the folk, country, rock and jazz catalog. This is a hands-on session, so be ready to sing AND play.

Please bring a ukulele with you to the session if possible. Other instruments will be provided.

Speakers
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Richard Lawton

General Music Instructor/CMEA General Music Rep, Roscomare Road Elementary School, Los Angeles & CMEA
Richard Lawton is the General Music Representative for the California Music Educators Association and for the Southwestern Section of CMEA and the K-5 general music teacher at Roscomare Road Elementary School in Los Angeles. Richard is president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Casa del Prado Room 206 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

11:30am

Cultivating Social-Emotional Growth Through Performing Arts
We all desire to prepare a more engaged, mindful and reflective student who requires infrequent behavior management, is a confident risk-taker, and can harness the clarity to make good decisions, right? Where is this dream-model student? In your class, of course! Through the use of social-emotional learning strategies like self-awareness, responsible decision making, relationship skills, social awareness, and self-management within performing arts curricula, we can help students maximize their time in school, reach their potential, and learn a lot about our own power in the process.

Speakers
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Kimberly King

managing director, dramaturg, Teenage Youth Performing Arts Theatre Company-TYPA
Kimberly King is a teacher in the elementary setting for the South Bay Union school District. She has taught for over 20 years, 10 of them in the Visual and Performing Arts department as Music Director and Drama Instructor. Ms. King holds a B.A in Music Humanities from UCSD, and a... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Museum of Man Ed Center 1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

11:30am

Don't Copy, Create!! Improve your directing POV.
Are you overburdened with trying to match the glamor, glitz and spectacle of Disney or Broadway on a Public School budget? Do you feel the need to "liberally borrow" or copy staging from Professional production bootleg videos to keep your audiences happy? Free yourself from those burdens by getting to the meat of the story that needs to be told. Innovate and reinvigorate your directing and get back to the basics of the plot.


Speakers
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Kirsten Giard

Theatre Teacher, Grossmont Union High School District
Theatre (SDTEA)
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Marjorie Treger

Theatre Resource Teacher, SDUSD VAPA Office
Curriculum and Instruction, EdTA, SDTEA, San Diego Theatre


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
San Diego History Center Thornton Theatre 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 Suite #3

11:30am

Empower Your Curriculum with Improv
Improvisation is a key component of any theatre program and is a huge benefit to language and communication skills. This session will take educators through many of the skills necessary to help add an improvisational component to their curriculum. Through a series of specific exercises and simple techniques, you will learn how to jump start a program in improvisation, and gain an understanding into the key concepts of a successful improvised scene. Taught by National Comedy Theatre Artistic Director, Gary Kramer, this fun and interactive session will be both educational and entertaining and will spark ideas to bring to your classroom.

Speakers
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Gary Kramer

Big Cheese, National Comedy Theatre
Gary Kramer is currently the Artistic Director of the National Comedy Theatre, which is located in San Diego and Phoenix. As the founding member of NCT, Gary has directed over 6000 performances throughout the 20 year run of the show in San Diego. The National Comedy Theatre is currently... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Hall of Nations

11:30am

Musicals with Elementary Students: A Teacher's Start to Finish Guide
Whether you've been asked to put on a production at your elementary school for the first time or just need some new ideas, this session will cover the audition process to striking the set and everything in between! We are teachers at a fine arts elementary school who will share practical, "tried and true" methods and resources to help you put on an impressive production at your school.

Speakers
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Valerie Barnes

Teacher, Cajon Valley Union School District
Elementary Multi Subject Teacher
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Brittany Lindsay

Teacher, Cajon Valley Union School District
Elementary Multi Subject Teacher
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Stacey Perkins

Teacher, Cajon Valley Union School District
Elementary Multi Subject Teacher


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Fleet Science Center Grayson Lecture Hall 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

11:30am

10 Quick Ways to Make Them Love Art
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Did you know that Oreos can teach subtractive sculpture? Art can be accessible and engaging for everyone-- even those who think they're "bad" at art. In this session, you will learn about 10 unique art projects and lessons that teach art standards... and EVERY student loves them. You will receive tons of information about things like Oreo carving, interactive art, creating installation pieces in which all students can participate, a list of cool artists that inspire and amaze, and more. The session will provide both hands-on opportunities and written materials.

