Workshop Presenters

Presenters Topic/Title
Marvin Bartel Teaching Strategies for Visual Arts and Other Areas
Dr. Peter Boonshaft Music Education: Band
Kim Cofino Technology
Dr. Gregory Dale Motivation, Work Ethic
Dr. Kofi Gbolonyo Performing Arts: Children's Games with Movement/Dance and Songs
Dr. Jennifer Hartley Drama
Dinah Helgeson Choral Music
Kevin Jarrett Technology
Lynn Kachmarik This workshop is for everyone from administrators to coaches as it is a social and emotional learning leadership session
Sofia Lopez-Ibor Music
Jonathan Mann Choral Music/Strings/Band
Joachim Matschoss Theatre / Drama
Phillip Moss Visual Art
Dr. Tom Nehmy Student wellbeing - preventing anxiety, depression & eating disorders & building resilience.
Erick Pessoa Film
Pamela Pietro Dance : Somatic practices can lead to more productive brain function
Jarrod Robinson Physical Education
Matt Smith Comics
Dr. Marilyn Stewart Visual Art
Carolyn Temertzoglou Health and Physical Education
Ted Temertzoglou_ Health and Physical Education


Marvin Bartel
Biography:
Dr. Marvin Bartel, Ed.D., Emeritus Professor of Art, Goshen College, grew up on a family farm in central USA. After university study, he taught art in grades 7 to 12 in Topeka, Kansas. Following graduate study, Bartel became a university level studio art instructor. After doctorial studies he also began teaching art teaching methods. Since retiring, Bartel posts "Art and Learning to Think and Feel", a website for teachers and parents dedicated to leaving no mind behind. He maintains bartelart.com and Marvin Bartel Facebook featuring is own artwork. By volunteering at a Boys and Girls Club, and by occasionally teaching drawing to preschoolers he continues to study ways to teach art. He consults for schools and businesses, primarily in the areas of creative thinking and art instruction. Bartel regularly exhibits and markets clay artwork created in his Goshen, Indiana, USA studio. His enjoys raising fruit, vegetables, flowers and chickens.

WORKSHOP 1
Title: Teaching and Assessing Creativity
Teaching beyond the known. Creativity solves unknown unknowns. We learn to prevent "learned helplessness" in idea generation, problem finding and solving, diverse thinking, discovery learning, knowledge construction, and inquiry learning. We identify common classroom creativity killers and learn creative strategies, creative thinking habits, and processes.

WORKSHOP 2
Title: Drawing and other artwork as creative thinking and emotional expression
Personal and innate emotional and cognitive development is enhanced from formative preschool years to the end of life by the practice of making original artwork. This workshop covers best practices in teaching original non-formulaic confident drawing and relating it to thinking, planning, imagining, relating stories, mental health, and so on.

WORKSHOP 3
Title: Discovery as Formative Assessment and Learning
We learn how discovery learning unexpectedly reveals critical and crucial unknowns. Artists, scientists, inventors, composers, and teachers learn through exploration, experimentation, and critique sessions. Optionally: bring a video clip that shows you teaching and/or two similar artworks and/or stories of your own discoveries for this educational discovery session.

WORKSHOP 4
Title: Combating learned helplessness
Today geniuses carry more knowledge in their pockets than in their brains. Yet, school is mainly direct instruction in information from others to be tested. This workshop studies self-learning motivation and ways to assess. We examine collaborative and creative methodology, inquiry, choice making, knowledge construction, and other engaging learning strategies.

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Dr. Peter Boonshaft
Biography:
Called one of the most exciting and exhilarating voices in music education today, Peter Loel Boonshaft has been invited to speak or conduct in every state in the United States and around the world. Honored by the National Association for Music Education and Music For All as the first recipient of the "George M. Parks Award for Leadership in Music Education," Dr. Boonshaft is also Director of Education for Jupiter Band Instruments. He is the author of the critically acclaimed best-selling books Teaching Music with Passion, Teaching Music with Purpose, and Teaching Music with Promise, as well as his first book for teachers of other disciplines, Teaching with Passion, Purpose and Promise. Currently Professor of Music at Hofstra University, he has received official proclamations from the Governors of five states and a Certificate of Appreciation from former President Ronald Reagan, as well as performed for former President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush, former President Bill Clinton, and Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

WORKSHOP 1
Title: Teaching Music with Purpose: 25 Things You Can Do Tomorrow To Improve Your Ensemble
This session offers twenty-five simple things you can do to improve the quality of your ensemble, make any rehearsal more productive and energize the power of your teaching. Useful for music teachers/conductors of any level and type of ensemble.

WORKSHOP 2
Title: Look Before You Listen!
So many of the problems that students have can be caught and fixed when we see them, long before we hear them. Topics will include posture, playing position, embouchure, tonguing, buzzing, reed placement, ensemble setup, stand placement, percussion practices and much more. Useful for band directors/teachers of any level.

WORKSHOP 3
Title: Warm-up and Ensemble Development Exercises that Work!
This session offers specific exercises you can use to develop ensemble performance. These focused warm-ups isolate and target improvement in the areas of balance, blend, intonation, rhythm, rhythmic subdivision, listening, articulation, dynamics and virtually every aspect of large ensemble playing. Useful for band conductors/teachers of any level.

