Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia
Friday, July 21, 2017
from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia (YAV) and Old Dominion University College of Education present 2017’s Inspiring Teachers Conference!
The Inspiring Teachers Conference is an unforgettable learning opportunity for teachers to energize their classroom methods, learn arts-integration techniques, and try different approaches to core curriculum through hands-on experiences with different art forms. Through dance, visual art, theater, instrumental and vocal music, educators will explore math, science, history, literacy and more.
Facilitated panel discussions provide opportunities to speak to YAV’s professional teaching artists on approaches to blending the arts with core curricula. Breakout sessions include in-depth lecture-demonstrations and movement opportunities to learn and work through an arts-integrated curriculum designed especially for specific grades and subjects.
Keynote speaker Andrew D. Watson is a Fine Arts Instructional Specialist for Alexandria City Public Schools. He was the recipient of the 2015 Art Education Technology Outstanding Teacher Award from National Art Education Association (NAEA) and is a leading Arts and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, together with art) educator. Watson previously taught art and design in the Fairfax County Public Schools, where he co-developed the FCPS STEAM Project in over one hundred schools. Currently, he supervises the arts education of over 15,000 students in Northern Virginia.
This Arts Integration and STEAM conference will have you moving, learning and connecting with arts integration professionals and other like-minded teachers throughout Hampton Roads interested in integrating the arts into their classrooms. You will leave with practical tips, resources and fresh ideas on how to approach teaching and learning.
For questions about the Inspiring Teachers Conference, please call (757) 961-3737 or register HERE today!
Prior to the event attendees will receive an E-PASS Parking Permit for Garage C . Garage C is located across Hampton Blvd from the Education Building, next to the Ted Constant Convocation Center. The E-PASS should be displayed in windshield during the hours that parking privileges are in effect. Attendees are requested to park in levels 2, 3, or 5. Failure to display parking permit may result in a $75 fine through the ODU Transportation and Parking Services.
Conference attendees will be entered to win a bag full of summertime goodies from Trader Joe’s! Stocked with our favorite summer snacks, this bag will help you savor the last few weeks before school starts!
The Inspiring Teachers Conference is provided in part by Old Dominion University Darden College of Education, Old Point National Bank, Helen G. Gifford Foundation, Virginia Commission for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia.