Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab
Dates: 8/3-5/2021, 9 AM – 1 PM each day

Arts Uplift! is a free virtual conference celebrating joyful learning, wellness, and creative possibilities in early learning. Three days of online programming will help teaching artists and early learning educators develop tools to integrate arts instruction, culturally responsive teaching methods, and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) frameworks into their daily work.

Workshops include: Supporting SEL Through the Arts (Jesi Sucku), PAUSE for Presence: The Art of Healing-Centered Social Change (Dr. Bre), Amplifying our Power Through Hands-on Making (Lauren Appel), Cultural Family Engagement & Cultural Responsiveness (Celeste Galvan), and more!

More highlights at Arts Uplift!:

  • Keynote speakers, presentations, and facilitated art breaks by teaching artists.
  • Grow your own personal creativity and wellness practices.
  • Free Clock hours and STARS hours will be available.

Keynote speakers Dr. Adeyemi Stembridge and Dr. Bre Haizlip. Additional presenters include:

  • Valerie Bayne Carroll and Valerie Branch from Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts
  • Grace Washington from Arts Impact
  • Celeste Galvan from Selah School District
  • Jesi Sucku from Educational Service District 112
  • Josie Komorowski and Kate Lindholm from North Central Educational Service District
  • Megan LaPalm from OSPI
  • Lauren Appel Washington State Teaching Artist Training (TAT) Lab faculty
  • TAT Lab Staff and Alumni

The cost for this 3-day program is free, and it’s delivered virtually over Zoom, with closed captioning provided. You can find the schedule here and register now.

This conference is a collaboration between the Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab (TAT Lab), the Washington State Arts Commission (Arts WA), and the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).