2016 Arts and Digital Literacy Institute
August 1-3, 2016

AISD Performing Arts Center
1500 Barbara Jordan Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78723


This Initiative, which bridges fine arts education and technology, is a program of the Texas Cultural Trust in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts. The initiative is a project-based, fine arts curriculafor high school students that establishes the connection between traditional fine arts education and digital media. Digital literacy is the future of communication and commerce and these courses create learning experiences that develop students' capacities for critical thinking, creativity, imagination, and innovation. The courses are based on a combined set of fine arts and technology standards, resulting in arts instruction that is rigorous and designed
to specifically develop students’ media literacy, providing integrated, relevant skills that will prepare them for the 21st century workplace. The Texas State Board of Education approved the new student standards for the Fine Arts -the Texas Essential Knowledge Skills (TEKS). These new standards include all of the Trust’s courses (Art and Media Communications I & II; Music and Media Communications I & II; Theatre and Media Communications I & II; Dance and Media Communications I & II).  With the implementation of the new Fine Arts TEKS in Fall 2015, these courses can now be offered as a statewide credit.

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This intensive 2.5 day professional development opportunity will be held August 1-3, 2016 in Austin, Texas.  Based on the 7-E model of instruction, Arts and Digital Literacy classes offer an exciting option for teaching critical 21st Century Skills through technology-integrated fine arts courses. 

Art and Media Communications I
Art and Media Communications II
Dance and Media Communications I
Dance and Media Communications II

Music and Media Communications I
Theatre and Media Communications I

For detailed course descriptions, please visit www.txartandmedia.org

Hosted by the Texas Cultural Trust

AISD Performing Arts Center
1500 Barbara Jordan Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78723


Registration must be received by Friday, July 15, 2016.

For more information, contact the Texas Cultural Trust at info@txculturaltrust.org.


Hotel Information:

We have reserved a block or rooms at a special rate of $129 / Double or $139 / King. These special rates will be available until July 25, 2016.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Austin Central
5901 N Interstate Highway 35, Frontage Road
Austin, Texas 78723

Please mention the Texas Cultural Trust / Art and Digital Literacy Institute when making reservations. Reservations required and subject to availability.  Rooms are available for the nights of August 1 and August 2, 2016.

You may also make your reservation online by click on the following link: 


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August 1-3, 2016
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Arts and Digital Literacy Institute 2016:
Early Bird Registration
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