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2016 Houston Arts Partners Conference

Motivate – Engage – Transform Re-Designing the Future of Education September 9 – 10, 2016, in Downtown Houston

Co-Chairs Pam Blaine, Houston Symphony Joe Clark, Spring ISD Mary Sutton, Alley Theatre

Young Audiences of Houston, a 501(c)3 organization, is the managing partner and fiscal agent for the Houston Arts Partners coalition.


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Skyline Bar

HUBBARD THEATRE

11a – noon

Houston Symphony: From Listener to Leader: Achieving 21stCentury Skills through Active Listening Office Hours

Plank Family Greenroom

Artist Boat: Something Fishy: Project-Based Learning in the Science Classroom

Theatre Under The Stars: The Power of Inclusive Arts in Preschool

Houston Ballet: Dancing Science

12:45 – 1:45p

2 – 3p ENDNOTE: Eric Booth and Area District Delegates

PANEL: The Nuts and Bolts of Highly Effective Partnerships

PANEL: Keys to the College: Arts Education Opens Doors to Higher Education

Office Hours

Office Hours

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: Learning Through Art (REPEAT)

Art League Houston: “Zine” It, Done It, Got the T-shirt

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: Learning Through Art

Houston Methodist Hospital: Arts and Medicine In Practice

PANEL: Studio Habits of Mind

Alley Theatre: Stage-worthy Personal Narratives and Killer College Essays

Texas Coalition for a Quality Arts Education: Legislative Update

Mike Loya Board Room

14th Floor

Alley Production Center (Above Garage)

Americans for the Arts: Moving Towards Action: Advocacy for ESSA Implementation

Alley Theatre: Executive Functions: Organizing the Mind through “Staging STEM”

Texas Room

Terrace Level (4th Floor)

Louisiana Room

Join us for HAPpy Hour in the Alleyway à à à

Young Audiences of Houston: Full STEAM Ahead – Next Stop: Career Readiness

FotoFest: An Eco-Creative Approach to Exploring the Natural World

12 – 12:45p

AFA: FilmMaking and FilmScoring

Lunch Break in the Alleyway ààà

Writers in the Schools: The Game’s the Thing: Using Video Games and Game Design in the Creative Writing Classroom

9:45 – 10:45a

Young Audiences of Houston: Enriching Literacy Skills through Puppetry

9 – 9:45a

Houston Ballet: Critical Thinking Through Movement

Plenary Session: Adele Diamond

Neuhaus Lobby

3rd Floor

KEYNOTE: Eric Booth and Area District Delegates

NEUHAUS THEATRE

Tunnel Level

ALLEY THEATRE

HAPpy Hour

LUNCH BREAK

Alleyway

HOUSTON ARTS PARTNERS – 2016 CONFERENCE

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016

3:15 – 4:15p 4:30 – 6p


A.D. Players Theater: Time Machine Tours

DA CAMERA chamber music & jazz: A Blank Canvas, an Empty Score

DA CAMERA chamber music & jazz: Contextualizing Culture and History through Music

Theatre Under The Stars: Young Minds Creating Art: Shrek, Story Drama, and Social-Emotional Learning

FotoFest: Using Photography to Raise Social Awareness and Increase Writing Confidence

Houston Ballet: Critical Thinking through Movement (REPEAT)

9 – 9:30a

9:45 – 10:45a

11a – noon

12:15 – 1:15p Finding Funding: The Center for Art and Social Engagement

Finding Funding: Fund for Teachers

Finding Funding: Texas Commission on the Arts

Plank Family Greenroom

University of Houston: The Dance of Science: Teachers Reflect on 5 Years of Integrating Dance & Science

Young Audiences of Houston: FrankenSTEAM: Maker/Theatre Partnership

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: From Monkey Mind to Analytical Mind through Art Analysis

Louisiana Room

Lunch Break: Option 2

Main Street Theater and Driven Theatre Company: Through the Performance Window Mercury: Gulliver’s Tunes: Understanding Literature through the Power of Music

Lunch Break: Option 1

A.D. Players Theater: Living Art and Its Applications

Houston Symphony: From Listener to Leader: Achieving 21stCentury Skills through Active Listening (REPEAT)

1:30 – 2:15p

ENDNOTE: Eric Booth

Alleyway

Apollo Chamber Players: Identities in Counterpoint

Mike Loya Board Room

14th Floor

Alley Production Center (Above Garage)

PANEL: STEAM: An Arts-Fueled Transformation

Texas Room

Terrace Level (4th Floor)

Americans for the Arts: The New Every Student Succeeds Act: What It Means for Houston

JONES HALL

Writers in the Schools: Come Together… Write Now! WITS and a Collaborative Approach to Teaching Writing

Dr. Jose ContrerasVidal: Your Brain on Art: The Neuroscience of Aesthetics and Creativity

HUBBARD THEATRE

FotoFest and Texan-French Alliance for the Arts: From a Space to a Place

Skyline Bar

Alley Theatre: Oskar and the Big Bully Battle

Neuhaus Lobby

3rd Floor

KEYNOTE: Eric Booth

NEUHAUS THEATRE

Tunnel Level

ALLEY THEATRE

HOUSTON ARTS PARTNERS – 2016 CONFERENCE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016

2:15 – 3p


ARTS INTEGRATION SESSIONS BY SUBJECT

Music

Dance

Literary Arts

A.D. Players Theater: Living Art & Its Applications Houston Ballet: Critical Thinking through Movement Houston Ballet: Dancing Science University of Houston: The Dance of Science Young Audiences of Houston: Full STEAM Ahead

A.D. Players Theater: Living Art & Its Applications A.D. Players Theater: Time Machine Tours Alley Theatre: Executive Functions Main Street Theater: Through the Young Audiences of Houston: Performance Window FrankenSTEAM Young Audiences of Houston: Enrich Literacy Skills with Puppetry in the Classroom Young Audiences of Houston: FrankenSTEAM

A.D. Players Theater: Living Art & Its Applications Houston Ballet: Critical Thinking through Movement Young Audiences of Houston: Full STEAM Ahead

A.D. Players Theater: Living Art & Its Applications A.D. Players Theater: Time Machine Tours Alley Theatre: Executive Functions Young Audiences of Houston: Main Street Theater: Through the FrankenSTEAM Performance Window Young Audiences of Houston: FrankenSTEAM

A.D. Players Theater: Living Art & Its Applications Houston Ballet: Critical Thinking through Movement Young Audiences of Houston: Full STEAM Ahead

A.D. Players Theater: Living Art & Its Applications A.D. Players Theater: Time Machine Tours Alley Theatre: Executive Functions Writers in the Schools: The Game’s Main Street Theater: Through the the Thing Performance Window Young Audiences of Houston: Enrich Literacy Skills with Puppetry in the Classroom

A.D. Players Theater: Living Art & Its Applications Art League Houston: “Zine:” It, Done It, Got The T-shirt FotoFest: Using Photography to Raise Social Awareness … FotoFest & Texan-French Alliance for the Arts: From a Space to a Place The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: From Monkey Mind to Analytical Mind The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: Learning Through Art Young Audiences of Houston: FrankenSTEAM

A.D. Players Theater: Living Art & Its Applications A.D. Players Theater: Time Machine Tours Alley Theatre: Executive Functions A.D. Players Theater: Living Art Alley Theatre: Stage-worthy Personal & Its Applications Narratives … Houston Ballet: Critical Thinking Main Street Theater: Through the through Movement Performance Window Theatre Under The Stars: Young Theatre Under The Stars: Young Minds Minds Creating Art Creating Art Young Audiences of Houston: Enrich Literacy Skills with Puppetry in the Classroom Young Audiences of Houston: FrankenSTEAM

Theatre Under The Stars/The River: The Power of Inclusive Arts in Preschool

Young Audiences of Houston: FrankenSTEAM

Theatre Under The Stars/The River: The Power of Inclusive Arts in Preschool

Theatre Under The Stars/The River: The Power of Inclusive Arts in Preschool Young Audiences of Houston: FrankenSTEAM

