TREND Fall 2018 - Page 26

P rofessional L earning The 2019 Leader U professional development conference will be Tuesday, June 18 at Trevecca’s Boone Center in Nashville. It has been debated, but nearly over whelmingly proven, that incorporating art, music, drama, etc. into a child’s education improves overall learning. The arts teach young people how to learn by giving them the first step: the desire to learn. The theme for Leader U 2019 will be Whole Child Education where we will be emphasizing the importance of all subjects in school. Expert educators from Tennessee will expound about the importance of having Art, Music, Drama, PE and CTE classes in schools. We will also have sessions on Social Emotional Education and Dealing with Poverty along with Classroom Management and Differentiated Learning. With Nashville being the dubbed the “Music City,” every day we see first-hand the importance of a robust music curriculum. We even have the teacher from the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Taylor Swift Education Center doing a session on Words and Music – Inspiring Creativity through Songwriting. More on how arts education contributes to increased student learning outcomes: Arts Education and Academic Achievement - PERPICH CENTER The Case For Art & Music Programs In Public Schools - Kinkade Family Foundation The Benefits of Music Education - PBS Parents Digital Resource Portal - The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum