On Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts hosted 30 area art educators for its annual Professional Development Day. The day began with a morning workshop, "Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies Through Visual Art," presented by Kennedy Center speaker Sandi Hammonds, a national board certified teacher in early adolescence and young adulthood art with 37 years of teaching experience and adjunct instructor at George Washington University and George Mason University.
It continued with lunch and time for teachers to discuss art techniques and materials, share lessons and offer insight into the challenges they face in today’s changing education environment. It concluded with sessions presented by Quick Center staff on using Choice-Based Education Models in Teaching Artistic Behavior and how to create/adapt Quick Center tour experiences to complement classroom teaching and bring local students to campus.
Dr. Kimberly Young, program director of SBU’s Master's in Strategic Leadership program, was one of the distinguished panelists at the National Academy of Sciences conference on Digital Media and Developing Minds Oct. 14-16, 2015, at the Beckman Center in Irvine, Calif. She was on a panel dealing with Digital Addiction and Children.
The colloquium’s purpose was to identify and report on state-of-the-art research on the impact of digital media on developing minds; establish a dialogue between medical researchers and those in the social sciences who study media effects, educators, funders and industry; and set the agenda for future research needed in order to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks to children and teens in the digital age.
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