Dr. Sue Snyder to deliver keynote and the Edison Park Orff Ensemble to be featured at the 2017 Arts Integration Symposium

Our communities need schools that foster communication, imagination, and civility.  The interweaving of the arts, social emotional skills, and other curriculum content is essential for powerful learning, civil discourse, imaginative models, and supportive school communities. When arts and classroom teachers organize their curriculum delivery around developing social emotional skills, and collaborate to deliver their curricula in and through the arts, the support net for students is broadened and strengthened to serve every child.  This talk will lay the groundwork with underlying premises and understandings that weave the arts and social emotional curriuculum into a strong foundation for your learning community.

Susan Snyder is dedicated to advocating for and facilitating innovative, child-appropriate, arts-integrated education. She’s taught from Pre-K through post-graduate, and conducted residencies around the world. She’s an author and innovative curriculum developer. She holds a BS and MA in Music Education, Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, and advanced certifications.

Arts Integration is an approach to teaching and learning in which authentic connections between the arts and other aspects of the curriculum are made in order to achieve desired learning outcomes (goals/objectives) in both subject areas.

2016 marks the seventh year of the successful Florida Alliance for Arts Education Arts Integration Symposia Series. The Series provides professional development and training for teachers, teaching artists, and community arts partners.  Each Symposium offers a single day of outstanding sessions delivered by local and statewide exemplar practitioners of arts integration. Sessions are designed to launch or extend your successful implementation of arts integration strategies, provide up-to-date information on State and National Standards as well as tips on making the arts accessible to all of your students.

 Arts Integration at the Core focuses on arts integration as central to education programs and to life in Florida's schools and communities. In addition to inspiring keynote speakers, outstanding local presenters will share strategies and their successes in integrating the arts into the fabric of school and community life. Research showing the impact of early arts study on success in life, as well as other stunning research on the long-term effects of arts learning, will be shared.

Who should attend these Symposia?

  • Interested educators of all disciplines
  • School Teams, including principal, arts teachers, classroom/subject area teachers
  • Teaching Artists
  • Arts organization representatives
  • Community builders and interested citizens;
  • College and University students interested in education and the arts

Registration Fees:

STUDENTS:  $10 flat rate
(includes individual members and those who work in districts, schools, or organizations with memberships)

In-Service Points Available for Participants

In-service points will be provided by all School Districts. FAAE will provide a letter of participation to interested teachers.

  • February 11, 2017  (Download flyer)
    Time:  8:00 AM – 12:30 PM 
    Location:  Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School, Ft. Myers, FL 
    Featuring:  A Keynote Address from Dr. Sue Snyder, A performance by the Edison Park Orff Ensemble, nine diverse breakout sessions, an inspiring closing session with a special STAR performance. 


Many thanks to our partners and sponsors!

This Series is offered by the Florida Alliance for Arts Education in collaboration with the VSA Florida, the Florida Music Educators Association, Mary Palmer & Associates.   The Series is funded in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the Florida Department of Education, the Florida Education Foundation, USF - Sarasota, Sarasota County Schools, Manatee County Schools, Any Given Child - Sarasota, Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County, Manatee Education Foundation, Volusia County Schools, Volusia County Cultural Alliance, Surfscape Dance, Atlantic High School, Nova Southeastern University, Broward County Cultural Division, Lovewell Institute for the Creative Arts, Broward County Public School, and private donors.