Young Audiences of Houston: FrankenSTEAM

FotoFest & Texan-French Alliance for the Arts: From a Space to a Place The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: Houston Symphony: From Learning Through Art Listener to Leader Young Audiences of Houston: Theatre Under The Stars: Young FrankenSTEAM: Maker/Theatre Minds Creating Art Partnership Young Audiences of Houston: Full STEAM Ahead

Houston Ballet: Critical Thinking through Movement Houston Ballet: Dancing Science Theatre Under The Stars: Young Minds Creating Art Young Audiences of Houston: Full STEAM Ahead

Theatre Under The Stars: Young Minds Creating Art Alley Theatre: Executive Functions Alley Theatre: Performance: Oskar and the Big Bully Battle Alley Theatre: Stage-worthy Personal Narratives and Killer College Essays Main Street Theater: Through the Performance Window Young Audiences of Houston: FrankenSTEAM

Alley Theatre: Stage-worthy Personal Narratives… Writers in the Schools: The Game’s the Thing Young Audiences of Houston: FrankenSTEAM

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English/ Language Arts

A.D. Players Theater: Living Art & Its Applications AFA: Film-Making and FilmScoring Apollo Chamber Players: Identities in Counterpoint DA CAMERA chamber music & jazz: A Blank Canvas, an Empty Score Houston Symphony: From Listener to Leader Mercury: Gulliver’s Tunes Theatre Under The Stars: Young Minds Creating Art

Students w/ Special Needs

A.D. Players Theater: Living Art & Its Applications Artist Boat: Something Fishy Art League Houston: “Zine” It, Done It, Got The T-shirt A.D. Players Theater: Living Art FotoFest: An Eco-Creative Approach to & Its Applications Exploring the Natural World DA CAMERA chamber music & FotoFest & Texan-French Alliance for jazz: A Blank Canvas, an Empty the Arts: From a Space to a Place Score The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: Learning Through Art Young Audiences of Houston: FrankenSTEAM Young Audiences of Houston: Full STEAM Ahead A.D. Players Theater: Living Art & Its Applications Art League Houston: “Zine” It, Done It, A.D. Players Theater: Living Art Got The T-shirt & Its Applications FotoFest: Using Photography to Raise AFA: Film-Making and FilmSocial Awareness … Scoring The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: DA CAMERA chamber music & Learning Through Art jazz: A Blank Canvas, an Empty Young Audiences of Houston: Score FrankenSTEAM Young Audiences of Houston: Full STEAM Ahead A.D. Players Theater: Living Art & Its Applications A.D. Players Theater: Living Art Art League Houston: “Zine” It, Done It, & Its Applications Got The T-shirt Apollo Chamber Players: FotoFest: Using Photography to Raise Identities in Counterpoint Social Awareness … DA CAMERA chamber music & FotoFest & Texan-French Alliance for jazz: A Blank Canvas, an Empty the Arts: From a Space to a Place Score The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: DA CAMERA chamber music & From Monkey Mind to Analytical Mind jazz: Contextualizing Culture The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: and History through Music Learning Through Art Mercury: Gulliver’s Tunes Young Audiences of Houston: Full STEAM Ahead

Theatre

21 -Century Skills

Social Studies

Math

Science

Visual Arts

Alley Theatre: Stage-worthy Personal Narratives … Writers in the Schools: The Game’s the Thing Writers in the Schools: Come Together…Write Now! Young Audiences of Houston: FrankenSTEAM

ADDITIONAL TRACKS: PRIMARY EDUCATION (PK – 5), SECONDARY EDUCATION (6 – 12), ADVOCACY, ARTS BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, FINDING FUNDING, RECOMMENDED FOR ADMINISTRATORS, STEM TO STEAM, TEACHING ARTIST DEVELOPMENT, HB5 ENDORSEMENTS

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2016 Houston Arts Partners Conference – Friday, Sept. 9


HOUSTON ARTS PARTNERS 2016 CONFERENCE Motivate – Engage – Transform: Re-Designing the Future of Education F RIDAY , S EPTEMBER 9, 2016 8:00 a.m. Conference Opens

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Conference Check-in and Walk-up Registration

9:00 a.m. Keynote Session

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Conference Welcome from the Co-Chairs Pam Blaine, Houston Symphony; Joe Clark, Spring ISD; Mary Sutton, Alley Theatre Speaker Introduction: Joshua Zinn, Arts and Culture Producer and Announcer, Houston Public Media Keynote Series Part 1: Motivate – Engage – Transform: Re-Designing the Future of Education Keynote Speaker: Eric Booth Eric Booth is known as the “father of the teaching artist profession” and “one of the 25 most influential people in American arts education.” For his innovative leadership in arts learning as a teacher, professor, teaching artist, and author, he has received many honors, including being the first recipient of an honorary doctorate for teaching artistry (2012), the 2015 Arts Education Leadership Award from Americans for the Arts (the nation’s highest award), and being named in 2015 as one of the fifty most powerful and influential people in the U.S. nonprofit arts. For the 2016 Houston Arts Partners Conference, he serves as the keynote speaker and guide in our mission of “Re-Designing the Future of Education” and exploring the themes of how access to the arts and arts integration intersect with intrinsic motivation and student engagement. Eric will lead 10 specifically elected delegates from Houston-Area districts in an open exploration of the very real barriers to arts education access. Throughout the day delegates will explore and create lines of inquiry that will help us problem solve and ultimately find opportunities, strategies, and recommendations to help us move forward in our quest to enrich every student’s passion for learning. DISTRICT DELEGATES: Kathy Jahn, Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Alief ISD Lorin Furlow, Director of Special Services, Brazosport ISD Stephanie McBride, Executive Director of Professional Learning, Clear Creek ISD Dr. Scott Sheppard, Assistant Superintendent for School Administration, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Dr. Anthony Indelicato, Assistant Superintendent, Fort Bend ISD Annie Wolfe, Officer, Secondary Curriculum and Development, Houston ISD Christy Maeker, Coordinator, Office of Counseling and Psychological Services, Katy ISD Jenny McGown, Associate Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, Klein ISD Kristi Shofner, Director of Elementary Instruction, New Caney ISD Alana Morris, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, Spring ISD

Speaker Introduction: Joshua Zinn, Arts and Culture Producer and Announcer, Houston Public Media Featured Speaker: Adele Diamond Adele Diamond was recently recognized as one of the 15 most influential neuroscientists alive today. She is the Canada Research 2016 Houston Arts Partners Conference – Friday, Sept. 9

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Chair Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and a member of the Royal Society of Canada. Prof. Diamond is at the forefront of research on ‘executive functions’ and on the brain’s prefrontal cortex on which they depend. Executive functions include ‘thinking outside the box’ (cognitive flexibility), mentally relating ideas and facts (working memory), and giving considered responses rather than impulsive ones, resisting temptations and staying focused (inhibitory control, including selective attention). She has made discoveries that have improved treatment for two different medical disorders and discoveries that have impacted education, improving the lives of millions of children. Her work has shown that executive functions can be improved even in the very young. Adele Diamond was educated at Swarthmore (B.A., Phi Beta Kappa), Harvard (Ph.D.), and Yale Medical School (postdoc). Her many awards include an honorary doctorate (Honoris Causa) from Ben-Gurion University, the Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contributions to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society, named a “Woman of Distinction” by the YWCA, and named one of the “2000 Outstanding Women of the 20th Century.”

