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Monday, June 12
 

3:00pm

Early Registration & Check-In
Monday June 12, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Lobby

6:30pm

FREE Event: The Magic of Magic
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a fabulous, fun, family-friendly evening at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center!  There will be face painting, balloon animals, kid-approved treats (including a Kona ice truck!), Steve Barney the Potter, and a fascinating speech by Magician/Illusionist Kevin Spencer and Dr. Jeanne Gillespie of USM. FREE and open to the public.


Speakers
avatar for Jeanne Gillespie

Jeanne Gillespie

Professor of Spanish and American Indian Studies, The University of Southern Mississippi
Dr. Jeanne Gillespie is Professor of Spanish and American Indian Studies. Her current research examines Amerindian accounts of exploration and conquest throughout the Gulf South. She is also working on a collection of oral Isleño texts that reflect life and language in South Louisiana's... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Spencer

Kevin Spencer

Director/Teaching Artist, Hocus Focus, Inc
Kevin Spencer is a Teaching Artist, Researcher, Speaker, Consultant, and Film Producer. He is also a world-renowned Illusionist with dozens of accolades to his credit. He and his wife, Cindy, were the recipients of the Merlin Award for International Magicians of the Year (2009) and... Read More →



Monday June 12, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center 246 Dolan Ave, Gulfport, MS 39507
 
Tuesday, June 13
 

9:00am

KEYNOTE: It's No Illusion: Magic in the Classroom
Join Jeff Poulin and Kevin Spencer at this morning's keynote! 

Jeff will discuss “From D.C. To Biloxi: Federal Updates You Need to Thrive in Arts Education” and then Kevin Spencer will talk about "The Magic of Magic in the Special Needs Classroom." You don't want to miss this!

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Poulin

Jeff Poulin

Arts Education Program Manager, Americans for the Arts
Jeff M. Poulin joined the arts education team at Americans for the Arts in 2013. He works to empower local, state and federal advocates to advance policies supportive of arts education through communications, field education, and strategic partnerships.Before arriving in D.C., Jeff... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Spencer

Kevin Spencer

Director/Teaching Artist, Hocus Focus, Inc
Kevin Spencer is a Teaching Artist, Researcher, Speaker, Consultant, and Film Producer. He is also a world-renowned Illusionist with dozens of accolades to his credit. He and his wife, Cindy, were the recipients of the Merlin Award for International Magicians of the Year (2009) and... Read More →


Tuesday June 13, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Main Auditorium

10:15am

An Artistic Science: Designing Deeper Learning Through Theater and Science
In this fast-paced, practice-oriented track, dive headfirst into the process of designing and executing science and theater-integrated lessons. Drawing on cutting edge concepts in dispositional practices, cognitive-developmental science, and design thinking, teachers will practice how to draw meaningful connections between the disciplines of science and theater so that students become more deeply engaged and invested in building their own knowledge.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Glazebrook

Sean Glazebrook

Sean Glazebrook is an educator, actor, and founding member of the NOLA Project, as well as the Director of Arts Programs for Lusher Charter Schools. He holds a dual B.F.A. in Theatre & History from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, an Ed.M. in Education Policy & Management from Harvard’s... Read More →


Tuesday June 13, 2017 10:15am - 12:15pm
Room 222

10:15am

Back to Basics
All great things are built on strong foundations! Build a stronger foundation or fill in some cracks with a series of 101 tracks. Designed for the novice arts integration instructor, this session will end the confusion between instruction, enhancement and integration once and for all. Over the course of this three day track, participates will thoroughly explore the basic elements and principles of design within Visual Arts, Theatre, Dance, and Music.

Speakers
avatar for Penny Mack

Penny Mack

Educational & Arts Integration Consultant, Whole Schools, Mississippi Arts Commission
Penny Mack is an Educational and Arts Integration Consultant. She provides professional development opportunities for schools within the southern region of the US.  She has served as an Instructional Coach, Field Advisor, Presenter, Facilitator, and Mentor for the MS Arts Commission... Read More →



Tuesday June 13, 2017 10:15am - 12:15pm
Room 215

10:15am

Conflict Management Through Drama
Drama allows students to distance themselves from conflicts while fostering meaningful investment in managing positive outcomes and building resiliency. Learn to construct a drama-in-education workshop that focuses on fictional conflicts, facilitate creative dramatic strategies (i.e. tableau, pantomime, improvisation and role play) to explore the tension and potential between individuals. Participants will receive guidance in brainstorming and defining conflict, types of conflict and effective conflict management skills. By the end of the workshop, participants will make connections between conflict and anger management by identifying anger triggers, behavior responses and consequences while also connecting leadership qualities to group dynamics and cooperative learning.

Speakers
avatar for Zeb Hollins III

Zeb Hollins III

Arts Coach, KID smART
Zeb Hollins III studied Speech/Theatre at Southern University and worked and studied Educational Theatre with New York University’s Creative Arts Team as a Master Actor/Teacher for six years. While in New York, he performed in numerous productions at The Billie Holiday Theatre... Read More →


Tuesday June 13, 2017 10:15am - 12:15pm
Room 216

10:15am

Dancing in the Classroom: Memorizing Movement and Core Curriculum
Discover a new way to help students memorize vocabulary while fusing Science and Dance. Also learn the ABCs of Yoga and Nature Yoga - create and share!

Speakers
avatar for Mary Frances Massey

Mary Frances Massey

MAC Teaching Artist
Mary Frances Massey is a dance instructor and part-owner of North Mississippi Dance Centre in Tupelo, Mississippi. She offers dance classes in ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop and has choreographed for show choirs in Tupelo and surrounding areas since 2008. Massey’s teaching programs include incorporating movement into the narration of favorite children’s books and using... Read More →


Tuesday June 13, 2017 10:15am - 12:15pm
Hall B

10:15am

Developing Personal and Academic Literacy, Voice, and Perspective Through Mindfulness and Dance-Making Practices
Participants will learn the A (Attention), B (Balance), and C's (compassion) of mindfulness as well as how to integrate these in the K12 classroom to promote and support the development of voice, focus, reflection, and analysis in the learning process.  Participants will specifically learn how to apply these instructional techniques to ELA standards that center on telling stories, reading written texts for comprehension, analysis, and comparison, and defining one's own voice/perspective as a writer. Parallels between written compositions and dance compositions and the inherent intersections that can inform artful instruction will guide this process.  Supporting materials, including narrative rubrics that provide formative and summative feedback and evaluation, will be included so that information can be immediately integrated into instruction in one's own classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Julie White

Julie White

Mississippi Arts Commission (USA)
Julie White, Associate Professor and Director of Dance Education, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in performance from the University of Illinois and a Master of Fine Arts in choreography from the Ohio State University, along with Ohio Licensure in K-12 Dance Education.  She performed... Read More →


Tuesday June 13, 2017 10:15am - 12:15pm
Hall C

10:15am

Meaningful Music Making
Using children's literature, rhymes and poems, participants will explore and experience many different elemental music concepts through play and manipulative activities. Sing your way through favorite children's books and some new titles that will become classroom picks!

Speakers
avatar for Thom Borden

Thom Borden

A former Chicago music teacher, Thom Borden completed his Orff Master Level under Jos Wuytack and has studied music and movement in Europe. Continued studies included Kodály Training at Colorado State University and Silver Lake College with Sr. Lorna Zemke. As a former clinician... Read More →


Tuesday June 13, 2017 10:15am - 12:15pm
Hall A

10:15am

Playwriting in the Language Arts and Social Studies Classroom
Bring content alive in the classroom with playwriting! Guide students through the playwriting process of writing, revising and performing. Curriculum-based scripts may be used for Project-Based Learning or to perform for classmates and parents.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Unger

Jennifer Unger

Education Director, TRAHC
Jennifer Unger is a professional teaching artist and theatre director who serves as the Education Director for Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council (TRAHC). As a director, Ms. Unger has directed and written productions for both adult and young audiences. She has also served... Read More →


Tuesday June 13, 2017 10:15am - 12:15pm
Room 211

10:15am

Teach Like a Magician
Learn how to motivate your students using Hocus Focus! Through the exploration of the methods used to perform a magic trick, students are given the opportunity and encouraged to participate in the productive exchange of ideas associated with the trick. Academic content in math, science, and language arts can be wrapped in the mystery of a magic trick, actively engaging students in learning to learn!

