Trio Track

“Trio Track” includes both elementary/lower middle and upper middle/secondary level teachers, providing participants enrolled in this track a daily multidisciplinary experience in three distinct arts areas. Each day Trio Track participants will attend a pre-designated class in music, theatre, and visual art. Participants will attend the same core class in each content area for the entire week, allowing complete immersion in one topic for each arts discipline. Like all TAA participants, teachers enrolled in the Trio Track will attend all Academy performances, musings, interludes and special events. Space is limited and applicants are advised to register early for these sessions. Please check back regularly on the Tennessee Arts Academy website as additional information is added in upcoming months.

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Elementary/Lower Middle Trio Track

Participants will attend each of the classes listed below each day.


Music: Trio Track
Read, Sing, Play, and Dance: Exploring Children’s Literature

Instructor: Patrick Ware

Everyone loves a good story, and every child has a story to tell. This session will explore how educators can use storytelling and picture books with their students to create magical music in the classroom. Participants will leave knowing how to use age-appropriate literature in ways that will simultaneously improve their students’ reading comprehension skills and enhance their overall musicality.


Theatre: Trio Track (Grades K-3)
Where the Wild Things Are: Journey through Books with Drama

Instructor: Julia Ashworth

Participants will travel through time and space by using drama techniques to bring books to life. In these sessions, participants will step into the shoes of new and familiar characters, learn to see things from different perspectives, and discover the power of stories in learning.


Theatre: Trio Track (Grades 4-6)
Creative Learning Across the Curriculum: Powerful and Practical Arts Integration

Instructor: Lara Dossett

In this innovative session, educators will have the opportunity to explore drama-based strategies that are adaptable for teaching in all core content areas, including a unique focus on math education. By participating in and reflecting on these active strategies, educators from all contexts and backgrounds will leave with a practical set of instructional tools they can immediately use in their classrooms.


Visual Art: Trio Track
Facilitating Creative Thinking Dispositions: Learning to “See Beyond the Ordinary”

Instructor: Gloria Wilson

Building on ideas found in the books Seeing Beyond the Ordinary and Schools of Curious Delight, this workshop will examine the significance of using “Big Ideas” to inspire imagination, creativity, and interdisciplinary learning. The sessions will focus on using clay hand-building techniques to explore processes of divergent thinking. Participants will combine their imaginations and analogic thinking skills in order to transform two objects into a new and unusual structure. This will allow participants to gain a greater understanding of the processes of morphological synthesis and synectics within art-making, will engage their imaginations by asking them to create something new out of familiar objects, and will expand their visual arts learning through poetic representation. No previous art experience is necessary. Activities shared in this session will be appropriate for use with students in kindergarten through sixth grade.


Upper Middle/Secondary Trio Track

Participants will attend each of the classes listed below each day.


Music: Trio Track
The Best Class I Never Had: Project-based Learning in Secondary General Music

Instructor: Katy Strand

This session is for educators who either feel like they are merely “surviving” their secondary general music classes or are afraid to teach them because they don’t know what to include. In this session, participants will discover how to change the task of teaching secondary general music from one of “chore and bore” to one of “navigate and explore.” Educators will learn how to ask essential questions and how to use project-based learning, field-tested activities, and curriculum reimagining to develop music classes that their middle school and senior high students will say are the best they have ever taken.


Theatre: Trio Track
A Play is a Theatrical Event: Meeting Shakespeare on His Own Terms

Instructor: Kevin Coleman

This workshop will help teachers and directors know how to engage their students on multiple levels in surprising and personally meaningful ways. Using a hands-on approach, participants will explore Shakespeare both dramatically and theatrically. Teachers will leave knowing how to collaborate with their students to script a theatrical event that brings Shakespeare to life on the stage and in the transformed classroom.