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Kim Cofino
Biography:
Kim Cofino is an author, entrepreneur, educational consultant, curriculum designer and teacher originally from the United States and currently based in Bangkok, Thailand. Kim's work is based on nearly two decades of daily classroom experience teaching in Germany, Malaysia, Thailand, and Japan. She is a founding partner and Chief Innovation Officer for Eduro Learning, a COETAIL co-founder, and a Board member of the Learning 2.0 Global Conference. In addition to her educational consulting, curriculum design work, and wide variety of publications, including her recent book, Your Connected Classroom: A Practical Guide for Teachers, she is a regular presenter and keynote speaker at conferences and professional development sessions worldwide. She enjoys reflecting on her personal journey as a technology educator and lifelong learner at her blog, Always Learning, and you can find her on Twitter @mscofino

WORKSHOP 1
Title: Making Time To Create
Many of us say we're "not creative" or don't have time for creativity in the classroom. But making time to create instills a growth mindset, builds resilience, and helps us better understand the world. This session will focus on strategies for encouraging classroom creativity - for both you and your learners.

WORKSHOP 2
Title: Tech Tools to Inspire Creativity
One of the most challenging things about bringing technology into your classroom is knowing which tool to use, and when! This session will highlight 5 of my favorite tools to help students demonstrate and share creativity. They're all (currently) free, easy to implement, and have been tested out by teachers.

WORKSHOP 3
Title: Designing Technology Rich Learning
Thinking of tech not as an "add-on", but designing units to embed technology from the start, can make teaching easier for you and more engaging and empowering for your students. In this session, we'll explore 5 easy steps for planning technology-rich units that are scaffolded and structured for student success!

WORKSHOP 4
Title: 5 Key Critical Literacy Skills for the Digital Age
In a world of fake news and alternative facts, understanding how to navigate the endless stream of content at our fingertips is even more essential than ever! In this session we'll explore 5 steps to developing a successful digital learning ecosystem - for both you and your learners!

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Dr. Gregory Dale
Biography:
Gregory A. Dale, Ph.D. is a former middle and high school teacher and coach in the United States. He taught in New York City and San Antonio, Texas. Currently, Greg is a professor at Duke University. He is also Director of the Sport Psychology and Leadership Programs for Duke Athletics. In addition to his roles at Duke, Greg has provided engaging, interactive and impactful programming for teachers, coaches, administrators, parents and students in schools throughout the United States and around the world in countries such as India, Thailand, Vietnam, Mexico and England. Greg has written five books related to teaching, leadership, coaching, parenting and performance.

WORKSHOP 1
Title: Self- Motivation: Can you Develop it in Those You are Trying to Lead?
This workshop is designed to help teachers and leaders understand the importance of increasing self-motivation in others. In particular, participants will examine their strategies for motivating others. They will also further develop their motivation skills to impact the self-motivation and work ethic of those they are leading.

WORKSHOP 2
Title: Teamwork and Collaboration: Strategies for Becoming a Great Team
Teamwork and collaboration are essential components of a healthy working environment. This workshop is designed to help educational professionals improve their skills in collaboration, communication and teamwork. In addition the importance of collective purpose will be discussed.

WORKSHOP 3
Title: TBA
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Dr. Kofi Gbolonyo
Biography:
Dr. Kofi Gbolonyo, is a Professor of Music and African Studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada; the founder and director of Nunya Music Academy, Ghana and the Orff-Afrique Annual Summer Course in Ghana. As a specialist in Orff-Schulwerk and multicultural music education, Dr. Gbolonyo has over 25 years of experience teaching children and adults of all ages at different levels of education in many different countries in Asia, Europe, South America, Africa, and in many states and provinces in North America. He holds a PhD in Ethnomusicology and a Graduate Certificate in African Studies (2009; University of Pittsburgh, USA); Level III Orff Certification (2008; San Francisco Orff Course, USA); BA in Linguistics and Music Theory (2002; University of Ghana); and B.Ed. in Ewe Language and Music Education (1997; University of Education, Winneba, Ghana). Kofi is an internationally recognized music educator, performer, and scholar.

WORKSHOP 1
Title: West African Games in Education: The Orff-Afrique Approach
This session will involve analysis and performance of African games and songs (mostly from West Africa), including clapping games, cup or stone passing games and songs, birthday name games and songs, and other multi-linguistic movement games and songs. Session will involve hand-on interaction, demonstration, participatory, vocal, instrumental and movement process.

WORKSHOP 2
Title: Singing with Percussion and Movement: An Indigenous Approach to Singing
Session will explore indigenous and contemporary West African choral/vocal music teaching and performance practices. Using the Orff Afrique techniques, participants will engage with practical singing, harmonic and rhythmic analysis and performance as integral components of choral/vocal music. Session include learning selected traditional/contemporary West African vocal/choral music through Orff Afrique technique

WORKSHOP 3
Title: Play the Dance; Move the Rhythm: Orff Afrique Dance-Drumming
This session will explore Orff Afrique approach to teaching dance-drumming. Using indigenous Ghanaian drumming and dancing techniques blended with Orff-Schulwerk, the session will involve hands-on drumming and dancing/movement, instrumental arranging, dance choreography and exploration of Orff Afrique teaching process and techniques. We will also discuss traditional and contemporary performance practices.