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Spencer

Kevin Spencer

Director/Teaching Artist, Hocus Focus, Inc
Kevin Spencer is a Teaching Artist, Researcher, Speaker, Consultant, and Film Producer. He is also a world-renowned Illusionist with dozens of accolades to his credit. He and his wife, Cindy, were the recipients of the Merlin Award for International Magicians of the Year (2009) and... Read More →


Tuesday June 13, 2017 10:15am - 12:15pm
Room 221

10:15am

Visual Art and the Early Child: Fun With Paint
Participants will examine characteristics and best practices of early childhood art. The first session will explore techniques and strategies using different types of paint in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kay Thomas

Kay Thomas

Teaching Artist, ArtsSmart, TRAHC
Kay Thomas, visual artist, received an M.F.A. in ceramics from Arizona State University and a B.F.A. degree in ceramics from Texas A & M University-Commerce, Texas. A teaching artist with over thirty years of experience, Thomas has worked with students and teachers grades Pre K-university... Read More →


Tuesday June 13, 2017 10:15am - 12:15pm
Room 212

12:15pm

LUNCH ON YOUR OWN - try Jack's Dog & Burger! (menu below)
Jack's Dog and Burger (food truck) (June 13 & 14) MENU:

Jack's 1/2 Pound Cheeseburger (cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle)
served with chips, fresh fruit, & tea - $10

Pulled Pork Sandwich (topped with pickle and coleslaw if you wish)
served with chips, fresh fruit, & tea - $10

Homemade Grilled Pimiento Cheese on Artisan Bread (topped with slice of tomato)
served with chips, fresh fruit, & tea - $10

Chicken Salad on Artisan Bread (lettuce and tomato)
served with chips, fresh fruit, & tea - $10

Summer Green Salad (onion, tomato, cucumber, shredded cheese) (assorted dressing)
served with chips, fruit, and tea - $10
Add a scoop of chicken salad - $2

We accept cash or credit cards (no checks)
Thanks for your business!
- Amber & Andre

Tuesday June 13, 2017 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Main Lobby

1:30pm

Camouflage, Mimicry, OH MY!
Students love science, but many times lack the vocabulary and knowledge to be successful. Reader's Theater scripts use science texts to increase vocabulary and understanding of science concepts. You'll get a Reader's Theater text ready to use in the classroom and learn to create Reader's Theater scripts for diverse reading levels.

Speakers
CE

Catherine Enis

Teacher, TPSD


Tuesday June 13, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 222

1:30pm

Exploring the Hispanic World through the Arts: Máscaras, Mariposas, and Molas
This workshop will examine ways to bring the Hispanic world into a variety of classrooms using the arts to explore flora, fauna, folktales, languages and more. We will examine how masks work to create cross-cultural conversations across the Americas. We will also look at how butterflies link us with our Mexican neighbors and how molas from Panamá reflect a tradition that brings textile arts, storytelling, and the natural world together while also benefitting the local economy.

Speakers
avatar for Jeanne Gillespie

Jeanne Gillespie

Professor of Spanish and American Indian Studies, The University of Southern Mississippi
Dr. Jeanne Gillespie is Professor of Spanish and American Indian Studies. Her current research examines Amerindian accounts of exploration and conquest throughout the Gulf South. She is also working on a collection of oral Isleño texts that reflect life and language in South Louisiana's... Read More →


Tuesday June 13, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Hall A

1:30pm

Metrics with Pier Mondrian
Using the works of Pier Mondrian as a springboard, integrate math skills (metric system, area, and perimeter) and visual art elements (color wheel and line design) to create a piece of visual art.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Crawford

Wendy Crawford

5th grade math teacher, Saltillo Elementary School
Wendy Crawford taught for 15 years in grades K, 2, 3 and 5. She was a graduate fellow at the University of Mississippi from June 2011- July 15, 2012 and during that time presented at many workshops, conferences and worked closely with several schools. She has presented at NCTM (National... Read More →
avatar for Sherrie Kindt

Sherrie Kindt

Teacher 5th Gr. Math, Saltillo Elementary School
Sherrie Kindt has been with Lee County Schools for 16 years. She taught 7th grade for 12 of those years at Guntown Middle and the 5th grade the past 4 years at Saltillo Elementary. Sherrie is a 2003 graduate of the University of Mississippi and a 2001 graduate of Itawamba Community... Read More →


Tuesday June 13, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 212

1:30pm

Project Director's Meeting: Model Schools
Mandatory meeting for project directors, co-project directors, and administrators of Model schools in the program.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Coleman

Andrea Coleman

Whole Schools Program Director, Mississippi Arts Commission
avatar for Penny Mack

Penny Mack

Educational & Arts Integration Consultant, Whole Schools, Mississippi Arts Commission
Penny Mack is an Educational and Arts Integration Consultant. She provides professional development opportunities for schools within the southern region of the US.  She has served as an Instructional Coach, Field Advisor, Presenter, Facilitator, and Mentor for the MS Arts Commission... Read More →



Tuesday June 13, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 210

1:30pm

Shake What Yo' Mama Gave Ya!
Get ready to move your body and stimulate your brain! Dance and move your way through Science vocabulary words, create your own dance movements, and play a fun game of Science charades!

Speakers
avatar for Kristi Bearden

Kristi Bearden

5th Grade Science/Social Studies Teacher, Saltillo Elementary School
Kristi Bearden has been an educator for 13 years. She graduated from the University of Mississippi with both her bachelor's and master's degrees. In 2010, she became a National Board Certified Teacher. She currently works at Saltillo Elementary School as a 5th grade Science/Social... Read More →
BH

Bettye Hannah

Saltillo Elementary School



Tuesday June 13, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 216

1:30pm

Creating Empathy Through Creative Drama, Grades K-4
Students understand their world and other perspectives better when they can walk in another person’s shoes.  Creative Drama is an interactive process for students to expand self-awareness as well as social awareness.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Unger

Jennifer Unger

Education Director, TRAHC
Jennifer Unger is a professional teaching artist and theatre director who serves as the Education Director for Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council (TRAHC). As a director, Ms. Unger has directed and written productions for both adult and young audiences. She has also served... Read More →


Tuesday June 13, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 211

1:30pm

It's Elementary: Dancing the Water Cycle
Participants will kinesthetically experience the culminating movement experiences of a 4-day unit on "weather" that is aligned with CCSS in the academic content areas of types of weather, types of precipitation, warm and cool fronts, the water cycle, types of clouds, and how this affects plant life and our larger ecosystems. The unit is designed for immediate instruction in the classroom, and includes detailed information regarding the resources (handouts, music, and props) needed to support confident and informed instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Julie White

Julie White

Mississippi Arts Commission (USA)
Julie White, Associate Professor and Director of Dance Education, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in performance from the University of Illinois and a Master of Fine Arts in choreography from the Ohio State University, along with Ohio Licensure in K-12 Dance Education.  She performed... Read More →


Tuesday June 13, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Hall C

3:00pm

Creating Sustainability for the Arts
Learn to create a sustainable school culture for arts integration at your school. Learn how to garner teacher and parent support to sustain this initiative over the years. AI planning, scheduling and fundraising will be part of the conversation!

Speakers
avatar for Clair Huff

Clair Huff

Clair Huff has served as Lead Teacher and Project Director at Poplar Springs Elementary School in Meridian, MS for 11 years. During this time, Poplar Springs has been recognized as a WSI Model School and MAAE School of Excellance. Mrs. Huff has been recognized as with the MAAE Arts... Read More →


Tuesday June 13, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 211

3:00pm

Creating Videos in the Classroom
Can YouTube be a force for good in the classroom? Yes! Teach kids to use videos as a way of digging deeper for content knowledge, such as creating a newscast to present information.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Brett

Lindsay Brett

Lindsay Brett is an administrator at Plantersville Middle School. She served as a theatre teacher for 12 years at Tupelo Middle where she implemented a character ed /PBIS/ student motivation program using videos with her character "Gladys." Gladys now travels to churches, conferences... Read More →


Tuesday June 13, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hall B

3:00pm

Full STEAM Ahead: The Importance of the Arts in STEM Education.
Change from STEM to STEAM! Learn how the authentic arts integration paves the way for critical thinking, creative problem-solving, and the overall mindset needed for an effective STEM program in any school.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Cashman

Amanda Cashman

St. Anthony Catholic School
Miss Cashman received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from Millsaps College. She taught art for Vicksburg Catholic Schools at St. Aloysius High School and St. Francis Xavier Elementary for grades 5-12 from 2004 -2007. Miss Cashman worked at the Mississippi Museum of Art... Read More →
avatar for Vicki Moorehead

Vicki Moorehead

Science Teacher/STREAM Coordinator, St. Anthony Catholic School
Vicki Moorehead received her BA in Psychology and a BS in Elementary Education from Belhaven College. She also received her Master’s degree in Education from Mississippi College. In her 28 years of teaching in the Catholic Diocese of Jackson, Mrs. Moorehead taught at St. Richard... Read More →



Tuesday June 13, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 221

3:00pm

Pictures to Life
This session will focus on utilizing historical images (drawings and photographs) to create improvised scenes. Pictures to Life is a technique that allows participants to imagine and enact actual events aided by primary and secondary sources. Participants will understand the purpose and value of integrating drama theatre and historical events.

