NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Educators teaching pre-k through high school students in core curriculum and art classrooms are invited to a professional development conference.

Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia and Old Dominion University are hosting the conference.

The event is aimed at professionals to receive practical tips, resources and ideas integrating the arts into core curriculum.

The keynote speaker, Andrew D. Watson, is a Fine Arts Instructional Specialist for Alexandria City Public Schools. He was the recipient of the 2015 Art Education Technology Outstanding Teacher Award from National Art Education Association (NAEA) and is a leading Arts and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, together with art) educator. Watson previously taught art and design in the Fairfax County Public Schools, where he co-developed the FCPS STEAM Project in over one hundred schools. Currently, he supervises the arts education of over 15,000 students in Northern Virginia.

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