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andrea arroyo

Art Teacher, Eastlake Middle School
I have been teaching art to middle school students for 8 years. I love my job, and I love talking about it with others. My degree is in painting and printmaking, but I try to explore every imaginable kind of art media with my students, and I find that the list is never-ending-- it's... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
The San Diego Museum of Art Classroom

11:30am

Cameras Across Cultures: Building Community & Empathy through Photography (CTE/AME)
Cameras Across Cultures expands students’ global capacity by exploring other cultures, places, and perspectives through the power of photography and film. Through the power of visual media, students can build a sense of empathy with each other, with their communities, and with the world around them. Cameras Across Cultures has traveled to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Jordan, Thailand, Colombia, and Namibia, and have brought conversations & stories around immigration, human rights, health, and the environmental back to students in San Diego. Participants will experience the power of cross-cultural curriculum, and learn how it can be adapted & brought to their own classrooms.

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Lucy Eagleson

Program Director, Outside The Lens
Born and raised in Escondido, California, Lucy spent about 3 years living and volunteering at an orphanage in Bosnia-Herzegovina. It was during that time that she found herself in the midst of unique stories as she came to know the wise individuals behind those journeys. That wisdom... Read More →
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Hilary Morefield

Media Educator, Outside the Lens
Hilary is a San Diego-based photographer, artist, and educator. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2014, where she received a dual Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts-Media and Communications. Hilary currently serves as a Media Educator at Outside the Lens... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Museum of Man Gill Auditorium 1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

11:30am

Do You Even Bitmoji? (And other ways to connect to your students in the classroom)
What is motivating your students? Come learn about apps, technologies, and tricks that students love...we will even help you create your very own digital cartoon likeness and show you how to use it in your classroom.

Speakers
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Kristin Brandeberry

Visual Art Teacher, Cathedral Catholic High School
Kristin attended The Ohio State University for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She earned her bachelor's degree in art education and her master's degree in art with a focus on choice based art education curriculum. During her time at Ohio State, she was a Tomorrow's Teachers... Read More →
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Amanda Packer

Art Teacher, Cathedral Catholic
Amanda is an Art teacher at Cathedral Catholic High School. She has a Bachelors Degree in Art Education and Masters of Fine Art degree. She has been teaching art throughout San Diego at both the Elementary and High School levels for the past four years after moving from her home state... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Mingei Theatre Gallery 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

11:30am

Engaging With Primary Resources
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will experience the exhibition space at Mingei International Museum, while learning how to use local museum collections as primary resource material in art lessons, discussions and offsite experiences.  Museum educators will share strategies for collecting and using resources held and produced by local museums; how to make historical and cultural connections between art objects and common core goals; and, how to lead an engaging art discussion when you may or may not be familiar with the art form or artist yourself.

Speakers
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Shannon Foley

Manager of Education, Mingei International Museum
Shannon Foley has worked in Mingei International Museum’s Education Department since February 2014. Shannon works closely with the Docent Council to develop engaging strategies for touring, implements exhibition-based programs and curriculum, and oversees and coordinates the Museum’s... Read More →
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Charles Thunyakij

Outreach Coordinator & Education Specialist, Mingei International Museum
Bugs, Drawing, Photography, Art Education, Food, and spirit animals.


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Mingei Gallery 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

11:30am

Inside MOPA's Galleries: A how-to guide to our educational resources!
Limited Capacity filling up

Speakers
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Chantal Lane

Youth Programs Manager, Museum of Photographic Arts
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Jessie McIntyre

Youth Programs Coordinator, Museum of Photographic Arts
Elem. K-8


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Museum Of Photographic Art Gallery 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

11:30am

One 3D Project from iPad to 3D printing (CTE/AME)
This presentation will cover step by step how to use an iPad with students to start a 3D project. What are the resources and how teachers can guide the students from virtual design to complete and printed project?

