Weber State University Promotes Innovative Arts Integration Teaching Methods at Third Annual Arts Integration Conference: Art + Science

Utah educators to take part in interactive conference with Stanford University Professor

Feb 10, 2016, 11:03 ET from Weber State University, Lindquist College of Arts and Humanities

OGDEN, Utah, Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Weber State University Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities (www.weber.edu/cah) and the Arts Learning Collaborative (www.WSUartslearning.com) is pleased to announce the third annual Arts Integration Conference: art + science scheduled for March 18, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This collaborative conference is one of the largest in the state of Utah and will enhance and provide practical techniques for connecting science with visual, creative, literary and media arts.

"This conference is designed to model the collaborative process of arts integration and inquiry-based learning," said Tamara Goldbogen, conference organizer and Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair for Arts Learning at Weber State University. "By using the Utah Core Standards as a touchstone, we will offer educators strategies for using the arts as a powerful teaching tool in their classrooms. We believe this kind of experiential professional development model will provide educators with new ways to get their students excited about learning and the world around them," said Goldbogen.

Following the keynote presentation by Dr. Jeremy Goldbogen from Stanford University, arts integrated workshops will be presented by educators from the following institutions and organizations:

Weber State University:
Adam Johnston, Professor of Physics
Monica Pendergast, Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program Coordinator
Erik Stern, Professor of Dance
Kathleen "K" Stevenson, Professor of Visual Art
Tamara Goldbogen, Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair for Arts Learning

Brigham Young University:
Dr. Royce Kimmons, Assistant Professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology
Dr. Amy Miner, Research Associate

University of Utah:
Seth Pendergast, Music Education Doctoral Candidate

Other Organizations:
Talleri McRae, Theatre Access, Inclusion, and Education Consultant
Erinne Roundy, Art Foundations Teacher, North Davis Preparatory Academy

Inquiry-based learning through the arts integration is the theme of this year's conference. Guest presenters will lead hands-on, arts-integrated workshops in music, visual arts, drama, dance, media, and literary arts designed to offer attendees effective strategies to engage their students in inquiry-based learning and address Utah Core Standards in the classroom.

"Our ability to understand and analyze these complex data sets requires collaborations across disciplines in both the arts and the sciences. I am excited to work with artists and teachers to bolster the creativity of scientists and engage students in discovery-based learning," said Jeremy Goldbogen, Conference Keynote, and Assistant Professor of Biology and director of the Goldbogen Lab at the Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford University. "The arts provide scientists with unique pathways for understanding and exploring the natural world and,as such, arts integration is critical for meeting core curricula criteria."

The third annual Weber State University Arts Integration Conference: art + science is open to the public and will take place March 18, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Classroom teachers, administrators, community members and college students are especially encouraged to attend. Utah State Office of Education relicensing points are available. Registration is $10 and includes all conference materials, parking, a light breakfast and lunch. Weber State University students can attend for free with the code: whales. For more information on the conference, please visit the WSU Arts Learning Collaborative website (www.wsuartslearning.com).

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About the Weber State University Arts Learning Collaborative
The Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities and the Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education have joined together to establish a collaborative dedicated to arts education at Weber State University. Through advocacy, research, partnerships, and professional development, the Arts Learning Collaborative provides resources and support for arts education throughout Utah. For more information, please visit, (WSUartslearning.com).

About the Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities
The Weber State University Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities teaches students to excel as they seek, understand, question and express complexities critical to the experience of being human. The Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities offers undergraduate degree programs in the following five areas: Communication, English, Foreign Language, Performing Arts and Visual Art & Design. Master's degrees also are offered in Communication and English. The college serves more than 2,000 undergraduate majors and 250 graduate students. The Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities is the Western region's foremost institution for student- centered teaching and research that investigates the human experience and aims to educate global citizens who are responsible, creative and critical artists, performers and communicators. For more information, please visit, (www.weber.edu/cah).

Contact: 
Christie Denniston, APR
Director of Marketing and PR
Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities Weber State University
Phone: 801-626-6431
Cell: 303-827-5164
Email: cdenniston@weber.edu

 

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