Speakers
avatar for Zeb Hollins III

Zeb Hollins III

Arts Coach, KID smART
Zeb Hollins III studied Speech/Theatre at Southern University and worked and studied Educational Theatre with New York University’s Creative Arts Team as a Master Actor/Teacher for six years. While in New York, he performed in numerous productions at The Billie Holiday Theatre... Read More →


Tuesday June 13, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 216

3:00pm

Planets And People: 5th & 6th Grade Science/Monologue Writing Integration
In this model lesson, participants will learn how to effectively and efficiently integrate the theatrical art of monologue writing and expressive performance within a lesson about the inner planets of the solar system. Leave with a strong sense of how to use arts integration to deepen and reinforce the academic content you teach.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Glazebrook

Sean Glazebrook

Sean Glazebrook is an educator, actor, and founding member of the NOLA Project, as well as the Director of Arts Programs for Lusher Charter Schools. He holds a dual B.F.A. in Theatre & History from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, an Ed.M. in Education Policy & Management from Harvard’s... Read More →


Tuesday June 13, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 222

3:00pm

Project Director's Meeting: AIC
Mandatory meeting for project directors, co-project directors, and administrators of AIC schools in the program.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Coleman

Andrea Coleman

Whole Schools Program Director, Mississippi Arts Commission
avatar for Penny Mack

Penny Mack

Educational & Arts Integration Consultant, Whole Schools, Mississippi Arts Commission
Penny Mack is an Educational and Arts Integration Consultant. She provides professional development opportunities for schools within the southern region of the US.  She has served as an Instructional Coach, Field Advisor, Presenter, Facilitator, and Mentor for the MS Arts Commission... Read More →



Tuesday June 13, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 210

3:00pm

Shadow Stories: Retelling Folk Tales with Shadow Puppets
Folk tales, musical responses, and shadowed silhouettes are an integral part of this long time blended tradition of storytelling and puppetry. Compose musical responses and create a personal set of shadow puppets as favorite folk tales come to life.

Speakers
avatar for Thom Borden

Thom Borden

A former Chicago music teacher, Thom Borden completed his Orff Master Level under Jos Wuytack and has studied music and movement in Europe. Continued studies included Kodály Training at Colorado State University and Silver Lake College with Sr. Lorna Zemke. As a former clinician... Read More →


Tuesday June 13, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hall A

3:00pm

Using Color to Create Mood in Art
Learn how you can use color, collage and oil pastel landscapes using specific color combinations to evoke drama, temperature, and mood. Wonderful for depicting landforms, biomes, habitats or setting of a story.

Speakers
avatar for Kay Thomas

Kay Thomas

Teaching Artist, ArtsSmart, TRAHC
Kay Thomas, visual artist, received an M.F.A. in ceramics from Arizona State University and a B.F.A. degree in ceramics from Texas A & M University-Commerce, Texas. A teaching artist with over thirty years of experience, Thomas has worked with students and teachers grades Pre K-university... Read More →


Tuesday June 13, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 212

3:00pm

It's Elementary: Dancing the Water Cycle
Participants will kinesthetically experience the culminating movement experiences of a 4-day unit on "weather" that is aligned with CCSS in the academic content areas of types of weather, types of precipitation, warm and cool fronts, the water cycle, types of clouds, and how this affects plant life and our larger ecosystems. The unit is designed for immediate instruction in the classroom, and includes detailed information regarding the resources (handouts, music, and props) needed to support confident and informed instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Julie White

Julie White

Mississippi Arts Commission (USA)
Julie White, Associate Professor and Director of Dance Education, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in performance from the University of Illinois and a Master of Fine Arts in choreography from the Ohio State University, along with Ohio Licensure in K-12 Dance Education.  She performed... Read More →


Tuesday June 13, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hall C

4:15pm

Team Meetings
Tuesday June 13, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Main Auditorium
 
Wednesday, June 14
 

9:00am

An Artistic Science: Designing Deeper Learning Through Theater and Science
In this fast-paced, practice-oriented track, dive headfirst into the process of designing and executing science and theater-integrated lessons. Drawing on cutting edge concepts in dispositional practices, cognitive-developmental science, and design thinking, teachers will practice how to draw meaningful connections between the disciplines of science and theater so that students become more deeply engaged and invested in building their own knowledge.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Glazebrook

Sean Glazebrook

Sean Glazebrook is an educator, actor, and founding member of the NOLA Project, as well as the Director of Arts Programs for Lusher Charter Schools. He holds a dual B.F.A. in Theatre & History from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, an Ed.M. in Education Policy & Management from Harvard’s... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Room 222

9:00am

Back to Basics
All great things are built on strong foundations! Build a stronger foundation or fill in some cracks with a series of 101 tracks. Designed for the novice arts integration instructor, this session will end the confusion between instruction, enhancement and integration once and for all. Over the course of this three day track, participates will thoroughly explore the basic elements and principles of design within Visual Arts, Theatre, Dance, and Music.

Speakers
avatar for Penny Mack

Penny Mack

Educational & Arts Integration Consultant, Whole Schools, Mississippi Arts Commission
Penny Mack is an Educational and Arts Integration Consultant. She provides professional development opportunities for schools within the southern region of the US.  She has served as an Instructional Coach, Field Advisor, Presenter, Facilitator, and Mentor for the MS Arts Commission... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Room 215

9:00am

Conflict Management Through Drama
Drama allows students to distance themselves from conflicts while fostering meaningful investment in managing positive outcomes and building resiliency. Learn to construct a drama-in-education workshop that focuses on fictional conflicts, facilitate creative dramatic strategies (i.e. tableau, pantomime, improvisation and role play) to explore the tension and potential between individuals. Participants will receive guidance in brainstorming and defining conflict, types of conflict and effective conflict management skills. By the end of the workshop, participants will make connections between conflict and anger management by identifying anger triggers, behavior responses and consequences while also connecting leadership qualities to group dynamics and cooperative learning.

Speakers
avatar for Zeb Hollins III

Zeb Hollins III

Arts Coach, KID smART
Zeb Hollins III studied Speech/Theatre at Southern University and worked and studied Educational Theatre with New York University’s Creative Arts Team as a Master Actor/Teacher for six years. While in New York, he performed in numerous productions at The Billie Holiday Theatre... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Room 216

9:00am

Dancing in the Classroom: Narration and Movement
Read through children’s books, hear and see movements come to life, and create your own narration and movement selection. Fun and upbeat!

Speakers
avatar for Mary Frances Massey

Mary Frances Massey

MAC Teaching Artist
Mary Frances Massey is a dance instructor and part-owner of North Mississippi Dance Centre in Tupelo, Mississippi. She offers dance classes in ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop and has choreographed for show choirs in Tupelo and surrounding areas since 2008. Massey’s teaching programs include incorporating movement into the narration of favorite children’s books and using... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Hall B

9:00am

Developing Personal and Academic Literacy, Voice, and Perspective Through Mindfulness and Dance-Making Practices
Participants will learn the A (Attention), B (Balance), and C's (compassion) of mindfulness as well as how to integrate these in the K12 classroom to promote and support the development of voice, focus, reflection, and analysis in the learning process.  Participants will specifically learn how to apply these instructional techniques to ELA standards that center on telling stories, reading written texts for comprehension, analysis, and comparison, and defining one's own voice/perspective as a writer. Parallels between written compositions and dance compositions and the inherent intersections that can inform artful instruction will guide this process.  Supporting materials, including narrative rubrics that provide formative and summative feedback and evaluation, will be included so that information can be immediately integrated into instruction in one's own classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Julie White

Julie White

Mississippi Arts Commission (USA)
Julie White, Associate Professor and Director of Dance Education, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in performance from the University of Illinois and a Master of Fine Arts in choreography from the Ohio State University, along with Ohio Licensure in K-12 Dance Education.  She performed... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Hall C

9:00am

Meaningful Music Making
Using children's literature, rhymes and poems, participants will explore and experience many different elemental music concepts through play and manipulative activities. Sing your way through favorite children's books and some new titles that will become classroom picks!

Speakers
avatar for Thom Borden

Thom Borden

A former Chicago music teacher, Thom Borden completed his Orff Master Level under Jos Wuytack and has studied music and movement in Europe. Continued studies included Kodály Training at Colorado State University and Silver Lake College with Sr. Lorna Zemke. As a former clinician... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Hall A

9:00am

Playwriting in the Language Arts and Social Studies Classroom
Bring content alive in the classroom with playwriting! Guide students through the playwriting process of writing, revising and performing. Curriculum-based scripts may be used for Project-Based Learning or to perform for classmates and parents.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Unger

Jennifer Unger

Education Director, TRAHC
Jennifer Unger is a professional teaching artist and theatre director who serves as the Education Director for Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council (TRAHC). As a director, Ms. Unger has directed and written productions for both adult and young audiences. She has also served... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Room 211

9:00am

Teach Like a Magician
Learn how to motivate your students using Hocus Focus! Through the exploration of the methods used to perform a magic trick, students are given the opportunity and encouraged to participate in the productive exchange of ideas associated with the trick. Academic content in math, science, and language arts can be wrapped in the mystery of a magic trick, actively engaging students in learning to learn!

