2018 Arts Symposium - Multi-Sensory Literacy and Learning

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Monday, February 19, 2018


8:00 am - 7:00 pm


University Of Toledo Student Union
Toledo, Oh 43613

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The University of Toledo 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 and 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? 
Enjoy a full day of interesting speakers and fascinating topics. Below is a quick overview of the schedule.

8:00 - 8:30 Check In (light refreshments served)
8:30 - Welcome - Opening Remarks

8:45 – 10 a.m.
Shared Fantasies: Becoming Political, Becoming Pedagogical
How can productive, shared fantasies in the forms of pervasive games, role-playing games, and graphic non-fictions provide insight on critical pedagogical methods for art educators? 

Multi-modal Live Performance of Disability in I Was Never Alone 
A presentation on the experience of working with a diverse group of disabled and non-disabled actors, musicians, and dancers on an ethnographic live performance taking place in English, ASL, and Russian. 

Studio Matrix System: Identifying Motivation and Setting A Course for Creative Artists with Disabilities
Utilizing the Studio Matrix System method, teachers and facilitators are able to locate each student artist within a matrix of factors that influence their decision making during the creative process. 

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Truth, or Something Like It: Science, Art, and Narrative with Highlighted Speaker – Lance Gharavi, Associate Professor, and Artistic Director of Theatre in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University

12:00 - 1 p.m. - SU Auditorium Lunch

1:15 - 2:30 p.m.
MultiSensory/MultiModal Learning in Community Programs - Carlson- Arts Commission, Imagination Station, The Toledo Opera
How do community organizations foster multi-sensory learning? 

Let's Get AMPEd! Collaborative Curriculum in Art, Music, and Physical Education
This session will present collaborative lesson plans combining state standards in Art, Music, and Physical Education including collaborative units based on cultures from around the world.

2:45 - 4 p.m.
Learning to Look: A Collaboration between the University of Toledo and the Toledo Museum of Art 
Urban institutions of higher education have unique opportunities to partner with major cultural institutions. This panel will address a pilot collaboration around Visual Literacy between the University of Toledo and the Toledo Museum of Art.

A Picture's Worth 500 Typed, Double-Spaced Pages: The Use of Infographics for Improving Student Writing
This presentation will focus on the benefits of introducing an infographic design challenge as a precursor to written assignments in the humanities or social sciences. 

Some Steps Towards Literacy in the Second Language: A Sample Lesson
Local example of the use of the teaching approach OWL (Organic World Language), a particular teaching sequence specially designed to teach foreign languages that involves the only use of the target language (TL) and the following parts: 30% review, 50% content, 15% summary. Amongst each step, transitions, pairings/groupings, resets, and/or brain breaks are inserted as part of the lesson plan every teacher must follow.

4:15 - 5:30 - SU Auditorium
Featured Speaker – Dr. Sara Diamond, CEO and President of OCAD University - The University of the Imagination

5:30 - 7 p.m. - Reception

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