2017 ALL Family Photo

We had a great week with this amazing group!



2018 Arts Learning Lab (ALL) Coming Soon!!!

See below for info about our last Arts Learning Lab and stay tuned for updates. 




2017 Arts Learning Lab (ALL)

Earn up to 40 CEU contact hours while engaging in professional learning opportunities in and through the arts.

July 18-21, 2017 from 8:30am-4:30pm at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga




Explore our backward design process for unit development.




Receive feedback from SCEA Directors and refine units based on guided reflections.




Deliver quality arts instruction to your students.


Join SCEA for our inaugural Arts Learning Lab (ALL) that provides classroom teachers, arts specialists, teaching artists, and administrators opportunities to strengthen arts-based teaching and learning through concept-based unit development. The Arts Learning Lab model experiences are contextualized for the K-12 classroom and include field-tested resources. As we share our process for unit planning, reflection, and delivery we will guide participants through a backward design process employing the center's approach to concept-based arts integration. ALL provides participants with continuing education credits administered by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (1 CEU credit = 10 contact hours).

 What will happen?

Four-Day Summer Arts Learning Lab: ALL will launch with a 4-day summer arts learning lab July 18-21, 2017 from 8:30am-4:30pm on the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus. (24 CEU contact hours) 

Optional Planning Clinics: Get feedback and guidance on your unit planning through three 2-hour planning clinics during the Fall. (6 CEU contact hours)

Celebration For ALL: Participants receive an additional 10 CEU contact hours for documenting their students' work through a digital story. Digital stories will be shared during "Celebration for ALL" on December 2, 2017 during Chattanooga's MainX24 event, a 24-hour festival that celebrates the arts.

How to register?

Registration can be completed by clicking the statement "Click Here for Registration" at the top of the page. If this is your first time using the UTC registration portal then you will need to create an account to log in and resgiter for the event. Creating an account is easy and should only take a moment, you can create your account on the same page as the registration link above.  

For more Information, please feel free to contact Michele Mummert at or call at 423-425-4694 

ALL 2017 Artists

A native of Ghana, West Africa, Kofi began learning traditional rhythms on Ga, Ashanti, Hausa, Dambgani and Ewe drums at the age of 10. He possesses a natural talent for singing, dancing and playing various musical instruments. Mawuko, as he prefers to be called, has traveled extensively throughout the world as lead dancer and master drummer with the Kyirem Cultural Troupe, a Ghanaian-based performing company that toured internationally in the 70s and 80s. In late 1980, he settled in London where he taught music and dance at local schools, composed songs and wrote plays for local theater groups. His musical compositions were selected for production in the Pan-African Historical Theatre Festival and the first African Emancipation Day celebration held in Accra, Ghana. His works have been publicized in numerous television and movie productions in Accra, Ghana and London, England.

Jessica Laliberte Bowman holds a BA in Dance from Columbia College Chicago. She taught and danced professionally in Chicago, working with choreographers Joe Goode, Shirley Mordine, Margi Cole and Jan Erkert, among others before relocating to Chattanooga. Mrs. Bowman has been a grant recipient for the TN Arts Commission, Allied Arts of Chattanooga and the Public Education Foundation. She is on faculty at Chattanooga Center for Creative Arts teaching Jazz, Tap, Cultural Styles, Modern Dance and is Resident Choreographer for Project Motion Dance Ensemble. Mrs. Bowman spent 10 years on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Association of Dance, including service in a leadership role, including 6 years as an Executive Officer.

The last five years of her teaching career have focused on teaching the dance standards through interdisciplinary arts and literacy. She was invited to present her recently published work with “Literacy, the Arts and the Common Core” at the Southeast Center for Education in the Arts’ Fall Forum on Quality Arts Education. She has presented her work with Interdisciplinary Arts & Literacy at the A+ Schools Network Conference in Durham, NC, at the Tennessee Dance Festival in Murfreesboro, and at the National Dance Education Organization’s Regional Conference in Baltimore, MD. Mrs. Bowman has worked as an independent choreographer and teaching artist leading master classes, workshops and choreographic residencies across the southeast including work with Southeast Center for Education in the Arts, UTC, Ballet Tennessee, Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, Chattanooga Theatre Centre, Closed Door Entertainment and Tennessee Association of Dance. In 2010, she traveled to Iceland and Germany, making her international teaching debut in Hamm.  Her choreographic credits include The Producers, Joseph, Smokey Joe’s Café, Addams Family, Children of Eden, Mary Poppins, Secret Garden, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and West Side Story among numerous regional, community and children’s theatre productions.  Her choreography has been showcased for the American Medical Alliance, March of Dimes and American Heart Association.

Isaac Duncan III, a Brooklyn, New York native and Afro-Cuban descendant, received his bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Notre Dame and certification of secondary art education from St. Mary's College. In 2001, he was awarded a Lyman T. Johnson Fellowship, from the University of Kentucky, where he completed his Masters of Fine Arts, in Art Studio- Sculpture, in 2004.

Isaac was employed by John Henry Sculptor, Inc. for three years, where he was the crew supervisor, heavy equipment operator and assistant to internationally renowned sculptor John Henry. As of mid-2008, Duncan has opened his own studio, Duncan Sculpture and Services, where he creates his large-scale sculptures and fabrication projects. In 2009, Duncan was contracted, by internationally renowned artist Robert Stackhouse and Carol Mickett, to fabricate their sculpture "A Place in The Woods," for the Hunter Museum of American Art. He also teaches as Adjunct Professor at Chattanooga State Community College.

Stevie Ray is a graduate of The University of Utah’s Actor Training Program and did his internship with The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC. While in DC, he got his first agent and his first job in New York with The Acting Company, the prestigious classical touring company founded by John Houseman in 1972. Stevie Ray has worked On-Broadway, Doubt with Ilene Atkins, Henry IV with Kevin Kline and Ethan Hawke, Stones in His Pockets, and The Beauty Queen of Leenane, and Off-Broadway, The Washer King and Cavedweller. He played Vershinin in The Three Sisters at The Williamstown Theater Festival with Rosemarie Dewit and Jessica Hecht. He has guest-starred on Law and Order and can be seen on Gossip Girl, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Drop Dead Diva, and several soap operas including All My Children. He worked on several films – The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants II, The Messenger, and Far from Heaven. Most recently, Stevie Ray worked with Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah in the film Joyful Noise. He can also be seen in Justice for Natalee, a Lifetime movie.

Teacher Experiences from ALL 2017

 Thank you SCEA. This workshop was what I needed.


 "Arts-integration gives me the opportunity to help students develop their WHOLE selves." 

"The ALL Workshop was exactly what I needed! I got ideas, but also networked with many people. Love it!"

"Arts-integration gives kids access to the arts that would otherwise have none."



 Thank you to the Tennessee Arts Commission for their support of our inaugural Arts Learning Lab!