Arts Integration User Guide

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Checklist – Word


Jonathan W. Gerlach – STEAM: Beyond the Five Letters


Mariale M. Hardiman, Ed.D. – The Effects of Arts Integration on Student Learning: From Research to Practice


George Marriner Maull – Music Listening as Part of Core Curriculum


Anthony M. Scannella, Ed.D and Sharon McCarthy, FEA Consultants – Music, Mindfulness, and Creativity: Keys to Wellbeing and High Performance in Our Schools



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Ed Leaders as Scholars 2016



Monday, July 18, 2016

9 am – 11 am     Registration

9 am – 10 am     Coaches’ Meeting

10 am – 11:30 am     Creative Leadership Team Training (for new participants)

11:30 am – Noon     Meet your coaches

Noon – 1 pm     Lunch

1 pm – 4:30 pm     Keynote Presentation
The Effects of Arts Integration on Student Learning: From Research to Practice – Mariale Hardiman, Ed.D.

4:30 pm – 5 pm     Team Time with Coaches

Dinner On Your Own

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

7 am – 8:30 am     Breakfast

9 am – 11:30 am     Workshops

11:30 am – 1 pm     Lunch

1:15 pm – 3:45 pm     Workshops

4 pm – 5 pm     Team Time with Coaches

6:30 pm     Dinner at the Nassau Inn

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

7 am – 8:30 am     Breakfast

9 am – 9:45 am     General Session
YES YES GOOD – Teaching Artful Practice/Practice Artful Teaching – Cheryl Hulteen

10 am – 12:30 pm     Workshops

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm     Lunch

1:30 pm – 3 pm     Gallery Walk

3 pm     Closing Session

Speaker Biographies


Trevor Bryan

Teacher and Creator of The Art of Comprehension

Trevor Bryan has been an art teacher for 15 years. Throughout his career he has been interested in fusing art education with academic subjects. Mr. Bryan currently teaches in Jackson Twp. NJ at Elms Elementary school which is a proud Teachers College Reading & Writing Project school. Five years ago he developed an approach to teaching students about art which became known as The Art of Comprehension. Mr. Bryan is a passionate art education advocate and steadfastly believes that art education has an important role to play in 21st century literacy education.



Karen L. Campbell

NJDOE Director, The Office of Supplemental Ed. Programs

Karen L. Campbell is the Director of the Office of Supplemental Educational Programs in the New Jersey Department of Education. In this capacity she is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the federal Title I, Part A: Improving the Education of the Disadvantaged legislation in more than 400 school districts in New Jersey. In addition to the Title I portion of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), her office oversees implementation of Title III: Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient Students and Immigrant Students; Title I, Part C: Education of Migratory Children; and Title X, Part C: McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act. Dr. Campbell and her team pride themselves in ensuring that federal funds of more than $450 million are used to supplement the educational needs of the state’s most vulnerable students.

Dr. Campbell’s work in education policy began with the implementation of New Jersey State Supreme Court’s Abbott vs. Burke decision (Abbott V), which required the state to direct programmatic and fiscal resources to compensate its 31 poorest school districts for years of insufficient funding. Here, she assisted schools in the state’s largest district with assessing the needs of their students and staff, and developing program plans and budgets to articulate these needs to the state.



Joseph Campisi, Ph.D.

Superintendent, Hainesport Township School District




Jonathan Gerlach

International Consultant for STEM Education Initiatives, Discovery Education

An Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow Emeritus and NASA STEM Endeavor Fellow, Jonathan W. Gerlach is the International Consultant for STEM Education Initiatives at Discovery Education. Jonathan’s has a deep background in STEM, including a certification from Columbia University Teacher’s College in STEM Education with a distinction in STEM Education Leadership, which he utilizes while providing his expertise in STEM Education, curriculum development, professional development, coaching, and school culture transformation to school districts globally. As an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, he worked in the U.S. Senate focusing on STEM education policy for the office of Sen. Michael Bennet [CO]. As a former NASA Endeavor Fellow he collaborated with teachers and leaders around the country as well as professors at the Columbia Universities Teacher College in understanding the impact of STEM professional development. Jonathan began his STEM education work in Hillsborough County Public Schools as a district level science coordinator where he was named the Florida Association of Science Teachers Science Teacher of the Year as well as the Florida Engineering Foundation STEM Educator of the Year.

