Friday, 25. January 2019, Weber State University Shepherd Union, Arts Integration Conference: The Arts as a Catalyst for Creating Change

Arts Integration Conference: The Arts as a Catalyst for Creating Change
Friday, January 25, 2019 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM (check-in 8:00-8:30 AM)Weber State University, Ogden Campus, Shepherd Union(3910 West Campus Drive, Ogden UT, 84408) 
Join us for hands-on arts integrated workshops with guest artists in dance, drama, music, and visual arts that explore our theme and address Utah Core Standards. 
** Relicensure hours are available for licensed educators. **
Substitute Reimbursement Available Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 
Parking included in the registration fee (see parking map below)
Where: Weber State University, Ogden Campus, Shepherd Union (3910 West Campus Drive Ogden, UT)
When: Friday, January 25, 2019 from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm (sign in from 8:00 - 8:30 am)

Katie Dawson, Assistant Professor and Director of Drama for Schools, The University of Texas at Austin
Katie Dawson is an assistant professor and director of the Drama for Schools program at The University of Texas at Austin in the U.S. In addition, she is a faculty member of the UTeach Theatre program. She is a nationally and internationally-recognized consultant in drama-based pedagogy and creative learning. As a teaching artist, Dawson has facilitated trainings, presented workshops and given interactive keynotes at universities, professional conferences, arts organizations and community sites across the world. Her scholarship has appeared in numerous U.S. and international journals. Her co-authored book, The Reflexive Teaching Artist: Creative Wisdom from the Drama/Theatre Field, received the 2015 Distinguished Book Award from the American Alliance of Theatre and Education (AATE). She also won the 2013 Creative Drama Award and the 2006 Winifred Ward Scholar Award from AATE. Dawson is a Provost Teaching Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin and was a winner of both the 2013 Regents Award and 2015 College of Fine Arts Teaching Award. Prior to her work in academia, Dawson worked professionally as an actor, youth theatre director, classroom teacher and museum theatre educator.
Lara Dossett, Lecturer, Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities, & Drama for Schools Coordinator, University of Texas at Austin
Lara Dossett believes that learning in and through the arts can be transformational. She serves as an instructor for the course Arts Integration for Multidisciplinary Connections offered through the College of Fine Arts and is a member of the UTeach Theatre faculty. She received her M.F.A. in Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities from The University of Texas at Austin where she researched sustainable models for arts-based instruction in K-12 public schools. In addition to teaching, Dossett is also the professional learning coordinator for Drama for Schools (DFS). She programs and implements drama-based pedagogy professional development through DFS's partnerships with schools, school districts and the Austin Independent School District's Creative Learning Initiative. She mentors and educates a team of graduate students who serve as the teaching artists for Drama for Schools. She also serves as a faculty member for the Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities graduate program. Dossett has presented her practice-based work and research at several national conferences including the Southeast Center for Education through the Arts (SCEA), Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) and internationally at the International Drama in Education Institute (IDIERI) in Limerick, Ireland.
Richard Jenkins, Cartoonist and Illustrator of Toil, Sky Ape, and Princess Ann and the Magic Egg & Author of Comics in your Curriculum
Richard Jenkins is a cartoonist and illustrator who has created comics for anthologies, a graphic novel series called Sky Ape, a teacher's manual titled Comics in your Curriculum, and a children's coloring story book called Princess Ann and the Magic Egg. In addition to his published work, Jenkins has exhibited his artwork in regional museums and galleries. He works as a freelance commercial artist, illustrating magazine and CD covers and television storyboards. Born with a hearing impairment, Jenkins learned at an early age how to read lips, facial expressions, and body language in order to better understand people. He has also trained educators across the country in arts integration and arts inclusion. Currently, Richard is writing and illustrating a serialized graphic novel titled Toil.
Brittany Nixon May, Assistant Professor of Music Education, Brigham Young University School of Music 
Erik Stern, Professor of Dance, Weber State University Department of Performing Arts
Erinne Roundy, Art Foundations Teacher, North Davis Preparatory Academy & ArtsBridge Coordinator, Weber State University. 
Tamara Goldbogen, Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair for Arts Learning & Director, Weber State University Arts Learning Collaborative
Alisa Petersen, Assistant Professor of Elementary Arts Education, Southern Utah University
Richard Ramos, Artist and Owner of Lost Dog Studio

 Parking included in registration! (see map below for details)

Arts Integration Conference: The Arts as a Catalyst for Creating Change

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