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Arts Leadership and Administration Sessions

The goal of the Arts Leadership and Administration track (ALAA) is to inspire and empower participants to support and advance arts education. The ALAA track is designed to connect teachers, school and district leaders, program directors, and others who are interested in active arts education leadership. In addition to the Arts Leadership and Administration sessions, all participants attend performances, musings, special events and other activities, with plenty of time built in for networking and reflection.

Tennessee Arts Academy 2024 Arts Leadership and Administration Core Classes
Daily Core Classes
Focus Areas: Arts Integration, Creative Drama, and Movement
Arts Integration, Creative Drama, and Movement is the focus area for the K – 6 elementary/lower middle theatre sessions. Each day participants will take classes in three areas of study that are especially designed for classroom generalist teachers, librarians, special education, physical education and gifted teachers. Arts Integration will help facilitate the learning process in traditional subject areas. Creative drama will focus on improvisational and non-performance aspects of theatre. A final daily class in movement and dance will be offered. All elementary theatre participants will attend all three classes.

Daily Core Classes

Arts Leadership and Administration participants will experience three unique seminars throughout the week, visit core classes in various TAA arts content areas, engage in daily guided discussions and explorations, and intersect with Academy attendees during Interlude sessions.
Explore and Engage
Instructor:
Amanda Galbraith
 and 
 
Participants will engage in practical and thought-provoking interactive sessions that connect contemporary arts research, trends, and Academy learning to targeted arts initiatives at multiple levels within schools, districts, and beyond.
Field Experiences
In order to provide arts area field experiences, Arts Leadership and Administration participants will have the opportunity to visit TAA arts content area classes in visual art, music, theater and dance, and arts integration.
Intersections
Arts Leadership and Administration participants will attend all performances and musings and will have the opportunity each day to choose from a menu of more than twenty classes during daily Interlude sessions.
Seminars
The upper middle/secondary theatre sessions (7 – 12) include unique sessions each year in at least three of the following areas: acting, directing, improvisation, criticism, movement, playwriting and technical theatre. Instructors from around the country provide stimulating class sessions that reflect a mix of stage and performance techniques coupled with current trends and the latest research in arts education.

Daily Core Classes

All participants will engage in daily seminars and interactive sessions throughout the week.
Diversifying the Musical Ecosystem
Seminar
Webinar
Seminar
Instructor:
Latasha Casterlow-Lalla
 and 
 
Monday
,
July
 
15
Webinar
Seminar
 and 
 
Music is the expression of life, love, relationships, work, and play throughout the lives of everyone on earth. This workshop invites participants to explore approaches to analyzing their musical ecosystem and how it celebrates the communities we serve. Interactive strategies that will be shared include ways to expand culturally responsive strategies, build social emotional learning, and engage more students. Additional strategies will demonstrate how to build on existing programs and re-imagine new possibilities in all learning environments from kindergarten through twelfth grade.
Joy: Connecting our Practice and Purpose
Seminar
Webinar
Seminar
Instructor:
Nina  Unitas
 and 
 
Wednesday
,
July
 
17
Webinar
Seminar
 and 
 
Compassion, love, and joy play essential roles in humanizing learning spaces for all people. Join participants in this session on a reflective journey to discover “why” as the group explores creativity, understanding, and how mindsets impact practice.
Follow the Leader: Modeling the Expectations We Desire
Seminar
Webinar
Seminar
Instructor:
Silvia Scaife
 and 
 
Thursday
,
July
 
18
Webinar
Seminar
 and 
 
Simple, sustainable shifts and practices will lead to cohesiveness, productivity, and support between leaders and staff. In this session, participants will revisit concepts from "Follow the Leader" through adult lenses and rediscover leadership experiences and expectations.
Please check back regularly for updates and information about the 2024 Tennessee Arts Academy.
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