Professional Development Opportunities
Increasing Access to Arts Education in Rural Areas
Free webinar, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET
With nearly one-third of public elementary and secondary schools in America rural, how do we ensure that students in these areas receive access to arts education and how can arts education help to strengthen these communities?
Lisa Donovan, professor of arts management at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and Maren Brown, of Maren Brown Associates, co-authors of Leveraging Change—Increasing Access to Arts Education in Rural Areas.
Responses to ideas and effective practices that emerged from the report from three individuals working in rural communities: Tim Lampkin, CEO of Higher Purpose; Jake Eberwein, dean, Division of Graduate and Continuing Education, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, and former classroom teacher, high school principal, and superintendent; and Laura Forbes, education program director at Alaska State Council on the Arts.
Please register in advance through the NEA’s website.