Martha L. Sandven, BS, MA, MAT, NBCT
In this high-energy, engaging "presformance," Ms. Martha Sandven performs, teaches, and motivates audiences in the many ways that teachers, administrators, and artists can move from a feeling of impossibility to a propensity for joy through arts education and arts integration in the post-COVID world. Including a research base, real-world experience, stories, and hands-on engagement, this session promises to engage and energize a range of audiences from all experience levels.
Martha Sandven is a consultant, teacher, mentor, author, and playwright. She has a B.S. in Speech from Northwestern University, an M.A. in Theatre/Film from the University of Kansas, and a Secondary English M.A.T. from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville (UA). Among her recognitions: Point of Light Award (President Clinton), Mentor Teacher of the Year (University of Arkansas), Above and Beyond (Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce), Recognition of Outstanding Achievement (Fayetteville Board of Education), Teacher of the Year (Ramay Junior High), Outstanding Alumni in Education (University of Arkansas) and The Agnes Nixon Playwriting Award (Northwestern University). In 2017, she became Nationally Board Certified in English Language Arts/Early Adolescence. Ms. Sandven’s current work includes consulting for individuals, corporations, schools, universities, non-profit entities, and individuals. She mentors students seeking to improve their achievement on standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, and GRE, and helps young writers with essays, scholarship applications, fiction, and nonfiction. Her most recent play, Fall Festival, was produced for the stage as a part of the University of Arkansas’ 10-minute Play Festival in December, 2022. Her most recent publication is a chapter in A Primer on Arts Integration, available to purchase through Information Age or through your local retailer. For more information on this publication, click HERE! Ms. Sandven currently teaches a series of undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville and serves as a faculty member in the Curriculum and Instruction Department of the College of Education and Health Professions.