There is a great deal of research to demonstrate that arts-based learning often leads to profound impact, with outcomes such as improvements in student learning and mastery, student engagement, and positive school culture and climate. Participation in the arts fosters collaboration, empathy, and critical thinking. Last month, curious teachers and administrators spent a full day at the Foundation for Educational Leadership Conference Center in Monroe Township focusing on these deep connections between students’ social-emotional development and arts learning.
The workshop was part of the Fall 2018 Arts Education Series co-sponsored by Arts Ed NJ and the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association. The session featured multiple perspectives, offered by leading researchers, administrators, and a talented team of teachers who partnered with a professional Storyteller and Teaching Artist. Check out Arts Ed NJ Professional Learning for future sessions!