Michel Quimet, Joel Godiah & Nikos Kritsantonis
Keystone Academy & Innova Early Years Center
Joel and Michel have been working in the arts for roughly 40 years collectively. Joel’s focus has been on developing his skills as an MYP/IB Theatre Arts specialist. He has developed a deep and broad skill set on the assessment of IB and the function and value of the IB program.
Michel has held a multitude of positions within arts education and has thus developed a strong overview of how the arts has played critical roles in various school settings.
Together, Joel and Michel form a dynamic duo in sharing the story of the arts in schools.
Two guests will be invited to join us and share their unique viewpoints on the value of performing arts has had on their journey.
Possible 10 min sharing sessions:
1. Ham Serunjogi, Chipper Cash
2. Danish Dhemani, co-founder of Oria
3. Nikos Nikolaos Kritsantonis, Arts Specialist
4. George Qiao, student of the arts
Nikos has been part of international learning communities for the past 11 years. His experience has been enriched, both professionally and culturally, by working in diverse school environments in Europe and Asia as a Homeroom teacher, Theater manager and Drama Coordinator. Nikos believes that as an educator his role is to create learning environments where young learners will find the space to unfold their unique talents. He is passionate about implementing technology and design thinking to his practice, and his educational philosophy aligns with the inquiry-driven educational movement.
The Implied and Applied Value of Performing Arts in Schools
- Overview of PA at Keystone
- Highlight of Strengths of PA at Keystone
- Key Elements for any school’s PA Program
- Possible structures for organizing PA in your schools
- Relationship between PA and students
- Value Added tools with a robust PA program
- Student presentation on impact on students
- Award-winning presentation on value of PA in developing career
People directly or indirectly involved in developing curricular and co-curricular programs in schools.