Arts and Technology Playground: Explore Creativity!
Explore and create : Playground
Tuesday, June 25, 2:00–5:30 pm
Location: Playground C, Street Level, Broad Street Atrium
Susan Basalik Gayle Berthiaume Lisa Burden Theresa Ducassoux Sylvia Duckworth Jessie Erickson Rebecca Goddard Jennifer Hall Wanda Hanley Debbie Harris Cathy Houchin Michele Hutson Casita Lynn Brendan McCann Rita Mortenson Denise Orndorff Erin ORourke Peter Panico Erica Phillips Shannon Rister Lorraine Shaffer Michael Slechta Susan Wells Dr. Nanci Werner-Burke Rebecca Williams
Experience many hands-on activities related to arts and technology. Paint with Sphero and create music and dance with robots. There will be doodles and doodling, tricks with green screen, drawing with OSMO and more.
|Audience:||Coaches, Teachers, Library media specialists|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||Creativity and productivity tools|
|Subject area:||STEM/STEAM, Performing/visual arts|
|ISTE Standards:||For Coaches:
Digital Age Learning Environments
1. The attendees will see how technology can be used in arts classes.
2. The attendees will be able to participate in a wide variety of hands on technology.
3. The attendees will be able to ask questions of teachers who use technology in the classroom.
4. The attendees will be able to explore many different examples of technology.
This is a dynamic hands-on arts and technology playground. Last year we had approximately 600 people attend. There will be 6-8 stations with a presentation area. The stations will include: (1) Doodling, Drawing and Painting (2) Sphero Art (3) Hands on Makerspace (4) Coding and Drawing with Osmo (5) Photography with apps and ext. (6) With Green ScreeningRobots and Music.
On average participants spent about 30-60 minutes at our playground going from station to station. We had a fun ticket when they arrived where they got stamped at each station. If they went to all the stations, they were entered in for a drawing (prize).
There was definitely a lot of peer-to-peer interaction as we had several people at each station and a lot of hands-on, fun activities. People could try new technology, see examples, learn from others talk with educators in the classroom. It was magical.
The MakerSpace movement and the importance of arts and technology in the classroom is so critical. There is an abundance of research that indicate the benefits of a MakerSpace. Some of the articles are listed below.
Sylvia is an award-winning teacher from Toronto, Canada with more than 30 years experience in the classroom. She is on a constant quest to find ways for teachers and students to “Connect, Collaborate and Create”. She is a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, and author of the books “Sketchnotes for Educators” and “How to Sketchnote: A Step-by-Step Manual for Teachers and Students”. You can find her resources at sylviaduckworth.com and her store at sylviaduckworth.shop.
Jennifer Hall has been an educator for more than twenty-one years and currently serves as an Educational Technology Specialist (ETS) for Atlanta Public Schools. As a National Board Certified Teacher, Jen has seventeen years of middle school classroom experience. Jen’s expertise includes technology integration, gifted education, project-based learning, curriculum writing, digital resources, Web 2.0 tools, video production, and professional development. As an ETS, Jen collaborates with teachers, works with students and provides school-based trainings, as well as district-wide professional development. Jen is passionate about all things #edtech and loves working with teachers to enhance instruction and engage students.
Art Educator in Los Angeles county High School. I teach Intro Art, Digital Art, AP Studio and (taught) Yearbook for over a decade. Kutztown Univ. of PA Grad. I am always on the hunt for effective means of incorporating the digital world into the art making and creative process.
I have serve as an Instructional Technology Resource Coach. I have a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education from James Madison University and a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction in Computer Education from the University of Phoenix. I am a Google Certified Trainer and Certified Brainpop Educator. I am involved with Discovery Education, I am a DEN STAR member and a member of the DEN Leadership Council. I love technology and everything it has to offer just wish I could keep with the ever changing world.
Michael Slechta is the Coordinator of Music, Art, Humanities, and 21st Century Skills for the School District of Lancaster, PA. Michael is completing his 28th year in education, 17 as a music teacher and 11 as an administrator, all in SDoL. Michael has presented a number of times at the PA Music Educators Association Conference. Topics have included interviewing and the hiring process as well as using improvisation and composition in the music classroom. Michael serves Lebanon Valley College as an Adjunct Instructor in the Master of Music Education program teaching Research Methods in Music Education.
Nanci has been an educator for over 25 years. She has written for NCTE's Voices From The Middle and ASCD's Educational Leadership and contributed to numerous professional texts focused on writing. Her interests include the intersection of literacy and technology and the interdisciplinary possibilities of STEAM. Nanci lives in a cabin, in a wood, and is currently professor and chair of the Department of Education and Special Education at Mansfield University of PA. She is thrilled to be the director of the Endless Mountains Writing Project and is a strong advocate of the National Writing Project.
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