Texas ASCD Annual Conference 2017

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Sunday, October 29 • 4:40pm - 5:40pm
Empowering Students Through the Arts: Our Journey to Become an Arts Integration Academy

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Come find out how our Title I, Dual Language campus has utilized the arts to empower and engage students, foster creativity for both students and teachers while enriching school culture and improving instructional practices and stimulating higher level thinking. We will share our journey and what we have found successful in our transformation into an arts integration academy. Leave with some simple strategies that anyone can use to harness the power of the arts.

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Kathy Cawthron

Principal, Round Rock ISD
I am a dedicated educator with 28 years of experience in Title I schools. I am privileged to be the current principal of Berkman Elementary Arts Integration Academy in Round Rock ISD, where we transformed our campus to provide enriching arts integrated classroom experiences, enhanced... Read More →
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Jesse Dones

Arts Integration Coordinator, Voigt Arts Integration Academy
Arts Integration Coordinator for Voigt Elementary in Round Rock ISD. I have a background in Theatre, Art, Music and Special Education. I love all the arts and technology! Find me on Twitter @TheMrDones
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Berkman AIA Leadership Students

Students, Berkman Arts Integration Academy
I am the arts integration coordinator for Berkman Arts Integration Academy in Round Rock, Texas. It is my passion to help teachers and students harness the power of the arts into all aspects of teaching and learning. In my 17 years as an educator I have taught in both the general... Read More →
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Deborah Vasquez

DL Instructional Coach, Berkman AIA
As a Dual Language Instructional Coach, it is my passion to maintain ongoing collaborative relationships and conversations with DL teachers and administrators. Each week I work to support, model, co-teach and plan with our amazing DL/ELL/AI staff members. Our program goals are to... Read More →

Sunday October 29, 2017 4:40pm - 5:40pm CDT
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