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Spencer

Kevin Spencer

Director/Teaching Artist, Hocus Focus, Inc
Kevin Spencer is a Teaching Artist, Researcher, Speaker, Consultant, and Film Producer. He is also a world-renowned Illusionist with dozens of accolades to his credit. He and his wife, Cindy, were the recipients of the Merlin Award for International Magicians of the Year (2009) and... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Room 221

9:00am

Visual Art and the Early Child: Hats and Masks
Participants will make a variety of hats or head sculptures and masks that can connect with subject areas in the curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Kay Thomas

Kay Thomas

Teaching Artist, ArtsSmart, TRAHC
Kay Thomas, visual artist, received an M.F.A. in ceramics from Arizona State University and a B.F.A. degree in ceramics from Texas A & M University-Commerce, Texas. A teaching artist with over thirty years of experience, Thomas has worked with students and teachers grades Pre K-university... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Room 212

11:15am

Art of Creativity: How to develop your students' creative muscles.
Learn simple art techniques to exercise the creative side of your students' brains. These skills can also help your students learn sight, spelling, and vocabulary words. Also get tips on using social media to get the "art" word out to staff, parents and students, as well as fundraising!

Speakers
avatar for Marshall Ramsey

Marshall Ramsey

Marshall Ramsey is a two-time Pulitzer Finalist (2002 and 2006). His editorial cartoons are nationally syndicated by Creators Syndicate and have appeared in The New York Times, USA Today and The Clarion-Ledger. He is the author several successful books including three cartoon collections... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 216

11:15am

Bringing the Watershed to Life
Create and perform an "Environmental Sound Performance" representing the sounds of the inhabitants of the Pascagoula Watershed. (Based on "The Watershed and Me... A-Z".) You'll get a copy of the book, a lesson plan and learn how to use the field guide cards!

Speakers
avatar for Althea Jerome

Althea Jerome

Kathryn Lewis and Althea Jerome have been Teaching Artists for the last 30+ years. Jerome is a musician/retired public music teacher and taught graduate and undergraduate college classes. Lewis has a background in theatre, arts integration, and taught and directed college theatre... Read More →
avatar for kathryn lewis

kathryn lewis

MS Gulf Coast Community College
Kathryn Lewis and Althea Jerome have been Teaching Artists for the last 30+ years. Jerome is a musician/retired public music teacher and taught graduate and undergraduate college classes. Lewis has a background in theatre, arts integration, and taught and directed college theatre... Read More →



Wednesday June 14, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 215

11:15am

CSI: Investigating Opportunities for Authentic Integration
Learn how to chart curriculum topics in a way that makes opportunities for integration jump off the page. Use simple communication strategies to easily pave the way for school-wide integration of the arts!

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Cashman

Amanda Cashman

St. Anthony Catholic School
Miss Cashman received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from Millsaps College. She taught art for Vicksburg Catholic Schools at St. Aloysius High School and St. Francis Xavier Elementary for grades 5-12 from 2004 -2007. Miss Cashman worked at the Mississippi Museum of Art... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Hall C

11:15am

Immersive Theatre: The White Dog and the Sacred Pole
Step into the past and reenact the journey of the ancestors of Mississippi's Choctaw people as they seek a new home. Experience a style of theatre in which you collectively follow the cues of a storyteller who guides you through the "Legend of the White Dog and the Sacred Pole."

Speakers
avatar for John Howell

John Howell

Casey Elementary School
John Howell has a BA in English and Theatre from MSU. He has been the Arts Facilitator and drama teacher at Casey Elementary School for twenty years. He has also worked at New Stage Theatre as an actor and Education Director, and he sometimes writes, acts, and directs with Fondren... Read More →



Wednesday June 14, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 222

11:15am

Stories From the Heart Of the Baobab Tree
Use the ancient techniques of storytelling to inspire, enlighten, and encourage students to seek out and learn universal values such as trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

Speakers
avatar for Terrence Roberts

Terrence Roberts

Da Terrence Roberts is a jali/griot or storyteller in the West African Tradition of Jaliyaa. As a teaching artist/storyteller in the style of Jaliyaa Roberts embraces the teaching power of words and music. Students are fascinated with the culture, stories, and musical instruments... Read More →



Wednesday June 14, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 221

11:15am

Using Color to Create Mood in Art
Learn how you can use color, collage and oil pastel landscapes using specific color combinations to evoke drama, temperature, and mood. Wonderful for depicting landforms, biomes, habitats or setting of a story.

Speakers
avatar for Kay Thomas

Kay Thomas

Teaching Artist, ArtsSmart, TRAHC
Kay Thomas, visual artist, received an M.F.A. in ceramics from Arizona State University and a B.F.A. degree in ceramics from Texas A & M University-Commerce, Texas. A teaching artist with over thirty years of experience, Thomas has worked with students and teachers grades Pre K-university... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 212

11:15am

Improve Critical Thinking Through Improv, Grades 4-12
Build creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication in your students using improvisation across your curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Unger

Jennifer Unger

Education Director, TRAHC
Jennifer Unger is a professional teaching artist and theatre director who serves as the Education Director for Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council (TRAHC). As a director, Ms. Unger has directed and written productions for both adult and young audiences. She has also served... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 211

12:15pm

LUNCH ON YOUR OWN - enjoy Chick-fil-A (pre-purchased box lunches) or Jack's Dog & Burger (menu below)
Jack's Dog and Burger (food truck) (June 13 & 14)
MENU:

Jack's 1/2 Pound Cheeseburger (cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle)
served with chips, fresh fruit, & tea - $10

Pulled Pork Sandwich (topped with pickle and coleslaw if you wish)
served with chips, fresh fruit, & tea - $10

Homemade Grilled Pimiento Cheese on Artisan Bread (topped with slice of tomato)
served with chips, fresh fruit, & tea - $10

Chicken Salad on Artisan Bread (lettuce and tomato)
served with chips, fresh fruit, & tea - $10

Summer Green Salad (onion, tomato, cucumber, shredded cheese) (assorted dressing)
served with chips, fruit, and tea - $10
Add a scoop of chicken salad - $2

We accept cash or credit cards (no checks)
Thanks for your business!
- Amber & Andre

Wednesday June 14, 2017 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Main Lobby

1:30pm

Advocacy in Action: MAAE Teaching Artists Share Arts in Academics Residency Experiences in MS Schools
Learn how schools can apply for a scholarship for a 2017 Teaching Artist residency that weaves Dance, Media Arts, Visual Arts, Theatre, or Creative Writing into other academics. Come network with Teaching Artists who are experienced in the arts integration approach designed to nurture student creativity and deepen student understanding for success.

Speakers
avatar for kathryn lewis

kathryn lewis

MS Gulf Coast Community College
Kathryn Lewis and Althea Jerome have been Teaching Artists for the last 30+ years. Jerome is a musician/retired public music teacher and taught graduate and undergraduate college classes. Lewis has a background in theatre, arts integration, and taught and directed college theatre... Read More →
avatar for Richelle Putnam

Richelle Putnam

Richelle Putnam is the Arts Project Director for The Montgomery Institute.  She is also a Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC) Teaching Artist/Roster Artist (Literary), a Mississippi Humanities Speaker, and a 2014 MAC Literary Arts Fellow. She writes for Mississippi Magazine, Town... Read More →
avatar for Terrence Roberts

Terrence Roberts

Da Terrence Roberts is a jali/griot or storyteller in the West African Tradition of Jaliyaa. As a teaching artist/storyteller in the style of Jaliyaa Roberts embraces the teaching power of words and music. Students are fascinated with the culture, stories, and musical instruments... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Penny Wallin

Dr. Penny Wallin

Dr. Penny Wallin is Executive Director for MS Alliance for Arts Education and Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at MS State University Meridian.  She has worked as teacher, teaching artist, principal, curriculum director (with a humanities emphasis), clinical professor... Read More →
avatar for Julie White

Julie White

Mississippi Arts Commission (USA)
Julie White, Associate Professor and Director of Dance Education, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in performance from the University of Illinois and a Master of Fine Arts in choreography from the Ohio State University, along with Ohio Licensure in K-12 Dance Education.  She performed... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Hall B

1:30pm

Mask Movement and Story Theatre: Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock
Transform a story from the page to the the classroom floor using the Actor's Tools (Body Voice, Imagination, Concentration) to bring the printed word to life!

