OGDEN, Utah, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Weber State University's Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities (http://www.weber.edu/cah) and the Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education (http://www.weber.edu/coe/) today announced the inaugural Arts Integration Conference (www.weber.edu/artsintegration) scheduled for Friday, March 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ethel Wattis Kimball Visual Arts Center and the Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts. This special event will provide teachers in the surrounding school districts with an opportunity for hands-on-learning from workshop presenters from such disciplines as music, drama, visual arts and dance. This event is made possible by the Weber State University Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair for Arts Learning.
"The intent of this inaugural event is to enable educators to learn from experts in the field about new and innovative approaches to incorporating art and movement into various other subjects being taught to students throughout Utah as part of the core curriculum," said Madonne Miner, Dean of the Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities. "We invite and encourage teachers, principals and administrators to attend and interact with the speakers and in turn, take what they learn back to their respective classrooms and schools.
Workshop presenters include:
- Erik Stern, professor of dance at Weber State University: "Creative and Critical Thinking: An Active Arts Learning Approach"
- Molly Morin, assistant professor of visual arts at Weber State University & Julian Chan, assistant professor of mathematics: Describing Sculpture Through Counting and Calculating
- Thomas Priest, professor of music and chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Weber State University: "Music and Imagination: Exploring Connections between Music, Language Arts and Mathematics"
- Tamara Goldbogen, Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair for Arts Learning, Weber State University: "Creative Drama and Puppetry in the Classroom."
"My sole aim as Weber State University's Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair for Arts Learning is to provide ongoing education, support and professional development opportunities to the superintendents, principals and teachers at K-12 schools in Ogden, Weber, Davis, Morgan and Box Elder counties," said Tamara Goldbogen. "We are excited to bring arts-related opportunities to educators and provide ongoing education year-round."
Registration fees for the conference are as follows:
Registration Fees: $30 general
$15 Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program Teacher/Administrator
$5 Weber State University Student(s)
This fee includes continental breakfast, box lunch, all conference proceedings and materials. Teachers who attend will be able to receive six Utah State Office of Education re-licensure points. In addition, Weber State University is offering a half credit of continuing education credit for the conference. Please see the link below as different fees apply.
For more information and to register for this event, please visit: (https://www.weber.edu/artsintegration).
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 five degree programs in the following areas: Communication, English, Foreign Language, Performing Arts and Visual Arts. Master's degrees also are offered in Communication and English. The college serves nearly 2,000 undergraduate majors and 200 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) or online at (www.facebook.com/WSUartsandhumanities).
Christie Denniston, APR
Director of Marketing of Marketing and PR
Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities
Weber State University
SOURCE Weber State University, Lindquist College of Arts and Humanities