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Monday, June 17
 

7:15am

Shuttle 1 Leaves from Hotels to McClatchy
Please load the complimentary shuttle bus at the pickup/drop off area prior to 7:45 am to commute to the conference venue.

PAIC Shuttle Bus Pick up / Drop Off
Sacramento Convention Center
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1400 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814



7:30am

7:45am

Shuttle 2 Leaves from Hotels to McClatchy
Please load the complimentary shuttle bus at the pickup/drop off area prior to 7:45 am to commute to the conference venue.

PAIC Shuttle Bus Pick up / Drop Off
Sacramento Convention Center
Loading Zone
1400 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814



8:15am

Shuttle 3 Leaves from Hotels to McClatchy
Please load the complimentary shuttle bus at the pickup/drop off area prior to 7:45 am to commute to the conference venue.

PAIC Shuttle Bus Pick up / Drop Off
Sacramento Convention Center
Loading Zone
1400 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814



8:45am

Opening
Speakers
avatar for Heather Terrill Stotts

Heather Terrill Stotts

Executive Director, Innovative Schools Network
Dr. Heather Terrill Stotts is the Executive Director of the ISN and a longtime proponent of innovative education. Currently an Instructional Coach at Windsor Elementary School in the DeForest Area School District, and former elementary and middle school teacher, principal, college... Read More →
avatar for Jackie White

Jackie White

Executive Director, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Jacqueline (Jackie) White began her love of the Arts at three years old as a ballet student. When her family moved from the East Coast to California, she benefitted from a well-rounded K-12 Public Arts Education program.  As her passion for the Arts grew, she explored various forms... Read More →
avatar for Amy Duma

Amy Duma

Director, Teacher and School Programs, Kennedy Center
Amy DumaThe Kennedy Center, Director, Teacher and School ProgramsWashington, DCAmy Duma is Director of Teacher and School Programs at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.  She is responsible for the Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) program... Read More →
avatar for Austin Madison

Austin Madison

Story Artist & Animator, Pixar Animation Studios
Austin graduated from the character animation program at California Institute of the Arts before getting hired as an animator at Pixar. Since he is a friend of Dick Figures creators Zack Keller and Ed Skudder, he was the voice of the minor villain Earl Grey of the series in only 2... Read More →
avatar for Shawn Sullivan

Shawn Sullivan

Arts, Media and Entertainment Specialist
In the fall of 1998, Shawn Sullivan came to Sheldon High School to build the program of his dreams--an animation program that would give students real “jobs” working with leaders in the field of Arts Media and Entertainment (AME).  After only one year, his K9 Animation Team was... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 8:45am - 10:15am
Auditorium

10:30am

Creative Spaces: Designing Classroom Spaces to Support Arts-Integrated Learning (Requires Prerequisite)
Limited Capacity full

For those who have previously attended Laying a Foundation session.

Arts integration and 21st century learning encourage collaboration, creation/design, and the engagement of higher order thinking. In this session, consider how your classroom's physical layout and furniture arrangement can inhibit or support students' abilities to be fully engaged, work creatively and collaboratively with their classmates, and construct and demonstrate their growing understandings through an art form. Make your classroom a home for exploration, creativity, and better communication.

Artists
avatar for Melanie Rick

Melanie Rick

Kennedy Center Teaching Artist, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Melanie RickCaliforniaMelanie Rick, a National Board Certified Teacher, certified Reading Specialist, and arts integration consultant, designs and leads workshops, in-depth courses, and summer institutes focused on arts integration, specifically how to integrate visual art and poetry... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
L7

10:30am

Facilitating the Creative Process (Requires Prerequisite)
Limited Capacity full

For those who have previously attended Laying a Foundation session. 