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Carreras

Patricia Carreras

Teaching Artist
Patricia Carreras is an actor, a mime, a puppeteer, and a director. She has been working as a teaching artist since 1985, sharing her skills and her art forms in thousands of schools across the nation. She attended SUNY Buffalo and earned a Masters Degree in Theatre and Film in 1984... Read More →



Wednesday June 14, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 211

1:30pm

pARTS of Speech
Use Music, Movement and Visual Arts, including "Carnival of the Animals" and "The Maestro Plays" to explore the parts of speech, including adjectives, adverbs, nouns, and verbs. Use movement elements to demonstrate each, and create an illustration for your alliteration.

Speakers
avatar for Tina Morgan

Tina Morgan

Tina Morgan is a music specialist who began her career in the Columbus Municipal School District in 1989. She holds an Associate of Arts degree from Itawamba Community College as well as a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Education in Differentiated Instruction from Mississippi University... Read More →



Wednesday June 14, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Hall A

1:30pm

Project Director's Meeting: WSI Schools
Mandatory meeting for project directors, co-project directors, and administrators of WSI schools in the program.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Coleman

Andrea Coleman

Whole Schools Program Director, Mississippi Arts Commission
avatar for Penny Mack

Penny Mack

Educational & Arts Integration Consultant, Whole Schools, Mississippi Arts Commission
Penny Mack is an Educational and Arts Integration Consultant. She provides professional development opportunities for schools within the southern region of the US.  She has served as an Instructional Coach, Field Advisor, Presenter, Facilitator, and Mentor for the MS Arts Commission... Read More →



Wednesday June 14, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 210

1:30pm

Reading, Writing, ‘Rithmatic, and Resilience: Storytelling to Teach the 4th “R”
Why do children give up after one failure? Inspire them with stories that explore resilience, a trait all students need to be successful! Look closely at characters, dissect their slip-ups, and nurture vocabulary and problem-solving skills!

Speakers
avatar for Doris Jones

Doris Jones

Storyteller/Teaching Artist
Doris Jones grew up in Memphis, but found her way south where she fell utterly and completely in love with the people, stories, and slower pace of Mississippi. While reading to her young children, she discovered the fun of dramatic expression and later channeled this interest into... Read More →



Wednesday June 14, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 216

1:30pm

Seussational Math
You'll love the "Seussational" atmosphere while creating thematic posters that encompass a variety of standards in language arts, math and visual arts. Rediscover your love of Dr. Seuss and get great ideas to implement into math and language arts classrooms!

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Crawford

Wendy Crawford

5th grade math teacher, Saltillo Elementary School
Wendy Crawford taught for 15 years in grades K, 2, 3 and 5. She was a graduate fellow at the University of Mississippi from June 2011- July 15, 2012 and during that time presented at many workshops, conferences and worked closely with several schools. She has presented at NCTM (National... Read More →
avatar for Sherrie Kindt

Sherrie Kindt

Teacher 5th Gr. Math, Saltillo Elementary School
Sherrie Kindt has been with Lee County Schools for 16 years. She taught 7th grade for 12 of those years at Guntown Middle and the 5th grade the past 4 years at Saltillo Elementary. Sherrie is a 2003 graduate of the University of Mississippi and a 2001 graduate of Itawamba Community... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 215

1:30pm

Shake What Yo' Mama Gave Ya!
Get ready to move your body and stimulate your brain! Dance and move your way through Science vocabulary words, create your own dance movements, and play a fun game of Science charades!

Speakers
avatar for Kristi Bearden

Kristi Bearden

5th Grade Science/Social Studies Teacher, Saltillo Elementary School
Kristi Bearden has been an educator for 13 years. She graduated from the University of Mississippi with both her bachelor's and master's degrees. In 2010, she became a National Board Certified Teacher. She currently works at Saltillo Elementary School as a 5th grade Science/Social... Read More →
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Bettye Hannah

Saltillo Elementary School



Wednesday June 14, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 222

1:30pm

Teaching Time Through 'The Persistence of Memory'
Use Salvador Dali's painting "The Persistence of Memory" to initiate discussion, such as the creature in a "dream state" and time (AM and PM). Create your own version of the painting using pastels and watercolors!

Speakers
avatar for Victoria

Victoria "Tori" Liberto

Casey Elementary School
Tori Liberto is a second grade teacher at Casey Elementary in Jackson. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with concentrations in English and Fine Arts from Mississippi State University. Tori has taught for over 18 years in Yazoo County, Rankin County, and Jackson... Read More →



Wednesday June 14, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 212

1:30pm

Whose Lyric Is It Anyway?
Do your students need a melody to remember or present information? Kids are constantly humming tunes. Learn to rewrite songs as a way to help students remember content!

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Brett

Lindsay Brett

Lindsay Brett is an administrator at Plantersville Middle School. She served as a theatre teacher for 12 years at Tupelo Middle where she implemented a character ed /PBIS/ student motivation program using videos with her character "Gladys." Gladys now travels to churches, conferences... Read More →



Wednesday June 14, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Hall C

1:30pm

Time Travel: Mississippi's First 200 Years
Get a brief overview of Mississippi's 200 year history, culture and personalities. Create a clay topographic map of the state and learn how the geography of the state has driven its economy and culture.

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Galey

Chuck Galey

chuck@chuckgaley.com, Visual Artist / Teaching Artist
Chuck Galey has drawn all his life. “I had everything I needed growing up in a small farm town in the Mississippi Delta; a pencil, a piece of paper and a long-winded Baptist preacher.”  He has illustrated over 70 educational books and 17 children’s picture books, one that he... Read More →



Wednesday June 14, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 221

3:00pm

Arts Experience: Collage-O-Rama
Mounds of wonderful images and stuff. Participants will get to manipulate and glue to create a variety of collages.

Speakers
avatar for Kay Thomas

Kay Thomas

Teaching Artist, ArtsSmart, TRAHC
Kay Thomas, visual artist, received an M.F.A. in ceramics from Arizona State University and a B.F.A. degree in ceramics from Texas A & M University-Commerce, Texas. A teaching artist with over thirty years of experience, Thomas has worked with students and teachers grades Pre K-university... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 212

3:00pm

Arts Experience: Differentiated Instruction as a Tool to Maximize Effectiveness in the Classroom
Most classrooms are filled with students performing at various learning levels: some of them struggling, others performing well beyond grade-level expectations, and the rest falling somewhere in between. Differentiated instruction includes, involves, and inspires all learners. Teaching artists will explore how to authentically differentiate lessons while remaining true to their art forms.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Unger

Jennifer Unger

Education Director, TRAHC
Jennifer Unger is a professional teaching artist and theatre director who serves as the Education Director for Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council (TRAHC). As a director, Ms. Unger has directed and written productions for both adult and young audiences. She has also served... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 211

3:00pm

Arts Experience: Get on Board with Gladys
A character can teach character, class routines, and academic content. A character can learn lessons, teach lessons, or be a part of a lesson. Students can learn to create characters to teach the class content, understand empathy, and look through the lenses of someone else.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Brett

Lindsay Brett

Lindsay Brett is an administrator at Plantersville Middle School. She served as a theatre teacher for 12 years at Tupelo Middle where she implemented a character ed /PBIS/ student motivation program using videos with her character "Gladys." Gladys now travels to churches, conferences... Read More →



Wednesday June 14, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 215

3:00pm

Arts Experience: Guided Improv
Improvisation is one of the most rewarding and powerful theatrical strategies out there. Take this challenging strategy and work together to make it approachable and exciting for teachers as well as their students. By turning improvisation on its head and counting on the assistance of a "guide" in the process, improv becomes tremendously accessible to every person willing to give it a shot!

Speakers
avatar for Sean Glazebrook

Sean Glazebrook

Sean Glazebrook is an educator, actor, and founding member of the NOLA Project, as well as the Director of Arts Programs for Lusher Charter Schools. He holds a dual B.F.A. in Theatre & History from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, an Ed.M. in Education Policy & Management from Harvard’s... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 222

3:00pm

Arts Experience: Illustrating Children's Books Like the Masters
Explore the many different approaches used to illustrate children's books! Then create your own illustration in multiple versions using several styles that correlate to those of well-known children's illustrators, including Eric Carle (tissue paper art), Ed Young (pen and water color), David Diaz (torn paper) and Jerry Pickney (scratch art).

Speakers
avatar for Thom Borden

Thom Borden

A former Chicago music teacher, Thom Borden completed his Orff Master Level under Jos Wuytack and has studied music and movement in Europe. Continued studies included Kodály Training at Colorado State University and Silver Lake College with Sr. Lorna Zemke. As a former clinician... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Hall A

3:00pm

Arts Experience: Jazz It Up!
Let loose with Mary Frances in this fun break out session! She will take you through a beginner/intermediate jazz class where you’ll also learn a fun dance and perform it for your peers. Great for beginners or intermediate dancers!