WORKSHOP 4
Title: Gyil: The Ghanaian Traditional Xylophone and Orff Schulwerk
What is the connection between the Ghanaian gyil (xylophone) and the Orff Instrumentarium (xylophone)? This session takes practical approaches to the history of the Orff xylophone. It will involve a brief talk and a full hands-on experience in traditional and contemporary gyil music for children with percussion and movement accompaniment

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Dr. Jennifer Hartley
Biography:
Dr Jennifer Hartley is a multi award winning director, writer, humanitarian and Applied Theatre Practitioner who has received global recognition for her work in Theatre and as an international speaker and human rights activist. An international director and writer, Jennifer lectures on drama theory and practice, She specialised in Applied Theatre working extensively with Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed after years of training and working with Boal across three continents. Jennifer's work has led to a number of studies, publications and plays. She regularly works on various Applied Theatre projects around the world and is the founder and director of the award winning UK charity Theatre versus Oppression (TVO) and co-founder and director of the media company, Multi Story Media Ltd. Recent work includes an award winning project working with homelessness and addiction through drama described by the press and on TV as 'groundbreaking'.

WORKSHOP 1
Title: What Every Body is saying!
Body Language is significant aspect to communications and relationships. Learning how to read body language signs and gestures is key for our future. Easy and fun, you will learn about the unconscious cues that we all send and receive. We are saying so much more than we realise, or perhaps even want to.

WORKSHOP 2
Title: Applied Theatre in Action
What is Applied Theatre is, how is it used? We will develop an understanding of the ways in which drama is being used to build dialogue with groups in the wider community and among students. We will look at how performance work is created from true stories and shaping new approaches to theatre.

WORKSHOP 3
Title: ACEs and the creative brain
A look at key insights regarding the neuroscience from the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, the largest investigation into childhood trauma, and its impact on our futures. Important assessment and treatment implications from neuroscience show us how ACEs can be managed by various approaches including drama and the stimulation of the creative brain.

WORKSHOP 4
Title: Behind the Label
Using Applied Theatre to uncover, understand and tell our stories. Everyone has a story to tell and everyone has the right to be heard in whatever form they relay that story. Story telling with a difference.

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Dinah Helgeson
Biography:
Dinah Lindberg Helgeson recently retired from International School Bangkok after nine years as Head of Fine Arts and the High school Choir director. Prior to living in Bangkok, Thailand, Dinah was in demand as a guest conductor/choral clinician for several All-State Choir and Provincial festivals throughout the U.S.A., Canada, and Southeast Asia. Since her retirement, she has returned to guest conducting, facilitating vocal/choir retreats/teacher workshops and adjudicating. Dinah graduated from with a degree in Secondary Music Education from Pacific Lutheran University. While at PLU, Dinah was member and soprano soloist with "The Choir of the West" under the direction of Dr. Maurice Skones. She studied with Barbara Poulshock and was the "Cecelia Shultz Soloist" winner in 1976. Dinah pursued graduate studies at University of Southern California where she studied with Dr. Rod Eichenberger. She considers Richard Nace, Geoffrey Boers, and the late John Trepp three of her dearest mentors.

WORKSHOP 1
Title: Innovative Warm Ups for Choir - Creative Concepts that Improve Choral Sound Part 1
Part I - "Our Body, our Vocal Cathedral" Connecting our body and breath, we begin the process of vocal freedom. Basic vocalizes will give you tools to launch beautiful tone from yourself and your choir.

WORKSHOP 2
Title: Innovative Warm Ups for Choir - Creative Concepts that Improve Choral Sound Part 2
Part II - "Our Body, our Vocal Cathedral, our Stain Glass Windows" Our voices are connected and free, and now we begin the process of truly listening to our choirs. Our singers are our mirrors to what is happening in our rehearsals.

WORKSHOP 3
Title: All Music Must Dance- Connecting the Breath and Freeing the Heart Part 1
Part I - "Building a Group Sound though Individual Talent" Using the "One on One" approach to build confidence and a climate of "trust", we discover the gift within each singer.

WORKSHOP 4
Title: All Music Must Dance- Connecting the Breath and Freeing the Heart Part 2
Part II - "Vocal Transformation of the Whole Musician Our journey, our conducting gestures and the transformation when discovering the hidden treasure in each of our singers creates "Power in Music".

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Kevin Jarrett
Biography:
Kevin Jarrett is an award-winning teacher educator, author, speaker, and respected STEM / Maker Education consultant. Kevin is grounded in the belief that giving students the opportunity to imagine and create original solutions to real-world problems helps them develop the skills, dispositions, and adaptable mindset needed to survive and thrive in an uncertain future. Kevin spent fourteen years in public education before transitioning into a consulting role where he now devotes 100% of his time to helping schools embrace maker-centered educational programs that support hands-on, minds-on learning experiences. Kevin is one of twenty current Stanford Fablearn Fellows and a co-founder of the Edcamp movement. In addition to his experiences with making education and professional development, Kevin is a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer. He lives in Northfield, New Jersey USA. In his "spare time," he enjoys geeking out with his maker friends, cycling, camping and photography

WORKSHOP 1
Title: Introduction to Physical Computing with the Micro:bit
The Micro:bit is an inexpensive yet capable and easy to use microcontroller with many educational applications. Easily programmable via the web, these devices are finding their way into a variety of cross-curricular school projects, functional prototypes, simple robotics and more. Come to this session to learn & see how!

