“Properly conceived, the arts can constitute a great integrating force in the school curriculum."
Charles Fowler – Strong Arts, Strong Schools
May 14-15, 2010
We live in an increasingly complex, globalized, media-saturated society. Education is being reinvented to meet the needs of our ever-changing 21st century world. Students have to be able to function, create, and communicate in local, national, and international venues. Schools must subsequently develop an interdisciplinary culture of inquiry where students work independently and collaboratively, employing critical thinking and multiple intelligences for imaginative problem solving.
On May 14-15, 63 educators convened at The Chattanoogan Conference Center in Chattanooga, TN representing 40 organizations in 15 states and Trinidad & Tobago. They included professional development providers, researchers, principals, classroom teachers, teaching artists, university professors, artists, arts council administrators, museum docents, and technology consultants. The Forum examined how artistic concepts and processes can be illuminated and propagated for more creative and meaningful instruction throughout the curriculum. Analyzing, questioning, imagining, and reflecting, participants experienced, discussed, and explored the influence the arts can have on 21st century competencies, and conversely the impact of integrated teaching and learning on arts education.
2010 ARTS & EDUCATION FORUM PROGRAM
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at the core of civilization, at the core of education
Disciplinarity Play Imagination Interdisciplinarity Collaboration Synthesis Integration Empathy Creativity Literacies Artistry Design Communication Metacognition
43 presenters representing 27 organizations from 15 states
Forum Photos by Alex McMahan Photography
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Making Learning Irresistible: Expanding K-12 Instructional Design
view Dr. Tim Tyson's closing keynote presentation
The Chattanoogan Hotel & Conference Center
This project was funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Arts Commission
The Forum was conducted in partnership with the City of Chattanooga's Department of Education, Arts & Culture