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Thursday, October 12
 

10:15am PDT

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

Speakers
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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 PDT
Timken Gallery 1500 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

10:15am PDT

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 PDT
San Diego History Center Thornton Theatre 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 Suite #3

10:15am PDT

Mixed Media Da Vinci Style Project
Limited Capacity full
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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 PDT
Fleet Science Center Classroom A 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

10:15am PDT

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.

Speakers
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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 PDT
San Diego History Center Classroom 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 Suite #3

10:15am PDT

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 PDT
Mingei Theatre Gallery 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

10:15am PDT

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.

Speakers
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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 PDT
The San Diego Museum of Art Classroom

11:30am PDT

10 Quick Ways to Make Them Love Art
Limited Capacity full
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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.

Speakers
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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 PDT
The San Diego Museum of Art Classroom

11:30am PDT

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
avatar for Kristin Brandeberry

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 PDT
Mingei Theatre Gallery 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

11:30am PDT

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
avatar for Shannon Foley

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 →
avatar for Charles Thunyakij

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 PDT
Mingei Gallery 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

11:30am PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Chantal Lane

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 PDT
Museum Of Photographic Art Gallery 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

11:30am PDT

WOOD you rather...
Limited Capacity full
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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
avatar for Jessica Young

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 PDT
Fleet Science Center Classroom A 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm PDT

'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 →
avatar for Jessi Mortensen

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 PDT
Museum of Man Gill Auditorium 1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm PDT

Create Original Brayer Prints
Limited Capacity full
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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
avatar for Marilee Ragland

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 PDT
Fleet Science Center Classroom A 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm PDT

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 PDT
Mingei Theatre Gallery 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

1:30pm PDT

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 PDT
San Diego History Center Thornton Theatre 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 Suite #3

1:30pm PDT

Youth Art Exhibitions: Reaching Beyond the Classroom and into the Museum Galleries
Limited Capacity full
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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 PDT
San Diego History Center Classroom 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 Suite #3