Conference Schedule

Wednesday, June 27

2:00-5:00         Check in at UM's PARTV Center lobby

5:30-7:00         Opening Reception, 3rd floor, Missoula College   Conference Welcome, Dr Stephen Kalm and others  and Keynote Presentation: Carlton Turner

Thursday, June 28

7:30       Breakfast available

8:15-9:00           Breakfast Panel - Montana Theatre Stage, PARTV Building

Breakfast Panel with Supaman & Kojiro Umezaki and Preeti Vesudevan of the Silk Road Ensemble, and Susan Wolfe    

9:15-11:15         Session 1

Kojiro Umezaki, Preeti Vesudevan and Susan Wolfe-When Strangers Meet What Happens? A Collaboration between Lame Deer Public Schools and Silkroad  Ed 241

Carlton Turner-The Art of Cultural Transformation Ed 123

Deb Brzoska-Developing Rubric Assessments of Students PARTV 005 

11:30-12:30         Special Interest Meetings Box Lunch- Grab a Lunch and Contribute to A Discussion

12:45 – 2:15 Session 2  

Wes Hines-Media Art: Applications & Literacy McGill 127

Lindsey Ratliff-Shaking up Social Studies  Ed 313

Sondra Hines-Intro to Visual Thinking Strategies Millikan Center , Fine Arts 304

Jeff Ross-A Sea-change: Shakespeare and Arts Integration in a Rural Montana Landscape  Ed 241

Deb Brzoska-Visual Arts and 21st Century Skills Ed 123

Caroline Patterson-Walking Ghost Trails: Writing Poems based on Montana History Ed 322

Matt Loehrke, Missoula Children’s Theatre- All Abilities Acting Accessibility and Advocacy McGill 125


2:30 – 3:30 Session 3  

Sloan McLain- Mindpop: Creating an Arts-rich School District (AGC Austin) Ed 123

Jenny Bevill-Arts Integration 101: What, When, How? Fine Arts 401

Peter Musante-Embodying and Embracing Difference: Making Theatre with Students of All Abilities McGill 125

Alisha Meyers- Connecting Students Through the Arts Ed 241

Kristin Vogel-Singing in the Classroom PARTV 005

 Jennifer Combe- Integrated Art as Socially Engaged Art: Lessons from the Field Fine Arts 102

3:45 – 4:45 Session 4

Marna Stalcup- The Right Brain Initiative: Ensuring an equitable education through arts integration (AGC Portland) Millikan Center, Fine Arts 304

Kia Liszak-Creative Placemaking McGill 125

Marc Moss-Storytelling in Middle School Ed 241

 Jordan Deline Burt-The Art of Dance Integration PARTV 005

 Jennifer Ogden-Small Town, Beautiful Dreams, Beautiful Words Ed 313

 Rachel Gregg- Media Arts Integration and Distance Learning with Big Sky Film Institute and Inspired Classroom Ed123

Rosie Ayres-Theatre Integration: A Path to Empathy Fine Arts 401

FREE Conference sponsored COMMUNITY CONCERT at the WILMA!  Following Downtown ToNight Celebration hosted by Arts Missoula.  

7:00 PM The Whizpops 

8:00 PM Supaman

Friday, June 29

7:45 Coffee / donuts available

8:15-8:45          Special presentation :Belt HS Students describe their arts experiences with teacher Jeff Ross       Montana Theatre Stage, PARTV Building

9:00 – 10:00         Session 5

MAPS Media Institute-Maps Works: Creating Community with Media Arts ED 123

Tom Benson-Arts and the Economy ED 313

Christy Mock-Stutz- Leveraging Technology to Build Professional Communities for Arts Teachers Edu 241

 Monica Grable-The Arts Integrated School: For Administrators Ed 124

10:15 – 11:15 Session 6

Jackalynn Snow – SPARK 101 Ed 124

Jean Price-The ARTS the State Legislature and YOU:Understanding the State Legislative process Ed 123

Kia Liszak-The Radical Act of Self Care- Sustaining Yourself as a Leader PARTV 005

Tammy Elser -Marriage of the Arts and Indian Education for All  Ed 313

11:30-12:15    Conference Closing, Montana Theatre Stage, PARTV Building

Closing address by Montana Arts Council Director, Tatiana Gant

iPad Raffle:  Participants must be present to win!

Special closing presentations: Dancing in the One Room Schoolhouse: Susan Luinstra and the Bynum School Students


Conference Closing reception at The Zootown Arts Community Art Center (ZACC) located at 235 North 1st, Missoula. For ten years the ZACC has been the central bridge between arts education and community in Missoula. Come tour their space, learn about their programs, see a performance from their current Girls Rock Camp featuring girls age 7 through 13 performing three original songs they wrote in camp during this week, and bring a blank white T-shirt for a live screen-printing demonstration where you will create your own conference momento to take with you. There will plenty of time to mix and mingle as well. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

This will also be a chance to say goodbye Missoula Spark Director, Jackalynn Snow, and thank her for all she has done for Arts Education in Missoula as well as welcome new Spark Director, Sienna Solberg.