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Wednesday, April 24 • 10:00am - 11:15am
More Than Magical Thinking: The Promise of the Arts and Social & Emotional Learning

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The potential of arts education to transform young lives is often taken as a given. However, those transformational powers are often equated with magical thinking. The Spencer Foundation, Ingenuity and the UChicago Consortium on School Research came together to better understand the evidence behind the claims with a new study. Researchers will discuss their findings and opportunities for continued exploration into the role (magical or otherwise) that the arts play in the development of students and the culture of schools.

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Camille Farrington

Senior Research Associate, UChicago Consortium on School Research
Camille A. Farrington is a Senior Research Associate and Director of the Equitable Learning & Development Group at the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research. Her work focuses on understanding how learning environments provide opportunities for positive developmental... Read More →

Pierre Lockett

Executive Director, Forward Momentum Chicago
Pierre Lockett, Founder and Executive Director of Forward Momentum Chicago, most recently served as the Director of Community Engagement with The Joffrey Ballet where he grew its programming from 10 schools in 1996 to over 55 schools in 2015. After 20 years as a professional dancer... Read More →

Steven Shewfelt

Director of Data & Research, Ingenuity

Wednesday April 24, 2019 10:00am - 11:15am PDT
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