10:45 – 11 a.m. Break

11 a.m. – noon Breakout Sessions

NEUHAUS THEATRE

Critical Thinking Through Movement Houston Ballet & J.R. Harris ES (Houston ISD)

TUNNEL LEVEL

We talk a lot about 21st-Century skills and “raising leaders,” and yet in so many classrooms, students are rewarded only when they “do what they are told.” How will we truly raise the next generation of leaders, if we don’t encourage students to have their own opinions that they support with strong arguments and evidence? Dance is the answer. This session will explore movement activities that teachers can use with students as young as Pre-K to encourage critical observation and discussion, as well as creativity, communication and collaboration. Teachers will experience these activities that can be tied to other academic areas, including Math, Science, Social Studies and ELA, and practice techniques for encouraging thoughtful participation. Session participants will experience a full dance lesson, including a Brain Dance warm-up, exploration of dance concepts, and application of several movement activities to various subject matter. TIme permitting, we will cover at least one activity in ELA, Science, Math and Social Studies. We will illustrate how a particular movement activity can be adapted simply to alternate subject matter. Most importantly, session participants will experience the critical thinking and discussion that follows each movement activity. Writing extensions will be available. PRESENTERS: Jennifer Sommers, Associate Director, Education and Community Engagement, Houston Ballet; Kirk Suddreath, Percussionist

PRIMARY (PK-5), STEM TO STEAM, TEACHING ARTIST DEVELOPMENT, 21ST CENTURY SKILLS

NEUHAUS LOBBY TUNNEL LEVEL

Enriching Literacy Skills through Puppetry: Black Light Paper Fish Puppetry Workshop with Main Character, Goal, Problem, Solution Young Audiences of Houston Get motivated, gain confidence, and learn techniques for using puppets and stuffed animals – powerful teaching and learning tools – to enrich and nurture creative thinking, to stretch the imagination, to strengthen a love of language, to motivate reading and to heighten visualization, critical thinking, listening, and communication skills. Incorporate art into literature by using puppets for story mapping, collaboration and comprehension. Be empowered to use puppets to teach specific concepts and ideas to children. Imagination and role-playing increase the creativity and brain work of children. Puppets can teach anything. Participants will gain ideas and techniques for using puppets to teach specific literacy concepts and skills in a fun and authentic way, and learn the components of story mapping: main character, goal, problem and solution; and how to discover them in all literature. PRESENTER: Jean Kuecher, Puppeteer and Teaching Artist, Young Audiences of Houston

PRIMARY (PK-5), STEM TO STEAM

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The Game’s the Thing: Using Video Games and Game Design in the Creative Writing Classroom Writers in the Schools, Histrionix Learning Company, & Lantrip Elementary (Houston ISD) Every game is a story. As the video game industry evolves from entertainment to education, writers are both players and designers, translating stories into games. Through game play, students become creators versus consumers of media, using their writing as the foundation for design as a new method for publication. 2016 Houston Arts Partners Conference – Friday, Sept. 9


With game-based learning, writers and educators form community in their classrooms, engage students with the writing process, and embrace a new, more interactive way of teaching writing. This panel will explore how experts in this emerging education field foster creativity and learning with students, and they will make the case for why this learning should take place in the classroom setting. You will hear from WITS writers who incorporate this pedagogy into their classrooms, teachers who work with WITS in the digital classroom, and representatives from our partners at Histrionix. Also, you’ll have the opportunity to play student-designed video games from the WITS Digital classroom. PRESENTERS: Lesa Boutin, writer in residence, Writers in the Schools; Jacqueline Del Villar, writer in residence, Writers in the Schools; Deborah Mouton, Special Programs Manager, Writers in the Schools; Rick Brennan, Founder, Histrionix Learning Company

PRIMARY (PK-5), SECONDARY (6-12), ADMINISTRATORS, STEM TO STEAM, 21ST CENTURY SKILLS, ENDORSEMENTS: BUSINESS & INDUSTRY, STEM

HUBBARD THEATRE 3

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From Listener to Leader: Achieving 21st-Century Skills through Active Listening Houston Symphony & Crespo ES (Houston ISD) Make music come alive for your students and improve their critical thinking skills at the same time! Learn how students with or without a music background can develop active listening skills and engage their imaginations in whole new ways. Explore methods to guide students’ ears to focus on the types of sounds that make up a piece of music. Create a “no-fail environment” and spark students’ imagination to think creatively about what they hear. Houston Symphony Community-Embedded Musicians will demonstrate ways to listen to music that will focus attention and bring the imagination on an incredible journey. PRESENTERS: Anthony Parce, violist and Houston Symphony Community-Embedded Musician; Allison Conlan, Associate Director of Education and Community Programming; Emily Nelson, Education and Community Programming Manager

PRIMARY (PK-5), RECOMMENDED FOR ADMINISTRATORS, TEACHING ARTIST DEVELOPMENT, 21ST CENTURY SKILLS

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Learning Through Art The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Kick StART your year with innovative techniques designed to energize your classroom! Motivate and encourage students to think critically and creatively by using problem solving skills, art inquiry methods, and questioning strategies. Explore how the award winning elementary and middle school Learning Through Art at the MFAH (LTA/MFAH) curriculum connects the Museum’s collections of world art with the classroom curriculum for art, music, theatre arts, language arts, math, science, and social studies. Inspire students to use higher cognitive thinking skills while experiencing motivating games, hands-on activities, quality literature, sample lessons, and interdisciplinary units. Be a pART of making art come alive in your classroom! The Museum’s elementary and middle school curriculum integrates higher level cognitive skills, such as observing and organizing information, making predictions, and communicating ideas and thoughts with art inquiry methods to ultimately promote the students’ development of 21st-century skills that are needed to succeed in the world. (This session will repeat on Friday at 2:00 p.m.) PRESENTERS: Rita Whiteman and LuAnn Turley, educators, curriculum writers, and authors, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

PRIMARY (PK-5), RECOMMENDED FOR ADMINISTRATORS, STEM TO STEAM, 21ST CENTURY SKILLS GT

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Executive Functions: Organizing the Mind through “Staging STEM” Alley Theatre, Anderson ES (Spring ISD), & Fort Bend ISD Every school has “that” class—you know, the one that bounces between unmanageable and just plain silly. The fifth graders of Goodman Elementary might have been labeled this way, but Staging STEM brought change. The principal was skeptical. The teachers were frustrated. The kids didn’t know they could do it. But, in this two week residency they practiced impulse and emotional control, flexible thinking, working memory, self-monitoring, organizing, planning and prioritizing and task initiation. Come discuss how arts integration impacts the executive functions of students’ minds. Learn how a kinesthetic approach to learning helps students organize, focus and share more effectively. PRESENTERS: Sara Bassinger, Staging STEM Manager, Alley Theatre; Audrey Burkhart, Staging STEM Coordinator, Alley Theatre, Mary Sutton, Director of Education and Community Engagement, Alley Theatre; James Drew, Director of Fine Arts, Fort Bend ISD; Phillip Taylor, Coordinator of Fine Arts, Theatre and Dance, Fort Bend ISD; Chad Schmidt, Principal, Anderson ES

PRIMARY (PK-5), RECOMMENDED FOR ADMINISTRATORS, STEM TO STEAM, 21ST CENTURY SKILLS

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Legislative Update Texas Coalition for Quality Arts Education This overview of current and pending Texas legislation on the state of arts education in Texas public schools is a popular annual conference event, an outstanding source of first-hand information on legislation that could affect your campus or classroom. The discussion includes information on the current funding outlook, update on HB 5 implementation – its successes and shortfalls; ESSA - the new federal legislation; and possible threats to arts education. PRESENTER: Robert Floyd, Executive Director, Texas Music Educators Association; Chair, Texas Coalition for Quality Arts Education ADVOCACY, RECOMMENDED FOR ADMINISTRATORS

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Office Hours Conference attendees who registered in advance were able to sign up for small group “office hours” with conference plenary speakers, panelists, and special guests. Availability for these 20-minute sessions is limited!

