MAIN- Missouri Arts Integration Network
Mark your calendar for upcoming MAIN EventsTypically last Monday of the month
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NOTE NEW TIME
- March 27, 2023 - register 3.27.23
- April 24, 2023 - register 4.24.23
- May 22, 2023 - register 5.22.23
no sessions in June/July
- August 28, 2023 - register 8.28.23
- September 25, 2023 - register 9.25.23
- October 30, 2023 - register 10.30.23
- November 27, 2023 - register 11.27.23
no session in December
- January 29, 2024 - register 1.29.24
OTHER 2024 DATES COMING SOON!
FUTURE GUEST PRESENTERS
Katie & Steven Schisler: Part 2
Katie and Steven return to guide us through a working session geared at helping participants with their own lesson plans on art and non-art standard alignment.
Register for 4.24 Session Here
Jazz Storytelling with Christie Jones
Christie joins us from the American Jazz Museum to discuss the Jazz Storytelling and creative writing program used to help students tell their own contemporary stories while honoring the African American oral tradition. We will also engage in a roundtable discussion on the fears and challenges of teaching historical content in today's climate.
Register for 5.22 Session Here
MAIN events allow participants to reflect, ask questions, and offer suggestions to support members of this community. No matter what stage of your arts integration journey, there is a place for you at our MAIN events! Please join us, and invite others to do so as well.
Missouri Arts Integration Network - (2:00)
Featured presenters sought!
Want to share? We are always looking for future presenters for our MAIN events.
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PREVIOUS PRESENTERS and Video Archive
Leslie Lausten, Reading Specialist
Leslie will share how she connects Harvard's Project Zero Artful Thinking Strategies effortlessly into her daily reading and writing curriculum. This event will be hands-on and provide you with strategies and ideas you can implement the next day.
Marilyn Yung shares her experiences of, as Walt Whitman would say, "connecting the spheres" of art and poetry to enhance the teaching of English Language Arts. Learn how Poetry Out Loud, ekphrastic poetry, and poetry transcription can add student choice, voice, and creativity to your classroom this winter! With eleven years of middle and high school experience in rural Missouri public schools, Yung enjoys creating ways to incorporate the visual and performing arts into English instruction.
Also - Check out Springfield, MO educator - Marilyn Yung's Blog entry about Poetry Out Loud!
November 28, 2022
with Andrea Branstetter and Cecile Galluzzo
Andrea Branstetter (music) Cecile Galluzzo (visual art) share their learning from the virtual Kennedy Center Arts Integration training in June, 2022. Listen in to hear about how they've applied what they've learned in the first semester of the 22-23 school year.
10/24/22 - Lauren Hanahan and Stronger Together!
In this Roundtable discussion participants were able to join in collaborative conversation and meet MAAE's new Arts Integration Specialist - Lauren Hanahan. See and hear Lauren walk participants through an arts rich learning experience involving black-out poetry.
8/29/22 - Olivia Mendlson shared an close look at the collaboration between museum educatos and classroom teachers to integrate the arts in a 4th grade math curriculum during her presentation - MUSEUM to CLASSROOM at the Kemper. We'll explore how the Arts of Math program has taken different forms for remonte and in person learning to increase buseum access for schools and students. wE'll learn about ways to incorporate a museum visit into your own curriculum, no matter teh grade level or content area. Session links included: Symbols in Art & Math and Art & Scientific Method from the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum’s STE(A)M learning collection! as well as a PDF file assisting K-12 educators prepare for collaboration with the Kemper.
5/24 and 8/29/22 - Rachel LaMear shares an in-depth look at integrating the arts in a K-5 mutiage classroom in the Lab School at Stephens College. Projects engage in a variety of ages and abilities, including preservice teachers.
3/28 and 4/25/22 In this two-part series - MAAE's MAIN event welcomes one of COCA's All-Star Teaching Artists - Susan Kopp as our featured presenter - alongside her classroom teacher partners to share more information about using the arts to build a classroom climate of self-confidence, creativity and collaborative spirit. Clint Christensen (5th grade teacher from Flynn Park Elementary) joined the conversation on 3/28 and Latasha Gaston, (5th grade teacher at Barbara C. Jordan Elementary) lends her perspective on 4/25.
2/28/22 - Allison Fleetwood - Nixa School District
(Soon-to-be Dr.) Fleetwood will share the results of her doctoral dissertation on arts integration and the great work happening in Nixa to support this effective approach to teaching and learning.
1/24/22 - Amy Berridge Manager, Studio Experiences, and Bonnie Thomas, Manager, Educator Programs and Resources in the School Programs and Partnerships Department at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art share an arts-integrated lesson involving natural materials and stop-motion animation inspired by Andy Goldsworthy's Walking Wall - available for teachers to check out from the Educator Resource Center.
11/29/21 Meghann Henry Executive Artistic Director from Mesner Puppet Theatre and Aaron Money - Liberty Public Schools
The partnership between these two entities was outlined and success stories were shared.
