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Establishing a City-wide Arts Ed Learning Laboratory: How Cultural Fieldtrips Make a Difference
Researchers Share Groundbreaking Findings on Positive Impact of Cultural Fieldtrips
WHO: DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative Event, featuring Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art's School and Community Programs Manager Anne Kraybill, University of Arkansas Department of Education Reform Researcher Brian Kisida, and DCPS representatives.
WHAT: Learn how Cultural Fieldtrips Make a Difference: Science Says Art Fieldtrips Will Make Your Kids Better Thinkers (and Nicer People). Hear the Groundbreaking Evidence of Impact From the Team at Crystal Bridges and University of Arkansas
WHERE: DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
200 I St SE #1400, Washington, DC 20003
Navy Yard Metro (green line)
WHEN: April 3, 2014; 4:30 to 6 pm
WHY: A roundtable conversation on more collaborative, optimistic and innovative approaches to teaching and learning such as utilizing the cultural fieldtrip so that DC’s significant arts and humanities resources are accessed by DC’s teachers and students.
Featuring: A Welcome from DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Executive Director, Lionell Thomas.
Brian Kisida, Senior Research Associate for the
University of Arkansas Department of Education Reform (DER), will describe the study on the educational value of field-trips. The study was published in Education Next, Educational Researcher and Museum. Read the Op-Ed published November 2013 by Brian Kisida, Jay P. Greene, and Daniel H. Bowen in the NY Times.
Anne Kraybill, Distance Learning Project Manager at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, will share details of the school visits program and how the research informed the museum's distance learning initiatives.
This study involved nearly 11,000 K-12 students and 500 teachers at over 100 schools, making it the largest of its kind. This research is unique because it used a random assignment design to measure the causal impacts of school tours of an art museum.
Read the related Op-Ed published November 2013 by Brian Kisida, Jay P. Greene, and Daniel H. Bowen in the NY Times, whichreached the top spot as the most viewed and most emailed piece on the Times’ website.