Keynote Address: Claudia Cornett “Putting the Arts Back in the Language Arts”
Claudia Cornett holds the rank of Professor Emerita at Wittenberg University where she was the recipient of Distinguished Teaching Award, Wittenberg’s highest honor. During her quarter century tenure in the Education Department, she directed the Blair Reading Center and taught graduate and undergraduate courses in literacy methodology, literature and arts integration.
Before moving to the college level, Dr. Cornett was a classroom teacher then a reading specialist. She earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Miami University and a master’s degree is in literacy.
Dr. Cornett’s numerous books and articles focus on a range of literacy aspects, in particular, best practices for teaching comprehension. She also has written extensively about arts integration and other diverse topics including the strategic use of humor, learning style and bibliotherapy. Her most recent books include a 4th edition of Creating Meaning Through Literature and the Arts, published by Pearson in 2011 and Comprehension First: Inquiry into Big Ideas using Important Questions, published by Holcomb Hathaway in 2010.
Keynote Address: “Putting the Arts Back in the Language Arts”
New views of literacy/communication have produced a revised definition of Arts Integration that focuses on “creating meaning and demonstrating understanding” using the language arts and the arts. Central to revised AI is presenting challenges to students challenges that require use of creative-critical thinking to construct evidence-based big ideas using the many text forms relevant across subject areas.
Guest Artists: ~AirFare~ with Phillip Bimstein
~AirFare~ will perform Phillip Bimstein's Golden Duel, composed especially for this duo featuring Leslie Timmons on Flute and Nick Morrison on Clarinet. The concert will include a presentation by Bimstein on composition technique with examples of specific motives from the piece during the presentation, a performance of the piece in it's entirety and a discussion afterwards about the listener's experience.