12 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch Break

12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions

NEUHAUS THEATRE TUNNEL LEVEL

Film-Making and Film-Scoring AFA, SWAMP, Marshall MS Academy of Fine Arts (Houston ISD), & The Monarch School In the Film-Making and Film-Scoring class, students first work in groups to develop short films that can be shown in a school environment. Often, students work to develop films about their school experience or about special events on campus. When the films are completed, students then work individually or in groups to provide music to accompany their films. Students learn how music can be a powerful vehicle to enhance storytelling and to add emotional content to what they have filmed. Depending on their level of expertise and musical background, students may either compose original music for their films or they can work with any of the commercial software programs to use loops and sound samples to score their films. Teachers will learn how to set up a workshop at their own school and what questions to look at if they choose to develop a program on their own. Teachers will also view several examples of completed films from AFA workshops. PRESENTERS: Dr. Michael Remson, Artistic and Executive Director, AFA; Jane McKinney, music specialist, Marshall MS Academy of Fine Arts; Michelle Mower, Board Chair, SWAMP, motion picture writer, director, and producer; Cay Taylor, independent music therapist and former instructor, The Monarch School

PRIMARY (PK-5), SECONDARY (6-12), 21ST CENTURY SKILLS

NEUHAUS LOBBY

An Eco-Creative Approach to Exploring the Natural World FotoFest International, Artist Boat, & Hines-Caldwell ES (Houston ISD)

TUNNEL LEVEL

This hands-on workshop will introduce educators of all backgrounds and subject areas to tools for exploring issues of sustainability and biodiversity in the classroom through the use of photography, writing, and collage. Developed in partnership with Galveston’s Artist Boat, Changing Circumstances’ eco-creative curriculum blends hands-on science lessons and student-driven art projects to explore three major issues: climate change, the globalization of natural resources and the impact of new technologies. The curriculum culminates in a student-driven stewardship project encouraging students to engage in real world action in their own communities. Participants in this workshop will be led in creative writing and collage techniques that can be used to creatively introduce and explore a variety of subjects with students of all grade levels. This workshop will focus on one partnership between FotoFest teaching artists Amy C. Evans and Jessica Fuquay and a 3rd grade science classroom at Jean Hines-Caldwell Elementary in a program made possible by the Arts Access Initiative, whose backbone and fiscal agent is Young Audiences of Houston. PRESENTERS: Rebecca J. Hopp, Program Manager, Literacy Through Photography at FotoFest International; Amanda Rinehart, Education Program Manager, Artist Boat; Chelsea Shannon, Outreach Coordinator, Literacy Through Photography at FotoFest International

PRIMARY (PK-5), SECONDARY (6-12), STEM TO STEAM, ENDORSEMENT: STEM

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Full STEAM Ahead: Next Stop – Career Readiness Young Audiences of Houston, Wharton Dual Language Academy (Houston ISD), & Cummings ES (Alief ISD)

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With an advisory group of STEM professionals, Young Audiences of Houston artists created adaptive curricula to prepare students to develop the career skills they need for success. In YAH’s Full STEAM Ahead initiative, students and teachers could interpret the Water Cycle through dance, construct three-dimensional sculptures to explore weather patterns, or conceptualize new interiors for a spaceship’s interior cabin. In addition to better retaining the information, students developed skills identified by STEM professionals as being much needed in their fields: creativity, collaboration, communication, and more. This workshop will bring together participants to consider how creativity is the spark for school districts and classrooms who are exploring ways to prepare our students for future careers in STEM fields. Join Young Audiences of Houston teaching artists and partner schools as we dive into the first year of Full STEAM Ahead and learn how collaboration, creative application, and partnerships with businesses lead to greater awareness of STEAM learning, development of teacher practice and student learning, and a shared network of resources and school partners.

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PRESENTERS: Liz Conces Spencer, teaching artist, Young Audiences of Houston; Annie Arnoult and Alissa Mittin, Open Dance Project, teaching artists, Young Audiences of Houston; Patricia Selin, Wharton Dual Language Academy; Jeannette Byrd, principal, Cummings ES; Rosalyn Kanu, Cummings ES

PRIMARY (PK-5), SECONDARY (6-12), STEM TO STEAM, ENDORSEMENT: STEM

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PANEL: Keys to the College: Arts Education Opens Doors to Higher Education Arts learning has benefits beyond skills in the arts. According to these college admission officers, K-12 arts involvement benefits all students, not just those pursuing fine arts majors. Skills developed in fine arts classes can support achievement at the college or university level, help develop the human strengths college recruiters are looking for, and ease the transition for students who are the first in their families to attend college. In this discussion, find out how you can support your campus’s college-bound culture through greater arts involvement and lower barriers to higher education. PANELISTS: Jeff Fuller, Director of Student Recruitment, University of Houston, and Director, National Association of College Admission Counseling Board of Directors; Veronica Peña, Program Coordinator, Houston Admissions Center, The University of Texas at Austin; Tamara L. Siler, Senior Associate Director of Admission and Coordinator of Minority Recruitment, Rice University MODERATOR: Laura Isensee, Education Reporter, Houston Public Media ARTS BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, RECOMMENDED FOR ADMINISTRATORS

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“Zine” It, Done It, Got the T-shirt: Using Handmade Publications to Encourage Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Creativity Art League Houston & Zinefest Houston Participants in this “amaZINE” session will explore how zines, a lo-fi publication process that can be easily created and assembled, might be utilized in the classroom as a means for integrating visual art into the curriculum, while fostering critical-thinking skills, collaboration and creativity. We will address the following questions: What is a zine? How can zines be utilized as a means for art integration? What are the benefits of employing the zine-making process? PRESENTERS: Zachary Gresham, Education Programs Director, Art League Houston; Clara Kang, Education Programs Associate, Art League Houston; Anastasia Kirages, Zinefest Houston

PRIMARY (PK-5), SECONDARY (6-12) GT

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PANEL: Studio Habits of Mind Since Harvard’s Project Zero identified the Studio Habits of Mind (S.H.O.M.) ten years ago, the Habits have provided many arts teachers, organizations and funders a valuable language to articulate the fundamental, but difficult to measure, mindsets practiced by students when they engage with and make art. They have been a continuous force in reshaping how we implement arts education and integration. They are not novel, but they are handy when talking about an art form’s impact on students. In fact, they correlate with the 21st Century Skills, Executive Functions and Social Emotional Learning. To Develop Craft, Engage & Persist, Envision, Express, Observe, Reflect, Stretch & Explore and Understand Art Worlds are habits of mind we want all our students to master. Engaging in artist practice of any kind can give students an invaluable arena for self-mastery that will reverberate throughout their lives. Join us as the Alley Theatre, Houston Ballet, Houston Symphony, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, share how they utilize these important habits of mind in their student programs and discuss how you may apply them in the classroom to build strong, more engaged and mindful students. PRESENTERS: Jennifer Beradino, Object-Based Learning Manager, and Natalie Svacina, Object-Based Learning Specialist, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Pam Blaine, Chief of Education and Community Programming, Houston Symphony; Mary Sutton, 2016 Houston Arts Partners Conference – Friday, Sept. 9

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Director of Education and Community Engagement, Alley Theatre; Jennifer Sommers, Associate Director, Education and Community Engagement, Houston Ballet PRIMARY (PK-5), SECONDARY (6-12), RECOMMENDED FOR ADMINISTRATORS, TEACHING ARTIST DEVELOPMENT, 21ST CENTURY SKILLS GT

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Moving Towards Action: Advocacy for ESSA Implementation Americans for the Arts Join Jeff M. Poulin from Americans for the Arts for a hands-on session exploring the opportunities in local communities for advocacy for arts education. Within the context of the new Every Student Succeeds Act, it is vital for all members of the arts education ecosystem to move from being supporters to becoming advocates. Learn about national trends and apply advocacy skills to create a personal advocacy plan. PRESENTER: Jeff M. Poulin, Arts Education Program Manager, Americans for the Arts ADVOCACY, RECOMMENDED FOR ADMINISTRATORS

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Office Hours Conference attendees who registered in advance were able to sign up for small group “office hours” with conference plenary speakers, panelists, and special guests. Availability for these 20-minute sessions is limited!

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions

NEUHAUS THEATRE TUNNEL LEVEL

Dancing Science Houston Ballet This workshop is designed to inspire pre-K through fifth-grade grade science teachers to use movement in their classrooms to support student understanding.Through movement exercises and creative exploration, students can use their bodies to explore recurring scientific themes in physical, earth and life sciences. Topics covered will include matter and energy; force, motion and energy; and life cycle and other patterns found in nature. The presenters will demonstrate how the partnership between the teaching artist and classroom teacher models collaboration and creativity for their students and maximizes learning for all learners. PRESENTERS: Jennifer Sommers, Associate Director, Education and Community Engagement, Houston Ballet; Kirk Suddreath, Percussionist

PRIMARY (PK-5), 21ST CENTURY SKILLS

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The Power of Inclusive Arts in Preschool Theatre Under The Stars & Sinclair ES (Houston ISD) The arts are recognized for their transformational power in the lives of practitioners. What if students with disabilities engaged in the arts alongside their general education peers? And what if this inclusive practice started in preschool? In this workshop we’ll digitally visit two local programs bringing typical students and students with disabilities together through the arts. In small groups, workshop participants will collaborate to explore best practices related to the arts, inclusion, and the benefits for all students. PRESENTERS: Eileen Edmonds, Assistant Director of Education, The River; Katey Tidwell, Teaching Artist, The River Performing & Visual Arts; Dawn Ritchey, Preschool Special Education Teacher, Sinclair ES

PRIMARY (PK-5), SPECIAL NEEDS

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Something Fishy: Project-Based Learning in the Science Classroom Artist Boat & Atherton ES (Houston ISD) Dive into ‘I Smell Something Fishy,’ a project-based program that creatively inspires students in third through eighth grades to combine biology and art. Students interpret the feeding behavior and habitat of fishes, and teachers learn to integrate science and art in their classroom. This workshop uses project-based learning to increase understanding of the process of animal morphology and adaptation, increase art literacy using various media, increase literacy using writing exercises, and creatively demonstrate understanding of science concepts. Students practice hands-on biology, vocabulary, and art literacy in a fun and educational environment, which helps them make connections and retain information better.

