Lane Arts Council announces its 2nd annual professional development conference focused on arts integration in K-12 education. This year’s theme “Empowering Student Voice” will explore how arts integrated learning opens doors for all students to participate, engage, and grow.

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The Northwest Arts Integration Conference is inspired by work on the ArtCore program, in partnership with Inflexion and five Lane County middle schools. ArtCore’s team of researchers, artists, and educators support Oregon’s public schools in building a sustainable, school-wide learning ecology that utilizes creative expression to deepen students’ learning experiences across all curriculum. This conference shares the knowledge gained through ArtCore and its practical, hands-on arts integration applications to a wider, regional audience.

Representative of the creative mindset for which it advocates, the conference is a uniquely interactive experience. Participants are engaged in creative presentations and hands-on playshops presentations with educators, artists, and researchers from the Northwest region and beyond. The conference provides the opportunity to explore current arts integration research, learn practical approaches to implement in the classroom, connect to a shared community of practice, and encourage arts integration as a platform for student empowerment.

This conference is presented by Lane Arts Council, in partnership with Inflexion, and sponsored by Lane County and The Duck Store.