Jonathan is considered a leader in STEM education and has authored multiple publications on the topic including “All Teachers are STEM Teachers” in EdWeek, “STEM: Defying a Simple Definition” and “Talking SMath” in NSTA Press as well as “Elementary Design Challenges” in Science & Children. His work on elementary engineering education is also highlighted in Integrating Engineering and Science. As a thought leader, he has spoken at multiple national conferences for STEM education, science education, and educational research as well as keynotes at numerous STEM events both nationally and internationally. His presentations range from Why STEM?, 21st Century Skills and STEM, STEM: Beyond the 4 Letters, 4Cing the Future of STEM, STEM: A Context for Tech, as well as Cultural Change through STEM.  



Clare O’Malley Grizzard

Fine Arts Coordinator and Arts Integration Specialist, Roland Park Elementary/Middle School, Baltimore City, MD

Clare O’Malley Grizzard has worked with the Brain-Targeted Teaching® (BTT) model since its inception.

She continues to train educators to integrate the arts as part of the BTT model, including the arts’ value in effective teaching and learning.  Clare teaches at Roland Park Elementary/Middle School, an award-winning model school for arts programming in Baltimore City.  She also serves as the school’s Fine Arts Coordinator and Arts Integration Specialist.  As an adjunct faculty member at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Clare mentors in pre-service training for MICA’s Center for Arts Education.  She also serves as adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University, where she is a curriculum specialist in the School of Education, working on the research team studying the effects of arts education.  With a long career in independent consulting in museum education, she has taught adults and children at the Walters Art Gallery, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Clare received her B.F.A. from Pratt Institute and her Master’s in Art Education from the Maryland Institute College of Art.  She has been recognized by the MAEA as Maryland Elementary Art Educator of the Year, was twice named Baltimore City Art Teacher of the Year, and was named MetLife Ambassador in Education.



Mariale M. Hardiman, Ed.D.

Interim Dean, The Johns Hopkins University School of Education

Mariale Hardiman, EdD is Professor of Education and the Interim Dean at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education.  She also leads the School of Education as Vice Dean of Academic Affairs. Dr. Hardiman is the co-founder and director of the Johns Hopkins University School of Education’s Neuro-Education Initiative, which brings to educators relevant research from the learning sciences through the Mind, Brain, and Teaching masters and doctoral courses and professional development programs. Her research and publications focus on enhancing educational practices through techniques that foster innovation and creative problem-solving. Current research includes a randomized control trial investigating the effects of arts integration on long-term retention of content and student engagement. She is also investigating how knowledge of the learning sciences influences teaching practices and teacher efficacy beliefs.

Dr. Hardiman’s work has also led to the creation of partnerships within the university and community, including STEM education pilot programs, neuroeducation summits, and a principal leadership academy for Baltimore City Public Schools.

Before joining Johns Hopkins in 2006, Hardiman served in the Baltimore City Public Schools for more than 30 years. As the principal of Roland Park Elementary/Middle School, she led the school to its designation as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.  With the use of the Brain-Targeted Teaching Model® that Hardiman developed, the school was recognized by the Kennedy Center as a School of Distinction for arts programming and arts integration. Dr. Hardiman presents nationally and internationally on topics related to the intersection of research from the learning sciences with effective teaching strategies, including meaningful integration of the arts. Recent presentations include the Salzburg Global Seminar, The United States Department of Education, American Educational Research Association, Oregon Health and Science University, and Learning and the Brain Conference.  Her books include Brain-Targeted Teaching® for 21st Century Schools, and Connecting Brain Research with Effective Instruction. Her recent research publication is “The Effects of Arts Integration on Long-Term Retention of Academic Content” in Mind, Brain and Education (2014).

