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USU's Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Program for Elementary Arts Education offers year-round professional learning opportunities in arts integration for K-12 teachers, instructional coaches, arts specialists, and USU students. Participants learn key skills, build networks with other educators, and develop techniques and strategies for successful arts integration in all subject areas.

decorative iconsDrama Integration Across the Curriculum

October 1, 4:30-6:00 pm
Drama & Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies
Focus: K-6
Location: USU Logan Campus, Edith Bowen Lab School Auditorium
Workshop Presenter: Barry Stewart Mann
Partnership: USU Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Access

In this hands-on workshop, we will explore several drama strategies - including theatre games, statues/tableaux, reader’s theatre, story enactment, and improvisation/process drama - and experience them in action integrating with Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math curricula. We will think outside the box, set the scene, take the stage, and have a good bit of fun along the way.

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Evenings for Educators: Sky Above Me, Earth Below Me - Photography Projects for Every Classroom

October 4, 4:00-7:00 pm
Visual Art & Science, Social Studies 
Focus: K-12 (secondary teachers welcome)
Location: USU Logan Campus, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art
Workshop Presenter: David Hymans (Luminaria Photography Studios) & Alyson Decker (NEHMA)
Partnership: Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art & Evenings for Educators

Be inspired by photographic landscapes of the American west. The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art's fall exhibitions feature a variety of landscape imagery, including David Maisel's surreal aerial photographs and Ansel Adam's full-toned nature prints. Participants will learn how to create their own cyanotypes and techniques for successful photo collage. The hands-on activities will allow participants to bring photography into the classroom in simple, budget-friendly ways.

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Scratch ON: Art and Tech Integration + Coding for Core Content

November 7, 4:30-6:00 pm
Visual Art & Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Focus: K-12 (secondary teachers welcome)
Location: USU/Logan Campus, Edith Bowen Lab School Art Room
Workshop Presenter: Courtney Bryant
Partnership: USU Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Access

Learn about how to integrate coding into any subject. Game design and animation are perfect ways for students to show mastery of any content. Come explore the Scratch web-based platform and learn what this free online tool can help bring to the forefront of any classroom. Sample projects will be shared and participants will gain hands-on experience with coding.

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Waking up Children’s Understanding of Literature Using Music and Movement

January 28, 4:30-6:00 pm
Music, Movement & Language Arts
Focus: K-6
Location: USU Logan Campus, Edith Bowen Lab School Music Room
Workshop Presenter: Susan Swidnicki

In this workshop, participants will learn how to use music and movement to build skills and understanding in the classroom. We will look at ways to enhance understanding and skills in language arts by using music and movement. This workshop will give you some practical, kid-tested music integration lessons bringing creativity, a sense of community, and joy into the work of learning the core content.

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Artful Thinking

March 10, 4:30-6:30 pm
Visual Art & Language Arts
Focus: K-12
Location: The workshop will be broadcast from the USU Price Campus to the following USU regional campuses & centers: Blanding, Vernal, Roosevelt, Brigham City, and Logan
Workshop Presenter: Jen Terry

Learn strategies and ideas to help your students with heads (critical), hands (creative) and hearts (intuitive) thinking to build imaginative, innovative and deep thinkers using the arts as a means to build 21st century thinkers. Hands-on creative ideas from children's literature to use in your classroom.

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Red Sings from the Tree Tops: Exploring Music, Creative Movement, Drama, Poetry, and Visual Art

April 16, 4:30-6:00 pm
Music, Creative Movement, Drama, Poetry, Visual Art & Language Arts
Focus: K-6
Location: USU Logan Campus, Edith Bowen Lab School Gymnasium
Workshop Presenter: Mary Ann Lee

Explore teaching strategies inspired by creative movement, drama, music, visual art, and poetry. Explore integration concepts based on Pamela Zagarenski’s beautifully illustrated book, Red Sings From the Tree Tops. “Color comes alive in this whimsical, innovative book: blue dances on the summer lakes, green drips from spring leaves, black wafts mysterious through autumn evenings.” Come dance, write, sing, act, and make visual art as we explore a year in color through literature and the arts.

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