Speakers
avatar for Mary Frances Massey

Mary Frances Massey

MAC Teaching Artist
Mary Frances Massey is a dance instructor and part-owner of North Mississippi Dance Centre in Tupelo, Mississippi. She offers dance classes in ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop and has choreographed for show choirs in Tupelo and surrounding areas since 2008. Massey’s teaching programs include incorporating movement into the narration of favorite children’s books and using... Read More →


Wednesday June 14, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Hall C

3:00pm

EXCURSION: To Dye for: Natural Tie-Dying
Limited Capacity filling up

Learn about a variety of natural plant dyes and dying techniques that can be used for any number of craft projects, including “Tie-Dying” of cloth.

The Pascagoula River Audubon Center serves as the gateway to the Pascagoula River, its habitats, and the diverse assemblage of organisms that inhabit or visit the river basin throughout the year. In 1974, more than 35,000 acres of land along the Pascagoula was preserved for the public. This landmark preservation purchase, spearheaded by The Nature Conservancy, has protected a unique ecosystem and grown to the current 70,000 acres that keep the largest free-flowing river in the contiguous United States one of the wildest. Wildlife abounds in the Pascagoula River -- including some species that are endemic, or found nowhere else on the planet.

5107 Arthur Street
Moss Point, MS  39563
228-475-0825


Wednesday June 14, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Pascagoula River Audubon Center 5107 Arthur St, Moss Point, MS 39563

3:00pm

EXCURSION: Under the Sea Sculptures
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

In this fun 90-minute excursion, you'll "sail back to school" in style with a creative under-the-sea sculpture. Using a variety of materials, create a maritime model that can be used to teach procedures and build community in the classroom at the beginning of the year.

Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum
115 E. 1st Street
Biloxi, MS 39530
Phone: (228) 435-6320

The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum was established in 1986 to preserve and interpret the maritime history and heritage of Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. (Read more here)

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Schipke

Andrea Schipke

Nora Davis Magnet School
Andrea Schipke is a fourth grade math and science teacher and co-project director for Nora Davis Magnet School, an Exemplar Model School for the Whole Schools Initiative. Andrea has been teaching for fourteen years and has been recognized for various outstanding achievements in the... Read More →
avatar for Casey Watts

Casey Watts

Nora Davis Magnet School
Casey Watts is a fourth grade teacher, 3rd-5th grade ELA department chair, and project director for Nora Davis Magnet School, an Exemplar Model School for the Whole Schools Initiative. Casey has been teaching for fourteen years and has been recognized for various outstanding achievements... Read More →



Wednesday June 14, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum 115 E 1st St, Biloxi, MS 39530

5:00pm

MAAE Ceremony
Celebrate with the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education at the 2017 Awards Ceremony and reception. You are invited to join MAAE in acknowledging the creative contributions of those who believe in the power of the arts in the lives of Mississippi students.

Wednesday June 14, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Hall B
 
Thursday, June 15
 

9:00am

An Artistic Science: Designing Deeper Learning Through Theater and Science
In this fast-paced, practice-oriented track, dive headfirst into the process of designing and executing science and theater-integrated lessons. Drawing on cutting edge concepts in dispositional practices, cognitive-developmental science, and design thinking, teachers will practice how to draw meaningful connections between the disciplines of science and theater so that students become more deeply engaged and invested in building their own knowledge.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Glazebrook

Sean Glazebrook

Sean Glazebrook is an educator, actor, and founding member of the NOLA Project, as well as the Director of Arts Programs for Lusher Charter Schools. He holds a dual B.F.A. in Theatre & History from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, an Ed.M. in Education Policy & Management from Harvard’s... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Room 222

9:00am

Back to Basics
All great things are built on strong foundations! Build a stronger foundation or fill in some cracks with a series of 101 tracks. Designed for the novice arts integration instructor, this session will end the confusion between instruction, enhancement and integration once and for all. Over the course of this three day track, participates will thoroughly explore the basic elements and principles of design within Visual Arts, Theatre, Dance, and Music.

Speakers
avatar for Penny Mack

Penny Mack

Educational & Arts Integration Consultant, Whole Schools, Mississippi Arts Commission
Penny Mack is an Educational and Arts Integration Consultant. She provides professional development opportunities for schools within the southern region of the US.  She has served as an Instructional Coach, Field Advisor, Presenter, Facilitator, and Mentor for the MS Arts Commission... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Room 215

9:00am

Conflict Management Through Drama
Drama allows students to distance themselves from conflicts while fostering meaningful investment in managing positive outcomes and building resiliency. Learn to construct a drama-in-education workshop that focuses on fictional conflicts, facilitate creative dramatic strategies (i.e. tableau, pantomime, improvisation and role play) to explore the tension and potential between individuals. Participants will receive guidance in brainstorming and defining conflict, types of conflict and effective conflict management skills. By the end of the workshop, participants will make connections between conflict and anger management by identifying anger triggers, behavior responses and consequences while also connecting leadership qualities to group dynamics and cooperative learning.

Speakers
avatar for Zeb Hollins III

Zeb Hollins III

Arts Coach, KID smART
Zeb Hollins III studied Speech/Theatre at Southern University and worked and studied Educational Theatre with New York University’s Creative Arts Team as a Master Actor/Teacher for six years. While in New York, he performed in numerous productions at The Billie Holiday Theatre... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Room 216

9:00am

Dancing in the Classroom: How to Create Your Own Book on Tape
Learn how to use recording technology (Garage Band app) to record your own book on tape. Choose your own beats and loops, and then record your voice. You can control book length and add movement! (Required: Mac or PC laptop or iPad with Garage Band app installed)

Speakers
avatar for Mary Frances Massey

Mary Frances Massey

MAC Teaching Artist
Mary Frances Massey is a dance instructor and part-owner of North Mississippi Dance Centre in Tupelo, Mississippi. She offers dance classes in ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop and has choreographed for show choirs in Tupelo and surrounding areas since 2008. Massey’s teaching programs include incorporating movement into the narration of favorite children’s books and using... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Hall B

9:00am

Developing Personal and Academic Literacy, Voice, and Perspective Through Mindfulness and Dance-Making Practices
Participants will learn the A (Attention), B (Balance), and C's (compassion) of mindfulness as well as how to integrate these in the K12 classroom to promote and support the development of voice, focus, reflection, and analysis in the learning process.  Participants will specifically learn how to apply these instructional techniques to ELA standards that center on telling stories, reading written texts for comprehension, analysis, and comparison, and defining one's own voice/perspective as a writer. Parallels between written compositions and dance compositions and the inherent intersections that can inform artful instruction will guide this process.  Supporting materials, including narrative rubrics that provide formative and summative feedback and evaluation, will be included so that information can be immediately integrated into instruction in one's own classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Julie White

Julie White

Mississippi Arts Commission (USA)
Julie White, Associate Professor and Director of Dance Education, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in performance from the University of Illinois and a Master of Fine Arts in choreography from the Ohio State University, along with Ohio Licensure in K-12 Dance Education.  She performed... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Hall C

9:00am

Fun With Standards
This session provides an overview of the new Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Arts Learning Standards. See how these standards align and support other content area standards. Use this information when developing and designing your arts integrated lessons. Experience the fun of standards!

Speakers
avatar for Limeul Eubanks

Limeul Eubanks

Mississippi Department of Education
Limeul Eubanks is a Staff Officer III, for the Arts: Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts and World Languages at the Mississippi Department of Education in the Office of Secondary Education. Eubanks is a visual artist and art educator that holds the following degrees: Masters... Read More →
avatar for Charlotte Smelser

Charlotte Smelser

Arts Education Director, Mississippi Arts Commission


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Room D-115 (Fine Arts Building)

9:00am

Meaningful Music Making
Using children's literature, rhymes and poems, participants will explore and experience many different elemental music concepts through play and manipulative activities. Sing your way through favorite children's books and some new titles that will become classroom picks!

Speakers
avatar for Thom Borden

Thom Borden

A former Chicago music teacher, Thom Borden completed his Orff Master Level under Jos Wuytack and has studied music and movement in Europe. Continued studies included Kodály Training at Colorado State University and Silver Lake College with Sr. Lorna Zemke. As a former clinician... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Hall A

9:00am

Playwriting in the Language Arts and Social Studies Classroom
Bring content alive in the classroom with playwriting! Guide students through the playwriting process of writing, revising and performing. Curriculum-based scripts may be used for Project-Based Learning or to perform for classmates and parents.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Unger

Jennifer Unger

Education Director, TRAHC
Jennifer Unger is a professional teaching artist and theatre director who serves as the Education Director for Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council (TRAHC). As a director, Ms. Unger has directed and written productions for both adult and young audiences. She has also served... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Room 211

9:00am

Teach Like a Magician
Learn how to motivate your students using Hocus Focus! Through the exploration of the methods used to perform a magic trick, students are given the opportunity and encouraged to participate in the productive exchange of ideas associated with the trick. Academic content in math, science, and language arts can be wrapped in the mystery of a magic trick, actively engaging students in learning to learn!