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The ‘I Smell Something Fishy’ curriculum at Atherton Elementary School was funded through the Houston Arts Access Initiative, whose backbone and fiscal agent is Young Audiences of Houston. PRESENTERS: Amanda Rinehart, Education Program Manager, Artist Boat; Patricia Whiteside, Atherton ES

PRIMARY (PK-5), SECONDARY (6-12), STEM TO STEAM, ENDORSEMENT: STEM

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PANEL: The Nuts and Bolts of Highly Functional Partnerships Partnerships can be pivotal in energizing old ideas and driving innovation. At best they are hugely rewarding learning experiences. At their worst, they are a frustrating mix of broken promises and missed opportunities. They are certainly tricky! Join in a discussion as three veteran partnerships share the challenges and opportunities of working together to achieve common goals. This session is part brainstorm, part problem-solving, part best practices. Interested in a partnership? Come learn and gain insight into how to build the right partnership for you. PANELISTS: James Drew, Director of Fine Arts, Fort Bend ISD; Mary Sutton, Director of Education and Community Engagement, Alley Theatre; Dr. Sabrina Nguyen, Fine Arts Specialist, East Area Schools Office, Houston ISD; Pam Blaine, Chief of Education and Community Programming, Houston Symphony; Jane Weiner, Founder & Director, Hope Stone, Inc.; Priscilla Rivas-Tazehzad, Assistant Principal, Browning ES (Houston ISD) RECOMMENDED FOR ADMINISTRATORS, TEACHING ARTIST DEVELOPMENT

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Learning Through Art The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Please refer to the earlier listing of this repeat session. PRESENTERS: Rita Whiteman and LuAnn Turley, educators, curriculum writers, and authors, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

PRIMARY (PK-5), RECOMMENDED FOR ADMINISTRATORS, STEM TO STEAM, 21ST CENTURY SKILLS GT

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Stage-worthy Personal Narratives and Killer College Essays Alley Theatre, Reagan HS (Houston ISD), & Project GRAD Ever since the dinosaurs called it quits, humankind has used stories as a measurement of who we are and as a blueprint for who we can become. Before social media, the telephone, carrier pigeons or smoke signals, we spoke our stories aloud. Alley Theatre’s First Draft workshop is a modern, out-of-the-box take on that age-old tradition. First Draft—one of Alley Theatre’s arts integration programs for high school students—addresses multiple objectives to aid students interested in applying to college: 1) to help students embrace and deepen their own unique writing skills; 2) to validate and give voice to diverse personal narratives; 3) to create a platform for students to practice life-changing executive functions (EF) and master the Eight Studio Habits of Mind (SHoM); and 4) to help students write a truly relevant, impassioned college essay. PRESENTERS: Mary Sutton, Director of Education and Community Engagement, Alley Theatre; Michelle Edwards, In-School Programs Manager and Resident Teaching Artist, Alley Theatre; Alex Odom, Teaching Artist, Alley Theatre; Brenden BourqueSheil, Teaching Artist, Alley Theatre; Natalie Martinez, Creative Writing Chair, Reagan HS; Pamela Hernandez, Director of Program Design and Community Engagement, Project GRAD

SECONDARY (6-12), RECOMMENDED FOR ADMINISTRATORS, 21ST CENTURY SKILLS, ENDORSEMENT: BUSINESS & INDUSTRY

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Arts and Medicine In Practice at Houston Methodist Hospital: the art of observation Houston Methodist Center for Performing Arts Medicine The Center for Performing Arts Medicine (CPAM) at Houston Methodist Hospital supports the idea that skills developed through the arts, and artists themselves, have a place in diverse arenas where innovation and discovery are critical. In this session, Todd Frazier, System Director of CPAM, will demonstrate how a collaborative bridge between the arts and medical communities can bring new value, purpose, and opportunity to both. He will present an overview of strategies the Center is incorporating to integrate the arts into the health care environment with a focus on patient experience and outcomes, employee satisfaction and demonstrating economic value. The featured speaker of this session is Dr. John Wolf, one of CPAM’s physicians who exemplifies a renaissance approach to his profession and the “Art of Medicine.” Dr. Wolf will present “The Art of Observation,” examining how similar methods of observation are applied by artists, art historians, creative writers, and physicians as it relates to diagnosis. He will illustrate the creative thought processes required to diagnose complex medical challenges through the lens of artists and his favorite Sherlock Holmes reasoning techniques. Through case studies, Dr. Wolf proves that the art of observation brings together divergent skill sets to solve complex problems. 2016 Houston Arts Partners Conference – Friday, Sept. 9 13


PRESENTERS: J. Todd Frazier, Director, Center for Performing Arts Medicine; Dr. John Wolf, Professor and Department Chair, Dermatology, Baylor College of Medicine ARTS BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, STEM TO STEAM

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3 – 3:15 p.m. Break

3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Endnote Session

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Keynote Series Part 2: Transforming Ideas into Change Speaker: Eric Booth Eric Booth reconvenes the district delegates for their reflections, recommendations, and realizations from the first day of the conference – and invites the teaching artist and education communities to an open dialogue about their roles.

4:15 – 6 p.m. HAPpy Hour Please join presenters, panelists, and colleagues in the Alleyway for performances, drinks, and networking!

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HOUSTON ARTS PARTNERS 2016 CONFERENCE Motivate – Engage – Transform: Re-Designing the Future of Education S ATURDAY , S EPTEMBER 10, 2016

7:30 a.m. Conference Opens

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Sponsor Breakfast Join the sponsors who support the Houston Arts Partners Conference for kolaches and coffee!

Conference Check-in and Walk-up Registration (If you checked in on the first day of the conference, you do not need to check in again.)

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Keynote Session

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Conference Welcome from the Co-Chairs Pam Blaine, Houston Symphony; Joe Clark, Spring ISD; Mary Sutton, Alley Theatre Speaker Introduction: Catherine Lu, Content Producer and Announcer, Houston Public Media Keynote Series Part 3: Back to the Future Speaker: Eric Booth Eric Booth reconnects us to the themes of Friday’s discussion, setting priorities in re-designing the future of education for Saturday’s conference events.

