Where Art Lives Conference Breakout Session C: Friday, April 25th 9:30 am-10:30 am

1. Turning A Corner: The Common Core and Arts Learning
Carol D. Brown, Coordinator, Arts in Education, Eastern Suffolk BOCES
How do arts integration and arts instruction support the goals of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in ELA/Literacy and Math? Gain understanding of the Common Core State Standards, learn the expectations for teachers and students, how to articulate the role of the arts and where to access curricular resources.  Working together, use the Instructional Shifts, engage in strategies to scaffold text complexity and see the relationship for Tier 2 vocabulary building. Review some of the templates developed for the USDOE AEMDD grant's Creative Classroom Collaboratives for Unit Design and Documentation that can be used for planning and for teachers’ Annual Professional Performance Review.  Explore current NY State curriculum modules and other resources.
2. Arts Empower San Diego:  Moving the Needle on Arts Education
Russ Sperling, Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education
Felicia Shaw, Director of Arts and the Creative Economy, San Diego Foundation
Arts Empower San Diego was started in 2012 to expand and improve arts education in San Diego County.  With the Boeing Corporation as a catalyst, education entities, arts organizations, business and philanthropy joined together to strategically set goals that all partners work to achieve.  Participants will learn about the exciting developments since this initiative's launch and the successful strategies that can be taken back to your own communities to ensure that all students have access to the arts.  
3. Documentation Practices: Programmatic Innovation and Assessment
Facilitated by Larry Stein, Special Projects Consultant with
Betsy Mullins, Artist Services Director, Arts for Learning Miami
David Schiopota, Associate Director of Programs, Center for Arts Inspired Learning
Eileen Carpinella, Executive Director, Arts for Learning Connecticut
Michelle Marigliano, Special Projects & Assessment Coordinator, YA New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania 
Libby Shoup, Education Coordinator, Young Audiences of Northeast Texas
Since 2011, twenty YA affiliates have implemented MetLife Learning for Life with over 10,000 middle school students, and provided professional development opportunities for classroom teachers, teaching artists and in-school arts specialists. Program leaders from five affiliates are working with documentation and assessment personnel to establish a Professional Development and Mentorship Team for the YA network. They will share best practices in the design, delivery and evaluation of residencies that engage students in creative problem-solving activities that help them access and comprehend challenging content matter relevant to their core curriculum or daily lives.  The session includes student-created rubrics, video interview protocols, and analysis of how current health, developmental, and environmental issues are impacted through arts-based study.
4. Creating Sustainable Partnerships: Your Schools, Your Communities
Liz Galuardi, Program & Relationship Coordinator, Young Audiences of Maryland
Taren Alexander, YA Coordinator, Arts Council of Kern, Bakersfield, CA
Eryn Bauer, Program Director, Young Audiences of Houston
Katy Finn, Senior Program Manager, Young Audiences New York
Nancy Sterman, Director of Education, Young Audiences of Western New York
Liz Winter Kuwornu, Arts Education Project Director, Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern PA
This session will focus on fostering and sustaining school, community and organizational partnerships.  Workshop participants will explore how to develop valuable relationships based on shared values and needs to become a trusted community partner.  This session is led by participants in the Young Audiences Arts-in-Education Leadership Institute.
5. The DNA of Culture: The Development of Open Minds
Kathryn Irey, Master Teaching Artist, Young Audiences of San Diego
Roxanne Rojas de Blanco, Master Teaching Artist, Young Audiences of San Diego
How might discovering the DNA of Culture impact classrooms, schools and communities? This workshop will actively engage participants in coming up with a definition of culture and the creation of original folk dances that embody the elements and ideas that give them cultural relevance. Cultural identity will be challenged when original folk dances are combined. Ms. Rojas de Blanco will perform Afro Cuban movement and guide discussion about the reality of what happens when cultures meet, clash, overlap and meld. Take away ideas and information to use in your own classrooms.

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