The Wisconsin Alliance for Arts Education is pleased to present its annual arts education conference on Friday, February 21, 2003, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the UW-Madison Memorial Union 4th Floor Great Hall, 800 Langdon Street.
The theme of Summit XVII is based on the research compendium, "Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and Social Development." "Critical Links" is a review of over 60 recent research studies that document the academic and social effects of arts education. The conference will present valuable information and updates from the U.S. Department of Education for educators, principals, school board members, PTA members, administrators, curriculum specialists, guidance counselors and arts advocates at large.
This day promises to be packed with important and informative speakers, creative performances, insightful and practical workshops, essential networking and exciting new ideas.
The complete agenda features:
- keynote session by Dr. Larry Scripp, focusing on the recently published "Critical Links"
- keynote session on how the study of architecture helps children develop creative thinking, interpersonal skills and the ability to make aesthetic judgments
- an interactive, brain-research-based presentation by Marcia Parsons
- student and professional performances by high school music students
- a theatrical performance by Cheney & Mills
- over eighteen breakout sessions serving the many needs of arts, advocacy and education
- exhibitors from across the state.
Registration information is available at www.waae.org (under "Summit") as well as hotel and parking information and complete descriptions for breakout sessions. Contact Rebecca Katzenmeyer at email@example.com or by phone at 608-298-9446 to pre-register and avoid on-site registration fees.