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PLUS--Our Arts Education Advocacy Day at the Massachusetts Statehouse on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 is fast approaching!  There is something for everyone:  Panel of renowned experts on Creativity and Innovation, Advocacy Training, time to visit your state representatives and senators, delicious lunch, performances, art exhibits, and awards to 19 outstanding individuals, schools, and organizations.  Read on...

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  in the 21st Century--  
  Creativity, Innovation,
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Massachusetts State House, Boston

Morning Symposium ($10 Fee)

9:00 AM-12:15 PM  Gardiner Auditorium

* Keynote Event: A conversation with 
   Massachusetts State Senator Stan Rosenberg

* Panel discussion:  What is Creativity?  What is
Bill Henderson (moderator), Lisa
   Donovan, and Shari Tishman

* Premiere of 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 your legislators in the statehouse to discuss
   pressing arts and arts-education issues and

* Student Performances and Art Exhibits

Catered Lunch (FEE: $15)

12:15 PM-1:15 PM   Grand Staircase

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:
  • Ellen Winner:  Visual Art and Habits of Mind
  • Martin Gardiner:  Kodály Music and Learning Readiness
  • 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.