WORKSHOP 2
Title: Empowering Learners to Change the(ir) World with Human-Centered Design Thinking
Learn design thinking by doing design thinking during a flexible, engaging, thought-provoking design challenge you can bring back to your classroom and adapt to virtually any subject. Come prepared to exercise your creative muscles and focus relentlessly on the user - you'll love the results!

WORKSHOP 3
Title: Introduction to Physical Computing with the Micro:bit (repeat)
The Micro:bit is an inexpensive yet capable and easy to use microcontroller with many educational applications. Easily programmable via the web, these devices are finding their way into a variety of cross-curricular school projects, functional prototypes, simple robotics and more. Come to this session to learn & see how!

WORKSHOP 4
Title: Empowering Learners to Change the(ir) World with Human-Centered Design Thinking (repeat)
Learn design thinking by doing design thinking during a flexible, engaging, thought-provoking design challenge you can bring back to your classroom and adapt to virtually any subject. Come prepared to exercise your creative muscles and focus relentlessly on the user - you'll love the results!

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Lynn Kachmarik
Biography:
Lynn is a renowned international speaker and the CEO of TRUE BRAND SPORTS LLC, which provides workshops around the world to improve the sport culture at the youth, high school, and collegiate level. Lynn is also the Vice President of EQUILIBRIA IN SPORTS, a powerful leadership, communication and team building program that is impacting sport cultures and schools globally while elevating performance. Lynn has served as a keynote speaker and presenter around the world with powerful workshops for all members of your school community including parent education. Lynn earned her BS and MS Degrees in Physiology and Education. Lynn has been a college and high school athletic director as well as vice president of a minor league baseball team. She played and coached the United States National Water Polo Team, NCAA DI down to youth levels. Lynn has been inducted into 6 Athletic Halls of Fame, including the United States Water Polo Hall of Fame and the Collegiate Water Polo Coach Hall of Fame.

WORKSHOP 1
Title: E-Colors in Education and Equilibria in Sports-#1
This session will have practical and experiential exercises in order to enable each participant to return to their community with the ability to lead healthy dialog around personal and team development, communication principles and safety protocols by focusing on the first module of Equilibria's 8 Essentials called Self and Team Awareness.

WORKSHOP 2
Title: E-Colors in Education and Equilibria in Sports-#2
This workshop teaches our two main tools, E-Colors and Personal Intervention. E-Colors will heighten your understanding of your own communication style, behavioral tendencies, strengths and potential limiters. You will also learn personal intervention which will help you to move from reacting to responding. These programs are changing school cultures worldwide.

WORKSHOP 3
Title: The Impact of Technology on our students, students-athletes, families and schools
This session will help you to understand the culture of social media, gaming and technology that our students and student-athletes are growing up with. Why empathy, the gateway to kindness and compassion is eroding with increased technology and how we can intervene to impact our communities, classrooms and athletic teams.

WORKSHOP 4
Title: Mental Toughness, Accountability and Caring... Your coaching and leadership Matters
Today's students/student-athletes are not as resilient as students before them and this workshop will discuss how to increase mental toughness in and out of the classroom, accountability and what caring looks like in your coaching, teaching and leadership.

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Sofia Lopez-Ibor
Biography:
Sofia Lopez-Ibor teaches music at The San Francisco School in California (USA), at the Orff Institute in Salzburg and at the International Orff Schulwek Levels in San Francisco. She studied Music Pedagogy and Education in at The Orff Institute of the University Mozarteum Salzburg (Austria) and at the Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Madrid (Spain). She also studied Early Music and Baroque performance at the Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Madrid and was a guest student at Trinity College of Music in London.

WORKSHOP 1
Title: Orff Schulwerk: Integrating the Arts 1
Music, dance and visual arts share common parameters that we can explore through the Orff Schulwerk process and ideas for music education. The class will feature activities that lead into making a visual art piece or vice versa.

WORKSHOP 2
Title: Orff Schulwerk: Integrating the Arts 2
In this workshop we will explore movement and music composition based on the sculptures of the North American artist Richard Serra. We will discover there is a common vocabulary for movement inspiration between his process of creating art and the common dance vocabulary.

WORKSHOP 3
Title: Games from around the world
Traditional games are a great start to create a musical culture in the school. We will explore the qualities of clapping games, dances and circle games through a variety of impulses inspired by the Orff Schulwerk process.

WORKSHOP 4
Title: Orff Schulwerk gems
In this workshop we will explore some of the most interesting pieces composed by Orff and Keetman to create their Schulwerk! Many of the pieces are a great starting point for musical composition and improvisation.

