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Registration Deadline

Friday, May 4, 2012 is the deadline to register for the conference.

Cancellation Policy

May 4 is the last day to request a refund for the registration fee. To do this, call the registration department at (202) 416-8896.

Registration Fees

$400 per participant (includes conference registration, resource binder, meals [breakfasts, lunches (Monday-Wednesday), and Wednesday dinner], and one performance ticket to the musical Memphis). Travel, lodging, and additional meals are the responsibility of participants. Conference registration is limited to 180 attendees. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are registering as a team, each team member should submit a separate registration form.

THIS CONFERENCE IS SOLD OUT!
We are no longer accepting registrations. If you would like to be added to a waiting list, email Michelle Carney at mlcarney@kennedy-center.org.

2012 Conference

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will present an Arts Integration Conference: Exploring an Approach to Teaching on June 25-28, 2012.

This year's conference, with new workshops and sessions, explores the "how" of arts integration, rooted in the Kennedy Center's 30 years of experience in professional learning for teachers, and provides many strategies that can make arts integration a part of every teacher's approach to teaching. We look forward to welcoming returning attendees as well as new attendees. It is recommended that you attend this conference with a team (teachers, principal, school district administrator, and partnering arts organization staff and teaching artists).

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When: Monday, June 25-Thursday, June 28, 2012

Where: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.

Features

  • Examine the Kennedy Center's definition of arts integration.
  • Engage in a variety of participatory workshops focused on arts integration practices led by Kennedy Center national teaching artists.
  • See student examples of arts integration learning.
  • Hear from Rachel Goslins, Executive Director of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, about the Reinvesting in Arts Education report and research studies about arts integration.
  • Network with colleagues.
  • Enjoy a performance of the musical Memphis!

Credit Information

Conference participants may receive one graduate credit for the Kennedy Center's Arts Integration Conference (additional fee applies). Maryland teachers and administrators may receive one Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit. Virginia teachers and administrators may receive points for certificate renewal (see school principal for approval). Application forms will be made available at the conference and are due by June 28. Graduate credit and CPD assignments are due August 15. For further information, click on Credit Overview document below. Following the conference, a letter of attendance will be provided to each conference participant.

Presenter Bios

Daniel Barash

Daniel Barash

Daniel Barash, founding Director of THE SHADOW PUPPETWORKSHOP, 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 at local schools, museums, and libraries. He holds a Masters Degree in elementary education from New York University, and has pioneered the use of shadow puppetry, an ancient Asian art form, in diverse formal and informal educational settings. Daniel performed a one-man educational theater program for more than 100,000 students across the United States, and has worked with students in Belarus, India, Laos, and Lithuania. He regularly conducts trainings for educators in the use of shadow puppetry to explore curricula, both in the U.S. and abroad.

Randy Barron

Randy Barron

As an arts educator, Randy Barron brings over twenty-five years of classroom teaching experience into schools of all levels. He has conducted more than one hundred professional development workshops and over seventy-five in-school residencies in twenty-three states. Mr. Barron has written arts curriculum affecting over 250,000 students in both urban and rural school districts. He is a founding member and the current Curriculum Coordinator for the Río Gallinas School, an elementary charter school in Las Vegas, New Mexico, focused on ecology and the arts. As a professional dancer, Mr. Barron has choreographed for, performed with and directed ballet and modern dance companies throughout the United States and Europe. He is a co-founder and former Artistic Director of City in Motion Dance Theater in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Barron holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Rockhurst University and serves as a volunteer firefighter and EMT for the village of Tecolote, New Mexico, where he lives with his family.

Kimberli Boyd

Kimberli Boyd

Kimberli 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 and internationally. Her work with students and educators Pre K thru 12 and beyond integrates basic elements and principles of dance with best practices in teaching and learning. The result is a simple yet dynamic and highly effective approach to enhancing student learning, critical thinking, literacy, and creativity in other core subject areas such as language arts, science, history, social studies, and more. A graduate of Florida State University, and a former member of the critically acclaimed Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Washington, DC, Ms. Boyd is the founding artistic director of “Dancing Between the Lines, “ a solo performance company and arts-as-education organization based in the Detroit metropolitan area.

Marcia Daft

Marcia Daft

Marcia Daft is known for creating original instructional methods for teaching music as well as integrating music and movement into other areas of the curriculum. Her work has been used in classrooms throughout the United States for fifteen years. Ms. Daft is a national workshop leader for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a Master Artist with the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, and a consultant for arts institutions throughout the U.S. She has developed museum exhibitions, broadcast programs, and educational programs for the Smithsonian Institution. She has also written over twenty children's educational books for both the Smithsonian Institution and the National Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Daft holds a Bachelors Degree in engineering from Duke University, a Masters Degree in music from the University of Chicago, and studied piano performance at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. She holds both a Certificate and License in Dalcroze Eurhythmics, and performs as part of the duo-piano team Le Quattro Mani.

