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SUMMER INSTITUTE

FOR TEACHERS

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2024 SUMMER ARTS EDUCATION INSTITUTE

LIFTING THE HUMAN SPIRIT

FOR TEACHERS & TEACHING ARTISTS

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Join us For "Summer Institute: Lifting the Human Spirit," an International Conference on Arts & Healing! The Public Symposium kicks off on June 2, 2024, from 3pm-6pm, followed by two enriching days of workshops on June 3 and 4 (9am-2pm) for teachers and teaching artists alike. On June 5, we have a special gathering tailored for DOE/Classroom Teachers from 9am-1pm. Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore the foundations of teaching artistry and participate in diverse sessions. Secure your spot now by registering now!

JUN

2

  • HI Teaching Artist Gathering | 9am-1pm

            (Required for HSFCA Teaching Artists) 

  • Afternoon Public Symposium | 3pm-6pm

JUN

3

Workshops | 9am-2pm

JUN

4

Workshops | 9am-2pm

JUN

5

DOE/Classroom Teachers Gathering | 9am-2pm (Designed for Classroom Teachers)

PRESENTER

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PETER OʻCONNOR

Professor O’Connor is the Director of the Centre for Arts and Social Transformation, The Centre researches on the possibilities for the arts to create more socially just and equitable worlds. He is an internationally recognised expert in making and researching applied theatre and drama education. He has made theatre in prisons, psychiatric hospitals, earthquake zones and with the homeless. . His work in Christchurch schools following the series of earthquakes led to UNESCO funded research and programme development and the development of the Teaspoon of Light Theatre Company which then worked in Mexico City after major earthquakes in 2017. Peter's most recent research includes multi and interdisciplinary studies on the creative pedagogies and the arts, the nature of embodied learning and the pedagogy of surprise. In 2019 the play he directed with the Hobson Street Theatre Company, New Zealand's only theatre company for people who are or have been homeless, won the Arts Access Creative New Zealand Community Arts Award. He continued his theatre making with the homeless at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles in conjunction with the Skid Row Housing Trust. In 2020 He was presented with the President's Award by Drama New Zealand for his life long contribution to Drama education and social justice. He led the development of Te Rito Toi, an on line resource to support the return to schools during COVID 19 by using an arts and well being approach. Used in 120 countries around the world, the site had over 280,000 page views in its first month of use. He leads the University of Auckland team working alongside the Sir John Kirwan Foundation on a mental health education approach for Primary schools.

Mahalo to our sponsors & partners

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The mission of the Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) is to promote, perpetuate, and preserve culture and the arts in Hawai'i.

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Teaching Artists Guild (TAG), is a practitioner-led community which raises the visibility and development of artists who teach. We are the voice of the teaching artist, communicating the depth and breadth of work that teaching artists provide our educational systems and communities.

Center for Arts & Social Transformation CAST at the University of Auckland

The Centre researches how the arts have the potential to make a more socially just and equitable world through improving the quality of life of all citizens.

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