Visual Art: Trio Track
Facilitating Creative Thinking Dispositions: Learning to “See Beyond the Ordinary”

Instructor: Gloria Wilson

Building on ideas found in the books Seeing Beyond the Ordinary and Schools of Curious Delight, this workshop will examine the significance of using “Big Ideas” to inspire imagination, creativity, and interdisciplinary learning. The sessions will focus on using clay hand-building techniques to explore processes of divergent thinking. In the workshop, participants will combine their imaginations and analogic thinking skills in order to transform two objects into a new and unusual structure. This will allow participants to gain a greater understanding of the processes of morphological synthesis and synectics within art-making, will engage their imaginations by asking them to create something new out of familiar objects, and will expand their visual arts learning through poetic representation. No previous art experience is necessary. Activities shared in this session will be appropriate for use with students in grades seven through twelve.



2017 TRIO TRACK SCHEDULE

Elementary/Lower Middle


Sunday:

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM – Overture

5:30 PM – 6:15 PM – Trio Track Orientation

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM – Celebration Reception

 

Monday:

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM - Visual Art (Wilson) 

9:45 AM – 11:15 AM  - Theatre (K-3/Dossett and 4-6/Ashworth)

11:30 AM – 3:15 PM - Performance – Repast/Refocus/Reflect ­– Musings - Interludes

3:30 PM  - 5:00 PM  - Music (Ware)

 

Tuesday:

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM   - Music (Ware)

9:45 AM – 11:15 AM  - Visual Art (Wilson)

11:30 AM – 3:15 PM – Exhibitions – Repast/Refocus/Reflect ­– Musings - Interludes

3:30 PM  - 5:00 PM  - Theatre (K-3/Dossett and 4-6/Ashworth)


Wednesday:

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM - Theatre (K-3/Dossett and 4-6/Ashworth)

9:45 AM – 11:15 AM  - Music (Ware)

11:30 AM – 3:15 PM - Performance – Repast/Refocus/Reflect ­– Musings - Interludes

3:30 PM  - 5:00 PM  - Visual Art (Wilson)

6:30 PM – Bravo Banquet


Thursday:

8:00 AM – 9:25 AM   - Music (Ware)

9:40 AM – 11:05 AM  - Visual Art (Wilson)

11:20 AM – 3:45 PM – Performance – Repast/Refocus/Reflect – Musings – Interludes - Carnival

3:50 PM  - 5:00 PM  - Theatre (K-3/Dossett and 4-6/Ashworth)


Friday:

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM  - Music (Ware)

8:55 AM – 9:45 AM  - Theatre (K-3/Dossett and 4-6/Ashworth)

9:55 AM  – 10:50 AM  - Visual Art (Wilson)

10:55 AM – 11:15 AM – Wrap Up Session

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM - Finale Luncheon


Upper Middle/Secondary


Sunday:

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM – Overture

5:30 PM – 6:15 PM – Trio Track Orientation

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM – Celebration Reception

 

Monday:

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM - Theatre (Coleman)

9:45 AM – 11:15 AM  - Visual Art (Wilson)

11:30 AM – 3:15 PM - Performance – Repast/Refocus/Reflect ­– Musings - Interludes

3:30 PM  - 5:00 PM  - Music (Strand)

 

Tuesday:

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM   - Visual Art (Wilson)

9:45 AM – 11:15 AM  - Theatre (Coleman)

11:30 AM – 3:15 PM - Exhibitions – Repast/Refocus/Reflect ­– Musings - Interludes

3:30 PM  - 5:00 PM  - Music (Strand)


Wednesday:

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM- Theatre (Coleman)

9:45 AM – 11:15 AM  - Visual Art (Wilson)

11:30 AM – 3:15 PM - Performance – Repast/Refocus/Reflect ­– Musings - Interludes

3:30 PM  - 5:00 PM  - Music (Strand)

6:30 PM – Bravo Banquet


Thursday:

8:00 AM – 9:25 AM   - Visual Art (Wilson)

9:40 AM – 11:05 AM  - Theatre (Coleman)

11:20 AM – 3:45 PM - Performance – Repast/Refocus/Reflect ­– Musings – Interludes – Carnival

3:50 PM  - 5:15 PM  - Music (Strand)


Friday:

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM  - Music (Strand)

8:55 AM – 9:45 AM  - Visual Art (Wilson)

9:55 AM  – 10:50 AM  - Theatre (Coleman)

10:55 AM – 11:15 AM – Wrap Up Session

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM - Finale Luncheon