The creative process is at the heart of the Kennedy Center’s arts integration definition. To effectively implement arts integration, teachers must understand the components of the creative process and how to facilitate students’ engagement in it. In this session, engage in a model arts-integrated lesson to see the creative process in action and how four big ideas about effective facilitation are put into practice.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Duma

Amy Duma

Director, Teacher and School Programs, Kennedy Center
Amy DumaThe Kennedy Center, Director, Teacher and School ProgramsWashington, DCAmy Duma is Director of Teacher and School Programs at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.  She is responsible for the Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) program... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Kimberli Boyd

Kimberli Boyd

Kennedy Center Teaching Artist
Kimberli BoydMichiganKimberli Boyd is a dancer, performing artist, teaching artist, and arts in education consultant. She believes that “art is powerful – dance is empowering…” and has toured extensively, conducting workshops and residencies for many major presenters nationally... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
L8

10:30am

Laying a Foundation: Defining and Sharing the Power of Arts Integration
Limited Capacity full

Required for those who have not previously attended this session in their communities.

What is arts integration? In this session, examine the Kennedy Center’s comprehensive definition of arts integration and uncover the characteristics of quality integration. Discover why a shared definition is essential to a school community that is working towards adopting arts integration as an instructional focus.

Artists
avatar for Stuart Stotts

Stuart Stotts

Kennedy Center Teaching Artist, Kennedy Center Teaching Artist
Stuart Stotts is a songwriter, storyteller, and author from Deforest, Wisconsin. He’s worked as a full-time performer since 1986, presenting and performing for kids, families and adults around the United States, and sometimes farther. He’s a frequent presenter at conferences and... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Auditorium

12:30pm

Lunch
Monday June 17, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Lunch Quad

1:30pm

Collaborative Storytelling: Building Beginning Readers' Story Comprehension (K-2)
Limited Capacity full

For Teachers of Grades K–2, and Reading and Special Education Teachers.

Challenge your assumptions about storytelling and expand your skills! Storytelling with beginning readers is at its best when teachers blur the line between the teller and the listener. In this workshop, learn ways to invite your students to elaborate on the telling by adding expressive voices and gestures for characters, generating appropriate dialog, and adding descriptive sensory details.  As evidenced in classroom after classroom, students’ comprehension soars when storytelling becomes an active, collaborative experience.

Artists
avatar for Stuart Stotts

Stuart Stotts

Kennedy Center Teaching Artist, Kennedy Center Teaching Artist
Stuart Stotts is a songwriter, storyteller, and author from Deforest, Wisconsin. He’s worked as a full-time performer since 1986, presenting and performing for kids, families and adults around the United States, and sometimes farther. He’s a frequent presenter at conferences and... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
L2

1:30pm

Learning to Move, Moving to Learn: Exploring Science Through Creative Dance (K-2)
Limited Capacity full

For Teachers of Grades K-2

Creative movement takes advantage of young learners’ natural inclination to move and harnesses it for exploration, expression, and meaning-making. In this workshop, experience ways to enhance student understanding of grade-level appropriate science vocabulary and content through guided movement activities, improvisations, and the creation of dances.

Artists
avatar for Kimberli Boyd

Kimberli Boyd

Kennedy Center Teaching Artist
Kimberli BoydMichiganKimberli Boyd is a dancer, performing artist, teaching artist, and arts in education consultant. She believes that “art is powerful – dance is empowering…” and has toured extensively, conducting workshops and residencies for many major presenters nationally... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
L3

1:30pm

Reading Art Across the Curriculum (K-8)
Limited Capacity full

For Teachers of Grades K-8.

Visual art is a text that students of all reading abilities can access. This workshop introduces the language of visual art so that teachers feel confident looking, thinking, and talking about art with their students. Participants join Melanie Rick, arts integration consultant and certified reading specialist, to learn about resources for building a library of images that can be used to efficiently build background knowledge, teach content, generate points of inquiry for research, and assess understandings in social studies, science, and reading.

Artists
avatar for Melanie Rick

Melanie Rick

Kennedy Center Teaching Artist, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Melanie RickCaliforniaMelanie Rick, a National Board Certified Teacher, certified Reading Specialist, and arts integration consultant, designs and leads workshops, in-depth courses, and summer institutes focused on arts integration, specifically how to integrate visual art and poetry... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
L1

1:30pm

Shadow Play: Exploring Shadow Puppetry in the Early Years (K-2)
Limited Capacity full

For Teachers of Grades K–2.

