2018 KC Metro Arts Integration Symposium

Visiting Artists

Pre-Registration Required

Join us for this three-day symposium to explore the power of the arts in engaging students, strengthening comprehension, and bringing content areas to life.

Teaching artists trained by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will inspire Pre-K-12 educators to integrate the arts into their curriculum in a meaningful, rigorous, and student-centered way. Through ongoing peer networking and support, educators will become reflective practitioners of arts integration and collaborative partners with one another and with local arts organizations.

Sessions Include:

Acting Right: Drama as a Classroom Management Strategy with Sean Layne
Scientific Thought in Motion with Randy Barron
Reading Art as Texts Across the Curriculum: Observe, Infer, Inquire with Melanie Rick

Video of 2017 Symposium

The Symposium Fee of $150 Includes:

  • Continental breakfast for 3 days and lunch for 2 days
  • Reference notebook with detailed course descriptions and study guides
  • Follow-up professional development opportunities

Registration Closes July 18, 2018 or when spaces fill. Dietary needs cannot be accommodated for attendees who register after July 5.

Continuing Education: 13.5 hours

For Specific locations refer to the schedule for the date and time of the event.

Johnson County Community College Regnier Center (Capitol Federal suite)
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art
The Carlsen Center

Monday & Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Ways to Register

  • Online to pay by credit card 
  • In-Person or by Mail call the Carlsen Center Box Office at 913-469-4445
    Box office hours are Mon.–Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Payment via P.O. or personal check is due June 1, 2018. 

Contacts and Additional Information

Aaron Money, Director of Fine Arts for Liberty Public Schools 
Angel Mercier, JCCC Carlsen Center Arts Education Program Director
Emily Behrman, General Manager, Performing Arts/Carlsen Center

The KC Metro Arts Collaborative organizes this event. Learn more about KCMAC 

Sponsored by ArtsKC, Kansas Creative Arts Industry Commission, Missouri Arts Council, Kansas Alliance for the Arts in Education, Missouri Alliance for Arts Education, and Johnson County Community College.