10/25/21 Garrett Brown and Dana Ross (with Aaron Money)
Liberty Schools and EPIC Elementary
The KS/MO Partnership in Education group affiliated with the Kennedy Center has become a hub for Arts Integration in the KC region.
June-September 2021 Sessions were informal roundtable discussions.
June 28, 2021
3/22 and 5/24/21 Arts Integration Collaborative - Columbia Civic Orchestra
Dr. Gennie Pfannenstiel is an educator and arts integration specialist. For many years she has worked at Locust Street Elementary (formerly Lee Elementary) in the Columbia Public School system in central Missouri. Learn more about Locust Street students in collaboration with Columbia Civic Orchestra..
2/22 and 4/26/21 - Globally Strong Cultural Fair
Stephanie Hasty grew up in Mansfield where the Little House books were written and now teaches high school English in Lebanon. She and her 11 year old daughter, Lila Jane, spend their free time reading books and watching too much TV and they can't wait to travel again, as they miss exploring the world.
Elizabeth Barker has been throwing clay and teaching art at Lebanon High School for 25 years. Elizabeth hopes to someday return to slow running at marathon events with crowds of other crazy people. She lives near Bennett Springs with her husband Robert, and their children Abram (17), Alia (15) and Adlai (12).
1/25/21 @ 4pm - Carrie Pace - STEAM Academy Middle School - Ferguson Florissant School District - "Art with Heart" program involves students as entrepreneurs who design a replicable product for sale to benefit local non-profits. The project encompasses visual arts, ELA, mathematics and more as they research, apply for a $25 business loan for materials and supplies, market their products and sell them at a school fair, and then present the proceeds.
Amanda Martin Hamon
12/7/20 @ 4pm - Amanda Martin-Hamon, Associate Director of K-12 Education and Molly Nevius Learning Communities Coordinator-both at the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas showcased their newest statewide arts integration outreach initiative PEAK (Partners Engaging Arts across Kansas). This exciting initiative is focusing on SEL and character development (SECD). They also plan to display some of the educational resources available at the Spencer tied with their upcoming exhibition Healing, Knowing, Seeing the Body including their lesson plan bank and collection cards.
11/2/20 @ 4pm - Dr. Elizabeth Hogan McFarland
Fine Arts Educators who work with pre-service educators help their students understand the benefits of arts integration. Dr. McFarland works with teachers in the area of music education.
About the STEAM Experience at
A.D. Stowell School - Hannibal, MO
10/5/20 @ 4pm - Katie (music) and Steven (visual art) Schisler are a dynamic duo who in 2018 they had the opportunity to help in the creation of a STEAM Integration program at Stowell. This would pair grade level teachers with specialist (art, music, PE, and STEM) to create project based learning lessons that integrate multiple subjects through co-teaching. In the third year of the program there is still a lot of learning to do, but it has become a source of enjoyment and identity throughout the school. They are excited to share the structure of the program as well as some successes and pitfalls they have encountered thus far. The link at left allows you to watch a video created in 2019 to promote the program.
Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning
8/31 - 4pm - Ed Reggi and Sherry Norfolk
Learn more about the work of Springboard to Learning teaching artists Ed Reggi and Sherry Norfolk who work in an onsite residency program with host teachers who receive arts integration coaching.
Lifelong storyteller and actor Ed Reggi is one of Springboard to Learning’s original Wolf Trap Literacy and STEM trained teaching artists. Ed obtained his BFA from Fontbonne University. He’s lived in NYC and Chicago and mentored by Second City founder Paul Sills. An improv teacher on Oprah’s nationally syndicated reality show WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIE’S, Ed also teaches Acting at Southern Illinois University, Washington University, and COCA in University City.
Kennedy Center Teaching Artist and Adjunct Professor at Lesley University, Sherry Norfolk is a performing artist, a dynamic storyteller, and teaching artist, who uses storytelling as a strategy for teaching preK-12th grade curriculum. She is co-editor with Lyn Ford of “Storytelling Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Children with Special Needs,” and with Jane Stenson of “The Storytelling Classroom series” (four books that explore rigorous, standards- based storytelling strategies for learning across the curriculum). Sherry is another of Springboard to Learning’s original Wolf Trap Literacy and STEM trained teaching artists.OTHER RESOURCES: •WT Programming- General Description https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68kHIOu5Bv0&t=93s
•WT Specific Teacher testimonial with description - https://youtu.be/RY5aq1GV7-A
7/27/20 - So Choi and Lee Newell
Our neighbors to the West in the great state of Kansas, So Choi (visual arts) and Lee Newell (mathematics) shared their collaboration in creating stunning works of art while learning more about quadratic equations.
6/29/20 - Phyllis Pasley - Introduction to M.A.I.N.
Would you like to share a presentation or facilitate a discussion panel at one of our future MAIN meetings? We are always looking for new ideas and perspectives which might inspire others! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with your ideas.