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Dr. Youngmoo Kim to Serve as Panelist at Learning Through the Arts

April 30, 2013

Dr. Youngmoo Kim, director of the Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center, associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and assistant dean of engineering for Media Technologies, will serve as a panelist at “Learning Through the Arts” on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium. This talk will focus on using the arts to foster learning, motivation and success for urban students and will include a special performance by DANCO 3. A panel of invited artists and scholars will discuss and showcase the significance of the arts to education.

“Learning Through the Arts” is a part of Drexel University School of Education’s new series on Critical Conversations in Urban Education (CCUE). The series will provide professional development that augments understanding of critical factors in preparing urban educators and that transforms learning outcomes for low income and diverse students. Additionally, the series will provide opportunities to secure resources to support the School of Education’s related Urban Education initiatives.

Other speakers will include Mr. Donald T. Lunsford, featured dancer and guest artist for PHILADANCO, as well as choreographer for Drexel University; Dr. Miriam Giguere, associate professor and director of Drexel University’s dance program; and Ms. Megan Giampietro, art educator in urban schools who developed the course Expressive Arts K-4 through 4th Grade, which is a core-required course for Drexel’s Goodwin College of Education’s K4-4th grade certification program for undergraduate and graduate students and many more. To learn more about the series, please visit the CCUE website.