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Art & Human Behavior: Winter 2019 Art Education for Special Populations Symposium

Art & Human Behavior: Winter 2019 Art Education for Special Populations Symposium
Wednesday, February 27th 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Moore College of Art & Design, 1916 Race Street, Philadelphia

"Art & Human Behavior"


This symposium is designed to illustrate how the importance of positive behavior supports all students, especially those who have Emotional Behavioral Disorders. The focus will be on the discipline of visual art-making and creating alternatives for each teacher's unique classroom.

ACT 48/Professional Development Information: 2 hours will be offered

Symposium Schedule:

  • 4–4:30 pm: Registration and refreshments
  • 4:30–6:15 pm: Keynote by Samantha Davis
  • 6:30–7:30 pm: Reception

Keynote Speaker: Samantha Davis

Davis is the lead art teacher at Coney Island Prep Charter in Brooklyn, NY. Before moving to New York, she completed an action research thesis, "Exploring the Effects of Art-Making on Racial Climate in a Multicultural Classroom," at Moore College of Art & Design, in accordance with a Masters in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations. Davis' experience in positive behavior replacement plans was created while working at First Philadelphia Prepatory Charter School, Anthony Wayne Academy and Hope Partnership for Education in Philadelphia. Each of these environments are inclusive for diverse learners and multicultural populations.

Symposium Fee:

  • $15 including morning refreshments and reception
  • $10 for VIP/Moore alumni
  • FREE for All students​



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