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Jonathan Mann
Biography:
Jonathan Mann is Music Director of the Cardiff Sinfonietta and the Sir Charles Mackerras Conducting Fellow at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. Prize winner at the Jeunesses Musicales International Conducting Competition 2015 in Bucharest, he received the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra prize and a Special Prize from the Jury leading to his Polish conducting debut. Jonathan has conducted orchestras in the UK, Europe and Asia, broadcast for the BBC and S4C and worked with renowned artists including Nicola Benedetti, David Childs, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Benjamin Grosvenor and Sunwook Kim. Passionate about inspiring young musicians, Jonathan Mann has worked globally at numerous youth orchestra festivals in Belgium, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and Thailand. Jonathan is currently Artistic Advisor to the Immanuel Music School, an orchestral project in the Klong Toey Slums of Bangkok, Thailand

WORKSHOP 1
Title: Immanuel Orchestra, an El Sistema project in Bangkok
The Immanuel Music School is an orchestra project based in the Klong Toey Slums of Bangkok modelled on El Sistema. The session will include performances by the Immanuel String Orchestra and look in detail at the programme and how it could be modelled in other countries.

WORKSHOP 2
Title: Conducting workshop with the Immanuel String Orchestra
A conducting masterclass with Jonathan Mann and the Immanuel String Orchestra. As the orchestra's English is limited the workshop will concentrate on effective communication with an orchestra when verbal communication is limited. There are five places for active participants.

WORKSHOP 3
Title: Conducting workshop with ISB String Ensemble
A conducting masterclass with Jonathan Mann and the ISB String Ensemble. This workshop will help participants and observers concentrate on the different ways we communicate as conductors and provide some effective rehearsal strategies. There are five places for active participants. If you would like to participate please contact gsison@earcos.org

WORKSHOP 4
Title: Personal Score Study: head, heart and hands
What does it mean to study a score as a conductor? This session aims to offer suggestions for score study that will improve our conducting technique, help our rehearsal process and inspire our ensembles.

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Joachim Matschoss
Biography:
Joachim Matschoss, born in Germany, now living in Melbourne/Australia. He is a playwright, poet and Theatre-maker. His Theatre Company, 'Backyard Theatre Ensemble (BYTE)' presents diverse pieces of theatre nationally and internationally. Joachim has created theatre in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, India, Uzbekistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Hungary, Taiwan, Switzerland and China. Joachim is fascinated by creating work from scratch and is less interested in seeing a piece of theatre grow like a flower, but more so like a weed, something raw, something with cracks, and something that is challenging both the performer and the audience member. Joachim's poetry is published in Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom and the USA. He published a travel journal in Australia (Away with me) and a novel in the USA (Dead River Oaks). A book about theatre and travel (Rain Overnight) has been published in India.

WORKSHOP 1
Title: Making the Familiar Strange
Using techniques of the Berliner Ensemble this workshop will get closer to Brecht - the storyteller. The workshop will explore rehearsal techniques and expose the participants to conventions of Epic Theatre as well as exploring one of Brecht's plays.

WORKSHOP 2
Title: Just Let Those Hands Speak
An exploration of 'miniscule' movement/storytelling, using aspects of eastern theatre styles. The participants will be exposed to a series of exercises in silence, exploring body memory.

WORKSHOP 3
Title: Novel Ideas
Using well-known pieces (novels) of contemporary literature as starting points for theatrical exploration the participants will embark on journeys of the mind. The workshop will require collaboration, imagination and the will to be carried away.

WORKSHOP 4
Title: Just Act!
Theatre skills for everyone. Exposure to various techniques in a fun way. Games. Exercises. Madness. Creative overload.

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Phillip Moss
Biography:
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WORKSHOP 1
Title: Technology and the Arts
DMX, MIDI, Programmable Logic, WI-FI Sound Boards and a host of other technologies are crashing the old world party of stage performance. How to say current, and what to look for in your next production. -or- CAD, Photoshop, Video Editing. Turning the art(s) rooms into modern maker spaces.

WORKSHOP 2
Title: STEM Is Nothing Without A Head of STEAM
Examining the role the arts play in design thinking.

WORKSHOP 3
Title: Painting The Town: Public Are In Private Schools
This session will involve the creation of a public art piece based on the idea of Permanent Mutando "It Endures Because It Changes" while exploring school based projects that feature techniques for getting student works of art into public spaces. During the session participants will create frames that will be connected to create a work of art. While working on the frames we will explore a student created, award winning documentary, "Painting the Town". Further explorations of collaborative works of art and a student curators program will fill out the 90 minute session.

WORKSHOP 4
Title: Into The Woods: Arts and Outdoor Education
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Dr. Tom Nehmy
Biography:
Dr Tom Nehmy is a clinical psychologist with over 13 years' experience. His passion is preventing psychological problems in people of all ages while also enhancing resilience and wellbeing. His doctoral research in developing the Healthy Minds Program produced the world's first prevention program to prevent the onset of symptoms of depression and anxiety while also reducing risk for eating disorders. He was subsequently awarded the 2015 Flinders University Vice-Chancellor's Prize for Doctoral Thesis Excellence. Tom currently works with schools, companies and professional organisations to help them build psychological skills for mental health, wellbeing and resilience. He is a prolific public speaker and corporate trainer - more than 17,000 people have attended his workshops, training programs, invited keynote addresses, and conference presentations across Australia and around the world.

