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An innovative institute designed to celebrate creativity, inquiry, and interdisciplinary learning. Led by master teaching artists, Kurt Wootton (Brown University’s Arts Literacy Project) Arnie Aprill (Chicago Arts Partners in Education).Through the use of a shared text, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, educators collaborate with institute facilitators to explore a multi-modal approach to literacy that includes the cognitive,
affective, physical, and collaborative in a
celebration of learning through music,
theatre, dance, and visual arts.
ABOUT THE FACULTY:
is the co-founder of the ArtsLiteracy Project in the Education Department at Brown University. As the ArtsLiteracy’s Project co-director, his work in urban schools with diverse populations led him to work in different countries in Latin America, particularly Brazil and Mexico. He is also the co-director of Habla, ArtsLiteracy’s lab school in Merida, Mexico. With a specialty in creative literacy pedagogies, teacher professional development, and organizational change, Wootton works with teachers and administrators helping to design schools and organizations that are creative, meaningful, and welcoming places.
Wootton has been called on to offer keynote speeches and workshops in a variety of settings, including Harvard University, Middlebury College, SmART Schools, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education, Florida Atlantic University, the University of Maryland, Senac University in Sao Paulo, the Arts Education Partnership, as well as at numerous conferences. He is the co-author of A Reason to Read: Linking Literacy and the Arts (Harvard Education Press, 2012).
is the Founder and Lead Consultant of the Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE), a network of artists and arts organizations, educators and schools that are dedicated to school improvement through long-term arts education partnerships. He comes from a background in professional theater as an award-winning director, producer and playwright. He is one of the authors of Renaissance in the Classroom: Arts Integration and Meaningful Learning and is a contributor to The Routledge International Handbook of Creative Learning. He consults nationally and internationally on the role of the arts in effective school improvement.
Arnold has been recognized for exceptional leadership by the Chicago Community Trust and by the Leadership for a Changing World initiative supported by the Ford Foundation. His work as CAPE’s lead consultant is documented at www.capeconsults.org, and his work on arts learning assessment is documented at www.artsassessment.org. His blog is www.capeconsults.org/arnies-blog. He is a Fulbright Senior Specialist.
As the guest speaker for the Jan. 22 FAAE Webinar, Arnold will share his expertise in the area of assessing arts integration program results.
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