PNCA President Tom Manley is one of six Oregon delegates selected to travel to Chicago this July for the Education Leaders Institute (ELI), a symposium convened by the National Endowment for the Arts that helps develop public education strategies driven by the arts.
Since 2007, the Education Leaders Institute invites policymakers, educators, advocates, and artists to develop arts education plans for their respective states. Oregon’s team includes a diverse group of representatives from Oregon House District 5, Oregon State Board of Education, Pacific Northwest College of Art, James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, and Western Oregon University. The group will address the challenge of increasing the arts-based preparedness of classroom teachers.
Read the full “press release”:http://staging.oregonartscommission.org/pdf/uploads/50.pdf.