*6 STARS or CLOCK hours available*
The full-day workshop features Arts Impact. The organization has been providing hands-on programing for teachers and students since 1999. Among other objectives, their focus is to help classroom teachers become competent, confident leaders of standards-based arts lessons. By providing step-by-step strategies to teach in and through the arts, Arts Impact helps teachers bring art into their everyday classroom experience. Arts Impact teachers learn to teach to the whole child and to reach students who may struggle with traditional approaches to learning. Learn more at www.arts-impact.org
8:00-8:30 ~ Check in; coffee, tea, and muffins
8:30-9:00 ~ Welcome from Correne Bonkowski, President, PNW of WAEYC
12:00-1:00~Lunch, provided (sandwich bar)
1:00-4:00 ~ Afternoon Session
Location:Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Everett Downtown, 3003 Colby Avenue, Everett, WA 98201
Conference Parking: Parking is available in the hotel garage entering from Wall Street for a daily rate of $3 or street parking is free in Everett on Saturdays.
Staying at the Courtyard Marriott for the conference? Receive our special group rate of $127 per night plus taxes. Use this link to make your reservation before March 28, 2019: Book your group rate for PNW Early Learning
Rachel Atkins is a Seattle-based playwright and teaching artist. She is the scriptwriter for Living Voices/Theatreworks USA, the educational theatre company with whom she has twelve different multi-media shows in ongoing national touring repertory. Her plays have been seen locally with Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle Public Theater, The Empty Space, and at many more venues. She is a member of the ArtsWA Teaching Artist and Creative Advantage Arts Partner rosters, she works as a master teaching artist for Bringing Theatre into the Classroom, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Arts Impact, and A Contemporary Theatre’s Young Playwrights Program. Previously, she was the Scriptwriter/Dramaturg and Director of Education for Ardeo Theatre Project in France. She graduated from Dartmouth College and holds her Masters in Educational Theatre from New York University. Read more.
Grace A. Washington has been a professional artist for 25 years. She began her professional career as an illustrator and computer graphic designer. She later returned full time to her first art love: oil painting and began working as a fine artist. In addition to pursuing her fine art professional goals, Grace has taught art to children and adults. She also worked as a reading tutor for at-risk elementary students. Grace is most proud of and humbled by the art classes she taught to at-risk youths and adults as well as families battling with cancer. She earned a degree in Child and Family Development from American Public University, a certificate in computer graphics from Platt College in San Diego and is also a graduate of the Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab. Grace’s art has been exhibited in Washington, California, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. Read more.
Note: Registration is non-refundable. We love children- but, this is an adult-only event.