Shadow puppetry with its bold shapes, vivid colors, and dramatic movement fascinates young learners, making it an ideal medium to explore and build a young child’s understanding of the world. In this playful workshop, explore ways to guide young students in learning a range of simple shadow puppetry techniques they can apply to stories, songs, poetry, science, and math. See you in the land of shadows!

Artists
avatar for Daniel Barash

Daniel Barash

Kennedy Center Teaching Artist
Daniel BarashCaliforniaDaniel Barash, Founding Director of The Shadow Puppet Workshop, relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area from Washington, D.C. in 2009. Since founding his arts-in-education organization, he has conducted hundreds of assembly programs, workshops, and residencies... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
L8

1:30pm

Spreading Arts Integration Throughout a School (K-12)
Limited Capacity full

For All Attendees

How can you get more teachers in your school to embrace change and make arts integration one of their instructional strategies?  This session explores the what, why, and how of the school change process, provides time to consider the implications for your school as well as an opportunity to discuss these issues with colleagues.

 

Speakers
avatar for Amy Duma

Amy Duma

Director, Teacher and School Programs, Kennedy Center
Amy DumaThe Kennedy Center, Director, Teacher and School ProgramsWashington, DCAmy Duma is Director of Teacher and School Programs at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.  She is responsible for the Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) program... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
L4

1:30pm

Telling Your Story Through the Beat of Jazz (3-6)
Limited Capacity full

For Classroom Teachers and Music Specialists of Grades 3–6.

In this workshop, learn to immerse your students in the rich history of jazz as you trace its roots and influences through African traditional chants, work songs, spirituals, ragtime, and the blues. Explore strategies that are aligned with Writer’s Workshop to engage students in writing their own blues songs that express their emotions. Receive the CD Beat of Jazz to bring the music back to your classroom.

Artists
avatar for Imani Gonzalez

Imani Gonzalez

CAC Course Leader, Inner City-Inner Child
Imani GonzalezWashington, D.C.An artist, educator, and professional jazz /world vocalist, Imani Gonzalez has lived in the Washington metropolitan area for over 20 years. Her voice is featured on many of the National Geographic Television’s Explorer Series soundtracks, including... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
L7

1:30pm

Traveling to the Past: Trick Photography for Historians (3-8)
Limited Capacity full

For teachers of Grades 3-8. 

Step into the past through “trick photography,” a process where students use free Web 2.0 technology to place posed photographs of themselves into historical settings. This easy-to-learn technique helps the “selfie” generation empathize with historical figures and everyday people from past generations in order to write from various historical perspectives. Bring your laptop and a camera or smartphone for this exciting workshop!

Artists
avatar for Paige Whelan

Paige Whelan

Kennedy Center Teaching Artist
Paige WhelanCaliforniaPaige Whelan is an arts and technology consultant for Focus 5, Inc., a national education consulting company. She leads workshops that show teachers how to foster a deeper understanding of curriculum through the integration of drama, visual arts, and technology... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
L6

4:30pm

Shuttle Leaves from McClatchy to Hotels
Please load the complimentary shuttle bus at the pickup/drop off area prior to 4:45 pm for transport to the hotel drop off area.


Monday June 17, 2019 4:30pm - 4:31pm

5:15pm

Shuttle Leaves from Hotels to Evening Entertainment: Bring your name tag from the conference for FREE entry to the event!
Please load the complimentary shuttle bus at the pickup/drop off area prior to 5:15 pm for transport to the evening entertainment, Educator Night at the Crocker Art Museum.

