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AL Logo  Minds in Motion II

  March 12, April 2,

  April 30, May 7, 2011

   8:30AM to 5PM


Following on the heels of last spring's highly successful offering, Minds In Motion, Arts|Learning is thrilled to be able to sponsor this course in a newly expanded, 3-credit offering over 4 Saturdays during March, April, and May, 2011, located at Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, MA, and in collaboration with the Critical and Creative Thinking Program of the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

This exciting 3-credit course is designed for teachers interested in integrating the ARTS into academic curricula.  It demonstrates how the ARTS (visual, performing, film-making, dance, theatre, etc.) are taught through CRITICAL and CREATIVE THINKING, and how thinking is enhanced through the ARTS.  Registration is currently underway!

Minds in Motion II features a variety of hands-on and discussion-based activities.  Teachers will stretch their minds, bodies, and senses to explore ways to promote students' abilities to think critically and creatively through different domains of the arts, while making exciting discoveries about their own artistic interests and strengths in the process.

Instructors will include Nina Greenwald, UMass Boston; John Hooker, Bridgewater State University; David Martin, UMass Boston; and Elaine Sisler, Endicott College.

To register for this course, please click here.  For more information, contact Nina Greenwald, or call 617-287-7900.  Cost for the course, including 3 graduate credits and lunches for 3 of the 4 days is $1395.

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Arts Action Alert!

Americans for the Arts has rightfully pointed out that last week all 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives were sworn in, and 13 new U.S. Senators took the oath of office as a result of the November elections. It is critical to contact them now to show that the arts are important to you and your community.


Many of the newly elected congressional leaders are focused on cutting discretionary funding, reducing the federal deficit, and creating incentives to grow the economy. It is imperative that arts advocates work quickly together to help educate the largest congressional freshman class in decades about the profound role the arts play in spurring economic growth and job creation. 


The Americans for the Arts have provided a customizable letter you can send to your Member of Congress congratulating him or her on beginning their service in the 112th Congress and letting them know the arts are important to you!  We also suggest you contact your local state representatives and emphasize the role of the arts and arts education adding to the value of your local communities and state.

Arts|Learning also suggests that you add the critical role that arts education in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts plays in developing well-rounded students who are engaged in their learning.  Arts courses help develop important 21st-century skills necessary to move our economy forward when these students join the workforce.