SCEA Forum

2015-2016 Arts & Education Forum Series

Part 1: November 19th-21st, 2015

Part 2: February 25th-27th, 2016

What is the role of the arts in an interdisciplinary curriculum?

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The forum series convene educators, administrators, artists, and researchers to engage in dialogues about important issues in arts education. Participants will work together to bridge research and practice through the development of curriculum, research questions, and collaborative opportunities. 


 Forum Series Part 2 Overview Coming Soon!!!

Check back on December 31st, 2015

 

Forum Series Part 1 Overview

November 19th-21st, UTC Fine Arts Center

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Thursday, November 19th Forum Kick-Off, 5:30pm-7:30pm, Barger Academy of Fine Arts

Come see how Barger Academy of Fine Arts is increasing awareness about the value of arts learning in their community through CommunCREATE, multifaceted project aimed at increasing parental involvement through providing access to experiential opportunities in the arts for K-12 students and their families. Forum participants are invited to participate in CommuniCREATE and experience the event within a school setting alongside the Barger Academy community. A toolkit of resources will be shared so that Forum participants can bring CommuniCREATE to their community. Light refreshments will be served. 

Friday, November 20th, 8:30am-4:00pm, UTC Fine Arts Center

8:30am-9:00am: Breakfast and Welcome, UTC Fine Arts Lobby
9:00am-10:00am: Artistry Panel, UTC Fine Arts Center, Room 356
Panelists will address these questions with participants:
      • What do the arts bring to the table that no one else does?
      • How can interdisciplinary work contribute to learning in the arts?
10:15am-11:30am: Artistry Interactive, UTC Fine Arts Center, Room 356
Facilitators will guide participants through visual art and applied drama methodologies from an interdisciplinary program that aimed to strengthen diagnostic skills and interpersonal awareness in 3rd year medical students. 
11:30am-1:00pm Networking Lunch, Meet in UTC Fine Arts Lobby
1:00pm-2:00pm: Partnership Panel, UTC Fine Arts Center, Room 356
 Panelists will address these questions with participants:
      • How we find balance between art and non-arts content areas?
      • How do we maintain the integrity of each discipline?
      • How do we begin and maintain a collaborative relationship between arts and non-arts disciplines?
2:15pm-3:30pm: Partnership Interactive
Option 1: Visual Art, UTC Fine Arts Center, Room 339
Option 2: Drama, Guerry Center, Room 211
Participants will be employ arts-based strategies in the context of a concept-based arts integrated unit. Through participation in and reflection on the instruction, participants will examine challenges of balancing content areas, classroom contexts, and student needs. The same session options will be offered during the practice interactive. This allows attendees the option of participating in both sessions or going to the same one twice to reinforce strategies shared.
3:30pm-4:00pm: Unpacking the day
Participants will be guided through a reflective discussion. Questions and ideas that emerge will inform panel and session topics for the Part 2 Forum Series in February.

Saturday, November 21st, 9:00am-5:00pm, Jim Lewis Studio Theatre, UTC Fine Arts Center

9:00am-9:30am: Breakfast and Recap, UTC Fine Arts Lobby
9:30am-10:30am: Practice Panel, UTC Fine Arts Center, Room 356
 Panelists will address these questions with participants:
      • How do the practices of teaching arts and non-arts disciplines inform one another?
      • How do we document interdisciplinary learning in and through the arts?
10:45am-Noon: Practice Interactive
Option 1: Visual Art, UTC Fine Arts Center, Room 339
Option 2: Drama, Guerry Center, Room 211
Participants will finish going through the concept-based arts integrated unit from the partnership session. Participants will be guided through a performance task assessment that assesses learning in both arts and non-arts content areas. These are the same session options offered during the partnership interactive. This allows attendees the option of participating in both sessions or going to the same one twice to reinforce strategies shared.
Noon-1:30pm: Brainstorming Lunch, Meet in UTC Fine Arts Lobby
 A working lunch session that continues discussions about what panel/session topics need to be a part of our Part 2 Forum Series in February.
2:00pm-4:00pm: By the Way, Meet Vera Stark by Lynn Nottage. Presented by the UTC Theatre Company. Ward Theatre, UTC Fine Arts Center
4:00pm-4:30pm: Talk back with Vera Stark cast, designers and directors, UTC Fine Arts Center, Room 356
4:30pm-5:00pm: Next steps, UTC Fine Arts Center, Room 356

Forum Series Part 1 Panelists and Session Facilitators

Kevin Bate, Artist, Good With Faces
Joel Baxley, Director of Visual Art Education, Southeast Center for Education in the Arts
Liza Blair, Arts Manager, Creative Discovery Museum
Allen Bell, Arts Education Manager, Georgia Arts Council
Sandra Reagan Howard, Literacy Educator, Center for Creative Arts.
Jessica LaLiberte-Bowman, Dance Educator, Center for Creative Arts
Laurie Melnik, Executive Director, Southeast Center for Education in the Arts.
Ric Morris, Executive Director, Contemporary Performing Arts of Chattanooga (CoPAC)
Michelle Mummert, Arts Education Consultant; Teaching Artist
Cindy Pride, Kids on Stage Coordinator, Mt. Pleasant Middle School of the Visual and Performing Arts

 

The 2015-2016 Arts & Education Forum Series is made possible by:

 Tennessee Arts Commission