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Lincoln Center Education Launches Summer Forum Learning Labs for Artists & Educators, 7/7-18

Lincoln Center Education Launches Summer Forum Learning Labs for Artists & Educators, 7/7-18

Russell Granet, Executive Director of Lincoln Center Education (LCE), announced details today ofSummer Forum 2014, a re-envisioned professional development experience which expands on Lincoln Center's unparalleled dedication to professional growth for local, national, and international educators and artists. LCE's Summer Forum, which takes place July 7 through 18 and succeeds the previous Summer Session series, will feature in-depth and hands-on educational workshops based on LCE's core values of engagement, equity, integrity and creativity, and its approach to aesthetic education and focus on "thinking like an artist." Summer Forum is open to educators and artists of all kinds, and LCE-trained teaching artists will lead labs that explore the process of imaginative learning and discovery through works of performance and fine art, helping the participants determine how to apply what they have learned in their own classrooms, whether it be towards science, English, history or the arts. Lab topics throughout Summer Forum will include sessions on aesthetic education practices, teaching artistry to arts and Common Core, creating art in the community, and LCE's pedagogy for engaging students in problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.

New to LCE's summer program are daily plenary sessions, as well as daily keynote speakers on topics related to the state of arts education, field research and best practices, and opportunities to see world-class performances at Lincoln Center each evening. Participation in any Summer Forum labs includes the opportunity to see special performances by 2014-15 LCE season repertory artists, including Taylor 2, the esteemed second company of Paul Taylor Dance Company. Three of the five keynote speakers come from the Lincoln Center family, including Jed Bernstein (President of Lincoln Center), Russell Granet, and Dr. Maxine Greene (Philosopher Emeritus of Lincoln Center Education). Joining them will be Dr. Susanne Harnett (Managing Senior Associate of Metis Associates), who conducts research on the success of arts education methodologies for the New York City Department of Education as well as LCE, among others; and Eric Booth, a leading international arts learning consultant, actor, author and leading voice in the field of teaching artists. Participants in the Summer Forum learning labs can attend any of the 1-day, 2-day, 3-day or 5-day labs, designed to cater to participants' interests and availability.

Registration for LCE's Summer Forum opens today at

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers 15 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Artist Program, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Books, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, Martin E. Segal Awards, Meet the Artist, Mostly Mozart Festival, Target Free Thursdays, and the White Light Festival, as well as the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and its 11 resident organizations, which include the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the School of American Ballet and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Lincoln Center Education (LCE) is a global leader in arts education and advocacy and the education cornerstone of Lincoln Center, the world's largest performing arts complex. LCE is committed to enriching the lives of students, educators, and lifelong learners by providing opportunities for engagement with the highest-quality arts on the stage, in the classroom, digitally, and within the community. Founded in 1975 as the Lincoln Center Institute, LCE has nearly four decades of unparalleled school and community partnerships, professional development workshops, consulting services, and its very own repertory. LCE has reached more than 20 million students, teachers, school administrators, parents, community members, teaching artists, pre-service teachers, university professors, and artists in New York City, across the nation and around the world.

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