in the 21st Century--
Wednesday, May 26, 2010Massachusetts State House, BostonPLEASE RSVP ONLINE (required)
Morning Symposium ($10 Fee)
9:00 AM-12:15 PM Gardiner Auditorium * Keynote Event: A conversation with
Massachusetts State Senator Stan
What is Creativity? What is
Henderson (moderator), Lisa
Donovan, and Shari
the new Arts|Learning film,
"Enlivening the Senses: Arts Learning
at the Core
of Education"* Advocacy training-everything
you ever wanted to
know about visiting a political leader!* Visit
legislators in the statehouse to discuss
pressing arts and
legislation.* Student Performances and Art Exhibits
Catered Lunch (FEE: $15)
12:15 PM-1:15 PM Grand Staircase
AWARDS CEREMONY (NO FEE)
1:15 PM-4:00 PM Gardiner Auditorium
Join us in the afternoon for our Annual Awards Ceremony which will honor 19 individuals, partnerships, and organizations that have made an impact in the lives of students across the state, including educators, students, administrators, political leaders, businesses, and cultural centers.
Our deep appreciation to Hunt Alternatives Fund for co-sponsoring today's events!
Enlivening the Senses: Arts|Learning at the Core of Education
Arts|Learning is thrilled to release its much anticipated series of films,
The main film covers current research in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts and why arts education is so crucial for educating the whole child. This important film (13.5 minutes long) is a must see for school boards, school administrators, parent groups, municipal and state political leaders, and any other policy maker who has the power to impact school funding and programs. It is rich in authoritative content as well as examples of children participating in the arts.
Arts|Learning has also released 4 short (5 minutes each) "chapter" films that go into greater depth. They include:
Visual Art and Habits of Mind
Kodály Music and Learning
Thalia Goldstein: Developing
Empathy Through Theatre
Steve Seidel: In the Moment--Arts
Access & Excellence
The main film and two of the chapter films are already posted on the Arts|Learning website
and the other two chapter films will be posted next week (May 19). The website also gives directions how to order DVD copies of these films should you wish to do so (basically at cost of duplicating and mailing them to you).
Our deep appreciation to the numerous participants and school personnel who volunteered their time to make this film possible, as well as the generous grant from the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. for funding this project. Our kudos to our film maker, Derek LeDoux, and his crew.