FANTASYLAND HOTEL, EDMONTON, AB  •  November 1-3, 2018

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Friday, November 2 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Power, Passion and Possibilities: Integrating the Arts in the Early Years

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Presenters will take you on an experiential journey sharing tried, tested, and true lessons that develop music, dance and drama concepts while making authentic interdisciplinary connections. 
The lessons shared are creations as a part of an interdisciplinary arts project that presenters are sharing with their teachers and students at Victoria School for the Arts. These lessons are examples of ways to meaningfully integrate the Arts, Literacy, and Science while maintaining the integrity and the substance of each of these disciplines. Lesson participants will take part in a grade  1 and a grade 2 lesson example and are encouraged to use this interdisciplinary concept-based model to bring arts into their early childhood classes. 


Sherri Birdsell

Dance Specialist, Edmonton Public Schools
Sherri Birdsell is a dance specialist with Edmonton Public Schools and is currently teaching at VictoriaSchool for the Arts. She has taught students from pre-school through high school and adults in schools and dance studios. Sherri started the dance program for both Virginia Park... Read More →

Laurel Nikolai

Music/Dance Teacher, Edmonton Public Schools
Laurel Nikolai is a music and dance specialist who has taught students from pre-K through graduatestudents. Her teaching career has spanned from Canada, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. She developed a love for early childhood music and movement while teaching the Jr Kindergarten... Read More →

Friday November 2, 2018 3:00pm - 4:15pm MDT
Room 5