The Center for Integrated Arts Education and the College of Performing and Visual Arts sponsors a working forum at the University of Northern Colorado. We are currently in the planning stage preparing for the 7th annual Arts Education Leadership Institute, Mapping New Terrain: Arts Applied, June 11-13, 2013. Below is information about this years keynote speakers.
David Darts is an Associate Professor of Art Education and Chair of the Department of Art and Art Professions at New York University (NYU). His research and writings focus on the convergences between contemporary art, education, and democracy.
"By encouraging students to interpret, evaluate, and 'rewrite' the shared symbols and meanings of their everyday visual experiences, visual culture educators can begin to move young people beyond modes of passive spectatorship and towards more active and expressive forms of communication with and in the world around them." David Darts, Visual Culture Jam: Art, Pedagogy, and Creative Resistance, Studies in Art Education, Vol.45, No.4, Summer 2004, CLICK HERE to read entire article.
Kurt Wootton is co-author of A Reason to Read: Linking Literacy and the Arts. Wootton is a highly acclaimed author, one of the founding directors of the ArtsLiteracy Project at Brown University and the Director/co-founded of Habla: Center for language and Culture in Merida, Mexico. Habla is an international language education center, focusing on best practices in arts and literature.
"I've always believed we should nurture children's imagination and help them to see possibilities in their own lives as well as the world around them. In other words, our work as teachers is about opening doors rather than closing them."Kurt Wootton, "A Dog in the Barn: Parallels in Teaching and Parenting, Huffington Post 1/14/2013. CLICK HERE to read the full post and additional posts by Wootton on education.
“I’m Ricardo Lee Caté. I’m a father, a teacher, a filmmaker, a stand-up comic, and keeper of my Kewa Pueblo heritage.” Ricardo Cate
Ricardo Caté is an artist, humorist, and filmmaker. Since 2006, he has been the cartoonist for the Santa Fe New Mexican, drawing his cartoon series, “Without Reservations”. His film project “Reservation Buz” was awarded an honorable mention at the Santa Fe Indian Market Classification X Film Festival. Caté also hosts a music and comedy radio show on Santa Fe’s Community Radio KSFR. Caté follows the ways of his Kewa Pueblo heritage and teaches on the reservation. He resides in Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico.
Please check Ricardo Caté’s artwork, films, and radio show at www.ricardocate.com
The University of Northern Colorado’s College of Performing and Visual Arts Department and Colorado Creative Industries support the Institute, however, this year there will be a $25.00 dollar registration fee. University of Northern Colorado 2012/2013 students are exempt from this fee.
Invited representatives are selected from Colorado K-12 schools and work with university personnel to develop 5-year strategic plans and curriculum models for arts and arts integration programs.
The purpose of the forum is to support planning and the formation of sustainable educational systems providing quality K-12 arts programs and developing arts integrated pedagogical strategies that promote arts learning and creative and critical thinking throughout the curriculum. Purposes, concepts, and critical issues in the disciplines of theatre, music, visual arts and mixed discipline art forms will be discussed and applied.
The participants will be partnered with university arts discipline experts to develop an arts plan that addresses the goals of their individual schools or districts. Keynote speakers and panel presentations will provide information about sustainable programming, current research in curriculum development and the benefits of quality arts education programs.
Institute Goals and Objectives:
- Participants will reflect on the role of artmaking in their own lives and the lives of their students.
- Participants will utilize strategic K-16 partnerships to provide quality education in and through the arts.
- Participating art educators will create lines of communication and partnership programs with state and local arts agencies that will enhance arts experiences for K-12 students.
- The strategic K-16 and arts agency partnerships, the implementation of five year arts plans and systems of accountability, and the participation in longitudinal research activities will give the participants a strong role in arts advocacy and ability to inform public arts policy.