9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Break

9:45 –10:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions

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Performance: Oskar and the Big Bully Battle: Alley Theatre’s Character Education Series Alley Theatre By Matt Ackles and Prince Gomolvilas. Directed by Mary Sutton and Josh Hardcastle. Ten-year-old Oskar is a handful, but he has a HUGE imagination! Every year, Oskar and his friends tour to Houston-area schools, teaching thousands of students important life lessons. Enthralling students and teachers across the nation for more than 10 years, this series of six shows chronicles Oskar, Beth, and Frank’s journey to self-awareness and social responsibility. Oskar has taught students how to be UPstanders, what to do with poetry when your mother takes away your electronic devices, and even how to embrace Billy Blue Hat . . . which doesn’t seem very easy if you come from Orange Hat, Texas. This year, our epic UPstander saga is back with a brand new play, Oskar and the Big Bully Battle! . . . TA DA . . . PART 2! PRESENTERS: Dano Colón, Gabe Regojo, Natasha Gorel, actors; Katt Treviño, Stage Manager, Alley Theatre

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From a Space to a Place FotoFest International, Texan-French Alliance for the Arts, YES Prep Public Schools – Northside Campus, & M.D. Anderson Family YMCA 2016 Houston Arts Partners Conference – Saturday, Sept. 10


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“From a Space to a Place” (FASTAP) is designed to empower students to improve the quality of life in their communities. We utilize many disciplines (including art, science, leadership, technology) in our journey toward positive change. This workshop focuses on hands-on creative activities, providing art-integrated tools to enhance the learning experience in and out of the classroom. We will share how FASTAP develops TEKS-aligned 21 -century skills by inviting participants to experience some of our tools/activities. st

PRESENTERS: Rebecca J. Hopp, Program Coordinator, Literacy Through Photography at FotoFest International; Karine ParkerLemoyne, Executive and Program Director, Texan-French Alliance for the Arts; Maureen Israel, School Director, Yes Prep Public Schools – Northside Campus; Marie D. Arcos, MSW, Executive Director, M.D. Anderson Family YMCA; Carolyn Finley, STEM Specialist, Crosby ISD

SECONDARY (6-12), STEM TO STEAM, 21ST CENTURY SKILLS, ENDORSEMENTS: BUSINESS & INDUSTRY, STEM, PUBLIC SERVICES

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Time Machine Tours A.D. Players Theater & Harmony West Houston Science Academy Inspired by “Dance Around the World,” Time Machine Tours takes children on a geographical journey without ever having to leave their classroom. In the two-day lesson students experience in this partnership, they create their own passports and receive scripts to rehearse historical moments. Then, students get their passports stamped and fly on an imaginary time machine to their destination (identified on a globe or world map), and then follow their teacher (the tour guide) through a specific country and time period, pausing to act out moments in history along the way. In this session, get a feel for how Time Machine Tours could enhance students’ experience in the classroom and improve comprehension of material by combining the arts (drawing, acting, writing) with social studies and geography. PRESENTERS: Braden Hunt, A.D. Players Theatre Arts Academy; Stephanie Bradow, Harmony West Houston Science Academy

SECONDARY (6-12), TEACHING ARTIST DEVELOPMENT

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Your Brain on Art: The Neuroscience of Aesthetics and Creativity Noninvasive Brain-Machine Interface Systems Lab – The University of Houston There is growing evidence that the creative arts have therapeutic benefits that may promote well-being, enhance lifestyle and creativity and improve health outcomes. However, these benefits may vary greatly by the individual, and to maximize art’s therapeutic and wellness applications, it is critical to quantify the brain’s response to the arts ‘in action and in context.’ Dr. Jose Contreras-Vidal, director of the Noninvasive Brain Machine Interface Systems Lab at the University of Houston, does this by taking brain-behavior measurements in complex real-settings and in freely-behaving individuals from a diverse population. Dr. Contreras-Vidal will demonstrate the technology that allows us to understand what happens in artists’ brains through braincomputer interfaces – showing us what the brain looks like during the creative process – and review his team’s research on mobile brain-body imaging to study neuroaesthetics and creativity in public settings. PRESENTERS: Dr. Jose Contreras-Vidal, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor, UH Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; and full affiliate member, Neurosciences Research Program at Houston Methodist Research Institute; Jesus Cruz-Garza, Graduate Research Assistant and UH/HMRI Graduate Fellow in Translational Research, The University of Houston; Anastasiya Kopteva, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Noninvasive Brain-Machine Interface Systems Laboratory at the University of Houston ARTS BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, STEM TO STEAM

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Finding Funding: Texas Commission on the Arts The Texas Commission on the Arts strives to ensure that all Texans, including students, have access to the arts. The TCA offers resources to schools, organizations, and individual artists that can help lower barriers to the arts and arts education. Find out from Gary Gibbs, Executive Director of TCA, about the range of opportunities that exist for your campus or organization. PRESENTER: Gary Gibbs, Executive Director, Texas Commission on the Arts FINDING FUNDING, TEACHING ARTIST DEVELOPMENT

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From Monkey Mind to Analytical Mind through Art Analysis The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, & Spring Forest MS (Spring Branch ISD)

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Students rein in their natural Monkey Mind (unbridled, undisciplined, and irresistible creativity and desire to express) and steer its power toward an analytical approach that provides focus and structure. This not only produces increased clarity, but a deeper, transferable understanding, and a richer experience when encountering works of art as well. The concept of art encompasses an understanding of the structure and function of the “language” of both the academic and living “real” worlds. This language includes 2016 Houston Arts Partners Conference – Saturday, Sept. 10

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Literary Texts – fiction, poetry, drama, and film; Informational Texts – procedural, expository, and persuasive, including media and propaganda. This session explores the 5-step strategy (Surface understanding, Compositional Elements, Interpretation, Evaluation & Propaganda) that has produced impressive results regarding increased deeper analytical skills and expression among students. PRESENTERS: Kenneth Jones, Teacher Fellow, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; 8th Grade ELA Teacher, Spring Forest MS

SECONDARY (6-12)

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PANEL: STEAM: An Arts-Fueled Transformation STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) are fields critical to preparing students for the workforce of the future. The STEM-to-STEAM model proposes supporting the teaching of these subjects by ensuring students have access to a complete arts education as well. While STEM conveys the technical know-how, the critical “A” (for Arts) allows for the development of creativity, communication, collaboration, risk-taking, problem-solving, and critical thinking—skills which are all vital to the successful scientist, engineer, physician, or mathematician. STEM provides the structure, and STEAM provides the energy! PANELISTS: Juan A. “Tony” Castilleja, Jr., Space Exploration Business Development, The Boeing Company; Pete Ed Garrett, Partner, Studio RED Architects; Lisa Shorb, Vice President for Human Resources, IT, and Administration, Kinder Morgan MODERATOR: Amy Bishop, Arts and Culture Reporter, Houston Public Media ARTS BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, STEM TO STEAM, 21ST CENTURY SKILLS

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Identities in Counterpoint Apollo Chamber Players & KIPP Sharpstown College Prep This presentation will encourage arts educators to integrate social studies, cultural awareness and critical thinking into their curriculum by inviting teaching artists that provide historical/social context through high quality performances and instruction to support existing fine arts curriculum. ‘Identities in Counterpoint’ is a multi-media exploration of the concept of identity as told through the story of African-American composer Florence Beatrice Price (1887-1953) and her journey to embrace the sorrow songs (spirituals) of her ancestors as part of her musical language. The musical narrative takes students from the setting of pre-Civil Rights era Little Rock, Arkansas, further back in time to New York City in 1892 – then forward again to present day – delving into themes of identity, race, the musical term “counterpoint” and the concept of embracing the beauty of difference. Apollo will perform excerpts of ‘Identities in Counterpoint’—a multi-media exploration of the concept of identity—In conjunction with a discussion about ideas and suggestions for teaching artists to develop compelling context and materials, as well as making their art form “classroom-ready” for the greatest impact. Examples of completed student assignments will be compiled for discussion and presentation. PRESENTERS: Whitney Bullock, Education Director and musician, Apollo Chamber Players; Matthew J. Detrick, Anabel Ramirez, and Matthew Dudzik, musicians, Apollo Chamber Players; Lee Rivera, Orchestra Director, KIPP Sharpstown College Prep

PRIMARY (PK-5), SECONDARY (6-12), RECOMMENDED FOR ADMINISTRATORS, TEACHING ARTIST DEVELOPMENT, 21ST CENTURY SKILLS

10:45 – 11 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. – noon Breakout Sessions or Lunch: Option 1 GT

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Critical Thinking Through Movement Houston Ballet & J.R. Harris ES (Houston ISD) Please see the earlier listing of this repeat session. PRESENTERS: Jennifer Sommers, Associate Director, Education and Community Engagement, Houston Ballet; Kirk Suddreath, Percussionist

