Kyle Swann of the Piscataway Conoy Tribe will reflect on his experience growing up within a Maryland public school systems and share the importance of teaching native culture within school curriculums, especially to Piscataway and other indigenous students.
9:30 – 10:00am Conference Welcome and Orientation with Arts Every Day
Join us on Monday morning at 9:30 as we welcome you to our 2022 Arts Integration Conference! We'll give an overview of the learning platform, explain requirements for AUs, and answer questions.
10:15 – 11:15am Studio Session: The Steel Drum Experience with Kevin Martin
This fun and interactive music assembly transforms participants into a steel band through hands-on instruction. Participants will learn to play the steel pan and a little of its history born in Trinidad. They will learn to hold the mallets, follow conductor signs, roll and strike a note, play a scale and then learn a whole song to perform by the end of the workshop. No musical background required.
11:30am – 12:30pm Studio Session: Feeling Your Feelings with Ephraim Nehemiah
In this workshop, Teaching Artist Ephraim Nehemiah will guide us in examining how poetry can help us understand our emotions and become a useful tool for expression when ordinary language isn’t enough.