Dr. Hardiman received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Loyola University Maryland and her doctorate from Johns Hopkins University.



Caroline Harris, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Education, Princeton Art Museum

Caroline Harris, Ph.D. has been the Curator of Education and Academic Programs at the Princeton University Art Museum for the past eleven years. Prior to that, she served as the Staff Lecturer in Charge of Academic Affairs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in the History of Art from the University of Virginia. Her dissertation topic was Le Violon de Delacroix: Musicality and Modernist Aesthetics.



Stuart Holt

Director of School Programs and Community Engagement, Metropolitan Opera Guild

As Director of School Programs and Community Engagement for the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Stuart Holt oversees all K-12 school and community/adult programming.  He is an active lecturer, master teacher, stage director and resource for the field of opera education.  Recent appearances have included panels for Manhattan School of Music, the American Musicological Society, Opera Volunteers International, Opera America, New York University, the Metropolitan Opera HD in Schools program and as a panelist and master teacher for Brown University. Directing credits include work for Nashville Opera, Tallahassee Little Theatre, James Madison University, Florida State University and the Metropolitan Opera Guild.  He has also served on grant review panels for Florida State University, the Community Foundation of Middle TN and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Stuart holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, MN, and a masters in opera production from Florida State University.



Cheryl Hulteen

Author and Master Teaching Artist

Author of “YES YES GOOD, The HeART of Teaching”, Master Teaching Artist Cheryl Hulteen has spent over 20 years providing consulting services for school districts, teachers, administrators, parents and students to foster greater learning and insight through building Creative Classroom Cultures. “YES YES GOOD” works with stakeholders across the educational landscape to build exciting, innovative and positive environments for teaching, learning, and arts integrated curriculum development through motivational workshops, professional development and one-on-one coaching. In addition to founding YES YES GOOD, Cheryl also serves as teaching faculty for Connecticut Higher Order Thinking Schools, an initiative of the Connecticut Office of the Arts, managed in partnership with Wesleyan University’s Green Street Arts Center.  “However we may speak, it is through the voices of our children we will most clearly be heard.” YES YES GOOD.



Jim Jack

Director of Education and Outreach, George Street Playhouse

Jim Jack is the Director of Education and Outreach for George Street Playhouse. As Director, Jim supervises GSP’s Academy, School-based Residency Programs, and acclaimed Educational Touring Theatre. Jim recently directed My Name is Asher Lev and Terra Incognita for George Street Playhouse.  For GSP’s Educational Touring Theatre, Jim has commissioned, produced and directed Gabi Goes Green! and Austin the Unstoppable, new musicals that explore climate change and Type II Diabetes.

Prior to George Street Playhouse, Jim worked at Roundabout Theatre Company.  He co-founded Bronx Theatre High School and served as Roundabout Theatre Company’s Project Coordinator and Master Teaching Artist at the school for eight years. As a teaching artist, Jim has worked with many arts organizations, including 92nd Street Y, ArtsConnection, Metropolitan Opera Guild, and Northern Stage.  He currently teaches Shakespeare for the MFA Acting program at Brooklyn College.

A professional actor and director and member of AEA and SAG, Jim received his MFA from the Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University. Favorite New York and Regional credits include: Horatio in Hamlet: Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing; Banquo in Macbeth; the Bastard in King John; John Hale in The Crucible; Jacques in As You Like It;  Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet; and Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath. Directing credits include: Our Town Now, K2 (Dramalogue Award); IRL: In Real Life; The Birds; Break the Chain; Burn This; Life and Limb; The Dumb Waiter; New Kid, Peacemaker, Austin the Unstoppable and The Zoo Story.