PRIMARY (PK-5), STEM TO STEAM, TEACHING ARTIST DEVELOPMENT, 21ST CENTURY SKILLS

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Young Minds Creating Art: Shrek, Story Drama, and Social-Emotional Learning Theatre Under The Stars & YMCA of Greater Houston “What makes us special makes us strong.” –”Freak Flag,” Shrek the Musical Theatre Under the Stars and YMCA of Greater Houston have teamed up to collectively create an experience that emphasizes individuality, creativity and communication through the use of Shrek The Musical and the original book by William Steig. Concentrating on essential questions such as, “What is UNIQUE about me?”, “What is MY STORY?”, and “How do I COMMUNICATE my story?” each session brings a new adventure: from character creation to personal storytelling; from selfportraiture to choreography; from belting out a ballad to developing our own language. Paralleling Shrek’s journey to their own, students discover their Inner Ogre, and in the process collaboratively create a multimedia musical theatre presentation about courage, self-expression, and community. PRESENTERS: Sara Brunow, Assistant Director of Education and Community Engagement, Theatre Under The Stars; Avian Thomas, Site Director, De Zavala Elementary, YMCA of Greater Houston; Gloria Guzman, Youth Development Director—Teens, YMCA of Greater Houston; Kaundria Gay, Music Specialist, Best Elementary; Teaching Artist, Theatre Under The Stars; Elizabeth Wilson, Teaching Artist, Theatre Under The Stars; Matthew Logan, Teaching Artist, Theatre Under The Stars

PRIMARY (PK-5), 21ST CENTURY SKILLS

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A Blank Canvas, an Empty Score DA CAMERA chamber music & jazz & Lovett ES (Houston ISD) It can be a daunting task to begin using the arts as a vehicle for learning core content, especially if one is not intimately familiar with a particular art form. Thankfully, there are many resources available and the arts provide numerous entry points to the curriculum, often in ways that promote cross-curricular learning. In this workshop, teachers will explore the process of creating arts-integrated lesson plans from scratch using topics provided by the participants. Craig Hauschildt, Director of Education and Community Initiatives at DA CAMERA: chamber music and jazz, will provide example arts-integrated lessons and lead everyone through the process of finding connections between an art discipline and an education focus. Let’s begin! PRESENTERS: Craig Hauschildt, Director of Education and Community Partnerships, DA CAMERA chamber music & jazz; Rickey Polidore, art teacher, Lovett ES

PRIMARY (PK-5), SECONDARY (6-12)

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Come Together…Write Now! WITS and a Collaborative Approach to Teaching Writing Writers in the Schools, Bellaire HS (Houston ISD), & Raul Yzaguirre School for Success at the Tejano Center for Community Concerns Today’s standardized testing requires all students to approach writing as a matter of craft, yet many teachers and students look for a magic formula with which to fill those 26 lines of the STAAR or EOC writing assessment. The panel presentation will demonstrate how literary arts integration can support teachers and students to understand that the 26-line STAAR essay, just like a poem, requires a writer to purposely choose every effective part of their work. The transformative result is that both teachers and students learn to appreciate that in prose, as in poetry, the key is FORM not FORMULA. By working with teachers as writers, the WITS Collaborative program supports teachers as they transition to and engage with a craftcentered approach to the teaching of writing. PRESENTERS: Sara Cooper, writer in residence, Writers in the Schools; Kimberly Fain, Teacher, Bellaire HS; Karina Arreaga, Teacher, Raul Yzaguirre School for Success, Tejano Center for Community Concerns; Tina Angelo, Education Director, Writers in the Schools

PRIMARY (PK-5), SECONDARY (6-12), RECOMMENDED FOR ADMINISTRATORS

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Finding Funding: Fund for Teachers - Relevant, Experiential, Creative Professional Growth Fund for Teachers Fund for Teachers enriches the personal and professional growth of teachers by recognizing and supporting them as they identify and pursue opportunities around the globe that will have the greatest impact on their practice, the academic lives of their students and on their school communities. By trusting teachers to design unique fellowships, Fund for Teachers grants validate teachers’ professionalism and leadership, as well. In this session, Carrie Pillsbury, Manager of Marketing and Communications, introduces educators to the resources available through FFT. PRESENTER: Carrie Pillsbury, Manager of Marketing and Communications, Fund for Teachers FINDING FUNDING

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FrankenSTEAM: Maker/Theatre Partnership

Young Audiences of Houston & The Monarch School As Adam Savage (of Mythbusters) puts it, “Humans do two things that make us unique from all other animals; we use tools and we tell stories. And when you make something, you’re doing both at once.” In Brave Little Company’s production Frankenshop, a lonely only child wants a little sister so badly that he builds one out of things he finds around the house – but little sisters and other works of art have minds (and hearts) of their own. An interactive theatre piece, this play draws on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the scientific method, the nature of artistic creation, and the parallels between creating something with words and creating something with your hands. The FrankenSTEAM residency, a unique partnership combining theatre techniques (stagecraft, puppetry, script writing, and performing) and Brave Little Company’s student-centered, “found object” approach to storytelling with ideas borrowed from the Maker movement to support academic learning objectives and growth in self regulation, executive function, and relationship development for students with neurological differences. In this session, participants will explore the basics of the FrankenSTEAM residency, beginning with designing a puppet using a character sheet that describes its appearance, functions, and strengths to building the puppet out of recycled materials and found objects. We will also outline how an appropriate and safe makerspace can be designed/scaffolded for any age group. PRESENTERS: Troy Scheid, Director, Brave Little Company; Danny Dyer, Teaching Artist, Brave Little Company; Patrick Waters, MakerSpace professional educator, formerly at The Monarch School & Institute

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From Listener to Leader: Achieving 21 Century Skills through Active Listening

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Please refer to the earlier listing of this repeat session.

Houston Symphony PRESENTERS: Anthony Parce, violist and Houston Symphony Community-Embedded Musician; Allison Conlan, Associate Director of Education and Community Programming; Emily Nelson, Education and Community Programming Manager

PRIMARY (PK-5), RECOMMENDED FOR ADMINISTRATORS, TEACHING ARTIST DEVELOPMENT, 21ST CENTURY SKILLS

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Living Art & Its Applications

A.D. Players Theater Bring your lessons to life and create an active learning experience for your students! Transform famous works of art into student presentations, make math physical, science demonstrative and an English lesson into a live performance. How? By using the power of body language and physical expression. See how the power of theatrical performance can be utilized to help transform your classroom into an active learning center. In this course, educators will be shown how the “Living Art” lesson plan has been previously utilized in arts and theatre classrooms. Specific examples will be demonstrated on how the lesson can be applied in the subjects of science, English, and history. Live student demonstrations of these concepts will be presented in the workshop (Middle & High School Students). Featured TEKS content will highlight how this lesson plan can be utilized in elementary, middle, and high school lesson planning and across varying subject matters. PRESENTER: Melody Torno, Director, A.D. Players Theater Arts Academy STUDENT PARTICIPANTS: Elam Blackwell, 11th Grade, Kempner High School; Joshua Brown, 11th Grade, Home Education Partnership and the HBU Academy; Emily Knight, 10th Grade, Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart; Gabriel Garza, Seventh Grade, Polly Ryon MS (Lamar CISD); Claire Orfield, Seventh Grade, Frank Black MS (Houston ISD); Abbie Rodrigue, 11th Grade, Home School Group – Pasadena; Stephanie Shaub, 8th Grade, First Baptist Academy, Kate Sullivan, 8th Grade Hogg MS (Houston ISD); Camille Thrash, 11th Grade, Home School Group – Wharton

PRIMARY (PK-5), SECONDARY (6-12), STEM TO STEAM

Noon – 12:15 p.m. Break

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Using Photography to Raise Social Awareness and Increase Writing Confidence FotoFest International & Hastings HS (Alief ISD)

TUNNEL LEVEL

This workshop will feature artist-educator partnerships that have utilized the art of photography to increase student understanding of historical issues, engage students more deeply in the fabric of their own communities and provide pathways to self-expression. These projects can serve as inspiration for educators of all subject areas and grade levels. Drawing on the work of photographers Carl Van Vechten (known for vivid portraits of Harlem Renaissance Luminaries), and Roman Vishniac and Mendel Grossman (World War II-era Jewish photographers), teachers and students will be introduced to the art, writing, and history of the artists’ respective time periods and the issues they confronted. The historical images became models for the students’ own photographic explorations of the world around them. Engaging in reflective writing throughout the process, these students developed a richer understanding of the forces that contributed to the atrocities of the Holocaust and that continue to shape injustices in our own time. Both projects illustrate the power of photographs to give us views into history as well as the capacity for the art form to create space for student-directed inquiry and expression. This project was orignally made possible through the Arts Access Initiative, whose backbone and fiscal agent is Young Audiences of Houston. PRESENTERS: Rebecca J. Hopp, Program Manager, Literacy Through Photography at FotoFest International; Amy C. Evans, Teaching Artist, FotoFest International; Shalini Sarkar, History Specialist, Hastings HS

