High-quality arts education is a powerful catalyst for social-emotional learning. This virtual program, “Social-Emotional Learning and the Arts: Exploring Connections and Implications,” will explore how learning in and through the arts fosters social- emotional growth and contributes to positive school culture. The natural alignment between arts education and the five social-emotional competencies will be closely examined through colorful examples, demonstrating the many implications.

Presenters include Maurice J. Elias, professor of psychology, Rutgers University, and director, Rutgers Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab; and  Dale Schmid, Ed.D., arts coordinator, New Jersey Department of Education.

The program, which will be held May 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. is part of the Spring 2020 Arts Education series co-sponsored by Arts Ed NJ and NJPSA/FEA.  Registration information can be found here.