Every year, Plymouth State University in New Hampshire organizes a wonderful integrated arts conference.  Here is a run down of what you can expect.  If you are interested in attending, please be sure to click the link for more information.  ~EMPETC16 - IACE-MailBanner.indd

All elementary and secondary teachers involved with the arts, special education and regular education are invited to participate in the 21st annual ETC Integrated Arts Conference. This one day event offers 8 hours of professional development and continuing education workshops. Using the hands-on, cognitive power of the arts, participants will learn how to incorporate the principals of Universal Design for Learning into their curriculum. Connections to the Common Core and NH State Arts Model Competencies will be made. Workshops will feature the message of this year’s production Shrek the Musical by honoring and celebrating individual differences found in the classroom.

The conference will feature two keynote speakers: Deborah Stuart and Dr. Malcolm Smith. Ms. Stuart is an arts leader, musician, and expert on the use of Universal Design for Learning. Dr. Smith is one of the nation’s leading experts on bullying, incivility and peer victimization among children. His companion program, Courage to Care, is used in hundreds of middle schools across the nation to stop bullying by teaching empathy, compassion, and caring.

Participants will also enjoy a TIGER performance of Let Your Star Shinea show celebrating individual differences. The day continues with collaborative arts activity conducted by Lisa Rancourt (NHAEA president) and Rob Scagnelli (NHMEA president).

The day will conclude with an optional admission to the evening performance of Shrek the Musical. We hope that you can join us for this fantastic opportunity!

Click on this link to register and view conference details:


Thank you,

Kirsten Mohring

Integrated Arts Conference Coordinator