PRIMARY (PK-5), SECONDARY (6-12) ENDORSEMENT: ARTS & HUMANITIES

SKYLINE BAR 3

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FLOOR

Contextualizing Culture and History through Music DA CAMERA chamber music & jazz Music reflects the culture in which it was created and therefore can be used as a vehicle to transport students to other times and places. In this seminar, teachers will experience firsthand how music can accomplish this feat through example lessons, with the goal of inspiring them to search out music that enriches the discussion of topics they cover in their curriculum. Craig Hauschildt, Director of Education and Community Initiatives at DA CAMERA: chamber music and jazz, will lead this exploration with the help of several Da Camera Teaching Artists. PRESENTERS: Craig Hauschildt, Director of Education and Community Initiatives, DA CAMERA chamber music & jazz; DA CAMERA teaching artists

PRIMARY (PK-5), SECONDARY (6-12)

PLANK FAMILY GREENROOM 3

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FLOOR

Finding Funding: Getting the Money – Showing Funders Your Perspective The Center for Art and Social Engagement, The University of Houston Teachers, have you done your homework before you start asking for money? We realize more and more that fundraising is about building relationships and telling the right story to your audience. In this session we’ll explore some guiding questions and best practices one should think about before venturing off on your next fundraising adventure. How do you match your project and its language to the best sources of funding to get the greatest impact? PRESENTER: Sixto Wagan, Founding Director, The Center for Art and Social Engagement, The University of Houston FINDING FUNDING

LOUISIANA ROOM

The Dance of Science: Teachers Reflect on 5 Years of Integrating Dance & Science

TERRACE TH LEVEL (4 FLOOR)

What do the reflections of elementary teachers in a constructivist school reveal about the practice of using creative dance as a teaching strategy to teach science over a period of five years? In this presentation, the preliminary findings of the qualitative research conducted by Charter School Principal Dr. Carolyn Black and UH Dance Professor Becky Valls is presented.

The University of Houston – School of Theatre and Dance & the UH Charter School

The Dance of Science (DOS) evolved as a reflection tool where students created group dances as a means to construct their knowledge of science concepts. When students form groups to create a dance based on science concepts they verbally explain and physically demonstrate their mental images to their peers. The collaborative process requires communication to synthesize ideas into a logical sequence of physical activity that reflects the true science. In this important planning stage of the choreographic process, students construct their own meaning of science, challenge the constructs of others, and work together to transfer their understandings of the science into personal statements. PRESENTERS: Becky Valls, Associate Professor of Dance, The University of Houston – School of Theatre and Dance; Dr. Carolyn Black, Former Principal, UH Charter School

PRIMARY (PK-5), RECOMMENDED FOR ADMINISTRATORS, STEM TO STEAM, TEACHING ARTIST DEVELOPMENT, 21ST CENTURY SKILLS

2016 Houston Arts Partners Conference – Saturday, Sept. 10

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TEXAS ROOM TERRACE TH LEVEL (4 FLOOR)

Gulliver’s Tunes: Understanding Literature through the Power of Music Mercury How can listening to music become the key to reading comprehension? Join Mercury as we take you on a musical journey through Jonathan Swift’s celebrated Gulliver’s Travels. This presentation focuses on German composer Georg Philip Telemann’s piece Gulliver Suite for two violins. In it, Telemann writes five different movements based on the different lands our hero visits. Throughout this interactive presentation, we will explore Swift’s description of the places Gulliver visits and how Telemann uses music to recreate the scene. This type of composition, referred to as programmatic, is widely used by composers of different eras to enhance literature with a musical narrative. We will discuss how these kinds of compositions can further a student’s understanding of what they are reading, how you can implement this kind of music as a resource in your classroom, and the creative activities it can inspire. In addition, a list of programmatic and incidental music will be provided as a resource you can use to support reading comprehension of commonly-assigned literary works. PRESENTERS: Andrés González, Education Manager, Mercury; Oleg Sulyga, Principal Second Violinist, Mercury

PRIMARY (PK-5), SECONDARY (6-12)

MIKE LOYA BOARD ROOM PRODUCTION TH CENTER – 14 FLOOR

Through the Performance Window Main Street Theater, Driven Theater Company, & The University of Houston – Downtown In keeping with the conference’s goals of responding to community needs and obstacles to arts education, this session will provide conference attendees with a live experience of how an arts-based demonstration of understanding can work. Based on content gathered from sessions during the conference and responses to the district delegates’ feedback on Friday, the intent is to execute how a theatrical framework can be implemented to share didactic information. Participants will enjoy a performance intended to reflect conference highlights and reaffirm conference lessons. The performance will be followed by a brief discussion highlighting a process of creation that can be applied to information from any discipline. This workshop is an opportunity for educators to see how the process can work when students participate as artists and the benefit of having professional artists develop work around classroom content to enrich the learning experience. Driven Theater’s work in partnership with Main Street Theater discusses statistical, challenging, and didactic information; presents the stories of youth and “unheard” populations; and brings people together. PRESENTERS: Jonathan Gonzalez, Director of Education, Main Street Theater; Rachel H. Dickson, Artistic & Founding Director, Driven Theater Company; Hannah Batayneh, Jerrell Brown, Crystal Cowart, and Paula Olivieras, students, University of Houston – Downtown

PRIMARY (PK-5), SECONDARY (6-12), STEM TO STEAM, 21ST CENTURY SKILLS

1:15 – 1:30 p.m. Break

During this break, please cross the street to Jones Hall for the final plenary sessions.

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Plenary Sessions JONES HALL

The New Every Student Succeeds Act: What It Means for Houston Americans for the Arts In the wake of the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), it is important for all educators, administrators, parents and students to be best equipped to take action to ensure the arts are central to every student’s well-rounded education. Learn from arts education policy expert, Jeff M. Poulin about strategies to harness your passion and turn it into action. Explore the opportunities in the new education law for states and local school, agencies and community organizations. Attendees will walk away from this presentation with a better understanding of the new, post-NCLB era of education, how the arts are impacted and what actions they can take as advocates. PRESENTER: Jeff M. Poulin, Arts Educations Programs Manager, Americans for the Arts

Keynote Series Part 4: Call to Action for Arts Integration and Arts Partnerships Speaker: Eric Booth In the endnote session, Eric Booth summarizes the barriers, recommendations, and possibilities for increasing arts education access, arts integration, and arts partnerships for Houston, looking to the future of education in the region.

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2016 Houston Arts Partners Conference – Saturday, Sept. 10


We would like to thank our Houston Arts Partners Conference Sponsors. MEDIA SPONSOR

GOLD SPONSOR

SILVER SPONSOR

BRONZE SPONSORS

BOOTH SPONSORS AFA • Apollo Chamber Players • Artist Boat • Blick Art Materials • DA CAMERA Chamber Music & Jazz • Director’s Choice • Drama Education Network • Express Children’s Theatre • Fine Arts Solutions of Texas, LLC • FotoFest International • H&H Music Company • The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts • Holocaust Museum Houston • Houston Ballet • Houston Grand Opera • Houston Young Artists Concert • Main Street Theater • MECA – Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts • Mercury • METdance • The Mosaic Hub • Music & Arts • QuaverMusic.com • Romeo Music • Society for the Performing Arts • Texas Art Supply • Theatre Under The Stars • The University of Houston College of the Arts • Writers in the Schools • Young Audiences of Houston

IN-KIND SPONSORS

YOUNG AUDIENCES OF HOUSTON IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY

Young Audiences of Houston, a 501(c)3 organization, is the managing partner and fiscal agent of the Houston Arts Partners coalition. Sponsor list reflects participation as of Aug. 30, 2016.


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