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Arts Education Helps Bilingual Students Thrive

America’s public schools instruct more than four million students who are English language learners. The NEA Task Force on the Arts and Human Development will host a webinar to share how one innovative program is using dance and theater arts education to help ’emerging bilinguals’ learn English and flourish in school.

Carol Morgan, deputy director for education at ArtsConnection, and Jennifer Stengel-Mohr of Queens College, New York will discuss findings from their research on the ArtsConnection’s program, Developing English Language Literacy through the Arts (DELLTA). DELLTA reaches English language learners and their teachers in 15 New York City public schools. This work was developed with support from the Office of Innovation and Improvement’s Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination and Professional Development for Arts Educators grant programs.

This webinar is free and open to the public.

Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (EST)
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This is the ninth public webinar hosted by the NEA Task Force on the Arts and Human Development, an alliance of 19 federal departments, agencies, divisions, and offices, including the U.S. Department of Education, that encourages more and better research on how the arts help people reach their full potential at all stages of life.