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Mark your calendars now for the Houston Arts Partners 2013 Conference on September 13 and 14! Exciting changes are afoot as we significantly expand the conference to attract education leaders statewide and promote the importance of the complete arts education on every campus.
This year we welcome Co-Chairs Shelly Power, Academy Director of the Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy and leader of the Ballet's education and outreach programs, and Bob Bryant, Executive Director of Fine Arts for Katy ISD.
On April 6, 2013, Houston Arts Partners will present its first professional development event for teaching artists. Teaching artists already have the skills and tools that classroom teachers are desperately seeking to reach their students--but a cultural divide based around teaching objectives and standardized testing sometimes keeps teaching artists and classroom teachers from speaking the same language. This interactive seminar, "Cracking the Code: TEKS, TAKS, and STAAR Tools for Artists in the Classroom," will be held from 1 - 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, at the Hobby Center.
This seminar, developed in partnership with TUTS, the Hobby Center, and Conroe ISD, helps reach Houston Arts Partners' goal to increase the capacity of Houston's arts organizations to reach more students in the classroom.
Young Audiences of Houston, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the managing partner for Houston Arts Partners.
The seminar will include
Speakers will include Pat Paris, Fine Arts Coordinator of Conroe ISD; Rozie Curtis, Education Manager for TUTS and Fine Arts TEKS development panelist; and curriculum specialists from some of the 53 Houston Arts Partners-affiliated school districts and the Harris County Department of Education.
What: "Cracking the Code: TEKS, TAKS, and STAAR Tools for Artists in the Classroom"
When: Saturday, April 6, 2013, from 1 - 5 p.m.
How to Register or RSVP: Click here to register/RSVP
Cost: Free to teaching artists affiliated with Houston Arts Partner arts organizations (RSVP required so we can prepare adequate materials and confirm your affiliation). If you are a teaching artist who is not affiliated with one of the HAP organizations, you are also invited to attend for a materials fee of $15.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 4, 2013. We will take registration at the door, but any last-minute registrants (whether affiliated or not) will be charged a fee of $20 and materials may be limited.
For More Info: Please contact Troy Scheid at firstname.lastname@example.org
Everyday across Houston, schools are working collaboratively with local arts organizations to improve teaching and learning to help students reach their highest potential. How do these partnerships help schools reach their academic goals? What are the measures of success?
Join the 2012 Houston Arts Partners Conference and learn about successful partnership programs and how your school can build a community that elevates student achievement.
This two-day conference will spotlight best practices, share research and introduce select community partnerships that are leading the charge with innovative content and successful results.
|Houston Arts Partners 2012 Conference (Day 2) September 15, 2012|
|Houston Arts Partners 2012 Conference (Day 1 - September 14, 2012)|
Featured Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
Download Dr. Tim's Bio-- HERE
2012 Conference Co-Chairs: Dr. Victoria Ramirez, Museum of Fine Arts Houston & Dean Muths, Clear Creek Independent School District
2012 Conference Committee Members:
Dean Muths- Clear Creek ISD
Pat Paris-Conroe ISD
Rick Ghinelli- Spring ISD
Bebe Wilson- Ensemble Theatre
Courtney Galle- Cynthia Woods Pavilion
Troy Scheid- Main Street Theater
Bob Bryant- Katy ISD
Sandra Bernhardt- HGOco
Kristin Skarbovig- Fotofest
Victoria Ramirez- Museume of Fine Arts, Houston
Joe Angel Babb- Alley Theatre
Jenn Sommers- Houston Ballet
Sam Harris- Galena Park ISD
Larry Matysiak- Cypress Fairbanks ISD
Long Chu- Writers In the Schools
Jonathan Gonzalez- Main Street Theater
Craig Hauschildt- Da Camera
Beatrice Graham- Young Audiences of Houston
Miriam Mendoza- Houston Center for the Contemporary Craft
Marcie Lou- HGOco
Emily Binetti- Houston Public Media
Karri Clark- Klein ISD
Amy Willerson- Young Audiences of Houston
Elizabeth Bailey- Houston Public Media
Eva LaPorte- Stages Theatre
Trinidad Hernandez- Society for the Performing Arts
Linda Fletcher- Pasadena ISD
Alice Valdez- MECA
Carolyn Witherspoon- Mercury Baroque
Chase Cobb- Houston Ballet
Eileen Morris- Ensemble Theatre
Rozie Curtis- Theatre Under The Stars
Joan Finn- La Marque ISD
Linda Fletcher- Pasadena ISD
LaKeisha Mcgowen- Alvin ISD
James Drew- Fort Bend ISD
Two days and two locations...
September 14, 2012- 9AM to 12:30PM- Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
September 15, 2012- 9AM to 12:30PM- Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, University of Houston
2012 Houston Arts Partners Conference Sponsorship Opportunities & Information:
We are seeking sponsors to support this important conference. Please review the enclosed list of sponsorship opportunities HERE and contact Mary Mettenbrink, email@example.com, 713.552.9345 to support our 2012 conference.
Hear what community leaders are saying about the Houston Arts Partners Conference!
"I applaud Houston Arts Partners for hosting its first annual conference bringing together arts organizations, artists, educators, and others and resulting in information exchange and collaborative initiatives. As our schools continually challenged by budgetary considerations, the role of Houston Arts Partners becomes paramount to the continuance of arts education as an important component of our children's educational experience."
-Annise D. Parker, Mayor, City of Houston
"The arts directly impact the Houston economy through the region's quality of life, ensures a competitive economy, and creates an appealing tourist destination. As one of the country's fastest growing cities and the world's energy capital, Houston is now a center for art of extraordinary caliber and diversity. The Houston Arts Partners Conference will be the catalyst for 21st Century Learning and Achievement and we look forward to its annual presence in Houston supporting quality Texas education."
-Jonathon Glus, CEO, Houston Arts Alliance
"The Greater Houston Partnership supports business and economic development within the region. Our diverse region offers a highly educated and skilled work force, a world-class infrastructure and transportation system and fosters a can-do spirit.
In preparation for our ever developing globally competitive workforce we recognize the importance our local education systems have on preparing students for their future. Houston Arts Partners is an invaluable resource and vehicle for furthering that development, innovation, and creativity through partnerships with arts, education, research, and business leaders. We look forward to their upcoming annual Houston Arts Partners Conference in support of their efforts in creating 21st Century leaders."
-Jeff Moseley, President & CEO, Greater Houston Partnership
"Neighborhood Centers enjoys a great relationship with Houston Arts Partners. Through the Gulfton Promise Neighborhood initiative, we work together to bring arts education to children and families in the Gulfton/ Sharpstown neighborhood."
- Angela Blanchard, President & CEO, Neighborhood Centers Inc.