Speakers
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Soudabeh Memarzadeh

Intructor/Dept Chair, Del Lago Academy
Soudabeh(Sudi) has a Master in Fine Arts, and has worked years in the field of fine arts, illustration and graphic design. She is department chair for art and design program at Del Lago Academy, Escondido, California. Also a professor at New School of Architecture and Design, San... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
San Diego History Center Conference Room 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 Suite #3

11:30am

WOOD you rather...
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This is a make & take! Attendees will learn the process for transferring a photograph onto a piece of wood (or other similar surface). Bring your own laser-printed image or select from provided materials to create you own photographic work of art! Simple hand outs and instructions will be provided. You will walk out of this session with a lesson & project you can immediately apply to your classes!

Speakers
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Jessica Young

Teacher, Orange Glen High School
Jessica Young has been teaching at Orange Glen High School since 2008. Young teaches yearbook, journalism and photography. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Anthropology from San Diego State University and her Master’s Degree in Education from University of California... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Fleet Science Center Classroom A 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

12:30pm

Lunch
Lunch provided on Patio A

Thursday October 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Patio A 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

12:30pm

CMEA-SBS Collegiate Lunch
Pre-professional collegiate students come together to eat lunch, network, and learn more about how CMEA-SBS can support their exciting journey into the music teaching profession.

Speakers
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John Dally

Associate Professor of Music, Point Loma Nazarene University
John is a Southern California native. He received a BA in Music Education from Point Loma Nazarene University and his Master of Music from Sam Houston State University (ABC). After teaching music for eight years in the San Diego Unified School District, John joined the music faculty... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Casa del Prado Room 103 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm

Art Day!
In this session attendees will learn how to set up an all day Art Day where all students rotate through hands-on activities and opportunities. Join us to learn how schools, parents, and the community can collaborate in exposing our students to the four arts disciplines.

Speakers
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Shannon Hargrave

Superintendent, San Pasqual Union School District
Mrs. Hargrave joined SPU In 2013, and began to collaborate with Music teacher, Mrs. Read Smith and Arts Empower to develop a Strategic Arts Education Plan to grow our VAPA program to its fullest potential. Red Barn Arts provides educational opportunities for all students in the Visual... Read More →
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Kim Read-Smith

VAPA coordinator/music teacher/choir director, San Pasqual USD
Kim Read-Smith is a K-8 Music teacher and district VAPA coordinator at San Pasqual Union School District. She teaches K-5 general music, 6-8 grade visual and performing arts and middle school choir. As district VAPA coordinator she works with San Diego Arts Network, Arts Empower and... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Museum of Man Ed Center 1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm

Make Cool Things!: Real World Projects and How to Assess Them.
During this session we will look at some alternative assessment strategies that can be incorporated into projects or classrooms that emphasize a real world approach to quality of work for the students. We will also discuss how a design thinking mindset can help students to collaborate more effectively and how to manage small group dynamics. And we will talk about how to integrate your interests and connections to provide opportunities for meaningful projects. It will be a great friendly time to communicate with our peers in Arts Education on some of the things that are working well in our classrooms. 
This is a great session to come to if you are a Teacher or Administrator and you are looking for more ideas on how to get your students engaged in their courses. 

Speakers
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Eusebio Travis Sevilla

Visual art and Design, CTE, San Dieguito Union High School District
Digital Art and Design, Graphic Design, Fine Art, Nonviolence in K-12, Meditation, Sculpture, Art History, Contemporary Art, Critical Theory, Education, Teacher Training, Project Based Learning, and generally anything else. I love learning from anyone.


Thursday October 12, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Hall of Nations

1:30pm

The Next Step: Empowering Your Students after High School Graduation (Career theatre, dance)
This presentation will provide information on the arts programs in community colleges and universities in San Diego County, and will discuss the options available to students in higher education.

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Katie Rodda

Professor/Department Co-Chair, San Diego City College
Katie Rodda is a Professor of Dramatic Arts and Co-Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department at San Diego City College. As a freelance director, she has worked with local theatre companies including Cygnet Theatre, MOXIE Theatre, ion theatre, Scripps Ranch Theatre, City College... Read More →
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Terry Wilson

Professor of Dance/Department Co-Chair, San Diego City College
Terry Wilson is a Professor of Dance at San Diego City College. She has choreographed and performed all over San Diego, including directing Trolley Dances.


