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Save the Date!

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

at the Jeremiah H. Burke High School in Boston

On Saturday, April 27, 2019, the Center for Artistry and Scholarship (CAS) will host Next Wave: What’s Next, What Works, a summit to showcase innovations developed by and for school communities that foster democratic practices, student growth, and dynamic approaches to racial and social justice. The Next Wave summit will gather students, educators, administrators, policymakers, funders, and families to highlight, celebrate, and advance our collective commitment to the belief that the people who are closest to and most immediately affected by opportunities and challenges in schools are those who must lead the way to develop responses, strategies, and solutions.

The Next Wave summit will feature school-based teams that have developed projects and initiatives focused on leveraging creativity, social justice, and community in the service of student learning and sustainable student-centered school design. Presenters will share their work in sessions that include students, families, and community members. An accompanying Next Wave publication will be a powerful document with the capacity to influence educators in the region and across the nation.

As a part of the Next Wave summit, CAS will also offer an interactive exhibition space open to schools, designers, and support organizations to share their work.  Additional engagement opportunities, including talks, Design Thinking seminars, casual networking, and visual arts, music, and theater experiences, will make this day a highlight for students, educators, community stakeholders, policymakers, and funders

We invite everyone seeking a network that elevates democracy, creativity, and school-based leadership to join us as a participant, presenter, exhibitor, sponsor, or artist.

Important dates:

→ December 18: Call for workshop and exhibition proposals opens

→ January 14: Registration opens

→ January 25: Workshop and exhibition proposals due

→ February 7: Workshop and exhibition participants selected

We are planning for 200-250 attendees, a mix of students, educators, community stakeholders, policymakers, and funders. For more information about the Next Wave: What’s Next, What Works summit, please contact Jill Davidson, Center for Artistry and Scholarship Program Director at