Dr. Ranjini JohnBull

Assistant Professor, The Johns Hopkins University School of Education

Dr. Ranjini Mahinda JohnBull, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor teaching and advising in the Johns Hopkins School of Education’s Ed.D. and master certificate programs, and serves as the faculty lead for the Mind, Brain, and Teaching program. Her work centers on improving educational and life outcomes of traditionally disadvantaged students and children living in poverty through research on teacher beliefs and teacher practice. Dr. JohnBull’s research encompasses cultural competence and teacher efficacy studies. As a core member of Dr. Hardiman’s team, she participated in the arts-integration study in Baltimore City as well as professional development investigations of the Brain-Targeted Teaching® model’s effects on teaching efficacy.

Before joining the faculty, she received her masters and doctorate from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Education.  Prior to joining Dr. Hardiman’s research lab for a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship, Dr. JohnBull served as a music teacher in two St. Louis City charter schools, provided teacher training and micro-business strategic development in Uganda with the U.S. Peace Corps, and coordinated the graduate student assessment data collection for accreditation of the Education Leadership program at the University of Virginia.  Her work has been presented before the Learning and the Brain Conference, American Educational Research Association, University Council of Education Administration and published in Principal.



Jamie Kalama Wood

Teaching Artist, George Street Playhouse

Jamie Kalama Wood grew up in Southern California and has undergraduate degrees in Vocal Performance and Music Dance Theatre, along with an MFA in Musical Theatre. She taught for about 14 years before moving to New York City, most recently serving on the faculty at San Diego State University. She has performed throughout the US and toured with musical productions and as a classical vocalist around the world. Since taking some time away from performing, she has spent most of my time professionally as a director and choreographer.  She is also an active teaching artist working with Roundabout Theatre Company, Disney Theatricals and the Metropolitan Opera Guild. She has also worked with Dancing Classrooms and the Queens Theatre in the Park.



Shawna Longo

Teacher and STEAM Faciliator, Hopatcong Borough Schools

Shawna Longo currently teaches grades 6-8 General Music, directs the Chorus and Drama Club, and serves as a STEAM Facilitator at Hopatcong Middle School in Hopatcong, NJ. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC; a Master of Public Administration in Arts Administration from Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ; and Supervisor/Curriculum Director’s certification from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.  In addition to teaching, she has also had a successful experience serving as a Music Supervisor for grades K-12. Mrs. Longo has extensive experience designing and implementing music curriculums for grades K-12 in all disciplines (choral, band, and general music). She has presented numerous professional development workshops on a range of topics including curriculum development, music technology, musical theatre, and Music and the Common Core as well as serving on committees for NJMEA and the NJ Chapter of Ti:ME. She was a recipient of the “Governor’s Educator of the Year” Award in 2016 and is listed in Who’s Who Among American Teachers and has also directed and/or choreographed numerous musical theatre productions.



George Marriner Maull

Artistic Director, The Discovery Orchestra

George Marriner Maull, Artistic Director of The Discovery Orchestra and Emmy-nominated public television personality, believes everyone can become a virtuoso listener!  He has taught thousands of individuals in live presentations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut for area adult schools and for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. As writer, conductor and host of three educational productions for American Public Television – Bach to the Future©, Discover Beethoven’s 5th© and Discover Vivaldi’s Four Seasons© – Nielsen ratings indicate he has reached millions of viewers across the United States. His Discovery Orchestra Chats on YouTube, tweets and blog posts have followers on six continents.  The Discovery Orchestra’s new eight-part series for American Public Television, Fall in Love with Music, premiered this spring in primetime in the major television markets of New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Maestro Maull’s passion for teaching classical music listening has been enhanced by his career as a professional orchestral violist and conductor, leading performances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, as well as in six European countries, and recordings conducting the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra on the Naxos label. While attending Abraham Lincoln High School he had the privilege of being a student of Dr. Saul Feinberg who became his mentor. Dr. Feinberg, now retired from the School District of Philadelphia, gained national recognition in the 1960’s for his insights and methodologies in the field of aesthetic education and music listening. George Marriner Maull received two degrees in music performance from the University of Louisville and pursued postgraduate studies at The Juilliard School. The University of Louisville has honored him as a Distinguished Alumnus. He resides in Bedminster, New Jersey with his wife, pianist Marcia Maull.