Thursday October 12, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
San Diego Natural History Museum Boardroom 1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm

Why Everything is Dance
A candid presentation on how everything we do is choreographed and how every movement has the potential to be dance.

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Justin Flores

Outreach Coordinator, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet
Justin Flores has performed with companies on both coasts including Smuin Ballets/SF, ODC Dance, The Foundry, Ballet X, and as a soloist with the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He has given performances in the United States, Canada, Central and South America, and Europe. He has appeared... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Case del Prado Room 201 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm

Barbershop Harmony; Yes You Can
Music teachers say they can't teach barbershop harmony because (1) they don't know how, (2) it's complicated, (3)they were never taught how, etc. Now is your chance to hear from a peer that knows how it works and why students get excited to sing those harmonies.

Speakers
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Paul Girard

Youth In Harmony Chairman, Pacific Coast Harmony, Barbershop Harmony Society
Paul Girard was a Naval oFficer and government contractor in technical fields. When he retired, he continued singing barbershop harmony, which he took up late in life after experiencing the close harmonies. He found a calling in helping youth find the joys of barbershop harmony, fostering... Read More →
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Barbara Toombs

Choral Teacher, Marston Middle School, SDUSD
Barbara Toombs has a BA in MU ED (vocal/instrumental) from SDSU and a teaching certificate from National U. She has been teaching for 25 years. She encouraged her students to attend several barbershop workshops and was delighted by their enthusiasm and the skills they learned. She... Read More →



Thursday October 12, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Casa del Prado Room 103 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm

Developing Empathy and Understanding Through World Music
This session will focus on utilizing music as a lens through which students view the historical and cultural connections of people around the world and within our own communities to help develop empathy and understanding. Participants will collaborate to create a unique performance by the end of the session!

Speakers
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Aaron Bryan

Visual & Performing Arts Program Manager, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
Aaron Bryan serves as the Program Manager for the Visual & Performing Arts Department in the office of the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools. Aaron is also an adjunct faculty member for the School of Education at Fresno Pacific University. He holds a BA in Music Education from... Read More →
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Nomsa Burkhardt

Center for World Music artist-teacher Nomsa Burkhardt is an extraordinary dancer, folk singer and percussionist of Zulu heritage, born in Soweto, South Africa. She spent most of her formative years in KwaZulu, Natal, a region famous for its rich Zulu heritage and culture. There, she... Read More →
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Monica Emery

Executive Director, Center for World Music
Born in New Jersey, where she was raised by her Chinese father and Filipino mother, Monica experienced a wide variety of cultural practices growing up. Traditional Chinese and Filipino dance provided her a way to connect with the cultural roots of her family as well as the opportunity... Read More →
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Jonathan Parker

World Music in the Schools Program Director, Center for World Music
A musician and folklorist, Jonathan Parker plays a wide variety of musical instruments, including the fiddle, tin whistle, mandolin, and the säckpipa and gaita gallega (bagpipes of Sweden and Spain). As a founding board member of the non-profit organization San Diego Folk Heritage... Read More →
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Stefanie Schmitz

Teaching Artist, Center for World Music
Stefanie Schmitz has been a part of the San Diego music scene since 2001. Her love affair with Brazilian music began when she enrolled in a samba drumming class at UCSD. Performing traditional Brazilian folk music on clarinet, in 2009 she formed San Diego’s first choro group called... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Casa del Prado Room 204 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm

Maintaining your String Instruments (to help eliminate repairs)
Putting on a string correctly, lubricating the pegs, nut, bridge & saddle, checking the bridge, sound post & tailpiece are in correct placement for optimum resonance, how best to clean off rosin, when is it time to re-hair the bow, tightening/loosening issues of the bow screw, checking balance for the bow, why do I need winding & a leather "grip" for the bow, checking for cracks.

Please bring a violin to this session.

Speakers
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Charlie Wolf

Charles Wolf is a retired Music Educator after 35 years teaching Band, Orchestra, & Jazz in the classroom. Charles has been honored to guest conduct Orchestras & Bands since being retired and especially misses teaching eager students that are found in music classes. He's been recipient... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Casa del Prado Room 205 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm

Swing and Democracy: Musical Negotiation Through Time
Investigate the roots of Jazz as we trace its lineage and understand its implications within a musical ensemble.

