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--a consortium of 35 state alliances across the United States dedicated to arts advocacy and quality arts education for the nation's children.
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Artful STEM:
Transforming Curriculum & Instruction   

Only eight days left to register for this outstanding symposium.  Come attend amazing sessions about integrated learning of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) with the ARTS (dance, media, music, theatre, visual arts).

Learn how ALL subjects receive equal weight and importance!  
    --Learn the Arts!   
           --Learn Through the Arts!   
                  --Learn STEM!
Here is a partial list of our fabulous sessions!
  • Making Art with the help of Sir Isaac Newton. Jane Burke
  • Interactive Enviroscape Model Demonstration. Patty O'Donnell
  • Build Your Own Parklet. Wilhelmina Peragine 
  • Arts Infused Engineering and Mathematics at the Elementary Level. Kristine Thayer, Phyllis Borowiec
  • Design Challenge in Architecture: From Floor Plans to Buildings. Susan Casey
  • Art and STEM Bridge Design. Meghan Reilly Michaud
  • Think Tank (Ecotarium). Joseph Cox
  • The Ceramic Artist as Mathematician. Jane Burke
  • Geometry Through the Lens of Art. Meghan Reilly Michaud and Minda Reidy
  • Storm Drain Art and Advocacy. Priscilla Kane-Hellweg, Patty O'Donnell
  • Panel: Increasing Access to STEAM Experiences for Young People Across Cambridge. Cambridge Expanded Learning STEAM Network
  • Chemistry Through Dance & Ceramics, Jane Burke
  • The Art of Science Learning (Worcester Incubator), Joyce Kressler/Joseph Cox
  • Stop-Gap Animation, Kyle Browne, Cambridge STEAM Collaboration
  • Connections Between Music & Math Skill Development: Implications for STEM Education, Martin Gardiner, Brown University 
See below for our stimulating panel presentations! 
For a Complete Schedule of the Day, CLICK HERE
REGISTER HERE for the Symposium. 
Phenomenal Panels at Artful STEM!

What STEAM Looks Like in the Classroom--Snapshots of Current Programs

Jonathan Rappaport, Facilitator

STEAM Policy Initiatives -- How to Make It Happen

From Theory to Action

  • Carrie Fitzsimmons (ArtScience Prize)
  • Greg Liakos (MA Cultural Council)
  • MA Rep. Kay Khan (Newton)
  • Ayora Berry, (PTC Inc.)

Three Approaches for Assessing Learning When the Arts are Integrated with STEM

Martha McKenna, Facilitator

  • Steve Seidel, Harvard University, Quality of Qualities
  • Gene Diaz, Lesley University, 21st-Century Skills Evaluation
  • Amy Charleroy, Director of Arts, The College Board
Congratulations to the 2014
Champions of Arts Education Advocacy!
The following extraordinary individuals and organizations will be honored at the Arts|Learning annual awards event on Friday, May 2.  Congratulations to one and all!

A|L Board of Trustees Awards: 
Eric Oddleifson Arts|Learning Service Award
--David Edwards, Founder, the ArtScience Prize, ArtScience Labs, Cloud Place

Arts|Learning Lifetime Achievement Award
--Steve Seidel, Patricia Bauman and John Landrum Bryant Lecturer on Arts in Education and the Director of the Arts in Education Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Networking and Advocacy Leadership Team Awards: 
Legislative Leadership Awards
--Representative Kay Khan, Newton; Co-founder of the Newton Cultural Alliance
--Senator Daniel A. Wolf, Harwich; Co-Chair of the MA Cultural Caucus
Irene Buck Service to Arts Education Award
--Nancy Moses, Department Chair, Theater and Dance, Bridgewater State University
Media Support of Arts Education
--WGBY (Channel 57), Springfield, MA; Rus Peotter, General Manager
Nominated Awards: 
Kathy Tosolini Excellence in School Administration
--David Jost, Fine Arts Coordinator, Westborough Public Schools; Co-Chair, Administrators in Music Education (AIME)
Outstanding Community Arts Education Collaborative
--Brady Academy of Irish Dance, Brendan Brady, Director - Dance
--United South End Settlements' Children's Art Centre - Visual Arts
Distinguished Arts Educator Advocate Awards
--Sheryl Pollard-Thomas, Co-Chair, Dance Department, Boston Arts Academy - Dance
--William McLaughlin, Co-Chair, Dance Department, Boston Arts Academy - Dance
--Erica Schwartz, Washington Irving Middle School - Dance
--Sandra Nicolucci, Faculty, Boston University - Dennis Wrenn Distinguished Music Educator
--Kathleen Ann Boluch, Director, Scituate Play House - Theatre
--Kristi Oliver, President-Elect, MA Art Education Assn - Distinguished Visual Arts Educator
Outstanding Student Arts Advocate
--Anaia Cayode, Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter School
Good Neighbor Award
--Highland Street Foundation, Blake Jordan, Executive Director