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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 27, 2011

Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
(603) 271-3136
shelly.angers@dcr.nh.gov
Twitter: @NHCulture

Catherine O’Brian, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
(603) 271-0796
catherine.r.obrian@dcr.nh.gov 

N.H. Arts in Education Conference registration open

Teaching artists, educators, parents and community arts leaders are invited to attend the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts’ 2011 Arts in Education Partnership Conference, “Get on Board! Learning and Teaching about Culture, Heritage and History with and through the Arts.”

“Get on Board!” takes place October 21 – 23, 2011 at the AMC Highland Center in Bretton Woods, N.H. and at school partnership sites in the region. Participants may register for the entire three days or select single-day registration for Friday or Saturday. A limited number of scholarships are available for first-time attendee public school teachers.

Studies continue to prove the positive role that the arts play in education. Young people who participate in the arts on a regular basis are more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, more likely to participate in a math and science fair, more likely to win an award for writing an essay or poem and more likely to win an award for school attendance.

Dan Butterworth, author of “Teaching and Learning in the Far North,” will open the conference with a keynote address. Workshops on the Underground Railroad, mural making, using literature to support learning in social sciences and history, Native American pottery, archaeology, folk music and more take place throughout the conference.

The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts’ supporting and cooperating conference partners include the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire; the National Endowment for the Arts, the Division of Historic Resources and Project Archaeology; Extending the Dance Map, a Northern New England Rural Dance Initiative; Arts Midwest and the Doris Duke Foundation; and the Lodge at Mount Washington Resort.

For more information about “Get on Board!”, including keynote workshop descriptions, presenters’ biographies and registration forms, visit www.nh.gov/nharts or www.aannh.org. You may also call the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, (603) 271-0791 or the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire at (603) 323-7302.

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