Live Streaming of the Arts Education Partnership’s 2014 National Forum: Preparing Students for the Next America in and through the Arts
WHAT: The Arts Education Partnership (AEP) of the Council of Chief State School Officers convenes the country’s top thinkers and change-agents in arts and education this week for its 2014 National Forum: Preparing Students for the Next America in and through the Arts on September 11-12, 2014 at the Marriott City Center in downtown Pittsburgh. Planned in partnership with the Arts Education Collaborative of Pittsburgh, AEP’s annual convening will usher in National Arts in Education Week and give special focus to arts-centered solutions aimed at closing the opportunity gap and advancing college and career readiness for all students in America – regardless of background. See full schedule here. Visit the live stream of plenary sessions here beginning at approximately 8:40 am each day.
Special guest speakers include: Jane Chu, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts; Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto; Linda Lane, Superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools; Chris Minnich, Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers; Hilary Pennington, Vice President at the Ford Foundation; Bill Strickland, President and CEO of the Manchester Bidwell Corporation; Mike Cohen, President of Achieve; H. Richard Milner IV, Director of the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh; and Anthony Veneziale, creator and cast member of Pivot TV’s new series, Freestyle Love Supreme.
WHEN: Thursday, September 11 8:30 am – 9:45 am Featuring a musical theater student performance by Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School (CAPA)and opening remarks by National Endowment for the Arts, Chairman, Jane Chu, Ph.D.
Opening Plenary: The Role of the Arts in Closing the Opportunity Gap for Student Success 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Friday, September 12 8:30 am – 9:45 am Featuring student performance and presentation of Young Artist Award
10:00 am - 11:30 am Opening Plenary: Reimagining – Through the Arts – The Future of Learning in the Keystone State
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Keynote Speaker, Bill Strickland – MacArthur Genius, Author and President, CEO of the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild
WHY: Based on an ever-growing body of research linking arts-rich learning to positive outcomes for students, National Forum attendees will explore the role and contribution of the arts in responding to—and informing—three major issues driving elementary and secondary education priorities and decision-making: (1) implementation of rigorous academic standards and assessments; (2) preparation and support of effective teachers and school leaders; and (3) innovations around the use of time, space, and resources to redesign the teaching and learning environment in order to better meet the diverse learning needs of today’s students.
AEP’s National Forum is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the U.S. Department of Education, The Heinz Endowments, Grable Foundation, NAMM Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and The Sprout Fund with official media sponsors: KDKA-TV, WQED, and Pittsburgh Magazine.