10/27/18 Saturday Teachers

Saturday, October 27, 2018

8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

San Jose Museum of Art

110 S. Market St. San Jose, CA 95110

sessions & LOCATIONS

Create Your Own Concert! with Armando Castellano of Quinteto Latino

@San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

With the goal of learning the elements of a classical music concert - composer, performer, and audience - as a model for the classroom, teachers will master a series of fun, engaging, group-based activities that teach students to compose a piece of music by making sounds with their body, performing for their classmates, and being actively engaged audience members. Suggested for teachers of grades K-5, great for music or generalist teachers!

Music & ELL, ELA, SpEd, UA

Grades: 1-5

Sowing Creativity: Visualizing Math with Art! with Alysia Caryl, Greg Brown, & Kathryn Peck

@San Jose Museum of Art

Explore one of the 25 S.T.E.A.M. lessons developed by the San Jose Museum of Art for their signature program, Sowing Creativity intended to "Sow" creativity across disciplines. Learn how SJMA artists have helped hundreds of students to think more creatively, observe more deeply, and gain creative confidence across subjects.

Visual Arts &


Grades: 4-5

Concepts Come Alive! with Karen Altree-Piemme of Red Ladder Theatre Co.


This workshop lets educators explore how to make classroom content Concepts Come Alive through the art form of improvisational theatre. Participants will engage in (and ultimately create) a variety of lessons that integrate interactive theatre activities with other core curriculum.

Theatre & ELL, ELA, SS, SpEd, UA

Grades: 1-8

Designing Empathy for All with Tech Staff

@The Tech Museum

How do you teach visual arts and empathy in the classroom? How can arts and empathy play a role in collaboration among students? In this workshop, educators will experience Design For All, a Tech for Global Good Innovation Lab, to explore how to create and reinforce empathy in their learning environment.

Participants will discuss a design-based approach and techniques to modify their classrooms into ones that foster and reinforce the importance of empathy. We will design and draw a playground to express various personas.

Visual Arts &


Grades: 3-8

Learning by Heart with Saki Tamao and Tandy Beal of Tandy Beal Dance Co.


Connecting the mind, body and heart is central to our work, especially working in schools (with English often as a 2nd language). This connection is a valuable tool, not only for unique ways to illuminate curriculum, but to bring back wonder, excitement and success in learning and reveal central life issues such as how to live in one's body, to work and to communicate with others.

Dance & ELA

Grades: 1-5

The Recipe of Me: Exploring Culture Through Creativity with CDM Staff

@Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose

Participants will explore cultural identity through creative play and identifying various components of culture. A dialogue about culture will begin by using colored and scented play-dough with a variety of cultural culinary tools (e.g. tortilla press, moon-cake press, etc.). Additional activities will incorporate sharing each individual’s cultural identity and personal experiences while creating an identity “recipe” book.

Visual Arts, Poetry, &ELA

Grades: K-2

downtown arts venues

The San Jose Museum of Art celebrates new ideas, stimulates creativity, and inspires connection with every visit. Welcoming and thought provoking, the Museum delights visitors with it’s surprising and playful perspective on the art and artists of our time.

SJMA serves 100,000 people a year, including some 40,000 school children: SJMA is the largest provider of arts education in Santa Clara County. Initiatives such as the award-winning school program Let’s Look at Art Program and SJMA’s participatory activity stations in the galleries further distinguish the Museum as an innovator in museum education.

The Tech Museum of Innovation is a family-friendly interactive science and technology center located in the heart of downtown San Jose, California. It has become a landmark for visitors seeking a glimpse of the most inventive place on Earth — Silicon Valley.

Thanks to the vision of this institution’s leadership and unwavering support from staff members, volunteers, donors and patrons, The Tech has grown to be far more than just a museum. It is a valued community resource for education and innovation, one that in 2015 was awarded the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the highest honor a United States museum can achieve.

Since opening in June 1990, Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose has welcomed over 8.3 million visitors. Our striking 52,000 sq.ft. purple building, designed by Mexico City-based architect Ricardo Legorreta, signals the Museum’s purpose: to serve the needs of children, families and schools as a center for learning and discovery. Recent expansion outdoors adds another half-acre filled with activities designed to be a bridge to nature for our community’s children and families.

The mission of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is to promote and celebrate the art, creators, craft, and history of quilts and textiles.

The Museum is the nexus for fiber artists, art lovers, collectors, quilters, and crafters who share a passion for fiber art and a deep commitment to its preservation and evolution.

Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA) is a community-based arts organization and has been identified by Cultural Initiatives Silicon Valley as Santa Clara County’s “most practiced and mature site of cultural-citizenship-building through participatory arts.” More than 30,000 children, youth, young adults, families and community residents participate in the 50 programs MACLA produces each year in four core program tracts: visual arts; performance and literary arts; youth arts education; and community development through the arts.

MACLA is committed to emerging Latino artists and audiences and has an exemplary record of collaboration with other organizations and community partners. Many of these collaborations go beyond arts programming to promote the well-being of the Latino community as a vital force in society.


October 27th, 2018 @ Downtown San Jose Arts Venues

8:00–8:15 am Check-in and Light Breakfast

8:15–8:45 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:45–9:00 am Travel to Session #1

9:00–10:30 am Session #1

10:30–10:45 am Travel to Session #2

10:45–12:15 pm Session #2

12:15-12:30 pm Travel to San Jose Museum of Art

12:30–12:45 pm Prize Drawing and Closing Remarks

1:00-5:00 pm Visit Downtown San Jose Museums and Arts Partner Venues (FREE with your name badge)*



Prize Drawing Items

Must be present to win.

Grand Prize - $1,000 Teacher Grant for Student Art Experience courtesy of ArtsEdConnect/SVCreates

First Place - FOUR Orchestra seats for any Symphony Silicon Valley 2018-2019 season concert courtesy of ArtSPARK/Symphony Silicon Valley

ACT (American Conservatory Theater – San Francisco) -- Voucher for 2 tickets to production

Berkeley Repertory Theatre – Voucher for 2 tickets for 2018-2019 session

California Kindergarten Association - Two tickets to Annual Conference in January 2019 (only SJSU students eligible)

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco – Two Family Packs

PIER 39 - One PIER 39 Fun Pack

Ridge Vineyards - Bottle of Wine, varied

Santa Cruz Shakespeare - Electronic voucher for 2 tickets to any summer 2019 production

CA Shakespeare Theater - Two Performance Tickets

San Francisco Opera - Two Performance Tickets

San Jose Museum of Art - Educator Pass

SMUIN Contemporary American Ballet – Voucher for 2 tickets to a production

Tandy Beal & Co. Joy! - Two Tickets for Dec. 7 performance at the Hammer Theater

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley – voucher for 2 tickets to any 2018-2019 production


FREE ADMISSION on conference day to these participating downtown arts venues: San Jose Museum of Art, Children's Discovery Museum, MACLA, and the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles.


Registration Fees (includes a light breakfast & snack)

$40.00 General Registration

Walk-in Registration Available (cash or check) $40.00

Continuing Education Unit (optional)

1.0 unit available through SJSU


Plan Ahead

Park SJ offers $5 all day parking on weekends.

Check out the Marion Cilker Conference 2018 Map below to see which location is best for you.

This event is wheelchair accessible.