Posted by Steve Hilton

If you are a teacher, you might just want to find a comfy place in Ballroom B, because you’ll probably be spending a lot of time there!  We have an amazing slate of  programming that will particularly appeal to educators:

Thursday, March 20th

mariano:keck9:00-10:00 am Co-Lecture: Use of Clay in Working With Emotionally Disturbed Students

By Frank Mariano and Linda Keck

An exploration of the most common types of emotional disturbances found in our schools, and a presentation of useful activities with clay that fosters self-expression and discussion within the context of a class of typical students. 

MelissaGohmanHeadshot12:00pm-1:00pm Lecture: Tangram Tiles

By Melissa Gohman

Experience a second grade math lesson plan while creating a tangram tile with paper. We will walk through the process used to create a tangram tile out of clay through a second grade lesson plan developed in partnership with teachers and math professors to reinforce student learning in geometry.

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1:15pm – 2:15pm  Co-Lecture: Ideas and Techniques for the Classroom: Conversation & Narrative, and Looking Back to Look Forward

By Julia Galloway and Kathy King

In a two part workshop, King and Galloway will give presentations, demonstrations and hands on projects that focus on promoting conversation, visual narrative and idea development within the classroom.

During this first workshop King and Galloway will give a presentation about surface decoration addressing ideas of narrative, storytelling and historical reference. In addition there will be demonstration of a range of surface techniques including sgraffito and print transfer techniques using slips and underglazes will be demonstrated intended to be fired with translucent glazes. Part two will take place Friday at 9:00am.

2:30pm – 4:00pm  Panel: No Lesson Plan For This

By Randall Becker [m], Jeff Campana, Shannon Sullivan, Lauren Mabry

Three graduates from Verona Area High School achieved national success. Why? Because critical thinking, creative problem solving, physical work, the joy of making, and personal responsibility are emphasized in Verona’s clay program. Teacher Becker leads a panel that explores the careers of these graduates.

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Ryankrippendorfheadshot4:15pm – 4:45pm  Lecture: Using the Studio Habits of Mind to Help Students Create Ceramic Works

By Ryan Krippendorf

The teachers of Bruce Guadalupe Community School created a parallel curriculum that used the work of ceramist Luz Angela Crawford as inspiration for students to create various ceramic pieces. During this presentation I will share with you examples of parallel curriculum planning, student work, and student success.

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Friday, March 21st

9:00am – 10:30am  Co-Lecture: Ideas and Techniques for the Classroom: Conversation & Narrative, and Looking Back to Look Forward

By Julia Galloway and Kathy King

For this second workshop King and Galloway will lead the participants in a hands on using the demonstrated techniques developed for the classroom. Tiles, slips and underglazes and modest tools will be provided.

10:45am – 11:15am  Co-Lecture: High School Wood-fire Workshop

By Zach Tate and Cindy Cooper

The importance of art in our education system is one that continues to find little favor in our state houses and national debate. But it is through art, and art at young ages, that students are able to utilize valuable thinking skills. This lecture will discuss a wood-firing workshop, surface adornment, education and the expectations that Goshen High School has for their art program.

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DorseyHeadshot11:30am – 12:00pm  Lecture: The Gallery as Classroom

By John Dorsey

This presentation focuses on challenging the traditional archetype of school art galleries. We will advocate for an active and experiential model that focuses on classroom teaching techniques instead of a passive, uninvolved model that has its roots in the commercial gallery system.

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12:15pm – 1:15pm  Co-Lecture: Process Masters  

By Keith Hershberger and Beyvan Schantz

The Process Masters program, part of Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Youth & Arts Apprenticeship Training Program, develops student leadership skills through artistic and interpersonal experiences. Modeled on Bill Strickland’s relationship with his teacher/mentor, Frank Ross, the Process Masters program empowers students to become leaders in the studio and in their community.

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1:30pm – 3:00pm  Panel: The Power of the Object-Creating the Talking Piece

By Jill Engel [m], Tina Owen, Heather Sattler, Allan Laird

Alliance is one of the first schools in the nation to addresss bullying through the arts and Restorative Justice practices.

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Larry Headshot _NCECA3:15pm – 4:15pm  Lecture: Bowling Against Hunger in L.A. (Lower Alabama)

By Larry Percy

Percy, teaching in a split between 3D Studio and Art Education at Troy University, will chronicle the birth and early growth of a “collaboration rich” Empty Bowls initiative serving Pike County and surrounding areas in rural south Alabama. Strong partnership between higher ed and underserved K-12 schools highlighted.

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