Creativity Connects

Creativity Connects: Arts in Early Learning will bring together community leaders in five diverse cities to spark a dialogue about early learning through the arts. The project, funded through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, is being implemented in partnership between Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, a national leader in early childhood arts integration; and the Institute for Child Success (ICS) an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and policy organization.

The goals of the project are to:

  • Convene key stakeholders in the arts, education, business, social services, and philanthropy
  • Facilitate meaningful conversations about the effectiveness of early childhood arts integration
  • Foster the creation of actionable plans to incorporate the arts into early childhood classrooms

We will be hosting a free symposium in each of the following cities, focusing on a different topic relevant to early childhood education and the arts:

CHARLESTON, SC – May 7, 2018 at the Gibbes Museum of Art
Topic: STEM - Research shows that integrating the arts is a powerful tool for teaching STEM skills in early childhood. Join us to explore how the performing arts support deeper, more meaningful STEM learning for children.

REGISTER HERE

FEATURING:
Keynote Speaker
Regina Schofield, Director, Corporate Engagement & Education Outreach, Battelle
The Honorable Regina B. Schofield leads Battelle’s east coast STEM education initiatives. Battelle’s State-based STEM networks connect the best STEM schools, educators and teachers to each other, so they can share best practices and maximize their nationwide impact.

Local Interactive Panel
Moderator: Lauren Sausser, Reporter, The Post and Courier
Panelist: Robin Berlinsky, Director, Engaging Creative Minds
Panelist: Kimberly Foxworth, Director of Early Learning, Charleston County School District
Panelist: Anita Singleton-Prather (Aunt Pearlie Sue), Gullah Education Consultant

DENVER, CO – Coming FALL 2018

LOS ANGELES, CA – Coming Fall 2018

PAST DATES

SEATTLE, WA – November 29, 2017 at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center 
STEM: Research shows that integrating the arts is a powerful tool for teaching STEM skills in early childhood. Join us to explore how the performing arts support deeper, more meaningful STEM learning for children.

Family Engagement: Children first learn in their families. Join us to explore how parents and caregivers can utilize the performing arts to enhance their child’s learning.

MILWAUKEE, WI – March 13, 2018 at the Milwaukee Art Museum 
Topic: Social & Emotional Development 


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