Speakers
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John Reynolds

Teacher, San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts
Dr. John Reynolds is a highly sought trumpeter in Southern California, adept in performing many styles of music. John holds a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Southern California as well as degrees from San Diego State University and Point Loma Nazarene University... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Casa del Prado Room 207 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm

Teaching the Blues in the Orff Classroom
Emphasizing fundamental blues elements such as call and response, swing, and the minor third allows students to identify these elements in everything from church sermons to rock and roll and to use them confidently in music-making. We will explore strategies for teaching these elements using Orff classroom resources — barred instruments, recorders, ukuleles, singing and movement.

Please bring a ukulele with you to the session if possible. Other instruments will be provided. 

Speakers
avatar for Richard Lawton

Richard Lawton

General Music Instructor/CMEA General Music Rep, Roscomare Road Elementary School, Los Angeles & CMEA
Richard Lawton is the General Music Representative for the California Music Educators Association and for the Southwestern Section of CMEA and the K-5 general music teacher at Roscomare Road Elementary School in Los Angeles. Richard is president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Casa del Prado Room 206 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm

Confessions of a Theatre Critic:  Interpreting the World Through Theatre
To be a theatre critic means that you have to go to the theatre, or any arts event wearing multiple hats. There is the constructive criticism and analysis, the theatre fan, and it requires an awareness of what the audience around you is experiencing. All of this has to be articulated when assessing and writing your review which can make this process seem a bit daunting! Yet these same traits are useful beyond the seat in the theatre as well. Creative and critical thinking help promote problem solving, encouraging multiple perspectives, and the ability to articulate on these with others in all walks of life. This will cover how the aspects of a life lived in theatre, and then moved into critiquing theatre; can develop transferable skills to help others grow in their future pursuits in education, business, and life. You will leave knowing how to make a theatre review assignment really relevant and meaningful to your students

Speakers
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ErinMarie Reiter

Regional Editor, Broadwayworld San Diego
ErinMarie Reiter is a San Diego native and has been involved in  theatre since she was young. Currently, she is a writer and Regional Editor for  Broadwayworld.com. Having studied musical and children’s theatre in college, ErinMarie is especially supportive of having arts in education... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Fleet Science Center Grayson Lecture Hall 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm

Ready, Set, Read! The Power of Reader's Theater
Did you know that Reader's Theater aligns with over 50 Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy? In fact, Reader's Theater can be used for all subjects and at all grades and reading levels. Reader's Theater is engaging, fun, and doesn't require memorization! When students are engaged in and enjoy what they are reading, they experience effective literacy development, they establish a strong foundation for future academic and vocational success, and they become lifelong lovers of reading! In this highly interactive session, attendees will explore and participate in Reader's Theater, telling stories and relating information in subjects such as science, math, and physical education as well as in English language arts and social studies. Great for teachers and teaching artists!

Speakers
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Angie (Evangeline) Bitsko

Learning Through the Arts (LTA) Program Manager, Arts For Learning San Diego
As A4LSD’s Learning Through the Arts Program Manager, Angie oversees the San Diego Unified School District Learning Through the Arts (LTA) (Title I) Program initiative and serves as the liaison between multiple school site administrators and staff and the administrators and teaching... Read More →



Thursday October 12, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Casa del Prado Room 102 1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm

Zombie Bite make up
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a fun and easy way to do a special effect make up in your classroom

Speakers
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Mr. Stacey Allen

Theatre Arts Teacher, La Jolla High School
Theatre Arts teacher in San Diego for the past twenty years. Special effects make up presenter at the CETA Conference each year in Fullerton CA.


