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ArtsNow - The Value of the Arts in Learning

ArtsNow hosted a panel discussion on "The Value of Arts in Learning" at Georgia Public Broadcasting on February 8, 2011. This event provided a forum for members of Atlanta’s business and political communities to engage in an open discussion with national education leaders about why the arts are critical to student success. A Presentation of Information and Results by Anne Ostholthoff of ArtsNOW in partnership with a National Education Leadership Panel.

Schedule of Events

7:30 - 7:40am Welcome and Remarks Ann Cramer, Chair, Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education
7:40 - 8:00am Presentation Anne Ostholthoff, Founder & Chief Development Officer, ArtsNow
8:00 - 8:50am Panel Discussion Karl Androes, Director, Reading in Motion, Chicago
Jean Hendrickson, Director, A+ Schools, Oklahoma
Pamela Millice, CEO, ArtsNow, Atlanta
Larry Scripp, Director, Music-in-Education National Consortium, NYC
8:50 - 9:00am Audience Questions and Close

About The Panel

  Karl Androes Director — Reading in Motion, Chicago Karl co-founded Reading In Motion in 1983 with the mission of getting every at-risk kindergarten through third grade student reading at or above grade level, through the power and discipline of the arts. Reading In Motion has become known for a disciplined approach to results, utilizing rigorous outside studies of program effectiveness. Trained as a classical musician, Karl is vice president of the board of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, training orchestra of the Chicago Symphony.

Jean Hendrickson Director — A+ Schools, Oklahoma Jean is the Executive Director for Oklahoma A+ Schools®. She is responsible for the development of the network across the state, as well for the national network and international partnerships. She holds the State Superintendent’s Arts Award, U.S. Department of Education’s National Distinguished Principal, and the Medal of Excellence in Administration from the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. She serves on the boards of Oklahoma Educational Television Authority, Creative Oklahoma, Inc., among others.

Pamela Millice CEO — ArtsNOW, Atlanta Pamela is a highly seasoned educator of 20+ years with experience as music educator; curriculum specialist with North Carolina Department of Public Instruction developing curriculum and professional learning. She has been directly involved with A+ School Reform Model in NC; was a university adjunct professor at several colleges; founded Asbury School of Music in Raleigh, NC; and was co- founder of Georgia State University “Sound Learning” In-school arts integration program delivered in partnership with Young Audiences and the Atlanta Sympho- ny Orchestra. Pamela is responsible for leading ArtsNOW—a recognized leader in improving teacher quality through creative, standards based strategies. Larry Scripp Director — Music-in-Education National Consortium, NYC A musician, educator, research, program developer, and administrator who lives in Boston, Massachusetts, Larry became Chair of the Music Education department at New England Conservatory in 1998. As Founding Director of Center for Music- In-Education, he designs and implements Music Plus Music Integration programs in public schools via the Music-In-Education National Consortium—a coalition of schools of music and education, arts organizations, and school reform organizations through the arts.