PAIC Shuttle Bus Pick up / Drop Off
Sacramento Convention Center
Loading Zone
1400 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814



5:30pm

Educator Night at the Crocker Art Museum: Bring your name tag from the conference for FREE entry to the event!
The Crocker Art Museum 216 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Event hosted by CREATE CA, the Sacramento Arts Education Consortium, Twin Rivers Unified and the Sacramento County Office of Education

The Crocker Art Museum features the world’s foremost display of California art and is renowned for its holdings of European master drawings and international ceramics. The Crocker serves as the primary regional resource for the study and appreciation of fine art and offers a diverse spectrum of exhibitions, events, and programs to augment its collections, including films, concerts, studio classes, lectures and more. Join us for an opportunity to explore the Crocker, enjoy some appetizers and hear from one of California’s own premier artists that is both exhibited at the Crocker and works in area schools as an artist. Special Welcome from CREATE CA.

5:15 pm Buses depart hotels
5:30- 6:00 pm Reception
6:00 pm -6:20 pm Welcome hosted by CREATE CA
6:20 pm-7:00 pm Art Talk with Milton 510 Bowens
7:00 pm-8:00 pm View Crocker Art Gallery
8:00 pm Buses depart Crocker for hotels

Speakers
avatar for Milton 510 Bowens

Milton 510 Bowens

Born and raised in Oakland, Calif., Milton Bowens, is the fifth boy of ten children and also the youngest of the ten, that’s the origin of his unique signature Milton 510. Milton’s artistic promise began at the age of five with nothing more than a few pencils and cut up brown... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2019 5:30pm - 8:00pm
The Crocker Art Museum

8:00pm

Shuttle Leaves from Evening Entertainment to Hotels
Please load the complimentary shuttle bus at the pickup/drop off area prior to 8:15 pm for transport to hotels.




Monday June 17, 2019 8:00pm - 8:01pm
The Crocker Art Museum
 
Tuesday, June 18
 

7:15am

Shuttle 1 Leaves from Hotels to McClatchy
Please load the complimentary shuttle bus at the pickup/drop off area prior to 7:45 am to commute to the conference venue.

PAIC Shuttle Bus Pick up / Drop Off
Sacramento Convention Center
Loading Zone
1400 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814



7:45am

Shuttle 2 Leaves from Hotels to McClatchy
Please load the complimentary shuttle bus at the pickup/drop off area prior to 7:45 am to commute to the conference venue.

PAIC Shuttle Bus Pick up / Drop Off
Sacramento Convention Center
Loading Zone
1400 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814



8:00am

Breakfast
Tuesday June 18, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Lobby

8:15am

Shuttle 3 Leaves from Hotels to McClatchy
Please load the complimentary shuttle bus at the pickup/drop off area prior to 7:45 am to commute to the conference venue.

PAIC Shuttle Bus Pick up / Drop Off
Sacramento Convention Center
Loading Zone
1400 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814



9:00am

9:30am

Creative Spaces: Designing Classroom Spaces to Support Arts-Integrated Learning
Limited Capacity full

For All Attendees

For those who have previously attended Laying a Foundation. Arts integration and 21st century learning encourage collaboration, creation/design, and the engagement of higher order thinking. In this session, consider how your classroom's physical layout and furniture arrangement can inhibit or support students' abilities to be fully engaged, work creatively and collaboratively with their classmates, and construct and demonstrate their growing understandings through an art form. Make your classroom a home for exploration, creativity, and better communication.

Artists
avatar for Paige Whelan

Paige Whelan

Kennedy Center Teaching Artist
Paige WhelanCaliforniaPaige Whelan is an arts and technology consultant for Focus 5, Inc., a national education consulting company. She leads workshops that show teachers how to foster a deeper understanding of curriculum through the integration of drama, visual arts, and technology... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
L6

9:30am

Learning to Move, Moving to Learn: Exploring Science Through Creative Dance (K-2)
Limited Capacity full

For Teachers of Grades K-2.

Creative movement takes advantage of young learners’ natural inclination to move and harnesses it for exploration, expression, and meaning-making. In this workshop, experience ways to enhance student understanding of grade-level appropriate science vocabulary and content through guided movement activities, improvisations, and the creation of dances.