Thursday October 12, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The San Diego Museum of Art Classroom

1:30pm

'Spirit Skies' a international collaborative graphic novel (CTE/AME)
INTRO: Our project is to create a four part graphic novel, called Spirit Skies, which follows the migration of a Rufous Hummingbird as a tool to teach about environmental stewardship using applied arts, humanities and the sciences. The Humanities students are using Common Core Curriculum design to produce the graphic novel, and collaborating with the Art Conservatory, as well as Science, and Social Science Departments. It was a seminal moment for these students to have the opportunity to have presented at SDCCI the past three years, and now we would like to present on a panel to demonstrate the success of our project. We want to expand our presentation to share our insights on how a graphic novel by students, for students, can be achieved. GRAPHIC NOVEL: The hummingbird spirit meets a teen who is challenged to commit to environmental stewardship. The overarching theme is to instill in the reader a sense that there is, in fact, no separation between wildlife and human society. Vol. 1 is complete and we are now looking for a publisher. We are also in the middle of developing Vol. 2, and preparing for Volume 3 for next year. PRESENTATIONS/CONS: For the past three years, Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision Conservatory for the Humanities has presented at San Diego Comic-con International's Comic Arts Conference, twice we have presented at the San Diego Co. Office of Education Mega Arts Conference. We had a full panel at Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comicon, and introduced the project at Mike Towry’s San Diego Comic-Fest three years ago. This past February, we presented Spirit Skies to the Ministries of Education and the Environment to the Republic of Panama, and the Mayor of Panama, along with US Embassy Officials. We will be introducing our project to the Green Schools Project - or Aulas Verdes - in Panama soon. They will be invited to write their own volume of Spirit Skies, from the Central American point of view. Our next step in our long-term plan is to invite a group of Panamanian students to SDCCI to talk about their ideas for their version of Spirit Skies. After that, our long term plan has us collaborating with a school in the Pacific Northwest, so they can write their version from the temperate or artic perspective. In the end, Spirit Skies will be a complete comic series, stretching from Panama to Alaska - all following the migration of the hummingbird - uniting the Pacific coast in environmental conservation. PANEL: Our panel will consist of the following: the coordinators of the Humanities’ Conservatory, describing the creative process and the Common Core curriculum design; the Arts Conservatory coordinator, explaining the collaborative creative process of working with the artists and writers; and last, the students themselves, who will share their experience creating the Spirit Skies project from concept to final volume. For more information see www.spiritskies.org In April, members of the Conservatory went to Washington DC to meet Rep. John Lewis. He has co-written March with his aide Andrew Aydin. I met both of them at Comic-Con three years ago. I have maintained correspondence with Mr. Aydin. When I told him that my students were coming to Washington, I asked if we could share our graphic novel with Rep. Lewis. He asked us to his office and we spent over 15 minutes with Rep. Lewis. It was a humbling experience to meet with the Civil Rights icon. We talked at length on how comics have played an important role in his life and how the youth of today are such visual learners and the graphic novel is the perfect vehicle for these students. He spent time reading our comic and repeatedly asked if this was all student art work. We said “absolutely.” His appraisal of “Spirit Skies” was that it is “truly wonderful” and a “beautiful” comic, and that he would be sure to refill his hummingbird feeder as soon as he got back to his home in Georgia. I asked him if we could quote him, he said, “Absolutely.” We have met with Will.i.am of the Black Eye Peas who has recently written a graphic novel. We are also writing common core curriculum for "Boilerplate" another graphic novel. My Bio: Before moving to his native San Diego, Timothy Stiven taught History at The Brentwood School in Los Angeles for 15 years. He was Chair of the Humanities’ Department. Since 2006, he has taught AP History at Canyon Crest Academy, a public school dedicated to the Arts and Sciences, and is Coordinator of The Envision Conservatory for the Humanities. Tim’s mission is to bring private school programs to a public school. The Conservatory, a three-year, project-based, after-school program – committed to deepening students’ mastery of the Humanities. He is also Chair of the Education Subcommittee of the San Diego Panama Sister City Association.

