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10th Arts and Education Forum Series

What is the Role of the Arts in a Well-Rounded Education?

Fall Forum: November 17-19, 2016, UTC Campus

Planning Clinic: January 28, 2017, UTC Campus

Spring Forum: February 23-25, 2017, UTC Campus

 

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

The program design intends that each participant should attend the entire Forum Series with an optional planning clinic on January 28, 2017.

Spaces are limited to 65 participants. Priority will be given to participants who register and commit to completing the entire series. If you’re interested in being put on a waitlist to attend one part of the series, please contact Michele Mummert, Teaching and Learning through the Arts Program Coordinator, at michele-m-mummert@utc.edu or 423-425-4694.


Forum Series Overview

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Each forum series will follow a similar schedule that invites active exploration through arts-based strategies, investigation of concept-based arts integration, and discussion of effective practices and emerging trends in teaching and learning through the arts. Sessions are co-designed and co-faciliated by our forum team comprised of SCEA's nationally recognized team of arts education experts and regional teaching artists from each artistic discipline.

The forum team collaborates during the entire series to develop quality professional learning experiences and provide ongoing support for participants. This year's driving question, What is the Role of the Arts in a Well-Rounded Education?, brings us together for a variety of reasons.

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Taking this into consideration, program content is shaped by participant responses from their forum application with final details announced 3-weeks before each event. Our participants help us complete the skeleton below and ensure we share learner-centered experiences. Please download past forum info for sample content and sessions.

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If you're ready for a unique professional learning expereince where you actively engage through content and ideas, experience and reflect upon artistic processes, nuture teaching and learning and through arts, and build community- then the forum series is perfect for you!

 

 


Click Here for Fall 2016 Forum Schedule 

 Forum Series Sample Schedule

Thursday's:

5:30pm-7:30pm-Reception from 5:30pm-7:30pm that brings our participant community together around a common arts-learning experience. Light refreshments provided.

Friday's:

9:00am-10:15am- Opening idea. Each participant walks away with a lens and/or burning question to revisit and reflect upon during their forum expereince.

10:30am-Noon- Breakout sessions. Concurrent sessions that engage participants through a series of artistic processes.

Noon-1:30pm- Lunch- Vouchers are provided to attend selected on-campus eateries. Ample time is provided to have lunch with your peers, reflect on ideas, visit the Cress Gallery, and take time for you. Off-campus excursion options may be available.

1:30pm-3:00pm- Breakout sessions. Attend the same session or go to something new. Make the best choice that supports your needs and your lens/burning question.

3:30pm-4:15pm- Roundtables- We all convene around common a lens/burning questions and drive through curricular ideas.

4:15pm-5:00pm- Guided Reflection- An opportunity to share where are and where we need to go next.

Saturday's:

9:00am-11:00am- Arts Learning Intensives- Select one sesson and experience how arts-based teaching and learning align with current initiatives. At least one visual art and one performing arts option will be offered.

11:15am-Noon- Roundtables- We all convene to go deeper with our curricular ideas. Our goal is that you walk away with an idea that you can implement in your teaching context.

Noon-1:30pm- Lunch- Vouchers are provided to attend selected on-campus eateries. Ample time is provided to have lunch with your peers, reflect on ideas, visit the Cress Gallery, and take time for you. Off-campus excursion options may be available.

1:30pm- Meet in the Fine Arts Center Lobby.

2:00pm-4:00pm- Attend a student performance. Tickets will be provided.

4:15pm-5:00pm- Student performance talk-back and closing reflection.

Optional Planning Clinic

January 28, 2017 from 9:00am-Noon: Members from the forum team will be available to assist you with further developing your ideas. Join us on campus at the Patten House or schedule a conference call with us if you cannot travel that day. Let us know how we can help you!


The 10th Annual Arts & Education Forum Series is made possible by the:

 

 Tennessee Arts Commission 

 

The Kim Alan Wheetley Gift Fund. Donate Here.