Join Linda Nathan and leaders of arts-infused public schools to think about the tension between fiercely committing to creativity and demonstrating student academic performance through high-stakes standardized tests.
Join Linda Nathan and Carmen Torres, co-founders and co-directors of the Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership (PSi), to learn more about the program's work to develop creative and innovative educational and community leaders. We are accepting applications for the 2019-2020 PSi cohort on a rolling basis.
On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 6:00pm-7:30 pm, Linda Nathan will be speaking on "The Valedictorians Project: Where Do We Go From Here?" panel at the Boston Public Library's Copley Square location. Come meet the journalists behind The Boston Globe’s recent investigation into the outcomes of valedictorians from Boston high schools. Hear the Globe team discuss its troubling findings with Linda, researcher and author Tony Jack, and top city graduates, and participate in a conversation about how to fix the challenges identified by the series.
On Monday, February 11 at 4:30 pm (Eastern time), join our free one-hour webinar to learn with school leaders who are fostering innovation and evolution through mentorship and networks. Linda Nathan, Carmen Torres, Sung-Joon "Sunny" Pai, and Mirko Chardin invite you to discuss intergenerational school leadership (click here for presenter bios and registration information). Bring your questions and ideas about how to create and sustain vibrant, challenging, creative, and equitable schools.
On Friday, February 8, 12:00-1:00 pm, CAS executive director Linda Nathan will be speaking about her book, When Grit Isn't Enough, as a part of the State Library of Massachusetts' February Author Series.
CAS Executive Director Linda Nathan will hold a book talk on When Grit Isn’t Enough: A High School Principal Examines how Poverty and Inequality Thwart the College-for-all Promise. The book discusses multiple assumptions that society holds about education, and how those assumptions shield inherent inequalities.
Over the last 20 years, musicians and educators Paulo Maria Rodrigues and Helena Rodrigues have studied the ways in which arts and education intersect, creating and touring various projects with Companhia de Música Teatral, their music/theatre company in Lisbon, Portugal. Working with infants and their parents, artists, educators, schools and communities, Helena and Paulo believe that artistic expression through music improves people's lives. Their projects create aesthetic, participatory experiences that prove how music can be an essential tool in human development and communication.
Using music as the medium, Paulo and Helena share examples of artistic projects and explore themes of human connection and communication through a variety of movement and vocal activities that aim to create collaboration and community. At the end of this performance lecture you’ll have more ideas about how to use music as a tool to promote human and social development.
Linda Nathan will present on her book When Grit Isn't Enough at the NESSC in Providence, RI.
School design teams from our Innovative School Design Incubator will be sharing their school designs. A limited number of tickets will be available for interested participants. More information about this event is here: artistryandscholarship.org/creative-learning-for-equity-school-design-colloquium.
Location: Harvard Graduate School of Education, Gutman Library
This conversation explores Linda Nathan's book, When Grit Isn’t Enough, which investigates five assumptions that dominate our thinking about education, revealing how these beliefs mask systemic inequity. Participants will gain greater understanding of these assumptions as they have been internalized and manifested in schools and organizations.
What: PSi 2017-2018 Cohort Mid-Year Capstone Consultancy
When: Friday January 19, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. You are welcome to register to attend, even if you can only be present for part of the day.
Who: 2017-2018 Cohort of the Perrone-Sizer Institute of the Center for Artistry and Scholarship and guests
Why: The Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership's 2017-2018 cohort of emerging leaders in education have reached their mid-year point and have identified key questions and challenges arising out of their Capstone Projects—collaborations each of them is developing between a community-based organization and their current workplace to address a common goal. The purpose of this event is to give students the opportunity to present and—with your help—further explore their question/point of inquiry. Using a structured protocol, you will engage in facilitated discussions about the students' work, and students will have the opportunity to think more expansively and deeply about the issues they have identified.
Linda Nathan will present on creative leadership and how it impacts the community at Puelche Frutillar in Chile.
Creativity, Innovation and the Power of Arts in Education: One Path Forward (conference session)
Using examples from prominent educational leaders and her own professional experiences, Linda Nathan argues the importance of arts in education and speaks to the challenges that prevent this kind of instruction from happening.
Linda Nathan will be reading from her new book, When Grit Isn't Enough, on its publication day! Linda will be introduced by Dr. Lee Pelton, President of Emerson College. A discussion moderated by Jackie Jenkins-Scott, president emeritus, Wheelock College, Boston, will follow. Discussants include:
Abdi Ali - Teacher, Mission Hill Elementary School
Anne Clark - Headmaster, Boston Arts Academy
Chris Gabrieli - Chairman, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
Kevin McCaskill - Headmaster, Madison Park Career and Vocational High School
More information about this event is here. Please note that while the book launch is at capacity, you may request to be put on the waiting list for tickets by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.