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Arts Are Core: Bridging Differences
July 30, 2020
8:30 am—2:00 pm
Online Conference

A professional development arts-integration conference for K-6 classroom teachers, arts specialists, administrators, and pre-service teachers.

Join us for an online conference experience with hands-on arts integration workshops in visual art, dance, music, and drama. Participate in teacher-created workshops and engaging presentations centered around our conference theme, Bridging Differences. Explore the quality characteristics of online learning, arts integration, and culturally responsive teaching. Participants will chat with presenters and fellow educators throughout the conference and walk away with enriched lesson plans and downloadable resources to kick off the upcoming school year!

Keynote: Angela Rosales Challis, Dance Educator and Filmmaker

Virginia-Based Arts Integration Drama Educator: Meagan Kristin Velez

"Dreamers" by Yuyi Morales book image

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

“Dreamers is a celebration of making your home with the things you always carry: your resilience, your dreams, your hopes and history. It’s the story of finding your way in a new place, of navigating an unfamiliar world and finding the best parts of it. In dark times, it’s a promise that you can make better tomorrows.”  This book among others will be referenced throughout the conference by several of our presenters.

Quotes from Arts Are Core 2019

“The arts can and should be integrated as a valuable learning tool for all subjects. They allow the student to internalize the information. Make your art ideas so engaging that your kids cannot resist participating!”
-5th grade teacher

“Empowering students through the arts! I am rejuvenated by the ideas presented at the Arts Are Core conference!”
-3rd grade teacher

Our job as educators is to teach the whole child.I loved how many different lesson plans and ideas we walked away with.”
-Kindergarten teacher

Contact Us

Aurora Hughes Villa
Endowed Program Director for Elementary Arts Education

Addison Odum
Program Coordinator

Arts Are Core: Bridging Differences is sponsored by Utah State University’s Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Program
for Elementary Arts Education
Co-sponsors: Utah Division of Arts and Museums
Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Acces