Where Art Lives Conference Breakout Session B: Thursday, April 24th 2:45 pm-3:45 pm

1. Leveraging the Power of Social Media: The New Best Practices
Rebecca Pogue, Program Coordinator, Young Audiences Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta
Mary Needham, Director of Development, Kansas City Young Audiences
Emily Norris, Education Associate, Young Audiences of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Jason Rabin, Program Coordinator, Young Audiences of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
This session demonstrates how to build awareness for an organization’s mission and engage staff and stakeholders as social media advocates. Participants will explore applications of technology and social media marketing tools from various Young Audiences affiliates as well as discover how to leverage these many opportunities strategically.  This session is led by participants in the Young Audiences Arts-in-Education Leadership Institute.
2. Implementation of Arts Integration: Outcomes of a Three Year Professional Development Initiative
Dennis Doyle, Executive Director, Collaborations: Teachers and Artists
Leo Francisco, Teaching Artist, Collaborations: Teachers and Artists and YA of San Diego
Jennifer Oliver, Associate Director, Young Audiences of San Diego
Teachers, artists and Young Audiences of San Diego worked to implement an arts integration grant to provide sustained professional development to 40 elementary school teachers.  This workshop will engage participants in experiential learning while documenting the roles of the partner organizations, discussing the professional development approach involving teaching artists, and examining significant outcomes for both teachers and students. Presenters reflect on key elements of the collaborative and workshop participants will be challenged to consider the implications for current or potential partnerships.
3. Rethinking Student Exhibitions: Impacting Teaching, Learning and Organizational Practice
Mark Diaz, Program Associate, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education
Scott Sikkema, Education Director, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education
Most arts organizations celebrate finished student art products in an exhibition. But can an exhibition, and the process of exhibiting, extend into teaching and learning in the classroom, and into our professional developments?  Can the exhibition and the practice of public sharing move the arts organization into critical self-reflection on its ways and contexts of working? Presenters share the evolution of CAPE's exhibition practice.  Examples from CAPE's history will be deconstructed to expose the methods and ideas in each exhibition that propelled CAPE partners to connect social arts practice and public curating with how they teach and learn.  
4. Implementing A National Digital Photography Initiative with Local Impact
Megan Leppla, Teaching Artist, Young Audiences of Northern California
Kris Murray, Executive Director, Young Audiences of Northern California
What does a premium soda company have to do with arts education? Young Audiences Arts for Learning is partnering with Jones Soda to launch a digital photography initiative for at-risk students across the country.  Find out what happens when corporate goals and arts education ideals collide with extraordinary results.  Learn about the comprehensive new curriculum being piloted in Oakland this spring. Find out how to take this model and fit it into your own practice; teaching artists will learn how the curriculum was developed and implemented; leaders and administrators will learn how to initiate this program in their own organization. Walk away with a fully fleshed-out curriculum tied to Common and National Media Arts Standards, a budget, and an understanding of what Jones Soda can bring to you!

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