Integrating the Arts

  Facilitated by David Sousa and Tom Pilecki

From April 16, 2015

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A is for arts—and for the advantage students gain by integrating the arts into daily STEM instruction. As research in cognitive and social neuroscience shows, arts activities enhance creativity, problem solving, memory systems, and analytical skills—all critical for achieving STEM success.

In this webinar, From STEM to STEAM authors David Sousa and Tom Pilecki will share research on and strategies for connecting STEM and the arts. Learn teacher-tested professional learning strategies for fitting the arts into STEM classrooms, as well as tips for managing time and collaborating to develop an arts-integrated STEM curriculum.

sousa  David A. Sousa is an international consultant in educational
  neuroscience and author of 15 books that suggest ways that
  educators and parents can translate current brain research into
  strategies for improving learning. A member of the Cognitive
  Neuroscience Society, he has conducted workshops in hundreds
  of school districts on brain research, instructional skills, and
  science education at the Pre-K to 12 and university levels. He has made presentations to more than 100,000 educators at national conventions of educational organizations and to regional and local school districts across the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia.

pilecky  Tom Pilecki is the former executive director of the Center for
  Creative Education in West Palm Beach, Florida, where for
  twelve years he provided professional development to over one
  hundred teaching artists, preparing them to teach collaboratively
  with elementary and middle school teachers in all curriculum
  content areas. His forty-plus years in education include being
  founder and principal of St. Augustine School of the Arts in the South Bronx, New York. His expertise in curriculum writing, implementation, and arts integration brought him to Chicago as curriculum director for six West Side schools. He continues to consult with schools and communities on a national basis.


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