ART, SCIENCE &THE BRAIN: NEW MODELS OF LEARNING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
ArtsSmarts and Social Innovation Generation at the MaRS Discovery District (SiG@MaRS) present ART, SCIENCE & THE BRAIN: NEW MODELS OF LEARNING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. Featuring some of the most innovative educational thinkers and entrepreneurs in Canada and the US, and will create a space where art and science-based learning collide to produce new modes of collaborative thinking. By eXchanging ideas with leaders in the field of public education, attendees will create a new synthesis of project-based education.
Teachers, administrators and Ministry consultants will be joined by educational entrepreneurs, education foundations and publishing companies to discuss how to reimagine our education system for the 21st century.
Dr. Daniel Levitin (James McGill Professor of Psychology, Music & Computer Science, McGill University, and author of This is Your Brain on Music and The World in Six Songs) will join us for a Special Evening Event on November 1, in one of only four international public speaking engagements this year. The evening will also include a live performance of Surface Tension (2009), by pianist Eve Egoyan and multimedia artist David Rokeby. A collaborative work for disklavier piano and interactive video, Surface Tension and was first commissioned by the Open Ears Festival through the Canada Council for the Arts.
Other highlights of this two-day event include Keynote Speakers:
- Mariale Hardiman (Assistant Dean, Urban Schools Partnership; Chair, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, Johns Hopkins University School of Education) will discuss Brain-Targeted Teaching and the Arts.
- Stan Kutcher (Professor, Dalhousie University Department of Psychiatry; Sunlife Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health Director, WHO Collaborating Centre) will explore ArtsSmarts and Adolescent Mental Health.
- Stephen Huddart (The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation’s President & CEO) will talk about Change for Good: The Arts, Learning and Creative Communities.
Panel disucsion and demo highlights include:
- The Physical Space of Learning, with François Couture (St. Lambert Elementary School, Riverside School Board), Éric Boutin (St. Mary’s School, Riverside School Board), Elgin Cleckley (Design Coordinator, Ontario Science Centre) & Ron Lancaster (Senior Lecturer, University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) Moderator: Colin Ripley (Graduate Program Director, Ryerson University's Architectural Science Program; Director, RTVR)
- Mind the Imagination: Exploring Creativity in Depth, with Austin Clarkson (Professor Emeritus, York University; Director, The Milkweed Collective)
- Community Partnerships in Arts and Science Education, with Greer Kudon (Learning Through Art, Guggenheim Museum), Elena Soni (Walls and Barriers Program, Royal Ontario Museum) & Luke Gustafson (Canadian Space Agency, StarAcers) Moderator: Martin Fischer (Science Educator, Ontario Science Centre)
- Researching the Impact of ArtsSmarts, with Jodene Dunleavy (Paperweight Consulting) and Julie Hobbs (Team Leader, School Administrators' Support Team, Riverside School Board, Quebec); ArtsSmarts Quebec)
- Get in the Game, a special interactive and discussion session, with Jeremy Friedberg (Spongelab Interactive), Adam Clare (Wero Creative), Rob Whent (President, OTEP), Steven Brown (Practi-Quest Experiential Software), Kerri Brock (Career Cycles) & Sylvain Moreno (MusIQKids)
- How Do We Define Success?, with Carolyn Acker (Founder, Pathways to Education), Ed Dixon (Director, KEEN Differentiated Learning Group), Amy Coupal (Executive Director, Curriculum Services Canada) & Cécile Arsenault (Coordinator, ArtsSmarts PEI
- The Difficulty of Teaching of Math, with Ron Lancaster (Senior Lecturer, University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education), John Mighton (Founder, JUMP Math), & Eric Rosenberg (Founder, The Eric Rosenberg Development Studio) Moderator: Joseph Wilson (Education Specialist, MaRS)
- The Lost Art of Building Things, with Chris Perivolaris (Teacher Advisor, East York Collegiate Robotics Team) & Mohan Nadarajah (Founder & CEO, PLAYLab)
- Using Technology Effectively, with Stan Kutcher (Professor, Dalhousie University’s Department of Psychiatry; Sunlife Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health Director, WHO Collaborating Centre), Fraser Shein (Founder, Quillsoft), Steve Morris (VP, York Mills Collegiate; @technologytoday) & Josh Silvertown (Executive Director, DreamCatcher Mentoring) Moderator: Don Tapscott (Co-Author, Macrowikinomics)
Full conference schedule and panellists updated daily (plus learning tracks) at 21C-learning.ca Tickets available on-line at 21c.eventbrite.com (service charges apply)