Saturday, November 9th 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
The Keys to Engaging All Students through Art: Be Playful and Relevant!
Keynote speaker: Juliann B. Dorff, Associate Lecturer in Art Education at Kent State University
Moore College of Art & Design
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Juliann B. Dorff has been a lecturer teaching Art Education in the School of Art at Kent State University for thirteen years. During this time she presented extensively at the Ohio Art Education Association, National Art Education Association and the Council for Exceptional Children conferences. Ms. Dorff is a contributing author to the book Understanding Students with Autism through Art (2010) published by the National Art Education Association and was a participant at Examining the Intersection of Arts Education and Special Education: A National Forum in the summer of 2012, resulting in her published white paper “The Intersection of Arts Education and Special Education: Exemplary Programs and Approaches.” She received the Outstanding Teaching Award from Kent State University, was recognized by Ohio Magazine for Excellence in Education and as a Friend of Kent Public Schools for her work with students with autism at Kent Roosevelt High School. Ms. Dorff’s teaching philosophy is based on her dedication to being an example of good teaching for her students.
During her years at Kent State University she worked to provide our art education students with the knowledge and experience to address the needs of students with special needs through art. By incorporating hands-on teaching experience to supplement textbook study, Kent State has been able to provide pre-service art educators with solid preparation for teaching all students, as well as a personal confidence and enthusiasm for the power of art to impact the lives of all their students. This has required collaborative relationships and partnerships with area schools and educators.