Artists
avatar for Kimberli Boyd

Kimberli Boyd

Kennedy Center Teaching Artist
Kimberli BoydMichiganKimberli Boyd is a dancer, performing artist, teaching artist, and arts in education consultant. She believes that “art is powerful – dance is empowering…” and has toured extensively, conducting workshops and residencies for many major presenters nationally... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
L3

9:30am

Lines and Shapes: Integrating Visual Art and Geometry (K-2)
Limited Capacity full

For Classroom Teachers of Grades K–2.

Lines and shapes are concepts central to K–2nd grade mathematical understanding and are also building blocks of visual art. In this workshop, explore how to help students construct and demonstrate their understanding of geometry through visual art. A creative process for making abstract drawings and cut paper murals is presented as well as a basic vocabulary for identifying and describing various types of lines and 2-D shapes in works of art. All types of learners can be creative and successful in this engaging work.

Artists
avatar for Melanie Rick

Melanie Rick

Kennedy Center Teaching Artist, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Melanie RickCaliforniaMelanie Rick, a National Board Certified Teacher, certified Reading Specialist, and arts integration consultant, designs and leads workshops, in-depth courses, and summer institutes focused on arts integration, specifically how to integrate visual art and poetry... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
L1

9:30am

Networking!: Sharing Ideas Among Schools (K-12)
Limited Capacity full

For all attendees.

Here’s an opportunity to hear from others about their experiences in planning, implementing, and sustaining arts integration efforts at their schools. Small group discussions with colleagues provides opportunities to ask questions, share successes, and solve problems on topics of mutual concern.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Duma

Amy Duma

Director, Teacher and School Programs, Kennedy Center
Amy DumaThe Kennedy Center, Director, Teacher and School ProgramsWashington, DCAmy Duma is Director of Teacher and School Programs at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.  She is responsible for the Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) program... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
L4

9:30am

Shadow Play: Exploring Shadow Puppetry in the Early Years (K-2
Limited Capacity full

For Classroom Teachers of Grades K–2.

Shadow puppetry with its bold shapes, vivid colors, and dramatic movement fascinates young learners, making it an ideal medium to explore and build a young child’s understanding of the world. In this playful workshop, explore ways to guide young students in learning a range of simple shadow puppetry techniques they can apply to stories, songs, poetry, science, and math. See you in the land of shadows!

Artists
avatar for Daniel Barash

Daniel Barash

Kennedy Center Teaching Artist
Daniel BarashCaliforniaDaniel Barash, Founding Director of The Shadow Puppet Workshop, relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area from Washington, D.C. in 2009. Since founding his arts-in-education organization, he has conducted hundreds of assembly programs, workshops, and residencies... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
L8

9:30am

Singing the Words: Lyric Writing in the Classroom (3-8)
Limited Capacity full

For Classroom Teachers of Grades 3–8.

Music is a central part of most students’ lives; they listen, sing, and dance.  Teachers can use this natural affinity to motivate and engage students in the classroom.  In this workshop, explore different song structures and patterns that students can use to write, sing, rehearse, and perform original song lyrics.  This creative process helps students demonstrate their understanding of any content area while experiencing the joy of music.  No musical training is necessary; only an interest in singing is required.

Artists
avatar for Stuart Stotts

Stuart Stotts

Kennedy Center Teaching Artist, Kennedy Center Teaching Artist
Stuart Stotts is a songwriter, storyteller, and author from Deforest, Wisconsin. He’s worked as a full-time performer since 1986, presenting and performing for kids, families and adults around the United States, and sometimes farther. He’s a frequent presenter at conferences and... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
L2

9:30am

Telling Your Story Through the Beat of Jazz (3-6)
Limited Capacity full

For Classroom Teachers and Music Specialists of Grades 3–6.

In this workshop, learn to immerse your students in the rich history of jazz as you trace its roots and influences through African traditional chants, work songs, spirituals, ragtime, and the blues. Explore strategies that are aligned with Writer’s Workshop to engage students in writing their own blues songs that express their emotions. Receive the CD Beat of Jazz to bring the music back to your classroom.