Sharon McCarthy

FEA Consultant

Sharon McCarthy is the President of ENVISION: Breakthroughs in Learning, a consulting firm focused on effective teaching, learning and leading. Ms McCarthy’s background includes education, cognitive psychology and neuro-linguistics. She is a much sought after presenter on the topics of reaching struggling learners; developing leadership for all the stakeholders of the schoolhouse – including parents and students; and leveraging teacher evaluation. Participants have said of her workshops, “I came to learn how to transform students and was transformed myself!”. Sharon is the author of two educational texts: Emergence, Convergence, and Discovery: A Pathway in Distributed Leadership, (FEA Publications), and Passion for Compassion, (Rowman and Littlefield, publishers).



Tony Scannella

FEA Consultant

Dr. Anthony Scannella is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation for Educational Administration, Inc. (FEA). Prior to this, Dr. Scannella served as the Director of Professional Development for the New Jersey Principals & Supervisors Association. Dr. Scannella, a former principal, assistant principal, director of curriculum and psychotherapist, is the author of a number of notable projects and texts including Sending the Right Signals, a program to eliminate sexual harassment; co-author of The Children We Share, a program for parents and principals, and the author of Changing Student Behavior: Comprehensive Learning and Interventions for Correcting Kids and Successful Interventions for Today’s Exceptional Kids: Cultivating a Passion for Compassion (Rowman & Littlefield, publishers). Dr. Scannella has trained at the state, national and international levels. He previously conducted 15 Leadership Conferences (FEA Principal’ Center) held on the campus of Princeton University which attracted school leaders throughout the United States and abroad. He received his doctorate from Rutgers University in 1982, and in 1998 received the Distinguished Educator Award from the Rutgers Graduate School of Education for outstanding and exemplary service in his field.

Dr. Scannella worked extensively for 10 years as a therapist and trainer, specifically in the areas of Ericksonian hypnosis, NLP and medical psychotherapy. He has worked alongside of a number of notable New Jersey medical and psychiatric doctors in private practice.



Dale Schmid, Ed.D.

NJDOE Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator

Dr. Dale Schmid is the Visual & Performing Arts Coordinator for the New Jersey State Department of Education; a position he has held since 1999. As one of 45 state arts education directors throughout the country, he helps shape state and national standards-based arts education policy. He is also charged with oversight and reauthorization of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards in the Visual & Performing Arts, and other special state supported curriculum projects such as the model curriculum and assessment project. Additionally, he provides professional development and technical assistance to teachers, administrators, and service providers’ – supporting New Jersey’s 676 independently operated school districts. Moreover, he innovates and supports model programs and systems of assessment for learning that foster arts literacy and expand opportunities for learning in the visual and performing arts for New Jersey’s 1.4 million students.



Adam Scribner

Science Professional Development Specialist, Stevens Institute of Technology

An experienced middle school science teacher, Adam has led numerous K-12 STEAM teacher professional development programs. He holds a Bachelor degree in Biology, a Masters in Education, and is currently enrolled in a doctoral program at Saint Peter’s University.



Carmine Tabone

Executive Director of the Educational Arts Team

Carmine Tabone, Executive Director of the Educational Arts Team, leads a city-wide school program that demonstrates arts integration strategies and lessons to teachers on ways to make literacy engaging and accessible for their students.  He lead and documented a series of three USDOE Arts in Education projects (2005-2014) that showed the effectiveness of arts integration on academic and social student outcomes.  He has been an adjunct professor at NYU and facilitated men’s drama groups at the Orange County, NY. He received the NJ Governor’s Award in Arts Education in 2013, an Honorary Research Award in 2010 from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education and written numerous articles on theater arts in the classroom.



