For Immediate Release CENTERS FOR RESEARCH ON CREATIVITY Los Angeles : London Contact: Alison Rowe (310) 455 0785
Topanga Academics Reach an Audience of One Million
The work of the Topanga-based Centers for Research on Creativity forms the basis for an Education Week Webinar on July 18. An expected audience of one million will log in to hear presenter Dr. Ivonne Chand O’Neal, Principal, MUSE Research, formerly Founding Director of Research and Evaluation at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, discuss how instructional innovators use creativity to transform school culture and improve learning.
One of the ground-breaking case studies cited in the webinar, “The Wooden Floor”, was carried out by Dr. James Catterall, Professor Emeritus, UCLA and Director of Centers for Research on Creativity (CRoC). The study is part of a forthcoming book co-edited by Drs. Rekha Rajan and Ivonne Chand O’Neal, “Arts Evaluation and Assessment: Measuring Impact in Schools and Communities (Palgrave Macmillan)”, which highlights the unique evaluation methods employed in assessing the impact of music, theater, dance, musical theater, opera, and multimedia arts in schools and communities, and on arts policy in various contexts.
The “The Wooden Floor” case study details the findings so far in the ten-year assessment of the Orange County organization, which uses dance, educational supports, and social services to achieve far-reaching social change.
The free webinar, “Draw on the Power of Creativity”, also features Cheri Sterman, Director of Education at Crayola and is moderated by Dominique Young. To register for the webinar visit ow.ly/UZtC30dcB3F
Note To Editors: What: “Draw on the Power of Creativity” Webinar When: July 18, 5pm PST. Duration 1 hour. Organized by: Education Week People:
Ivonne Chand O’Neal, Ph.D. Co-editor “Arts Evaluation and Assessment: Measuring Impact in Schools and Communities,” published by Palgrave Macmillan, Fall 2017; founder and president, MUSE Research, a creativity think tank. Dr. Chand O’Neal is also on the Research Advisory Board of the University of Pennsylvania’s Human Flourishing Initiative; Senior Fellow, Creativity Testing Services, Co-Chair for the Arts, Culture and Audiences Division of the American Evaluation Association, and was formerly the founding Director of Research and Evaluation for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
James S. Catterall, Ph.D. James S. Catterall is Professor Emeritus and past Chair of the Faculty at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. He is an Affiliate Faculty member at the UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development. In July 2011, Dr. Catterall became Director and Principal Investigator at the Centers for Research on Creativity, (CRoC), based in Los Angeles and London, UK. (www.croc-lab.org) He is the author of the 2009 book, Doing Well and Doing Good by Doing Art, a 12-year longitudinal study of the effects of learning in the arts on the achievements and values of young adults (Los Angeles, CA: I-Group Books).
The Wooden Floor For ten consecutive years, 100% of student graduates from The Wooden Floor do what only about 30% percent of their socio-economic peers have done — finish high school on time and enroll in higher education. Centers for Research on Creativity’s custom assessment tool provided the solid evidence of the efficacy of their program.
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