Artists
avatar for Imani Gonzalez

Imani Gonzalez

CAC Course Leader, Inner City-Inner Child
Imani GonzalezWashington, D.C.An artist, educator, and professional jazz /world vocalist, Imani Gonzalez has lived in the Washington metropolitan area for over 20 years. Her voice is featured on many of the National Geographic Television’s Explorer Series soundtracks, including... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
L7

12:30pm

1:30pm

Collaborative Storytelling: Building Beginning Readers' Story Comprehension (K-2)
Limited Capacity full

For Classroom Teachers of Grades K–2.

Challenge your assumptions about storytelling and expand your skills! Storytelling with beginning readers is at its best when teachers blur the line between the teller and the listener. In this workshop, learn ways to invite your students to elaborate on the telling by adding expressive voices and gestures for characters, generating appropriate dialog, and adding descriptive sensory details.  As evidenced in classroom after classroom, students’ comprehension soars when storytelling becomes an active, collaborative experience.

Artists
avatar for Stuart Stotts

Stuart Stotts

Kennedy Center Teaching Artist, Kennedy Center Teaching Artist
Stuart Stotts is a songwriter, storyteller, and author from Deforest, Wisconsin. He’s worked as a full-time performer since 1986, presenting and performing for kids, families and adults around the United States, and sometimes farther. He’s a frequent presenter at conferences and... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
L2

1:30pm

Learning to Move, Moving to Learn: Exploring Science Through Creative Dance (K-2)
Limited Capacity full

For Teachers of Grades K-2.

Creative movement takes advantage of young learners’ natural inclination to move and harnesses it for exploration, expression, and meaning-making. In this workshop, experience ways to enhance student understanding of grade-level appropriate science vocabulary and content through guided movement activities, improvisations, and the creation of dances.

Artists
avatar for Kimberli Boyd

Kimberli Boyd

Kennedy Center Teaching Artist
Kimberli BoydMichiganKimberli Boyd is a dancer, performing artist, teaching artist, and arts in education consultant. She believes that “art is powerful – dance is empowering…” and has toured extensively, conducting workshops and residencies for many major presenters nationally... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
L3

1:30pm

Next Steps: Sharing What You Learned with Your School (K-12)
Limited Capacity full

You’ve come to this conference to gather information about arts integration and share what you’ve learned when you return to your school. What do you share and how do you share it? In this session, gather resources that will help you synthesize the big takeaways about arts integration, professional learning, and developing a timeline for program growth that will have an impact on your school. You’ll leave this session with resources to share in conversations and at staff meetings with your principal and colleagues.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Duma

Amy Duma

Director, Teacher and School Programs, Kennedy Center
Amy DumaThe Kennedy Center, Director, Teacher and School ProgramsWashington, DCAmy Duma is Director of Teacher and School Programs at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.  She is responsible for the Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) program... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
L4

1:30pm

Reading Art Across the Curriculum (K-8)
Limited Capacity full

For Classroom Teachers of Grades K–8.

Visual art is a text that students of all reading abilities can access. This workshop introduces the language of visual art so that teachers feel confident looking, thinking, and talking about art with their students. Participants join Melanie Rick, arts integration consultant and certified reading specialist, to learn about resources for building a library of images that can be used to efficiently build background knowledge, teach content, generate points of inquiry for research, and assess understandings in social studies, science, and reading.

Artists
avatar for Melanie Rick

Melanie Rick

Kennedy Center Teaching Artist, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Melanie RickCaliforniaMelanie Rick, a National Board Certified Teacher, certified Reading Specialist, and arts integration consultant, designs and leads workshops, in-depth courses, and summer institutes focused on arts integration, specifically how to integrate visual art and poetry... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
L1

1:30pm

Shadow Journeys: Exploring History Through Shadow Puppetry (3-8)
Limited Capacity full

For Classroom Teachers of Grades K–8.

