This June, The Right Brain Initiative invites educators to participate in three days of active learning with local and national leaders in the arts. Hosted by the Portland Art Museum and the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, Imagine This! helps classroom teachers, arts teachers, principals, curriculum directors and teaching artists deepen their ability to integrate the arts into the K-8 classroom setting.
The 2016 symposium theme is “Giving Voice Through the Arts,” leading participants to explore how creative mediums can give a platform to those who are typically not heard. Symposium participants will join peers in the field, as well as local and national arts education leaders. They will choose from workshops, hands-on studio sessions and facilitated lesson planning sessions designed to provide tools participants can directly apply to their work in schools. Featured presenters are the electric Glenis Redmond, poet and teaching artist with the Kennedy Center, back by popular demand; and Jelly Helm, creative director and mastermind of legendary branding campaigns for the Portland Timbers.
The Right Brain Initiative, the arts integration catalyst of the Regional Arts & Culture Council, has received three awards from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of its professional development program for teachers and teaching artists.
- Tuesday and Wednesday: 9am to 4:30pm at Portland Art Museum
- Thursday: 9:00am to 4:30pm at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics
- Three-day registration: $250
- Single-day option: $100
- Purchase five or more three-day registrations, and receive a $50 discount for each participant!
We offer a limited number of scholarships to attend the symposium:
- Full-ride scholarship for a person of color (2 available)
- Partial scholarship of $125 (10 available)
To apply, please complete, sign and submit the attached form via email, postal mail, or in person by 12:00pm (noon) on Friday, May 20th.
Keynote lunch with Jelly Helm
Jelly Helm's keynote lunch is included in the symposium registration, but tickets can also be purchased a la carte for $25 each. Purchase a la carte tickets here.
Portland State University Continuing Education Graduate Credit (1 credit) is available for full three-day attendees. The completion of a written assignment is also required. More details and credit registration will be provided at the symposium check-in. PSU will later bill registrants a per-credit fee, so a PSU student number and account is required. A one-time PSU account set-up fee will apply to individuals who have never registered for credit through PSU.
$60 for 1-credit, plus $2 for processing, and an one-time $25 fee for new PSU students.
We are pleased to offer a discount for your lodging needs. Hotel Modera is located in the heart of Downtown Portland and only five blocks away from the Portland Art Museum.
515 SW Clay Street
Portland, OR 97201
Enter "PRO" in the Promotion Code Box at checkout for 15% off your reservation.
Thank you to Bank of America for serving as Presenting Sponsor of Imagine This!
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The Right Brain Initiative
The Right Brain Initiative is a partnership of schools, local government, foundations, businesses, and the cultural community. Together, our mission is to make arts education accessible to every K-8 student in the Portland tri-county region. Learn more about us at TheRightBrainInitiative.org.
The Right Brain Initiative is a program of Regional Arts & Culture Council, a 501(c)(3) arts service organization for Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties in Oregon.