Amy Duma

Amy Duma

Amy Duma is Director of Teacher and School Programs at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. She is responsible for the Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) program which provides professional learning opportunities for teachers to build both their knowledge of the arts as well as their ability to integrate the arts with the curriculum. Each year the Kennedy Center offers more than 60 workshops and courses for over 600 teachers (pre-kindergarten through grade 12) in 8 school districts in the DC metro area. In addition, the CETA program seeks to affect school change through professional learning in arts integration for entire school staffs in 20 partner schools. Current responsibilities include working with teaching artists to design effective instruction for teachers, supervising the presentation of the professional learning events, and evaluating the events with teaching artists, teachers, and staff. She also supervises the development of professional learning opportunities for teaching artists as well as the Kennedy Center’s Community Partnerships program which provides artist residencies and other Kennedy Center resources to schools in the District of Columbia.

Karen L. Erickson

Karen L. Erickson

Karen L. Erickson has been a Professional Teaching Artist for more than 20 years. As Executive Director of Creative Directions, she trains artists and teachers in drama education, curriculum planning, arts integration, and assessment development nationally and internationally. Ms. Erickson continues her work as a playwright and stage director in addition to authoring seven drama education books used in schools throughout the country. Her most recent publication, The Arts: Keystones to Learning was published in 2005 and documented 26 arts integrated programs in the Chicago Public Schools. She served as the Artistic Director of Trinity Square Ensemble Theater in Chicago for eight years in addition to several years working at the Goodman Theater where she was an assistant to Tennessee Williams during his two-year residency. Ms. Erickson has written more than 15 plays for youth and adults produced by theater companies across the United States. She works with the Kennedy Center's professional development programs including Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA). Ms. Erickson is a certified teacher in English, speech communications, and theater education for grades K-12. She co-wrote the Illinois Arts Goals, Standards, Performance Descriptors and Chicago Drama Benchmarks in addition to a state book on Fine Arts Integration.

Rosalind Flynn

Rosalind Flynn

Rosalind Flynn is an educational drama consultant who conducts arts integration workshops and residencies with teachers, artists, and students nationwide. Her Ph.D. research focus was the use of drama as a learning method. At The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., Dr. Flynn is the head of the Master of Arts in Theatre Education (MATE) degree program. Her articles on educational drama have been published in Language Arts, Dramatics, Youth Theatre Journal, Stage of the Art, English Journal, Teaching Artist Journal, and The Reading Teacher. Dr. Flynn is also the author of two books on the educational uses of drama—A Dramatic Approach to Reading Comprehension (co-author Lenore Blank Kelner) and Dramatizing the Content With Curriculum-Based Readers Theatre, Grades 6-12.

Rachel Goslins

Rachel Goslins

Rachel Goslins was appointed by President Obama as the Executive Director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in 2009. Prior to her appointment, she worked as a documentary director/producer and arts administrator. Her feature films include 'Bama Girl, an award-winning documentary following a black woman running for Homecoming Queen at the University of Alabama, and Besa- The Promise, a film about Albanian Muslims who saved Jews during WWII, as well as television productions for PBS, National Geographic, Discovery, and the History Channel. She also served as the Programming Director for the Impact Film Festival, and as the Director of the Independent Digital Distribution Lab, a joint PBS/ITVS project focused on distributing independent films online. Prior to her film career, Goslins was an international copyright attorney in the office of Policy and International Affairs in the U.S. Copyright Office and a litigator for the law firm of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.

Melanie Rick Layne

Melanie Rick Layne

Melanie Rick Layne, 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 and how to integrate visual art, poetry, and portraiture throughout the K-8 curriculum. She has worked in art museums, schools, and arts centers across the country, and frequently collaborates with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Melanie is a course leader and program consultant for the Kennedy Center’s Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) program in Washington, D.C. As the CETA program consultant, she works with teaching artists to develop and evaluate workshops presented at the Kennedy Center.

Sean Layne

Sean Layne

Sean Layne, a native of the Washington, D.C. area, received a B.F.A. degree in acting and studied acting in London, England. He is founder of a national arts education consulting company called Focus 5 Inc. This company focuses on arts integration across the curriculum for grades Pre K-12. Mr. Layne presents professional development workshops for teachers, and has designed training seminars for teaching artists nationwide for The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He is also an Arts Coach for the Kennedy Center’s Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) program. For over a decade Mr. Layne acted, directed and designed sets for the InterAct Story Theatre, a professional theatre company that has served more than 4,000 schools, museums, libraries, and festivals around the world. He began working with the Wolf Trap Institute Early Learning Through the Arts program in 1989. As a Master Artist, he has represented Wolf Trap across the country and internationally, and has designed and piloted new residency and workshop models for the Institute.

