“Brainstormer” Set for March 3

Posted on 2/3/2009 9:44:38 AM


  • Educators
  • School administrators
  • Community and organization leaders
  • Parent/teacher groups
  • Working across all curricula
  • All grades and all ages


A hands-on exploration of how to develop and fund arts-in-education residencies for your school, center, business, or organization

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Hadley Union Building, IUP Campus

It's IUP's Spring Break: plenty of free parking!

Limited reimbursement for substitute teachers available.

This program is presented by ArtsPath. Register now by calling 724-357-4565 or e-mailing Jeff Wacker, jwacker@iup.edu.

Keynote Speaker

Jamie KasperJamie Kasper joined the Pennsylvania Department of Education as the Fine Arts and Humanities advisor in October of 2007. In this role, she provides professional development for teachers, attends conferences, and works to strengthen arts education through standards and curriculum development. Additional work includes dissemination of information to the education field about the arts and policy.

A 1999 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in music education, she began her career teaching K-6 general and instrumental music in an urban elementary school in Prince George’s County, Maryland. She followed that with a position in Fairfax County, Virginia, teaching K-5 general and choral music. While in Maryland and Virginia, Jamie remained an active performer with the Woodbridge Flute Choir, giving performances at the White House, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Mormon Temple as well as other Washington, D.C.-area venues.

In 2002, she returned home to Pennsylvania to take a position in Adams County at Bermudian Springs Elementary School teaching K-4 general and choral music. Her interest in the arts and curriculum project work was stimulated after attending the Pennsylvania Governor’s Institute for Arts Educators in 2005, which led to her current position with the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

In November of 2008, she was one of six recipients chosen for IUP’s Young Alumni Achievement Award. A self-proclaimed technology “geek,” she lives in Harrisburg with her husband, Josh, and their three highly pampered felines.


  • 9:30–10:00 a.m.: Registration, Coffee, Networking
  • 10:00–10:30 a.m.: Meet ArtsPath and Its Artists: A Welcome and Introduction of Attendees and ArtsPath Artists
  • 10:30–11:30 a.m.: Keynote Address, Jamie Kasper, Fine Arts and Humanities Advisor, Pennsylvania Department of Education
    The Role of Arts in Education
    Education through and in the arts is essential to preparing students to live and work in a century when innovation, imagination, creativity are key.
  • 11:30–12:45 p.m.: Catered Lunch and Networking
  • 1:00–2:30 p.m.: Brainstorming Session: Roundtables to meet a variety of artists, discuss your needs, share ideas
  • 2:30–3:00 p.m.: Bringing It All Together: A Call to Action
  • 3:00 p.m.: Drawings: performance tickets and other prizes!
  • 3:00–4:00 p.m.: Mechanics 101: A chance to talk one-on-one with ArtsPath artists and staff

To register or for more information, call 724-357-4565 or e-mail Jeff Wacker, jwacker@iup.edu.

  • Please dress casually.
  • Please inform and invite your colleagues!