Schedule for Monday, August 8

9:00 – 9:30am    Keynote Presentation: Piscataway Conoy Land Acknowledgement with Kyle Swann

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.

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