Best Practices in Arts Assessment and Classroom Management


Date: March 20, 2019
Location: Baton Rouge Area Chamber
Wampold Board Room
564 Laurel Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801


Both sessions are open to K-12 teaching artists and arts teachers/educators across all disciplines.

Assessing the arts
9:00 am - 11:30 am

In this session, participants will address the following concepts:

  1. "There is no wrong in art"...the importance of assessment

  2. Formative assessments versus Summative assessments

  3. Critiquing our current assessment practices

  4. Assessing the arts, assessing the core content, and assessing both

  5. Strategies across various modalities (Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, and Tactile)


Registration is free, but space is limited!


classroom management
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

This session will address:

  1. The “Why?” behind management

  2. Identifying personal opportunities for growth within classroom management

  3. Student ownership/creation of classroom “rules”

  4. Effective procedures including careers in the arts and how they can translate to the infrastructure of the classroom

  5. Transitions using the performing arts

  6. Collaborative conversations with classroom teachers for enforcing already-in-place discipline measures in a consistent manner


Registration is free, but space is limited!


Presenter Information:

Jamie Hipp, Ph.D., is a learning specialist and national speaker/consultant. Using her PK-20 teaching experience, Dr. Hipp frequently presents on arts-based pedagogy at the national level. She has recently delivered workshops for the Hawaii International Conference on Education, the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning, the International Literacy Association, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the National Association for Gifted Children. Favorite publications include those within Youth Theatre JournalPrincipal CommunicatorLiteracy Today, and STEAMed Magazine. She is an adjunct professor at Louisiana State University, a Fellow for Louisiana A+ Schools arts integration network, and is the founder of Arts Are Hipp Creative Professional Development. Her research agenda includes arts-based pedagogy, arts integrated best practices, and teacher deterrents from the arts as an instructional tool.