The conference will not take place in the 2011-2012 school year.


Saint Paul Public Schools
Was held on Saturday, March 20, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010
Battle Creek Middle School
2121 North Park Drive
St. Paul, MN 55119

SaintPaul Public Schools' (SPPS) Center for Professional Developmentproduces and funds its Arts for All Conference now in its 9th annualyear.
In collaboration, East Side Arts Council co-plans,co-organizes and co-facilitates the event. Additional support isprovided by Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.

Teachers,administrators, educators, parents, staff and artists from across theregion are encouraged to participate in this day-long conference Conference workshops and the keynote speaker will provide participants with strategies, knowledge and skillsthat will lead to improved professional practice and student learning.

2010 Theme:
ARTS and CULTURE: Exploring the arts from multiple perspectives with emphasis on the contributions of Minnesota American Indian tribes and communities (Ojibwe, Dakota and Lakota)

Our Keynote Speaker this year is Lyz Jaakola
Keynote Address Description:
"American Indian Music in Minnesota's Classrooms: A Primer for the 21st Century"

Join Lyz Jaakola (enrolled member of Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe) as she explores the role that Minnesota's educators can play in bringing Anishinaabe and Lakota music into the classroom, as mandated by recent state legislation. Having experience as an Anishinaabe music educator (pre-K through college) and performing/recording artist, Ms. Jaakola shares many insights into successful, meaningful, culturally sensitive, and even FUN methods which educators can readily apply within their own classrooms.

Download the Workshop descriptions found at the bottom of this page.
If you are registered and did not receive an email with workshop selection information, contact Jan Spencer de Gutierrez.

Conference Contacts:
East Side Arts Council • 977 Payne Ave. • St. Paul, MN 55101
651.774.5422 Phone • 651-774-5502 •

SPPS Contacts:
Jan Spencer de Gutiérrez,
Supervisor of Visual and Performing Arts
651-5526 •




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