SDEA presents Connections II 2016 - Defining Arts Integration
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Connections is SDEA’s platform to exchange knowledge, build skills, share best practices and have conversations about the arts in an educational context. In this edition of Connections, we explore the definition of arts integration with Kennedy Centre (US).

Laying A Foundation: Defining Arts Integration
For Administrators, Arts Specialists, Teaching Artists, and
Teachers of All Levels

Many of the Kennedy Center’s professional development offerings are based on a philosophy and practice of teaching called arts integration. So what is arts integration? This session unpacks the Kennedy Center’s definition and gives you the opportunity to uncover the characteristics of quality integration. In addition, the session includes your participation in an arts-integrated lesson and examines how arts-integrated instruction aligns with current learning principles and best practice.

* Please come in comfortable clothes. 

About the teaching artists

Randy Barron has been a Kennedy Center Teaching Artist since 1995. For over thirty years, he has designed and led arts-integrated residencies for students, and he has led over two hundred professional development workshops for teachers, across the United States.

Randy danced and choreographed professionally with ballet and modern dance companies across the United States and was the Executive Artistic Director of City in Motion Dance Theater in Kansas City, Missouri.

Randy has a wide range of experience in education. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Rockhurst University, and is a former volunteer firefighter / EMT.
Sean Layne is the founder of Focus 5, Inc., an arts education consulting company providing services to schools, arts organizations, and museums around the country.
Sean holds a BFA degree in acting and studied acting in London, England.  He has worked in the field of arts integration for over 25 years and is an Arts Coach for the Kennedy Center’s Changing Education Through the Arts program.
Sean began working with the Wolf Trap Institute Early Learning Through the Arts program in 1989. As a Master Artist, he represented Wolf Trap across the country and internationally, and designed and piloted new residency and workshop models.
Day/Date:          Friday, 2 September 2016
Time:                 2pm to 5pm
Venue:               90 Goodman Road
                          Goodman Arts Centre
                          Blk B #03-11 Multi-Purpose Room 2
                          Singapore 439053 (How to get to the
Cost:                  $20 (SDEA Members), $60 (Public)

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Singapore Drama Educators Association is a recipient of the National Arts Council's Major Grant
for the period from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2019.