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Arts Alive!

Authentic Learning Through The Arts
315 Dresser Rd. DeKalb, IL 60115 College of Lake County South Lake Campus, Vernon Hills
IAAE is a member of the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Registration Form
Please PRINT all information and make a copy for your records.

Name:______________________________________________ Address:____________________________________________ City:________________________________State______Zip Code:__________ Phone: (A/C ____/________-________________) Email:_________________________ School District:________________________________________________________ Grade Level and Subject Taught:__________________________________________
Check ONE choice of presentation for each session. We will do our best to accommodate your choice. Space in the computer lab is limited. Session A: Session B: Session C: _____1 (Music/Movement) _____1 (All/Weebly) in lab _____1 (Drama/American History) ______2 (VisualArt/Web 2.0) in lab ______2 (Visual Art/Authentic Learning) ______2 (Dance/Learning by Doing)

_____Early Registration Fee: $125.00 (Postmark deadline June 10, 2010. DO NOT MAIL AFTER JUNE 10. Register on-site instead.) Your registration for the conference includes your membership in IAAE. If you are a current member of the Illinois Alliance for Arts Education, your membership will be extended. Registration is limited and will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis. On-site registrants may not get their choice of session, so early registration is strongly encouraged. On-site registration will cost $150, so register early! Total Enclosed:__________________ Checks payable to: ILLINOIS ALLIANCE FOR ARTS EDUCATION Send check & registration form to: Mary G. Furlong 16208 Woodbine Circle Vernon Hills, IL 60061 847-634-3476

Authentic Learning Through the Arts
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Join us for the 5th Annual "Arts Alive" summer arts education professional development opportunity. This will be held at College of Lake County's South Lake campus in Vernon Hills, IL. This one day meeting will include sessions of interest for the classroom teacher, the arts specialist and people who want to increase the effectiveness of arts education in their schools. There are six presentations at three different session times, led by professional arts educators. IAAE is an approved CPDU provider, and attendees will earn 7 CPDU's. Sessions will be aligned with the Illinois Learning Standards in the Fine Arts as well as connect to those in other area. This year the theme is "Authentic Learning Through the Arts, and the focus is on K-6 educators, although others are welcome. Learning by doing is generally considered the most authentic way of learning! Refer to the program schedule for session descriptions. There are three different session times, with two presentations at each time. Some sessions will be held in the computer lab, where space is limited, so register early! Additional forms can be downloaded at the IAAE website at:

8:00-8:30 Registration 8:30-10:00 Session A: 1: "Music & Movement" 2: "Art and Web 2.0" 10:15-11:45 Session B: 1: "Creating a Dynamic Web Presence with Weebly" 2: "Authentic Learning Through Visual Art" 12:00-1:00 Lunch (provided) Performance by area arts students, viewing of National Schools of Distinction award winning DVD. 1:15-2:45 Session C: 1: "Walking into the Book: Authentic Learning Through Drama‖ 2: "Get Up and Move— Learning by Doing" 3:00-4:30 Discussion, Wrap Up & CPDU’s South Lake Campus, College of Lake County 1120 South Milwaukee Avenue, Vernon Hills, IL 60061, (847) 543-650 Directions: Southlake Campus is located 2.12 miles south of Route 60 and 0.2 miles north of the intersection of Route 45 and Route 21. Check the IAAE website for more detailed directions (

A1: Music & Movement
Children view music as part of their toolbox of play skills. Teddi & Fred will share a variety of musical activities designed for the music specialist as well as the non-musician. Presented by: Teddi Koch, Director of The Music & Movement Center at Gorton, Lake Forest Fred Koch, Music Educator, Midwest Young Artists, Highwood, Il.

A2: Art and Web 2.0
Interested in using Web 2.0 to enhance your curriculum, but don’t know were to start? You will be taken step-by-step through several free online tools to help get you organized, introduce new concepts to your students, and create fun assessment games. Presented by: Theresa McGee, Art Specialist, Hinsdale SD 181

B1: Creating a Dynamic Web Presence with Weebly
A website can be a powerful advocacy tool and a great way to publish student projects. Participants will be introduced to the basics of – a FREE web-authoring application. If you can ―drag & drop‖ you can create a Weebly website. Really! It is that easy…come join the fun! Presented by: Fred Koch, K-4 Tech Coach, Lake Forest SD 67

B2: Authentic Learning Through Visual Art
In authentic learning, students must develop complex understandings of issues, solve important problems and understand powerful ideas. This session will involve the participants in meaningful connections between art, life, and the visual world of today. Presented by: Sheila Heth, NBCT, Visual Art Specialist, Bureau Valley HS District 340

C1: Walking into the Book: Authentic Learning Through Drama
Explore the meeting between Columbus and the Tainos, Discover simple hands-on techniques to explore one encounter in American history through many points of view. Children in grades 4-6 walk in the shoes of the Taino people and Columbus’ men and develop their own points of view of this historical event, based on Jane Yolen’s Encounter. Detailed handouts and simple techniques to take back to your classrooms. Presented by: Lizanne Wilson, Drama Specialist, Baker Demonstration School, Wilmette

C2: Get Up & Move-Learning By Doing
Participants will learn how students can develop a deep understanding of works of art through dance. This interactive session will demonstrate authentic learning experiences by integrating dance with math, reading, and social studies. Classroom teachers as well as ―specialists‖ will benefit from this session. Presented by: Marissa Hockfield, Dance Educator, DancEd Dance Centre, Northbrook