Peggy Valenti

FEA Consultant

Peggy has long been involved with  integration and infusion of the arts in education. Throughout her educational career, as both teacher and administrator, she has presented arts integration workshops throughout New Jersey. She has been involved with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra since 1989 having developed arts infused study guides that correlated with the Young People’s Orchestra Concerts. She now contributes to the Educational Task Force committee at the same organization. Peggy has also worked in the Education Department of the Metropolitan Opera Guild, helping to develop various artist in residence programs that infused social studies and literacy with the arts.

Receiving her musical training from Westminster Choir College, Peggy continues to perform when her schedule permits. She teaches and coaches voice to aspiring young actors. Peggy is excited to be working as a coach in the Educational Leaders  as Scholars Program and looks forward to helping her school achieve in their endeavors.



Gina Voskov

National Teacher Corps, Folger Shakespeare Library

Originally from rural Vermont, Gina is a middle school English teacher at United Nations International School in New York City. Gina has taught at the high school and middle school levels, in classrooms of both public and private institutions, and in the United States and Brazil. In 2012, Gina was selected to participate in the Folger Shakespeare Library’s Teaching Shakespeare Institute in Washington D.C, and in 2014 she became a founding member of the Folger’s National Teacher Corps. She knows firsthand the value of language-based teaching that draws on performance and scholarship, and as a representative of the Folger she teaches this approach to colleagues across the country. She has presented at national and international conferences, and with institutions such as the Folger and Brown University. Gina maintains a profound belief that Shakespeare is for everyone, especially young students.



Kristen Walter

Central Region Innovative Teaching and Learning Manager, Crayola

Kristen Walter is an Arts Integration specialist, who recently joined Crayola as the Central Region Innovative Teaching and Learning Manager, working closely with educators throughout the country leading Arts Integration professional development. Before coming to Crayola, she was a certified music and art teacher for 15 years, and through her innovative teaching and leadership style, helped her school win a Crayola Champion Creatively Alive Children grant, a national Title 1 award for closing achievement gaps, become a P21 Exemplar School, become a finalist for the Intel Schools of Distinction Math and Science Award, and win the National School Change Award. Kristen and her fifth grade students were invited by Crayola and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities to the first annual White House Arts Integration Fair, and you can find her and her former students on Crayola’s latest video “Building Creative Capacity Schoolwide.”



Mark Wong

Teaching Artist, Young Audiences

Mark Wong is a certified Teaching Artist and co-founder of Hip Hop Fundamentals is a self-taught B-Boy with 15 years experience performing assembly programs, dancing in touring contemporary companies, and battling. He designs and facilitates Hip Hop Fundamentals’ workshops, in-school residencies, and performances through Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania.



Kurt Zimmermann

Teacher and Associate Music Director, Hopatcong Borough Schools

A graduate of William Paterson College, Kurt has a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education. Kurt works in the Hopatcong Borough Schools in Sussex County where he teaches band in both the high school and middle school.  He also directs the marching band, pep band, holiday ensemble and pit orchestra in the high school.

Mr. Zimmermann has previously taught in Rockaway Township and in the Westwood Regional School District. During that time, Kurt has taught band, strings, general music and chorus, and he served as the District Chairperson for the Fine and Performing Arts Department in the Rockaway Township Public Schools.  He is listed in the Who’s Who Among American Teachers.

Kurt is the Associate Music Director and Co-Principal Trumpet of the Hanover Wind Symphony.  He is an active performer in local churches and various cover bands.  He has conducted the 2007 New Jersey Region 1 Honors Intermediate Band and the  2014 the New Jersey Region 1 Elementary Honors Band, is a local private instrumental music instructor, and has served as the pit orchestra director or lead trumpet player in many local musical theatre productions.