Every two years, the Joint Arts Education Conference brings together Arizona’s teaching artists, educators, arts administrators and arts education advocates to explore key areas and trends in education and the significant role arts educators play in the academic, social and personal success of students.
Every two years, the Joint Arts Education Conference brings together Arizona’s teaching artists, educators, arts administrators and arts education advocates to explore key areas and trends in education and the significant role arts educators play in the academic, social and personal success of students. Register now and save 20%!Read more
2016 Joint Arts Education Conference
Monday, October 24, 2016
Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix AZ
CONNECT AND RESPOND
How do we move from traditional skills-based instruction in the arts to a new educational paradigm that requires all students to CONNECT their artistic work to personal, societal, cultural, and historical contexts? How do we empower Arizona’s students to RESPOND to the world around them through critical analysis, evaluation, and interpretation of intent and meaning? Do the new Arizona Academic Standards in the Arts simply provide permission to dabble in these uncharted waters, or are we, in fact, mandated to develop new and innovative ways to reach our students?
Designed to bring together Arizona’s arts education community for a full day of professional development, this year’s Joint Arts Education Conference focuses on connecting and responding to the New Arizona Academic Standards in the Arts, the evolution of Arizona’s youth demographics, and the design, creation, and sharing of tools and resources to develop cultural competency, systemic equity, and increased access and participation across all artistic dimensions.
Director of Partnerships and Operations
Memphis Music Initiative: Empowering Youth through Music
Deron has developed and implemented multi-million dollar initiatives & programs executed by schools, community centers, community development corporations, major orchestras, and others. He has spearheaded partnerships with various top-tier universities and arts organizations to forge shared value across many metrics.
As a Graduate Research Fellow at the University of Cincinnati, he studied replicable and sustainable intervention programs for at-risk youth which led to the cultivation of various education programs within area organizations. He was featured on the front page of the Cincinnati Enquirer sparking the conversation “Can Music Rescue a Life” stemming from his work as the Executive Director of COR Music Project, a Music Teacher Fellowship serving nearly 1000 students each school day.
He has presented on behalf of the United States Department of State International Visitors Leadership Program with Community Arts Center Directors from Dakar, Senegal, Africa, and with prominent arts executives from Baghdad, Iraq representing the Ministry of Culture, University of Baghdad, and the Iraqi National Symphony. A lifelong learner, he holds a Masters Degree in Music from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and and Executive Diploma in Arts and Culture Strategy from the University of Pennsylvania.
He currently serves as the Director of Partnerships and Operations for the Memphis Music Initiative where he drives operational and organizational excellence through leading the comprehensive operations strategy, securing global partnerships, developing and cultivating grantees, and driving the performance management processes.
Registration includes full day attendance, breakfast, lunch, and parking. Payment types accepted are credit card and purchase order.
Early Rate – $95
Available August 15 – September 20, 2016
To qualify for the Student/Intern rate, the attendee must be a full-time student OR current intern at an arts, culture, or education institution.
Regular Rate – $120
Available September 21 – October 17, 2016
The last day to cancel your registration and still receive a refund is 10/07/16. After this date, registration cancellations are non-refundable. Registrations are not transferable.
Additional details will be added as they are confirmed.
New this year! The conference will be formatted so that attendees will rotate through all of the breakout sessions.
Connect and Respond: Artistic Literacy and the New Arizona Academic Standards in the Arts
The New Arizona Academic Standards in the Arts emphasize artistic literacy, and are designed around four core artistic processes: creating, performing/presenting/producing, connecting, and responding. An easy-to-grasp concept, but what does it look like, sound like, and feel like to fully implement the new Arizona Academic Standards in the Arts? This session examines the best practices of designing for artistic literacy – for arts educators, traditional classroom teachers, and community arts partners – and identifies key strategies for richly embedding arts instruction across all academic disciplines.
Connect and Respond: Common Language
Equity. Access. Inclusion. Diversity. Arts Education. The Field. Many words and phrases are defining the current and future look of education. How does the arts education community in Arizona create common language that strengthens our current and future classrooms, organizations and programs.
Connect and Respond: Cultural Competency
Arizona has already shifted to a minority majority classroom with other states following close behind. Not only are the demographics of our classrooms shifting, but so are our communities. This session looks at the responsibility of arts and cultural educators and administrators to know their students and their student’s communities.
Connect and Respond: Youth-Driven Engagement
This session looks at successful collaboration models connecting educators with their students and to their broader community. Youth and adult facilitators will model and share tools to create safe space and acknowledge power and privilege in a youth/adult space.
Additional details will be added as they are confirmed.
Arizona Commission on the Arts, Arizona Department of Education and Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
Herberger Theater Center