WORKSHOP 1
Title: Creating Healthy Minds: The Cutting Edge of Student Wellbeing
Dr Tom Nehmy will provide an overview of his award-winning wellbeing and prevention program, Healthy Minds. He will provide an overview of key Healthy Minds concepts, including specific psychological skills and associated research and theory; plus how to apply teacher strategies in 'coaching conversations'.

WORKSHOP 2
Title: Building School Connectedness
Connectedness the 'invisible thread' which represents the rapport, engagement and belongingness that individuals feel within a school environment. It is a major protective factor for wellbeing in schools. This workshop will cover the research behind school connectedness and teach participants how to build connectedness through a specific set of skills and behaviours.

WORKSHOP 3
Title: Seven Secrets to a Healthy Mind - Staff Wellbeing Workshop
This workshop covers the most important psychological skills and concepts for educators to maintain their own mental health and wellbeing. Based on the latest wellbeing science and Dr Tom Nehmy's own award-winning research, this will provide participants with an ability to become effective self-managers of their wellbeing.

WORKSHOP 4
Title: Media Literacy & Perfectionism in an image-focused world
This workshop will explore the pervasive role of two major wellbeing factors in adolescent mental health: unhelpful perfectionism and media literacy. Schools can powerfully support their students by providing the skills that challenge unhelpful perfectionism and support healthy achievement striving; while also helping students become critical consumers of media messages.

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Erick Pessoa
Biography:
Erick Pessôa was born in Brazil and is a film teacher since 2003. He taught in Rio, Shanghai and now he is based in Paris, where he is teaching Film for Middle and High School. Involved with the IBO DP Film program since it's inception, currently he is an IB Film examiner and Workshop leader. He wrote and directed a short film and Brazil and now is preparing the preproduction for this second short film. He is a certified level 1 and 2 of Final Cut Pro X and also a trainer for Davinci Resolve 15.

WORKSHOP 1
Title: Media Literacy: How you can have filmmaking in your class.
We will see how to get students to "Read Film / Images" from MS to HS. Targeted for teachers of Film AND teachers of non-Film, but related Visual literacy contexts (English/ literature, Arts,...).

WORKSHOP 2
Title: Media Production in class
We will learn how to deal with student's production from beginning to end, going through tips of how to have an idea for a film, how to prepare preproduction, how much involved should a teacher be during the production and tips of post production.

WORKSHOP 3
Title: Basic Editing 101
From importing media until output a complete film. We will experience the non-linear editing process (NLE) using a variety of tools from iMovie, Final Cut Pro X and the brand new and powerful Davinci Resolve 15 addressing the difference between those softwares, advantages and disadvantages.

WORKSHOP 4
Title: Film Class: The Beginning
What do I need to start a film class? We will address the basic structure of a film course, focusing on High School level. We will talk equipment, lesson plans and questions that can come up when starting your Film Making or IB Film classes.

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Pamela Pietro
Biography:
Pamela Pietro has successfully funneled her considerable creative energies into both the academic side of dance and into her own performing and choreographic work.

Pamela received a BFA/Dance from Florida State University and her MFA/Dance with a minor in BioMedical Ethics from University of Washington. She currently teaches as an Associate Arts Professor at New York University Tisch School for the Arts, Department of Dance, and she has been on the faculty at the American Dance Festival from 1997-2016.

Pamela received the prestigious David Payne-Carter Award for Teaching Excellence from the New York University Tisch School of the Arts 2012/2013. She was a gold medal winner at the Asiagraph Video/Choreography competition in Shanghai, China. She has presented original research at the Hawaiian Arts and Humanities Conference in Waikiki and at an ACM Multimedia Conference in Santa Barbara. She has presented a paper entitled, "The Collaboration of a Somatic Practice and Contemporary Technique Class" in conjunction with a two-day workshop at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She also presented a poster presentation at NDEO entitled, "Pedagogical Inquiry, community outreach, and university recruitment results in a pipeline program for high school students. Pamela has been an assistant to the pioneering Neuroanatomist Educator Irene Dowd since 2004, in teaching Anatomical Movement Workshops. She has continued this work, alongside her own somatic practice, in teaching workshops locally and internationally. Pamela has taught for ADF's linkage programs at the Guangdong Dance Company in Guangzhou, China, Dance Library Summer Conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, and Henan University in Henan, China (2 years). Working independently at Newtown High School for the Performing Arts in Sydney, Australia; Momentum Danza in Panama (2 years); LaSalle College of the Arts in Singapore; Tsekh Festival in Moscow, Russia; Ekoda de Dance at Nippon University in Tokyo, Japan, ASWARA, National Academy of Arts Culture and Heritage in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, touring through to local companies and certificate programs in Mumbai, India and throughout Beijing. Most recently she performed and taught at the Dance RoundTable in Taipei, Taiwan as well as the 2018 JD-Korean Summer Dance Festival (JD-KSDF), and The New Beijing Dance Festival (2018)

WORKSHOP 1
Title: Somatic Practices for Neuromuscular Efficienc
This workshop will break down somatic choreographies developed by Pamela Pietro and how she incorporates them into her movement practice. Participants will learn the physical practices and their intended benefits for safe and efficient movement training as well as a deeper and more productive brain function. Participants should plan on moving in this lecture.

