Caldera is once again offering a professional development opportunity for Oregon high-school and middle-school teachers in a beautiful setting with top-rate arts instructors and arts integration specialists. Teachers are eligible for 15 PDUs and one credit of continuing education through Oregon State University – Cascades Campus (teachers must register with OSU separately).
Caldera’s Arts Integration Symposium is a special opportunity to:
– Be inspired by the arts
– Learn new ways to use the arts in your classroom
– Celebrate all that you bring to students
– Meet teachers from around the state
Teachers will participate in two workshops over the weekend. Workshop options include: Arts and the Environment by instructors from OMSI and Pacific Northwest College of Art, Drumming the Land by Catón Lyles, Photography and Seeing Like an Animal by Julie Keefe, and The Transformative Power of Poetry by David Ciminello. Workshops will also be lead by arts integration specialists Kit Stafford and Perrin Boyd.
The Caldera Arts Center is located in Central Oregon on the shores of Blue Lake, 16 miles west of Sisters. Meals, workshops, overnight, and accommodations are provided free of charge. Preference for overnight accommodations are given to teachers from Warm Springs and Portland. There is a non-refundable $35 reservation fee and participants are required to attend both days. If five teachers from the same school register, the fifth teacher reservation fee is free. If you have previously attended or are an art teacher, we require that you attend with a teacher in another discipline from your school. To register and/or inquire about earning credit for attendance at the Symposium, please contact Alisha Orefice, Education Operations Manager, at 503-937-3062 or email her at Alisha.Orefice@CalderaArts.org.
3 p.m. / Arrival for overnight guests
6 p.m. / Dinner for overnight guests
8 a.m. / Breakfast
9–11 a.m. / Welcome, intros, and arts integration activity lead by Kit Stafford & Perrin Boyd
11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. / Arts workshops (8-12 participants in each)
1–2 p.m. / Lunch and studio time
2 – 3:30pm / Return to arts workshops
4 p.m. / Sharing and integration discussion
6 p.m. / Dinner for overnight guests
9 a.m. / Breakfast
10–11:30 a.m. / Arts workshops (8-12 participants in each)
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. / Lunch and studio time
12:30–2 p.m. / Return to arts workshops
2 p.m. / Closing circle
3:30 p.m. / Departure
Arts and the Environment by instructors from OMSI and PNCA
Drumming the Land by Catón Lyles
Photography and Seeing Like an Animal by Julie Keefe
The Transformative Power of Poetry by David Ciminello
Instructor & Facilitators’ Bios
ANNE ARMSTRONG – Outdoor Educator (OMSI)
As a child who regularly attended summer camp, a natural first job for Anne Armstrong was camp counselor. Following that were years of seasonal work at camps across the country, a degree in Parks and Recreation Management and many hours of teaching and supervising environmental education programing. Anne joined OMSI Outdoors in 2008 and when, in 2016, OMSI built a new outdoor science education facility in Newport, Oregon, she shifted there to be the facility and program manager. Anne’s goals for The Coastal Discovery Center at Camp Gray are based around the concept that science is a lifelong skill; the resources of Oregon Coast giving context to why we, as citizens in neighborhood, city, state and global communities, all need to be science literate.
CATÓN LYLES – Musician, Educator, and Camp Caldera Manager
Catón is an accomplished Pacific Northwest artist who has been featured on national and international television, in commercials, documentaries, and episodic programming. Catón has also been adjunct faculty with several youth organizations and colleges, including PSU, Impacting Kids First in Vancouver, WA; Grace Institute Art Camp and the Student Alliance Project. Catón was on the advisory committee for the award winning Vancouver School of Arts and Academics where he was a staff member for a dozen years. During that time, he also delivered hands-on West African based programming for Vancouver School District’s elementary schools. At present, Catón is a paraeducator working with special education behavior students for Portland Public Schools and a faculty member of Young Musicians and Artists, Caldera, and Friends of the Children. As a founding member of Kukatonon African Dance Troupe, that began 30 years ago at Woodlawn Elementary School, he continues to be a staff participant.
JULIE KEEFE – Photographer, Educator, and Caldera Teaching Artist
For over twenty years, Julie has worked as a professional documentary photographer in Portland, combining writing and photography. Eighteen years ago, she became interested in working with children and began developing curriculum to teach how to share students’ individual and collective voices using photography and writing. Julie has been a teaching artist with Caldera for 20 years and was Portland’s first Creative Laureate.
DAVID CIMINELLO – Writer and Educator
David’s fiction has appeared in the Lambda Literary Award winning anthology “Portland Queer: Tales of the Rose City”, “The Frozen Moment: Contemporary Writers on the Choices That Change Our Lives”, the literary journal “Lumina”, the online anthology “Underwater New York” and on Broadcastr. His poetry has appeared in Poetry Northwest. He is a 2011 Lambda Literary Fellow in Fiction and a proud recipient of a 2013 annual Table 4 Writers Foundation grant. His original screenplay Bruno appears on DVD as The Dress Code. As an actor he has guest starred on Seinfeld, Murder She Wrote, Matlock, and Kojak. As a screenwriter he has written for HBO, 20th Century Fox, and Aaron Spelling Productions. David holds a BFA Degree in Acting from The Catholic University of America and an MFA in Fiction from Sarah Lawrence College.
PERRIN BOYD – Arts Integration Specialist & Teaching Artist, Theatre Arts
Perrin utilizes her Masters of Arts in Teaching and her experience as a clown with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus to provide quality educational experiences. Perrin excels at curriculum collaborations, new projects that allow teachers, student,s and her to grow. Her passion is enabling children to realize their creative potential in an environment rich with diverse learning opportunities.
KIT STAFFORD – Arts Integration Specialist, Teaching Artist, Writer and Dancer
Kit hosts a vast variety of collaborative projects that bring community together. ARTS Discovery is a program she offers for underserved middle school youth. Her students experience many forms of art through hands-on workshops where they are directed toward becoming leaders in their own very challenging lives. Kit also directs Camp Sunrise, a hospice camp for grieving children. She is deeply involved in work with the Sisters Folk Festival, including its educational outreach and community celebrations.
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