Shadow puppetry, with its bold shapes, vivid colors, and dramatic movement, is a highly engaging art form that allows students to express their understanding through visual art, drama, and writing. In this workshop with Daniel Barash, discover how to create and use shadow puppets to explore the causes and effects of historical events, such as the Underground Railroad. Explore shadow puppetry techniques and discover ways students can use shadow puppetry to synthesize historical events through the writing of mini-scenes. You’ll experience how students can create shadow puppets and scenery to dramatically bring their mini-scenes to life behind the screen.

Artists
avatar for Daniel Barash

Daniel Barash

Kennedy Center Teaching Artist
Daniel BarashCaliforniaDaniel Barash, Founding Director of The Shadow Puppet Workshop, relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area from Washington, D.C. in 2009. Since founding his arts-in-education organization, he has conducted hundreds of assembly programs, workshops, and residencies... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
L8

1:30pm

Telling Your Story Through the Beat of Jazz (3-6)
Limited Capacity full

For Classroom Teachers of Grades 3-6.

In this workshop, learn to immerse your students in the rich history of jazz as you trace its roots and influences through African traditional chants, work songs, spirituals, ragtime, and the blues. Explore strategies that are aligned with Writer’s Workshop to engage students in writing their own blues songs that express their emotions. Receive the CD Beat of Jazz to bring the music back to your classroom.

Artists
avatar for Imani Gonzalez

Imani Gonzalez

CAC Course Leader, Inner City-Inner Child
Imani GonzalezWashington, D.C.An artist, educator, and professional jazz /world vocalist, Imani Gonzalez has lived in the Washington metropolitan area for over 20 years. Her voice is featured on many of the National Geographic Television’s Explorer Series soundtracks, including... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
L7

1:30pm

Traveling to the Past: Trick Photography for Historians (3-8)
Limited Capacity full

For teachers of Grades 3-8.

Step into the past through “trick photography,” a process where students use free Web 2.0 technology to place posed photographs of themselves into historical settings. This easy-to-learn technique helps the “selfie” generation empathize with historical figures and everyday people from past generations in order to write from various historical perspectives. Bring your laptop and a camera or smartphone for this exciting workshop!

Artists
avatar for Paige Whelan

Paige Whelan

Kennedy Center Teaching Artist
Paige WhelanCaliforniaPaige Whelan is an arts and technology consultant for Focus 5, Inc., a national education consulting company. She leads workshops that show teachers how to foster a deeper understanding of curriculum through the integration of drama, visual arts, and technology... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
L6

4:30pm

Shuttle Leaves from McClatchy to Evening Entertainment
Please load the complimentary shuttle bus at the pickup/drop off area prior to 4:45 pm for transport to the Martin Luther King Jr. Technology Academy, 3051 Fairfield St, Sacramento, CA. 95815.

JustDREAM Gallery Event

Tuesday June 18, 2019 4:30pm - 4:31pm

4:30pm

Shuttle Leaves from McClatchy to Hotels
Please load the complimentary shuttle bus at the pickup/drop off area prior to 4:45 pm for transport to the hotel drop off area.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 4:30pm - 4:31pm

5:00pm

Educator Night at the Martin Luther King Jr. Technology Academy Just DREAM Art Gallery: Bring your name tag from the conference for FREE entry to the event!
Martin Luther King Jr. Technology Academy
3051 Fairfield St, Sacramento, CA. 95815


Bring your name tag from the conference for FREE entry to the event!

In 2016, Twin Rivers Unified School district expanded their partnership with nationally renowned artist, Milton 510 Bowens. The premise of the partnership was to create gallery a space inside a school that was reflective of students neighborhood and experiences. We invite you to enjoy appetizers, local artist performances, visit our galleries, engage with Milton Bowens, and make art like every 7th grader in Twin Rivers when they visit the gallery.

MLK Just DREAM Project Statement
The primary goal of the MLK Just DREAM project is to provide students a culturally relevant and engaging alternative to traditional Arts Experiences. One of the most critical aspects of this program is the cultural diversity the artists represent.

