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8:30–8:45 am

Keynote Presentation, Samskara: Strength in Shared Experiences
Keynote Speaker: Angela Rosales Challis
8:45–9:20 am

Welcome & Keynote Presentation Link

Samskara is a dance and film project that features nine individuals performing their traditional dances in nine locations across the state. In this keynote presentation the director will share the ideas behind the film.

Empowering EL’s Through the Arts: The Power of Dramatic Storytelling Part I + Live Q&A
Presenter: Meagan Velez
9:30-10:00 am
10:00-10:15 am Live Q&A

Workshop Link

In this workshop, attendees will experience the first half of the Dramatic Storytelling Workshop. They will be taken through a theater-based warm-up to understand ways to find the “why,” then apply this to a learning objective.

Dreamers Dare
Visual Art Workshop + Live Q&A
Presenter: Lisa Saunderson
9:30-10:00 am
10:00-10:15 am Live Q&A

Workshop Link

In this workshop, we will look at ways to inspire students, either from home or at school, to tell their stories through personalized puppets, objects, and images.

Around the World in 180 Days
Music Workshop + Live Q&A
Presenter: Jill DeVilbiss
9:30-10:00 am
10:00-10:15 am Live Q&A

Workshop Link
Join us to discover how interacting with music can lower the gates and open the doors to diversity, helping students to understand and appreciate differences and similarities in people and cultures.

Brain Break 5 Minutes

Empowering EL’s Through the Arts: The Power of Dramatic Storytelling Part II + Live Q&A
Presenter: Meagan Velez
10:20-10:50 am
10:50-11:05 am Live Q&A

Workshop Link
In this session, attendees will experience the second half of Empowering EL’s Through the Arts. Attendees will engage in transforming a story into a script based on specific learning objectives.

Supporting Multilingual and Multicultural Students through the Arts + Live Q&A
Presenters: Sarah Braden, Courtnie Jensen
10:20-10:50 am
10:50-11:05 am Live Q&A

Workshop Link
In this workshop teachers will view and practice two arts-based methods for working with multilingual (English Language Learner & Bilingual) and multicultural students.

Their Story, Animated
Keynote Workshop + Live Q&A
Presenter: Angela Rosales Challis
10:20-10:50 am
10:50-11:05 am Live Q&A

Workshop Link
In this session participants will learn how to guide their students into making a fun and easy animation that tells their own story.

What if...Creative Movement + Live Q&A

Presenter: Analisa Smith 
11:15-11:45 am
11:45-12:00 pm Live Q&A

Workshop Link

What if you could dream a way to choreograph a rich, authentic, diverse classroom for learners to engage and for dreamers to bring color to their vision?

Stitching Our Dreams: Soft Sculptures as Tools for
Empowerment and Emotional Support + Live Q&A
Presenter: William Estrada
11:15-11:45 am
11:45-12:00 pm Live Q&A

Workshop Link

By using sewing techniques and found fabric, we will create soft sculptures that amplify personal stories of dreams and fears as tools for healing.  

Mapping the Standards Part I: Navigating the Art and Content Journey + Live Q&A
Presenter: Laura Reina
11:15-11:45 am
11:45-12:00 pm Live Q&A

Workshop Link

This workshop will provide you tools and instruction to tackle and strengthen curriculum through integration. 

Lunch Break: 30 minutes

12:00-12:30 pm

Viewing of Angela Rosales Challis' Samskara Film
Password: Arts Are Core
(Make sure to include spaces and capitalization in password)

Samskara, in Sanskrit, is the scope of experiences which we collect through our life journeys -- Strength in our shared experiences. This Screendance celebrates the
diversity of humanity. Nine solo dancers from Brazil, Japan, Samoa, Bolivia, USA, Tanzania, and India, in 9 different Utah locations.

The Arts and Universal Design for Learning: Reaching Students with Exceptionalities + Live Q&A
Presenter: Ryan Hourigan
12:30-1:00 pm
1:00-1:15 pm Live Q&A

Workshop Link

This session will focus on the principles of Universal Design for Learning with the aim of providing a positive learning environment for students in music, theatre, dance and visual art. Specifically, those students who have disabilities.

Artful Thinking + Live Q&A
Presenter: Jen Terry
12:30-1:00 pm
1:00-1:15 pm Live Q&A



Workshop Link

Learn strategies and ideas to help your students with heads (critical), hands (creative) and hearts (intuitive) to build imaginative, innovative and deep understanding using the arts as a means to build 21st century thinkers.

Mapping the Standards Part II: From Journey to Practice + Live Q&A
Presenter: Laura Reina
12:30-1:00 pm
1:00-1:15 pm Live Q&A


Workshop Link

In this workshop we will travel through the curriculum and learn new ways of integrating through technology. We will learn various tools and methods for engaging digitally while connecting the content to the arts.

Brain Break 5 minutes

Online Learning: Stories from the Trenches – How to Spark Student Engagement (Live Presentation)
1:20-1:50 pm

Presenters: Angela Hawkins (2nd grade teacher), Shannon Rhodes (4th grade teacher) and William Estrada (Pre-K-8th grade art teacher)

In this session, a panel consisting of two classroom teachers and one art teacher from different school districts will share student engagement strategies and online teaching tools that kept their students motivated during remote learning.

Live Presentation Link

Closing Remarks: 1:50-2:00 pm

Invitation to Continue Conversation through Facebook Group