2018 SVPA Arts Symposium: MultiSensory Literacy and Learning

Category: Educational

Event Date:

Monday, February 19, 2018


8:00 am - 7:00 pm


University of Toledo Student Union
2801 West Bancroft
Toledo 43606

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Angela DeAngelo




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Event Details:

The University of Toledo's School of Visual and Performing Arts presents a dialogue focused on Multi-Sensory Literacy and Learning. Daily, we are bombarded by a cacophony of stimuli signaling each of our senses. Consider the ubiquitous cell phone–there's an app for that! Most often, we involuntarily react to our senses without fully engaging the experience. How can we develop a fuller understanding of our sensory messaging systems, using them to enhance our human experience? What strategies and educational approaches can be used to heighten our sensory awareness, improve our sensory literacy, and enhance our learning?

Our featured speaker is Dr. Sara Diamond, CEO and President of OCAD University, Ontario – "the University of the Imagination." Diamond is a researcher in media arts history and policy, visual analytics and has created wearable technologies, mobile experiences and media art. Diamond was honored with a 1992 retrospective at the National Gallery of Canada, represented Canada in festivals and biennials, and her works reside in collections such as the MoMA in New York City and the National Gallery of Canada. She was recently honored as one of Canada’s 150 leading women.

Lance Gharavi, Director of Theatre at Arizona State Univeristy, an experimental artist, scholar, and an early pioneer in the field of digital performance is the Highlighted Speaker. The day is rounded out with a host of presenters from community arts organizations, local school districts, and regional universities and colleges, including: Penn State, Youngstown State, Oberlin, and the Univesity of Toledo.

The session topics include: 

Ways of seeing, Ways of knowing, Ways of learning - Visual Literacy
Games and Gaming for Learning

Arts and Disability
Multi-modal Approaches for Language Literacy 
Collaborative Curriculum in Art, Music, and Physical Education  
Multi-Sensory/Multi-Modal Learning in Community Programs

The 2018 SVPA Arts Symposium: Multi-Sensory Literacy and Learning will be held in the UT Lancelot Thompson Student Union, Room 2592. Parking is free in Areas 10, 5, 1S and the East Parking Garage on the UT main campus. This is a free event and all are welcome.

February 19, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Reception 5:30 - 7:00 PM

University of Toledo
Main Campus, Lancelot Thompson Student Union, Room 2592

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The 2018 SVPA Arts Symposium is presented by the
University of Toledo's School of Visual and Peforming Arts
and with generous support from the Toledo Museum of Art.

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