Glenis Redmond

Glenis Redmond

Glenis Redmond is an award-winning performance poet, praise poet, educator, and writer from North Carolina. For the past thirteen years, she has traveled both domestically and abroad carrying the message of poetry to the masses. She has been published in Meridians, Heartstone, Black Arts Quarterly, Obsidian II: Black Literature in Review, Emrys Journal, Bum Rush the Page: Def Poetry Jam, and Poetry Slam: The Competitive Art of Performance. Her work will appear in the upcoming Fem Spec and Appalachian Heritage Journals. Glenis was a recipient of a Vermont Writing Center Fellowship granted by the William Matthews Estate, 2002. She has most recently won the North Carolina Literary Fellowship, 2005.

Lynne B. Silverstein

Lynne B. Silverstein

Lynne B. Silverstein is the Senior Program Consultant for the Kennedy Center’s Education Department. She has more than 35 years experience in arts education, arts administration, and professional development. From 1993 to the present, Ms. Silverstein has provided extensive consultation to the Kennedy Center’s Education Program. In this capacity she writes about programs, designs and teaches seminars for teaching artists, directs films, creates web sites, and develops performance guides. Previously, Ms. Silverstein initiated and directed the Kennedy Center’s national Partners in Education Program (1990-93) and the Kennedy Center’s local Professional Development Opportunities for Teachers program (1980-90), and taught visual arts (1971-80) in the public schools.

Stuart Stotts

Stuart Stotts

Stuart Stotts is a songwriter, storyteller, and author from Madison, Wisconsin. He has worked as a full-time performer since 1986 and gives more than 200 shows a year for kids, families, and adults around the Midwest, and sometimes farther. Mr. Stotts is a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops for teachers, parents, and librarians. He has worked extensively as an artist-in-residence in elementary, middle, and high schools. He has also released several award-winning recordings and is the author of The Bookcase Ghost: A Collection of Wisconsin Ghost Stories, Books in a Box: Lutie Stearns and the Traveling Libraries of Wisconsin, Curly Lambeau and the Green Packers, and most recently We Shall Overcome: A Song that Changed the World.

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Concurrent Workshops and Sessions

Once you are registered, you will be notified within a few weeks to select the specific workshops you wish to attend in each breakout session.




Planning Your Trip

What do I need to know about?

Hotel

Participants are responsible for their own hotel arrangements and costs. The Kennedy Center has reserved a block of rooms at the following hotels with a rate of $239 per night. Since hotels will fill quickly, conference participants are encouraged to reserve their room as soon as possible (no later than May 4).

Meals

The registration fee covers daily breakfast (Monday-Thursday), lunch (Monday-Wednesday), and Wednesday dinner. Conference participants are responsible for other meals. A list of nearby restaurants will be available at the conference. Please indicate any food allergies or dietary restrictions on the registration form.

Accessibility

The Kennedy Center is happy to provide accessibility accommodations. Please contact Michelle Carney at mlcarney@kennedy-center.org at least two weeks prior to the conference.

Travel

Conference participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and costs. Participants should arrive the evening of Sunday, June 24, and depart on the evening of Thursday, June 28, or on June 29.

  • By air

    Those flying have a choice of three local airports: DCA National/Reagan Airport, IAD Dulles Airport in Virginia, or BWI Baltimore Airport in Maryland. Of the three, DCA is the closest to the hotels and the Kennedy Center and is most easily accessible by public transportation.

    The Kennedy Center is a 20 minute Metro (rail) or taxi ride from DCA, a 40 minute taxi ride from Dulles, or an hour taxi ride from BWI.

  • By train

    If you are taking the train, you should arrive at Washington's Union Station. The Kennedy Center and the hotels are a 25 minute Metro (rail) or taxi ride from Union Station.

  • By car

    If you are driving to the Kennedy Center, directions can be found online at www.kennedy-center.org. Parking is available at the hotels for a fee. Please arrange for parking when you reserve your hotel room.

Local Transportation

Washington, D.C. is a pedestrian-friendly city and the Kennedy Center is easily accessible by foot and public transportation. It is not necessary to rent a car for use during the conference.

Parking

If you are driving to Washington D.C., your best parking option is to reserve a space at your hotel. Valet parking for guests is available at a rate of $30 per day (plus tax). A discounted parking rate of $6 a day is available at the Kennedy Center, but overnight parking is not permitted.

Attire

Please check the weather before your departure. Dress for the conference is business casual. For the dinner and performance, business dress is appropriate. Please note to dress comfortably for the concurrent sessions as you may be moving around.

What to Bring

If you are accustomed to taking notes and working on a computer, we suggest that you bring a personal laptop and an extension cord. Please note the Kennedy Center does not have wireless internet access.

Cancellation Policy

May 4 is the last day to request a refund for the registration fee. To do this, call the registration department at (202) 416-8896.

Contact

For more information, feel free to contact us via e-mail or (202) 416-8842.