Six Del Valle ISD (DVISD) employees are guest presenters for the 2020 Virtual Summit—Fine Arts: The Language of Connection hosted by the Center For Educator Development in Fine Arts. The state-wide summit runs June 15 through August 14 and provides educators an opportunity to learn best practices in a variety of fine arts content areas. This year’s summit focuses on preparing Fine Arts instructors for a changing education landscape in the fall and includes sessions on best practices for addressing student social-emotional needs and distance learning.   

The Fine Arts team is presenting on the use of Flipgrid, a free online education-focused platform, in the Fine Arts classroom. Additionally, the team is presenting on the 2020 Virtual Fine Arts event as a model for distance-performance and audience engagement.  

“We are honored to be asked to participate in this state-wide fine arts summit. Del Valle ISD fine arts teachers consistently and creatively use technology to continue delivering high-quality fine arts education experiences to our students,” noted Morganne Davies, District LEAD and Fine Arts Coordinator.  “This is especially true throughout the District closure – including hosting a virtual Fine Arts Event.  We are thrilled that we can share our best practices in the use of technology in the fine arts classrooms with our colleagues across the state.”

The presentation team includes LEAD and Fine Arts Coordinator Morganne Davies, Del Valle Elementary Art Teacher and District Elementary Art Liaison Angela Rodgers, Popham Elementary Music Teacher and District Elementary Music Liaison Jediah Gonzalez, DVHS Assistant Band Director Casey Thompson, Hornsby-Dunlap Elementary Music Teacher Sonia Kinra, and Instructional Technology Specialist Sandi Castro. DVISD is proud of our teachers and their leadership within the Fine Arts program.

Fine Arts Teachers Fine Arts Flipgrid Screenshot