WORKSHOP 2
Title: An Inclusive Approach to Teaching Pedagogy
We will examine and discuss an approach to teaching pedagogy and how it manifests itself inside a university system. We will use a program titled, "NYU Tisch Future Dancers and Dancemakers" as a case study, to examine and discuss approaches to teaching teachers. This workshop will reference authors, such as Paulo Freire and Bell Hooks and dive deeper into teachers' roles as leadership figures for students.

WORKSHOP 3
Title: Movement Improvisation and Problem Solving
"Artists and scientists have a keen understanding that not knowing is fuel for the imagination rather than fuel for humiliation" - Liz Lerman, Hiking the Horizontal.

In this workshop we will explore movement improvisation and how it relates to problem solving across disciplines, as well as how to use improvisation inside a technique course.

WORKSHOP 4
Title: Female Leadership in Academia
In this workshop we will explore what it means to be a woman in academia, it's challenges, triumphs, and responsibility. The format will involve lively discussion and active participation from attendees.

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Jarrod Robinson
Biography:
Jarrod is known throughout the online community as "The PE Geek", and authors a blog of the same name at www.thepegeek.com. He travels the world helping teachers find meaningful ways to integrate emerging technologies into their practice.

He is also the founder of ConnectedPE: an online professional development community for Physical Educators that hosts the world's largest Physical Education event - The ConnectedPE Online Conference.

WORKSHOP 1
Title: Next Level Feedback in Your PE Classroom
In this session participants will explore a variety of tools & mobile applications that make it possible to provide next level feedback to your students. Essential: Participants will be required to download and bring along a personal device with apps pre installed (communicated in advance)

WORKSHOP 2
Title: Technology & the Sports Education Model
In this session participants will focus on opportunities for delivering an engaging sports education unit infused with meaningful technologies. Attendees will experience this from the students perspective and leave with resources to implement in their own classes Essential: Participants will be required to download and bring along a personal device with apps pre installed (communicated in advance)

WORKSHOP 3
Title: QR Codes & Augmented Reality
During this session participants will explore QR Codes and Augmented Reality technologies and the role they can play in the active and theoretical PE classroom. Attendees will experience this from the students perspective and leave with resources to implement in their own classes Essential: Participants will be required to download and bring along a personal device with apps pre installed (communicated in advance)

WORKSHOP 4
Title: Next Level Fun & Fitness in PhysED
Can Fitness Be Fun? Come along to this session and explore game changing fitness games and resources which make Fitness Fun. Attendees will experience this from the students perspective and will be required to move and participate in all manner of fitness activities (Prizes on offer) Essential: Participants will be required to download and bring along a personal device with apps pre installed (communicated in advance)

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Matt Smith
Biography:
Matt Smith is a cartoonist, filmmaker and educator, as well as a TCK. After graduating from the International School of Kuala Lumpur, Matt attended the Vancouver Film School and University of Victoria. During his teaching career, he has been (among other roles) a technology teacher and tech coach at the American School in Japan and the American International School Kuwait. Matt taught film studies lessons throughout his teaching career and created promotional/recruitment videos for both ISKL and AIS Kuwait. His short films have won various awards. Matt's current focus is on comics. He has run workshops at schools across the world, including the International Community School in Addis Ababa and the Munich International School. Matt's comics have been published in the US by Alterna Comics and in the UK by Soaring Penguin Press. You can find more information about Matt's comics workshops online at SmithvsSmith.com/workshops-lessons.

WORKSHOP 1
Title: Creating Comics in the Classroom
Comics are growing in popularity and are a powerful communication tool for all learners, regardless of artistic background. Cartoonist and educator Matt Smith demonstrates the basics of comic language and shares ways to use comics in your classroom. Participants will complete a comics page, but no drawing ability is required!

WORKSHOP 2
Title: Making Quality Video Projects in School
Educator and filmmaker Matt Smith shares tips and tricks for making quality videos. Matt demonstrates uses of video in classrooms, points out common mistakes (and how to avoid them) and lists the most important components of student videos as he guides YOU through the process of making your own video!

WORKSHOP 3
Title: Creating Comics in the Classroom (Repeat)
Comics are growing in popularity and are a powerful communication tool for all learners, regardless of artistic background. Cartoonist and educator Matt Smith demonstrates the basics of comic language and shares ways to use comics in your classroom. Participants will complete a comics page, but no drawing ability is required!

WORKSHOP 4
Title: Creating Stronger Comics in the Classroom
Cartoonist Matt Smith takes you through a closer examination of the comics medium. This workshop will look at the different types of comic panels and transitions, explore the use of the "gutter" and other drawing practices unique to comics. You will draw, but every art style/skill level is welcome!

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Dr. Marilyn Stewart
Biography:
Dr. Marilyn Stewart is Emerita Professor of Art Education at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. She is senior author of Explorations in Art grades 1-6, and co-author of the Explorations in Art middle school series, co-author of Rethinking Curriculum in Art, author of Thinking Through Aesthetics, and Editor of the Art Education in Practice series published by Davis Publications. She is a frequent keynote speaker and consultant in national curriculum projects, including her recent work as Director of The Dinner Party Curriculum Project and Director of the Educator Guides Project for the PBS series, Craft in America. A member of the Writing Team for the National Visual Arts Standards, she has conducted over 200 extended institutes, seminars, or in-service days in over 35 states. Recipient of many awards and Distinguished Fellow of the National Art Education Association, Marilyn was named by NAEA as the 2011 National Art Educator of the Year.

WORKSHOP 1
Title: Exploring PLACE
Places have deep human significance. Identities are intertwined with places we've inhabited. One writer speaks of places "forged in the crucible of memory, longing, and desire." We will consider artists and artworks importantly connected to PLACE, while noting ways to engage students in critical and creative investigations of the theme.

WORKSHOP 2
Title: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and Contemporary Art Practice
We know that art making takes place within a web of interdisciplinary inquiry. Discover how contemporary art and artists provide catalysts for students to engage in artistic practices overlapping those of scientists, engineers, mathematicians and others in the STEM fields, while investigating collaboratively and documenting their findings in research journals.

WORKSHOP 3
Title: Stractivities for RESPONDING to Art, Design, and Visual Culture
In this playful but strategic workshop, explore several engaging, inquiry-based ways to involve students in critical response to art, design, and visual culture. Aligned with the new US National Visual Arts RESPONDING standards, the approaches are multi-modal and may easily be adapted for students of all ages

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Carolyn Temertzoglou
Biography:
Carolyn Temertzoglou teaches Health and Physical Education in the teacher education program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Through Carolyn's many years of educational experience as a teacher, department head, curriculum writer and teacher educator, she helps educational institutions develop quality health and physical education programs. She has a MA in Education from OISE and her research interests include teacher development in Health and Physical Education. Carolyn has been actively involved in writing and reviewing curriculum and curriculum supports for the Ministry of Education and serves on several provincial committees. She is the co-author of several Health & Physical Education resources. Carolyn is the recipient of the 2016 Ontario Physical and Health Education Association Outstanding Contribution Award for her work in supporting pre-service and in-service health and physical education teachers with their practice. Carolyn has presented at the Canadian Physical Health Education conference and internationally in the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Africa with her husband, Ted.

WORKSHOP 1
Title: Fundamental Principles of a High Quality, Well-Planned, Inclusive HPE Program
This workshop is framed around the notion that educators are lifelong learners; reflecting on and improving practice in order to create meaningful experiences for all students. Essential questions related to teaching HPE will be explored, as well as practical strategies to support teacher practice. Essential questions surrounding fundamental principles of Health & Physical Education will form the basis for exploring concrete teaching strategies used to promote physical and emotional safety, student-centred and skill-based learning, as well as relevant and responsive teaching.

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Ted Temertzoglou_
Biography:
Ted has been a physical education teacher for over 25 years. He is the Vice President of Teacher/Student Success at Thompson Educational Publishing specializing in learning resources for Health and Physical Education. He works with provincial governments, ministries of education, International Schools, school boards and health and physical education teachers, implementing UNESCO's Quality Physical Education Guidelines for Policy-Makers. Along with his wife Carolyn, he delivers keynote addresses and conducts workshops on physical literacy, health & physical education and staff wellness, all over the world. In 2017, Ted received the R. Tait McKenzie Award. This award is Physical & Health Education Canada's most prestigious award, named after the distinguished Canadian physician, sculptor and physical educator, Dr. R. Tait McKenzie. The award epitomizes Dr. Tait McKenzie's professional ideals, his service to humanity, and his dedication to the advancement of knowledge and understanding of physical and health education, recreation and dance. Ted is also a certified personal trainer with The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.

WORKSHOP 1
Title: Reimagining HPE Using Healthy Active Living (HAL) 2.0
UNESCO's Quality Physical Education Policy document emphasizes the tremendous impact a quality Health and Physical Education (HPE) program has on our students, their families, and our society. In this session we will explore how to actualize this document in our gymnasiums and classrooms using evidence-based resources. The new Grade 9/10 Healthy Active Living 2.0 digital and print resource can be used to engage ALL students. It affords students' ownership of their learning using an inquiry-based approach. We will look at the various ways in which other schools have used this resource to reimagine their HPE programs

WORKSHOP 2
Title: A Growth Mind-Set to Assess the Development of Physical Literacy
This workshop examines opportunities for participants to i) gain a deeper understanding of a growth mind-set and student-centered approach to assessing physical literacy using various assessment tools ii) critically analyze various means to collect evidence of student learning and iii) reflect on and consider implications for program assessment and evaluation plan.

WORKSHOP 3
Title: Movement Matters: Beyond Traditional Warm-Ups
This active session explores how to integrate an explicit focus in your PE program to help students move better in physical activity, sport and other life pursuits. Using the fundamental movement patterns and the seven key features as a framework helps students learn, practice and demonstrate movement skills with competence and confidence in meaningful ways.

WORKSHOP 4
Title: Physical Literacy: A Gateway to School and Community Well-Being
Promoting student well-being is a shared responsibility within any school community that starts with staff. This session will focus on simple activities and strategies to help your staff in their own physical literacy journey. We will explore fun and engaging fitness challenges to help staff promote well-being which they can integrate into classroom settings.

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