The Arts are foundational to students’ ability to learn and express themselves as future global citizens. At their foundation, the Arts are problem solving. Any blank canvas presents a challenge; any dance, any song, prior to its production and performance, requires students to create and solve problems. One of the most sought after twenty-first century skill sets, is the ability to think creatively.
However, it is not enough to provide students access to the “Masters”. Students must SEE THEMSELVES in the Arts. Students must UNDERSTAND THEIR VALUE AS ARTISTS, CREATIVE THINKERS and CONTRIBUTORS to their COMMUNITY.

The Just DREAM Project is interactive. It asks students to respond to the art work by creating their own art. The art work contained in the project requires students to reflect on who they are; it challenges us all to DO something. Most importantly, it represents our students’ culture and community.

This one of a kind exhibit and the interactive Arts Experiences that it provides is:
Ground Breaking. Thought Provoking. Community Building.
WATCH THIS VIDEO TO SEE

Taiko Dan:
Sacramento Taiko Dan is the premiere Japanese drumming ensemble in the greater Sacramento region. Founded in 1989, we are a non-profit organization including performers who are community members and an international touring performance team. The combination of renowned drummers and outstanding drums enables us to provide audiences with world-class entertainment. We seek to promote cultural awareness and diversity; continue the traditional styles while developing new forms; educate new and existing students from diverse backgrounds; and provide top level performances in a wide variety of venues.

Calidanza: Calidanza Dance Company’s mission is to promote artistic excellence in Mexican folk and contemporary dance. Calidanza intends to make dance accessible to both audiences and participants. Calidanza shall educate our audiences through quality productions, innovative choreographies and engaging programs. Calidanza seeks to become Sacramento’s first professional Mexican folk dance company. Presenting annual programs in our region as well as nationally and internationally. It is our goal to create a vibrant cultural art center in Sacramento that promotes Latino dance and other arts forms.

Capital Dance Project: Launched in 2015, Capital Dance Project is an independent collective of professional dancers with a mission to uplift the spirit of the Sacramento Community through the performing arts. CDP fulfills its mission by providing a platform for its artists to create world premier words in collaboration with local artists and musicians, and by providing opportunities to engage and connect with the Sacramento community to make dance accessible to everyone.

4:30 pm Buses depart McClatchy to MLK.
5:00 pm Welcome Dr. Shana Henry, Principal, and Jackie White, Appetizers
5:30 pm- 6:30 pm Gallery exploration, Art making, performances from Taiko Dan, Calidanza and Capital Dance Network

Speakers
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Jackie White

Executive Director, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Jacqueline (Jackie) White began her love of the Arts at three years old as a ballet student. When her family moved from the East Coast to California, she benefitted from a well-rounded K-12 Public Arts Education program.  As her passion for the Arts grew, she explored various forms... Read More →
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Dr. Shana Henry

Principal, Martin Luther King Jr. Technology Academy
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Sacramento Taiko Dan

Japanese Drumming Ensemble
Sacramento Taiko Dan is the premiere Japanese drumming ensemble in the greater Sacramento region. Founded in 1989, we are a non-profit organization including performers who are community members and an international touring performance team. The combination of renowned drummers and... Read More →
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Calidanza Dance Company

Mexican folk & Contemporary Dance Company
Calidanza Dance Company’s mission is to promote artistic excellence in Mexican folk and contemporary dance. Calidanza intends to make dance accessible to both audiences and participants. Calidanza shall educate our audiences through quality productions, innovative choreographies... Read More →
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Capital Dance Project

Independent Dance Collective
Launched in 2015, Capital Dance Project is an independent collective of professional dancers with a mission to uplift the spirit of the Sacramento Community through the performing arts. CDP fulfills its mission by providing a platform for its artists to create world premier words... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Technology Academy

6:30pm

Shuttle Leaves from Evening Entertainment to Hotels
Please load the complimentary shuttle bus at the pickup/drop off area prior to 6:45 pm for transport to the hotel drop off area.


Tuesday June 18, 2019 6:30pm - 6:31pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Technology Academy