THE CASE FOR ARTS EDUCATION

The Music Center plays a leadership role advocating for arts education at the national, state, and local levels. We also convene advocacy forums for educators, parents, artists, and policymakers to address critical issues in arts education.

  • Mark Slavkin TEDx talk on Measuring Creativity in Education

  • Welcome & Introduction to Imagination Conversation

  • Origins of the Imagination Conversation Project

  • Can Imagination & Creativity Be Taught

  • Why Our Education Systems are Biased Against Imagination

  • Imagination Makes Empathy Possible

  • We Need to Believe in the Youth of Los Angeles

  • Creativity is Not an "Add-On" but Calls for Radical Change in Schools

  • We Want to Foster Creativity; Why is it Not Happening In Our Schools?

  • Chinese Seek the Very Creativity We Devalue in Schools

  • Is Change Possible within Framework of No Child Left Behind?

  • Can Creativity be Assessed?

  • Can the Imagination Conversation Help LAUSD Address Key Challenges?

  • What if New Schools Were Designed to Focus on Creativity?

  • Beware the Limitations of Standardized Tests

  • Lack of Funding is the Real "Elephant in the Room"

  • If We Figure This Out, the World Can Learn from Los Angeles

  • Final Closing Comments for LA Imagination Conversation

  • Creativity, Education, and California’s Future

  • A+ Arts: Rockdale Elementary

  • A+ Arts: Crescenta Valley High School

  • A+ Arts: Millikan Middle School