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Spencer

Kevin Spencer

Director/Teaching Artist, Hocus Focus, Inc
Kevin Spencer is a Teaching Artist, Researcher, Speaker, Consultant, and Film Producer. He is also a world-renowned Illusionist with dozens of accolades to his credit. He and his wife, Cindy, were the recipients of the Merlin Award for International Magicians of the Year (2009) and... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Room 221

9:00am

Visual Art and the Early Child: Wonderful Weird Stuff!
Back by popular demand! Fabric, lids, tubes, tar paper, etc. Participants will get the chance to work with a variety of unusual materials to create collages, sculptures, and drawings.

Speakers
avatar for Kay Thomas

Kay Thomas

Teaching Artist, ArtsSmart, TRAHC
Kay Thomas, visual artist, received an M.F.A. in ceramics from Arizona State University and a B.F.A. degree in ceramics from Texas A & M University-Commerce, Texas. A teaching artist with over thirty years of experience, Thomas has worked with students and teachers grades Pre K-university... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Room 212

11:15am

4 Minutes and a Microphone (Teaching Artist Showcase)
Building on the success of 4 Minutes & a Microphone, this session features Teaching Artists in a fast-paced presentation to connect music, art, storytelling, drama, and more to your classroom content. Meet the artists and begin making plans for further arts integrated learning in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Coleman

Andrea Coleman

Whole Schools Program Director, Mississippi Arts Commission
avatar for Charlotte Smelser

Charlotte Smelser

Arts Education Director, Mississippi Arts Commission



Thursday June 15, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Hall B

11:15am

Animal Fabric Portraits & Prints
Explore the integration of scientific research skills and visual arts (print making). Create a portrait of an animal (reptile, amphibian, and/or mammal) on a piece of cloth using oil pastels, and then place it under heat to make a print. Use the print to explore ways in which the print and the actual portrait are similar and different!

Speakers
avatar for Kristi Bearden

Kristi Bearden

5th Grade Science/Social Studies Teacher, Saltillo Elementary School
Kristi Bearden has been an educator for 13 years. She graduated from the University of Mississippi with both her bachelor's and master's degrees. In 2010, she became a National Board Certified Teacher. She currently works at Saltillo Elementary School as a 5th grade Science/Social... Read More →
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Bettye Hannah

Saltillo Elementary School



Thursday June 15, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 211

11:15am

Creating Emotional Silhouettes
Use art techniques and skills to create an "Emotional Silhouette," desert scene collages which incorporate objectives in visual art, science, and language arts. Students place the silhouette of a desert animal in a habitat designed to reflect an emotional adjective.

Speakers
SK

Samantha Kimble

My name is Samantha Kimble, and I am a third-grade teacher at Casey Elementary in Jackson, MS. I have been a teacher at Casey for ten years, and I am currently working on my Specialist degree in Ed Leadership. I am originally from Montgomery, AL and moved to Brandon, MS after my first... Read More →



Thursday June 15, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 212

11:15am

Economics & Art: Making the Connections
Come explore the intersection of economics (track within the social studies) and the visual arts.  Using digital copies of several pieces of art from the MS Museum of Art’s permanent collection, educators will learn how to deeply engage students in learning economic concepts through the exploration of visual arts.

Speakers
CW

Christy Walker

Christy Walker earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Studies Education in 2000 from Mississippi State University and a Masters of Education Degree from Belhaven University in 2004. She received her National Board Certification in 2005. Christy has over 15 years of experience... Read More →



Thursday June 15, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Hall C

11:15am

Teaching National Music and Dance Standards Through Folk Dance
Investigate techniques, curriculum and research on how to teach music and movement through folk dance and folk music. The goal is to offer you a movement experience, make connections to National Dance and Music Standards and to offer an age-appropriate folk dance curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Amelia Brame

Amelia Brame

Amelia Brame, is originally a native of Southern Utah, although she has lived the past eight years in the South. After graduating from Brigham Young University in 2008 with her BA in Dance, she and her husband moved to Houston, TX for him to be able to attend graduate school at Rice... Read More →



Thursday June 15, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Hall A

11:15am

Thematic Paper Art
Use paper art to teach math! After cutting colored paper into strips, make geometric figures. Then complete a chart to show what fraction of each color paper the artwork contains! (Can also learn addition, subtraction, fractions...!)

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Crawford

Wendy Crawford

5th grade math teacher, Saltillo Elementary School
Wendy Crawford taught for 15 years in grades K, 2, 3 and 5. She was a graduate fellow at the University of Mississippi from June 2011- July 15, 2012 and during that time presented at many workshops, conferences and worked closely with several schools. She has presented at NCTM (National... Read More →
avatar for Sherrie Kindt

Sherrie Kindt

Teacher 5th Gr. Math, Saltillo Elementary School
Sherrie Kindt has been with Lee County Schools for 16 years. She taught 7th grade for 12 of those years at Guntown Middle and the 5th grade the past 4 years at Saltillo Elementary. Sherrie is a 2003 graduate of the University of Mississippi and a 2001 graduate of Itawamba Community... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 215

11:15am

Try Something New: Co-Teaching (Part II)
Learn how King Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) set-up and scheduled co-teaching arts integration lessons and how to implement best practices for student achievement!

Speakers
CD

Cheryl Dexter

King Early Childhood Education Center
Cheryl Dexter is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Martin with a Bachelor of Science in Education and endorsements in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education. She is a National Board Certified teacher and is currently working on her master's in Theory and Practices... Read More →



Thursday June 15, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 216

12:15pm

Meat & Greet - Enjoy Backyard Burgers freshly cooked... on us!
You asked us to include some meals, and we heard you!  Enjoy a freshly cooked meal courtesy of Backyard Burger... on us!  Options available for vegetarians and gluten-sensitive! 

Network with Teaching Artists to plan residencies and performances for your school; bring your calendar and start booking next year's events. Live music by Stace and Cassie!

Thursday June 15, 2017 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Main Lobby

1:30pm

A Cut Above to Inspire Thinking
Most classrooms have scissors, paper, and glue. Use these simple materials to inspire thinking and learning around the works of Henri Matisse.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Nelson

Ann Nelson

teacher, Oak Grove Primary
In her 30th year of teaching, Ann Nelson is in a kindergarten/first grade looping classroom at Oak Grove Primary School in the Lamar County School District. Ann holds a BS from William Carey College, MEd from the University of Southern Mississippi, and EdS from William Carey College... Read More →



Thursday June 15, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 211

1:30pm

Cask Of Amontillado
Discuss the mood and tone of two different texts: “The Tell Tale Heart” and “The Cask of Amontillado” and depict the mood or tone using color, shape and images.

Speakers
avatar for Cristina Hudgins

Cristina Hudgins

Cristina Hudgins is an English Language Arts teacher at Tupelo Middle School and a member of the Arts Integration team. She has been teaching 8th grade in the middle school since 2013. Before moving to Tupelo, Mississippi, Cristina taught 11th and 12th grade ELA and theater in the... Read More →



Thursday June 15, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 216

1:30pm

I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More: An Arts Integrated All About Me Unit
Learn to integrate drama, music, and visual arts using activities based on the book "I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More," including self portraits by Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, and other famous artists. Then create your own messy self portrait inspired by the main character in the book!

Speakers
avatar for Miriam Carman

Miriam Carman

Madison Avenue Elemantary
Miriam Carman has 13 ½ years experience in elementary education, both regular education and special education. She works to individualized instruction based on students’ needs and interest to ensure all students achieve their full potential.  After teaching regular education... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 215

1:30pm

Little Hands and Big Ideas (putting the pieces together)
Learn to help students with disabilities find the artists within themselves. Create fun and stress-free art by using different techniques, even with students with motor processing, visual processing, and self expression limitations!

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Rotenberry

Courtney Rotenberry

Special Education Teacher, Ann Smith Elementary
Courtney Rotenberry attended the University of Southern Mississippi and earned a dual degree in Elementary and Special Education with two minors. She's been teaching at Ann Smith Elementary for four years in the Autism room. She is on the arts committee, technology committee and library... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 212

1:30pm

Shadow Stories: Retelling Folk Tales with Shadow Puppets.
Folk tales, musical responses, and shadowed silhouettes are an integral part of this long time blended tradition of storytelling and puppetry. Compose musical responses and create a personal set of shadow puppets as favorite folk tales come to life.

