Midwest Arts Integration Conference Sessions

Monday, July 12, 2021

  • 9:30-10:00 am – Greeting and Teaching Artist Activity
  • 10:00-10:45 am – Opening Keynote: Access To The Arts For All: A Journey From Parent To Advocate For Change
      • Dr. Ryan Hourigan, Director, School of Music and Professor of Music Education, Ball State University
  • 10:45-11:00 am Break
  • 11:00 am-12:30 pm – Concurrent Sessions
    • All: Laying a Foundation: Defining Arts Integration*
      • **Required session for first-time conference attendees or those who have not previously attended this session in their communities. Asynchronous self-guided online module (takes approximately 60-90 minutes to complete)
        • Sean Layne, drama teaching artist from Virginia 
    • All: Documenting Student Learning Through The Arts*
      • Jamin Carter, visual teaching artist from Tennessee 
    • All: Designing Classroom Spaces for Arts Integration
      • Jessica DiLorenzo, Arts Integration Curriculum Specialist from Florida
  • 12:30-1:30 pm Break
  • 1:30-3:00 pm – Concurrent Sessions
    • Grades K-2: Learning to Move, Moving to Learn: Exploring Early Science Concepts through Movement and Creative Dance
      • Kimberli Boyd, dance teaching artist from Michigan 
    • All: Defining Arts Integration: The What and Why Follow-Up*
      • Jamin Carter, visual teaching artist from Tennessee
    • Grades K-2: Literacy Enrichment through Creative Drama: Narrative Pantomime in the Classroom
      • Maria Cary, drama teaching artist from Florida
    • Grades 3-8: Singing the Words: Lyric Writing in the Classroom
      • Stuart Stotts, music teaching artist from Wisconsin
    • All: Successful Arts Integration: A Real-Life Example*
      • Representatives from the Edison School of the Arts, Indianapolis
  • 3:00-3:30 pmBreak
  • 3:30-5:00 pm – Concurrent Sessions
    • Grades 3-8: BARS: Learning the Writing Process through Rap
      • Bomani Armah, hip hop teaching artist from Maryland
    • Grades Pre-K-2: Lines and Shapes: Integrating Visual Art and Geometry*
      • Jamin Carter, visual art teaching artist from Tennessee 
    • Grades K-2: Literacy Enrichment through Creative Drama: Narrative Pantomime in the Classroom
      • Maria Cary, drama teaching artist from Florida
    • Grades 2-5: Reaching English Learners: Building Vocabulary in Social Studies through Creative Movement
      • Lorena Cervantes, dance teaching artist from Virginia
    • Grades K-2: Storytelling for Diverse Learners Across the Curriculum
      • Sherry Norfolk, storytelling teaching artist from Missouri

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

  • 9:30-10:00 am – Greeting and Teaching Artist Activity
  • 10:00-11:30 am – Concurrent Sessions
    • Grades 3-8: BARS: Learning the Writing Process through Rap
      • Bomani Armah, hip hop teaching artist from Maryland
    • Grades K-2: Learning to Move, Moving to Learn: Exploring Early Science Concepts through Movement and Creative Dance
      • Kimberli Boyd, dance teaching artist from Michigan 
    • Grades K-2: Literacy Enrichment through Creative Drama: Narrative Pantomime in the Classroom
      • Maria Cary, drama teaching artist from Florida
    • All: Designing Classroom Spaces for Arts Integration
      • Jessica DiLorenzo, Arts Integration Curriculum Specialist from Florida
    • Grades K-2: Storytelling for Diverse Learners Across the Curriculum
      • Sherry Norfolk, storytelling teaching artist from Missouri
  • 11:30 am-12:30 pmBreak
  • 12:30-2:00 pm – Concurrent Sessions
    • Grades 3-8: BARS: Learning the Writing Process through Rap
      • Bomani Armah, hip hop teaching artist from Maryland
    • Grades K-2: Literacy Enrichment through Creative Drama: Narrative Pantomime in the Classroom
      • Maria Cary, drama teaching artist from Florida
    • Grades 2-5: Reaching English Learners: Building Vocabulary in Social Studies through Creative Movement
      • Lorena Cervantes, dance teaching artist from Virginia
    • Grades K-2: Storytelling for Diverse Learners Across the Curriculum
      • Sherry Norfolk, storytelling teaching artist from Missouri
    • Grades 3-8: Singing the Words: Lyric Writing in the Classroom
      • Stuart Stotts, music teaching artist from Wisconsin 
  • 2:00-2:30 pmBreak
  • 2:30-4:00 pm – Concurrent Sessions
    • Grades K-2: Learning to Move, Moving to Learn: Exploring Early Science Concepts through Movement and Creative Dance
      • Kimberli Boyd, dance teaching artist from Michigan 
    • Grades 2-5: Reaching English Learners: Building Vocabulary in Social Studies through Creative Movement
      • Lorena Cervantes, dance teaching artist from Virginia 
    • Grades K-2: Storytelling for Diverse Learners Across the Curriculum
      • Sherry Norfolk, storytelling teaching artist from Missouri 
    • Grades 3-8: Singing the Words: Lyric Writing in the Classroom
      • Stuart Stotts, music teaching artist from Wisconsin 
    • All: In Real Life: How To Find And Fund Arts Integration Support*
      • Representatives from Arts for Learning, Arts Council of Indianapolis, Indiana Arts Commission, Indiana Department of Education
  • 4:00-4:15 pmBreak
  • 4:15-5:00 pm – Closing Keynote: Building Social-Emotional Wellness Through the Arts
      • Dr. Brandie Oliver, College of Education, Butler University

*Session is offered one time only

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