Senior lecturer and ArtsLiteracy Project faculty director Eileen Landay was a panelist at a Brown Commencement Forum on Saturday, May 27. The forum, titled “The Creative Impulse: How Arts Education Inspires Each Generation” explored the importance of the arts in education, from elementary school through college, and the integral role the arts play in shaping our society. Chaired by Martin J. Granoff, chair of the Brown University Creative Arts Advisory Board and honorary degree recipient, 2006, the panel also included Richard Fishman, director of the Brown University Creative Arts Council and professor of visual art and Curt Columbus, artistic director at Trinity Repertory Company.
Professor Polly Ulichny and Professor Larry Wakeford were Showcase Presenters for the conference: Rethinking Technology in the PK-16 Classroom: The Power and the Limitations on May 1st at the Sheraton Airport Hotel in Warwick. They presented on a case study of e-folio (online portfolio) assessment in teacher education.
Professor Polly Ulichny’s ED 228 WebCT course site was chosen as one of the 4 recipients of the 2nd annual Best of WebCT awards. Over 100 course websites were nominated. The selection committee reviewed each on the following criteria: the breadth of resources made available, variety in uses of WebCT tools, visual appearance, organization and ease of navigation, how well it is kept up to date, and the extent to which the site advances the goals of the course.