Preconference Registration

REGISTER NOW! for the 2019 Preconference

Registration Fee:
$90 member, $110 non-member, $75 student
Registration (includes, lunch and workshop supplies)

Registration deadline: November 1, 2019

Limit: 60 participants


8:15 AM Check-In/Registration Opens

9:00 AM-Noon Workshop Session

Noon-1:00 PM Lunch

1:00-4:00 PM Workshop Session


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Professional Development Credit

NYSATA is a NYSED approved Continuing Teaching and Learning Education (CTLE) Credit Sponsor/Provider. All participants will receive a certificate of verification for 6 CTLE hours. Please check with your district for any prior approval necessary.

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2019  Preconference

 Trauma Informed Art Education

An Exploration of Art Media and Processes to Enhance Studio Practices for all Students

Join us on Thursday November 21, 2019 for a full day of Professional Development with presenters, Adrienne Hunter and Donalyn Heise. This workshop will provide hands-on creative experiences that can foster resilience through art. A short slide presentation will give an overview of trauma informed art education with specific emphasis on practical classroom strategies. This workshop will increase participants understanding of the role of art for enhancing learning for children experiencing psychological trauma and help teachers identify and design instruction and classroom management to meet their needs. Successful models of art education for diverse K-12 classrooms with specific attention to youth who face emotional, mental, behavioral and physical challenges will be shared, as well as a resilience framework for meaningful visual art education. Participants will create, collaborate, reflect, connect and present.

Engage in hands-on art making that involves multimedia collaboration. Through the exploration of a variety of art media and processes, participants will engage in trauma sensitive art studio practices. 

VA.CR1.1: Creativity and innovative thinking are essential life skills that can be developed.

Work individually and in teams to apply trauma informed principles, build an art lesson using task analysis to ensure success for all students. In practice, this collaboration can be adapted to an integrated, multicultural, multigenerational, and/or community project.

VA.CR. 1.2: Artists and designers shape artistic investigations, following or breaking with traditions in pursuit of creative artmaking goals.

REFLECT and CONNECT                                                  
Critically reflect on ways to enhance our own professional practice as well as explore ways for your students to collaborate with others.

VA.CN.10.1: Through artmaking, people make meaning by investigating and developing awareness of perceptions, knowledge, and experiences.

VA.CN 11.1: Works of art and design embody and influence the needs, desires, beliefs, traditions, and values of people within a culture.

Make one, take one: Participants will leave with one individual art product to take for reference and will contribute to a group product that will be displayed during the conference.

VA.PR.5.1: Artists, curators, and other arts professionals engage appropriate methods and resources when preparing artwork for presentation and preservation.

VA.PR.6.1: Objects, artifacts, and artworks collected, preserved, or presented communicate meaning and function as a record of social, cultural, and political experiences; resulting in the cultivating of appreciation and understanding.

NYSATA is a NYSED approved CTLE sponsor. Participants will receive a certificate of verification for 6 CTLE hours. Lunch included with registration.


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our 2019 Platinum Conference Sponsor

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