Programs & Services

I. Integrated Dance and Science Workshop

Twelve teachers and teaching artists from Pennsylvania and West Virginia were on campus in June to participate in the “Integrating Dance and Science in the Classroom” professional development program. The participants explored the elements of dance and how those elements relate to scientific content.

Throughout the week-long program, the participants participated in a set of immediately useful movement activities for classroom study of the water cycle, tectonic plates and volcanoes, the rock cycle, the solar system, the plant cycle, habitats, and systems of the human body.

The program’s instructor was Randy Barron, a Kennedy Center teaching artist from Las Vegas, New Mexico.

The “Integrating Dance and Science in the Classroom” program was presented by the Center for Arts and Education and the College of Education at West Liberty University with support from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.

II. The Art & Science of Imagination and Innovation

Thirty-one juniors and seniors from 20 high schools in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia spent a week on campus this summer exploring the connections between the arts and sciences through a series of activities and workshops. “The Art & Science of Imagination and Innovation” was a 5-day interactive pre-college program hosted by the Center for Arts and Education in partnership with the College of Arts & Communication, College of Education and College of Sciences with support from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.

III. Digital Media Arts Institute

Forty teachers from 32 schools in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia participated in the Digital Media Arts Teacher Institute at West Liberty University in this summer. The week-long program provided teachers with an opportunity to explore the fundamentals of digital media arts with West Liberty University faculty and other experienced professionals.  The workshop sessions included Audio Recording, Digital Photography, Digital Graphic Design, GigaPan, Google in the Classroom, Graphic Narrative, I-Pad Applications, Live Sound Recording, Music Technology, Video Editing, and Video Production.

The Digital Media Arts Teacher Institute was sponsored by the Center for Arts and Education in partnership with the College of Arts and Communication and the College of Education. The Institute was supported by a grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.