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Weber State University Presents Inaugural Arts Integration Conference Today

Weber State University Presents Inaugural Arts Integration Conference Today

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 today, 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 UniversityBeverley 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."

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