Speakers
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Zachary Brown

Conservatory Coordinator , Envision Conservatory for the Humanities at CCA
Zachary Brown joyfully teaches Social Science, Rhetoric, and English Composition at Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego, CA. A proud grandchild of three public education pioneers, he holds a BA from UC San Diego, summa cum laude, and an MA from the University of Texas at Austin. In... Read More →
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Jessi Mortensen

Teacher, Dept Chair, Coordinator, San Dieguito Union High School District
Visual Art
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Timothy Stiven

Conservatory Coordinator, Envision Conservatory for the Humanities at CCA
Timothy Stiven began his career in education in 1986 teaching where his grandfather first taught 50 years earlier. He receives his BA in History and Education at Loyola Marymount University. He teaches AP World, AP European, World History and Non Western World History at Canyon Crest... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Museum of Man Gill Auditorium 1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm

Create Original Brayer Prints
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Using some recycled and free materials, students will create their own printing plate and print an edition of originals which can be enhanced individually. From this experience, each artist will create many prints and a plate that can be exhibited.

Speakers
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Marilee Ragland

Youth Instructor, Fallbrook School of the Arts
Marilee Ragland had a 35 year career teaching elementary school. Since retiring, she has been teaching art to children for the past 20 years and presenting art workshops for teachers. Her students have participated in many exhibits at the Fallbrook Public Library, the Fallbrook Jr... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Fleet Science Center Classroom A 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm

Self-Care Through Visual Arts
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will share ideas and examples of visual arts-based activities, infused with self-care themes to meet the social and emotional needs of professionals and youth communities, simultaneously.

Speakers
avatar for Nashona Andrade Seals

Nashona Andrade Seals

Professional Development Manager, Arts for Learning San Diego
Nashona Andrade Seals uses writing, and visual art mediums to explore the complexity of the connections we have to the human condition and experience. The activities that are folded into her work merges pain with forgiveness, insecurity with self -love, and victimization with empowerment... Read More →



Thursday October 12, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mingei Theatre Gallery 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm

Teaching Visual Literacy Through the Art of Picture Books
This session will explore visual literacy and focus on using the elements of art and design to comprehend fiction and nonfiction picture books appropriate for all ages.   We will utilize visual literacy strategies for deeper comprehension of visual texts.  Bibliographies of student texts and professional texts will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Stowell

Laurie Stowell

Professor/Director SMWP, Cal State San Marcos
A professor of literacy at Cal State San Marcos since 1992. Prior to that, she taught middle school for eleven years. She teaches literacy courses in the credential program, children's literature, literacy for the 21st century and writing courses in the M.A. program. Her research... Read More →



Thursday October 12, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
San Diego History Center Thornton Theatre 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 Suite #3

1:30pm

Working Artist (CTE/AME)
Session will provide an outline of ways in which a creative community can support individual student learning goals and develop authentic creative practice to prepare visual art students as working artists.

Speakers
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Karrie Jackson

CoSA Visual Art Conservatory Teacher & Department Chair, Coronado School of the Arts/Coronado High School
Karrie Jackson: Karrie Jackson is a Coronado High School and Coronado School of the Arts graduate and teacher. Her current artwork highlights the vibrant beach culture and landscape of Coronado Island. Ms. Jackson completed her undergraduate training at California College of the Arts... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
San Diego History Center Conference Room 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 Suite #3

1:30pm

Youth Art Exhibitions: Reaching Beyond the Classroom and into the Museum Galleries
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Explore new ideas to connect, engage, and reach students and educators through youth exhibitions and museum programs. Learn about a student exhibition tradition that has remained on the cutting edge.

Speakers
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Nicole Amaya

Museum Educator of Student Programs, San Diego Museum of Art
Nicole Amayais the Coordinator of Educator and Student Programs at The San Diego Museum of Art.  Nicole earned her B.A. in art history from California State University, Fullerton. Nicole has worked in the Education Department at the San Diego Museum of Art for over 10 years and has... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
San Diego History Center Classroom 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 Suite #3

2:30pm

Networking Session
Join us following the final breakout session of the day to share what you've learned with colleagues and friends! Attendees will also enjoy a special performance by Gilbert Castellanos & the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory!

Speakers
GC

Gilbert Castellanos

Gilbert​ ​Castellanos,​ ​nationally​ ​renowned​ ​musician,​ ​educator​ ​and​ ​arranger​ ​based​ ​in​ ​San​ ​Diego,​ ​is​ ​one​ ​of the​ ​hottest​ ​jazz​ ​trumpeters​ ​in​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Panama 66 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101