Support for Future Teachers

The path to certification in arts education (theatre, visual art, or music) can seem mysterious and quite daunting, especially to arts education majors at UTC who are students in both the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education.  As a recent graduate of the BA Theatre and Teacher Education Programs (yay!) I know firsthand the fears and anxieties that come along with the process.  Student teaching

SCEA Welcomes 2018-2019 Arts Learning Lab Clinicians

As the Arts Learning Lab 2018-19, “The Story in STEAM”, kicks off next month, SCEA is excited to collaborate with 3 amazing educators who are currently implementing STEAM- based learning in their practice. Each clinician will work alongside our nationally recognized SCEA Directors and facilitate sessions during the summer workshops as part of the 2018-2019 Arts Learning Lab.   Meet Scott Rosenow, Technology Integration Specialist and the new e-Lab Specialist

STEAM summer professional learning is a fantastic way to refresh, recharge, and reset!  

Recently, a Pathways Blog post spotlighted Red Bank Elementary Arts Learning Lab (ALL) 2018-19 school team from Hamilton County Schools. This week, Girls Preparatory School (GPS) and their ALL 2018-19 team educators Lisa Wilkes (Mathematics grades 8-12) and Julie Deavers (Visual Art grades 10-12) are spotlighted, welcoming them to SCEA’s summer professional learning program, Arts Learning Lab (ALL) 2018-19: The Story in STEAM! Starting a new school year with a STEAM-based

Be the Reason!

Graduation is always an exciting time as our students embark on their next chapter but also bittersweet as we say goodbye to a fantastic class of teacher candidates in art, music, and theatre. Education is an area that touches every discipline, and you are entering a profession that will make a profound impact on countless lives. Teaching can sometimes feel like a test of passion, but you will go

Discover the Story in STEAM during SCEA’s 2018-2019 Arts Learning Lab.

**Written by Michele Mummert** What are your summer professional development plans? Makerspaces, outside-the box professional learning experiences, and STEAM-based arts-integrated unit design are just a few things that attracted UTC alumns and Red Bank Elementary School teachers, Angie Oliver and Samantha Eaton, to apply to SCEA’s 2018-2019 Arts Learning Lab. The Arts Learning Lab (ALL) is a year-long professional development program that kicks off with a summer intensive in

We’ve got to “RestART the Arts”!

  If you were to walk through the halls of Red Bank Elementary (RBE), you would see the phrase “restART the arts!” posted throughout the school for all to see. Without knowing, some questions that may run through your mind might be ‘well, what happened to them?’, ‘where did they go?’, ‘are the children here not learning/practicing art?’. And the answer to those questions lies in the fact that

Engaging Students and Families in the Arts

Did you know March is National Arts in Our Schools month?  Here at the Southeast Center, this is one of the biggest months for us as arts educators and advocates.  One of SCEA’s goals is to “cultivate intentional arts learning experiences for all students in every school across the region.”  SCEA works towards this goal through pre-service teacher training, professional learning programs in arts education and arts integration, and

Exciting, New Partnership with the Challenger Center at UTC and SCEA

        The Southeast Center for Education in the Arts (SCEA) is proud to announce one of our newest partnerships with The Challenger STEM Learning Center at UTC. We are collaborating with the Challenger Center to develop STEAM Academies – STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math)- for students in grades K-8. The STEAM academies launch summer 2018 and registration is now open. Click here for more

The Arts Couldn’t Be Further From Medicine, Right?…

           On the spectrum of education and career, it could be easy to assume that the arts and medical practice are far from each other. But, that is an assumption made without seeing how the two interact with one another.      The medical sessions of The Art of Balance, facilitated by Adera Causey, Curator of Education at the Hunter Museum of Art, Laurie Melnik,

The Arts Education Student Assistants

The Southeast Center for Education in the Arts (SCEA) prides itself on its unique connection to UTC students. This is a relatively new endeavor for SCEA, which began integrating more into the University under the leadership of current Executive Director, Laurie Melnik. SCEA’s work with UTC students includes advising fine arts teacher candidates, teaching methodology courses, serving as edTPA seminar leaders, and facilitating numerous fieldwork and professional experiences in