Speakers
avatar for Thom Borden

Thom Borden

A former Chicago music teacher, Thom Borden completed his Orff Master Level under Jos Wuytack and has studied music and movement in Europe. Continued studies included Kodály Training at Colorado State University and Silver Lake College with Sr. Lorna Zemke. As a former clinician... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Hall A

1:30pm

Teaching National Music and Dance Standards Through Folk Dance
Investigate techniques, curriculum and research on how to teach music and movement through folk dance and folk music. The goal is to offer you a movement experience, make connections to National Dance and Music Standards and to offer an age-appropriate folk dance curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Amelia Brame

Amelia Brame

Amelia Brame, is originally a native of Southern Utah, although she has lived the past eight years in the South. After graduating from Brigham Young University in 2008 with her BA in Dance, she and her husband moved to Houston, TX for him to be able to attend graduate school at Rice... Read More →



Thursday June 15, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Hall C

1:30pm

Tiny Toy Tales
Tiny Toy Tales are a simple, effective literacy strategy for involving students in storytelling. Tiny props create a visual map of the story, creating understanding of story elements, structure, and sequence. Create a tiny toy box, incorporate facial expressions, gestures, use vocal inflections for characters, and implement classroom management to keep everyone engaged!

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Pomeroy

Rachel Pomeroy

Rachel Pomeroy is a native of Meridian. Rachel holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Mississippi State University and a Masters Degree in Music Education form The University of Georgia. Rachel has taught three different states and all grades ranging from Pre-K through 12th... Read More →



Thursday June 15, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 221

3:00pm

Arts Experience: Dance Elements and the Brain Dance
Participants will explore each of the four dance elements (body, energy, space, and time) and use these to manipulate the BrainDance, which is a brain-centered movement progression used to focus, direct, and expand attention and interdisciplinary learning in the classroom.  Participants will specifically use the elements and the founding tenets of the BrainDance to create movement to accompany the instruction of "high frequency words" and basic math equations in the classroom.  Curricular and non-curricular movement activities, as well as classroom management strategies for making interdisciplinary dance instruction immediately successful, will be shared as well as a rubric that can be used to formatively and summatively assess independent teaching in this type of instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Julie White

Julie White

Mississippi Arts Commission (USA)
Julie White, Associate Professor and Director of Dance Education, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in performance from the University of Illinois and a Master of Fine Arts in choreography from the Ohio State University, along with Ohio Licensure in K-12 Dance Education.  She performed... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Hall C

3:00pm

Arts Experience: Improvisation
Improvisation is about spontaneous creation -- a story, scene, or song. Learn to use improvisational activities to create art. Improvisation is built on the concept "Yes, and."  "Yes" refers to acceptance -- when an idea is offered it must be accepted. "And" refers to enhancement -- other players must not only accept each new idea, but must add something. Improvisation can be fun, flexible, educational, and collaborative!

Speakers
avatar for Zeb Hollins III

Zeb Hollins III

Arts Coach, KID smART
Zeb Hollins III studied Speech/Theatre at Southern University and worked and studied Educational Theatre with New York University’s Creative Arts Team as a Master Actor/Teacher for six years. While in New York, he performed in numerous productions at The Billie Holiday Theatre... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 215

3:00pm

Arts Experience: Living Art
A creative experience that blends Visual Art (Mississippi Photography and Paintings) with Tableau (Frozen Pictures) and Active Storytelling. Problem solving and social discussion will enhance abstract thinking through Drama as stories behind art work are acted out through narrative ideas, music, and Pantomime.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Carreras

Patricia Carreras

Teaching Artist
Patricia Carreras is an actor, a mime, a puppeteer, and a director. She has been working as a teaching artist since 1985, sharing her skills and her art forms in thousands of schools across the nation. She attended SUNY Buffalo and earned a Masters Degree in Theatre and Film in 1984... Read More →



Thursday June 15, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 216

3:00pm

Arts Experience: MAC Bicentennial Arts Curriculum
The Mississippi Arts Commission presents its newest curriculum, Mississippi History Through the Arts: A Bicentennial Journey, 1817-2017.  This curriculum focuses on Art, History, and Mississippi’s Folk Traditions. Created in collaboration with Mississippi Museum of Art and Mississippi Department of Education, this FREE resource will be a dynamic tool for the arts integrated classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Mark Malone

Dr. Mark Malone

William Carey University
With over 40 years of teaching music and social studies in elementary, high school, and the community college, Dr. Mark Hugh Malone is currently Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Education at William Carey University in Hattiesburg. A frequent presenter at the Whole Schools... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Hall A

3:00pm

Arts Experience: Theater Games for Focus and Concentration, Grades 2-8
Create an atmosphere of fun, focus and concentration through playing theatre games with your students.  Concentration is a skill that students can improve through practice.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Unger

Jennifer Unger

Education Director, TRAHC
Jennifer Unger is a professional teaching artist and theatre director who serves as the Education Director for Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council (TRAHC). As a director, Ms. Unger has directed and written productions for both adult and young audiences. She has also served... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Room 211

3:00pm

EXCURSION: Dancing with Leif
Limited Capacity filling up

I will welcome participants to my studio where I live, dance, and make art. The art is displayed on the walls of the room in which I will introduce those present to the dance I call "Airth." This dance is for everyone who can Breathe and move responsively. I will also share my memories of my artist father, Walter Anderson.

Leif Anderson Dance Studio
102-J Shearwater Drive
Ocean Springs, MS  39564

Speakers
avatar for Leif Anderson

Leif Anderson

Leif Anderson is a dancer, writer, artist, mother and grandmother, and the founder, performer and teacher of the dance technique and philosophy called Airth. She lives in Ocean Springs, Ms. and is the daughter of artist/naturalist, Walter Inglis Anderson, and writer/teacher, Agnes... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Leif Anderson Dance Studio 102-J Shearwater Drive Ocean Springs, MS 39564

3:00pm

EXCURSION: Simple Screens
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Screen-printing is easy and fun! This workshop will show you screen-printing techniques that you can take back to the classroom or use at home. The materials used are inexpensive and readily available. Handouts will cover suggested materials and sources, inexpensive screen and stencil ideas and suggestions for use.

Creel House (cottage directly behind the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum)
370 Meaut St.
Biloxi, MS  39501

Speakers
avatar for Kerr Grabowski

Kerr Grabowski

"Marks - textures, lines, images and symbols - My work in textiles and clothing stems from an interest in cultures where art is an integral part of daily life-where mark making is a natural activity, a part of the celebration of being."Kerr Grabowski's history as a fiber artist has... Read More →


Thursday June 15, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Creel House 370 Meaut St., Biloxi, MS 39501

7:00pm

Fete au Beauvoir
Limited Capacity seats available

Travel back in time to the home of the Honorable Jefferson Davis in the 1870s. Explore this fascinating historic home with a period guide, create art, and enjoy late 19th century desserts and music.


Thursday June 15, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Beauvoir (Jefferson Davis Home) 2244 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39531
 
Friday, June 16
 

9:00am

Opening Session: A Story, A Story with Thom Borden
Join Thom for a super fun session of Storytelling, followed by the WSI Awards!

Friday June 16, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Main Auditorium

9:45am

One Step Two – Fun Steps for You
Bring a friend along as folk dance and movement become the focus of this session.  Familiar steps and new dances provide the soundtrack for this fun session.

Speakers
avatar for Thom Borden

Thom Borden

A former Chicago music teacher, Thom Borden completed his Orff Master Level under Jos Wuytack and has studied music and movement in Europe. Continued studies included Kodály Training at Colorado State University and Silver Lake College with Sr. Lorna Zemke. As a former clinician... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Hall A

9:45am

Utilizing Improvisation in the Classroom and Beyond
Misfit Monkeys Comedy Troupe will teach you how to use improvisation in the classroom.  Teachers and students benefit from learning different ways to communicate, foster collaboration in groups, encourage creativity and making learning fun!  Misfit Monkeys is ready to teach you games to play and different approaches to use in your classroom.

Friday June 16, 2017 9:45am - 10:45am
Theater in the Round

11:00am

One Step Two – Fun Steps for You
Bring a friend along as folk dance and movement become the focus of this session.  Familiar steps and new dances provide the soundtrack for this fun session!

Speakers
avatar for Thom Borden

Thom Borden

A former Chicago music teacher, Thom Borden completed his Orff Master Level under Jos Wuytack and has studied music and movement in Europe. Continued studies included Kodály Training at Colorado State University and Silver Lake College with Sr. Lorna Zemke. As a former clinician... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hall A

11:00am

Utilizing Improvisation in the Classroom and Beyond
Misfit Monkeys Comedy Troupe will teach you how to use improvisation in the classroom.  Teachers and students benefit from learning different ways to communicate, foster collaboration in groups, encourage creativity and making learning fun!  Misfit Monkeys is ready to teach you games to play and different approaches to use in your classroom.

Friday June 16, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Theater in the Round