The Southeast Center for Education in the Arts (SCEA) will host its fourth national Arts and Education Forum on May 11-13. The forum, titled “Aesthetic Learningscapes – Exploring Elegant Environments,” will bring together educators, artists, and professionals from diverse disciplines to explore the changing environments in which students learn.

“The intersection of social, cultural, technological, and economic factors in today’s world urges us to consider dynamic classrooms, a broader curriculum, and a more cohesive vision for learning,” Kim Wheetley, Executive Director of the SCEA and Lyndhurst Chair of Excellence in Arts Education, said.

The forum will feature participatory interaction over passive listening. “Teachers are no longer content to sit and listen,” Wheetley said. “They want a more in-depth experience than a traditional conference. They want to interact with others on problems and find solutions.”

Participants will collaborate with team building exercises at the UTC Challenger Learning Center and work together to design a learning environment to present to everyone at the end of the forum. Participants also will visit sites around Chattanooga, including CreateHere, the Creative Discovery Museum, and Battle Academy for Teaching and Learning, to explore the diversity of educational spaces and community partnerships.

Click here for detailed information, the schedule, and a registration form are available on the SCEA website. The registration fee includes a reception, two continental breakfasts, and two luncheons. Registrations are due by March 31. Only 50 participants will be accepted.

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