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13th Annual Marion Cilker Conference for Arts in Education will take place 8:00 am – 1:00 pm on Friday, November 5th and Saturday, November 6, 2021. This year, the conference features two days of professional development addressing the conditions of the new environment of learning and teaching, by curating sessions with a strong focus on integrated learning, inclusion, and culturally responsive teaching through the arts while continuing to feature standards-based workshops in the arts and arts integration. In the true spirit of the arts, our workshops continue to exemplify creativity, excellence, and cultural inclusivity.
This conference is co-sponsored by Lurie College of Education at San José State University and the Santa Clara County Office of Education.
This year's conference will be online. We will be using Whova, an award-winning event management app. You will be able to register for and attend the conference from your laptop or from an app on your phone. There will be speakers, workshops, discussions, contests, and a virtual exhibition fair with organizations showcasing their educational resources.
The Marion Cilker Conference aims to provide educators with dynamic, hands-on engagement strategies with master teachers and teaching artists in the visual and performing arts and art-integrated curriculum. The workshops offer the opportunity for participants to experience the arts, to discuss the arts standards addressed in the lessons, and to begin to make connections and applications to various subjects of their grade-level curriculum. Marion Cilker Conference Goals are: