The 2014 Arts and Education Symposium was held on Thursday, October 2 at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, PA. The event was a daylong convening of arts education policy leaders and practitioners for lively discussions about important policy issues and the latest news from the field. The symposium was hosted by EPLC and the Pennsylvania Arts Education Network, and supported by a generous grant from The Heinz Endowments.
See the photos, below.
Student Performances by IUP Dance Theater of Indiana University of Pennsylvania performing two pieces from Enough! and Inventors’ Fantasy (click here to watch the video)
Keynote Speaker – Dennis Inhulsen, President, National Art Education Association and Principal, Patterson Elementary School (Holly, Michigan) (click here to watch the video)
Presentation of Awards
———- 2014 Arts Education School Board Leadership Award, presented to Parkland School Board
———- 2014 Arts Education Policy Leader Award, presented to State Senator Pat Browne
———- Recognition of Featured Student Artist Zehen Zohra, Mechanicsburg Area School District
Policy Leader Panel
———– Moderated by Cary Burkett, Producer and Host, WITF, Inc.
Panelists included Carolyn C. Dumaresq, Ed.D., Acting Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Education; State Senator Pat Browne; State Representative Eddie Day Pashinski; and Jenny L. Hershour, Managing Director, Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania
Building Capacity for Grassroots Arts Education Advocacy
New National Arts Standards? Now What?
Building a Statewide Arts Education Data System
Exploring the Interactions of Educational Policy, Ethics, and Teacher Practice
Assessing Student Achievement In the Arts: What Right Looks Like In A Student Learning Objective (SLO)
GeoDecisions Map: An Arts In Education Tool from Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Community Revitalization Through the Arts
Act Two: Dance and Theatre Endorsements: Premiering at a Pennsylvania School District Near You