WBEZ | Chicago Shakespeare Theater http://www.wbez.org/content/chicago-shakespeare-theater Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Reimagining school: Why Creativity and Innovation Matter. http://www.wbez.org/reimagining-school-why-creativity-and-innovation-matter-109487 <p><div>This year&rsquo;s two-part symposium series brings together nationally-recognized visionaries to discuss the ways in which schools can and must foster the creativity and innovation essential to our students&rsquo; global competence in a changing world.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Created by Golden Apple, National Louis University, Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Family Action Network (FAN). Conversations moderated by Alison Cuddy, WBEZ Arts and Culture Reporter.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Register for this event <strong><a href="http://www.chicagoshakes.com/education/professional_development/educator_forums">here.</a></strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Zhao_Yong.jpg" style="float: left;" title="" /><strong>Dr. Yong Zhao</strong> is an internationally known scholar, author, and speaker. His works focus on the implications of globalization and technology on education. He has designed schools that cultivate global competence, developed computer games for language learning, and founded research and development institutions to explore innovative education models. He has published over 100 articles and 20 books. &nbsp; He is an elected fellow of the International Academy for Education. His most recent book <em>World Class Learners</em> has won several awards including the Distinguished Achievement Award in Education Leadership (2013). &nbsp;Dr. Zhao currently serves as the Presidential Chair and Director of the Institute for Global and Online Education in the College of Education, University of Oregon, where he is also a Professor in the Department of Educational Measurement, Policy, and Leadership. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Keane_Linda.jpg" style="float: left;" title="" /><strong>Linda Keane</strong> is professor of Architecture and Environmental Design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she transforms curiosity into compassionate activism in teaching, practice and non‐profit leadership. Architect partner of STUDIO 1032, she collaborates with diverse communities on ecological urban initiatives along the Milwaukee‐Chicago corridor integrating environmental concerns with cultural, social, economic place making. Co-founder and creative director of the eLearning &lsquo;<em>designopedia</em>&rsquo;, NEXT.cc, Linda blurs the boundaries of learning, work, play and fun presenting dynamic keynotes, webinars, and professional development workshops. Her work is recognized by the American Planning Association (WI Chapter), Art Institute of Chicago, American Institute of Architects, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, American Architectural Foundation, Graham Foundation, National Endowment of the Arts, National Environmental Education Foundation, PBS Chicago, United States Green Building Council and Union of International Architects.&nbsp;</div><p>&nbsp;</p><div><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/Cudy_Allison.jpg" style="float: left;" title="" /><strong>Alison Cuddy</strong> is the arts and culture reporter at WBEZ 91.5 FM Chicago Public Radio. Alison&rsquo;s been with the station since 2001, working as a producer, host and blogger. She was previously host of <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> and <em>Weekender with Alison Cuddy</em>, a weekly guide to the cultural scene in Chicago and beyond.&nbsp;</div></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 08:58:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/reimagining-school-why-creativity-and-innovation-matter-109487 Beyond These Times: Reimagining School http://www.wbez.org/beyond-these-times-reimagining-school-105940 <p><p>Golden Apple introduces with its partners Chicago Shakespeare Theater and National Louis University a forthcoming series presenting futurist voices into the dialogue on improving the educational experience for school children. This partnership will present a free two-part symposium that brings together leading futurists in education for conversation to address what school in the future must look like to prepare students for rapid advances in technology, globalization, and economy. The moderator for this series, entitled: &nbsp;&ldquo;Beyond These Times: Reimagining School&rdquo; will be WBEZ&rsquo;s <strong>Allison Cuddy</strong>. The second session will be held on Tuesday, May 21, from 6:30&not; to 8 p.m., at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre on Navy Pier.</p><p>More on this event <a href="http://www.chicagoshakes.com/beyondthesetimes">here.</a></p></p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 13:46:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/beyond-these-times-reimagining-school-105940 Beyond These Times: Reimagining School http://www.wbez.org/beyond-these-times-reimagining-school-105815 <p><p>Golden Apple introduces with its partners Chicago Shakespeare Theater and National-Louis University a forthcoming series presenting futurist voices into the dialogue on improving the educational experience for school children.</p><p>This partnership will present a free two-part symposium that brings together leading futurists in education for conversation to address what school in the future must look like to prepare students for rapid advances in technology, globalization, and economy. The moderator for this series will be WBEZ&rsquo;s <strong>Allison Cuddy</strong>. The sessions will be held on Monday, March 18 and Tuesday, May 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre on Navy Pier. The first symposium will feature noted Arizona State <strong>Professor Dr. James Paul Gee</strong>, and <strong>Stephanie Pace Marshall</strong>, President Emerita of the Illinois Math and Science Academy.</p></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:03:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/beyond-these-times-reimagining-school-105815 Preshow Lecture for "Sunday in the Park with George" with Sandor Goodhart http://www.wbez.org/preshow-lecture-sunday-park-george-sandor-goodhart-102768 <p><p>During this preshow lecture sponsored by the Raven Foundation, Professor <strong>Sandor Goodhart</strong> will examine the talent and message of composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim as represented in his exploration of the life and work of Pointillist artist George Seurat through the lens of his most famous painting, &quot;A Sunday on La Grande Jatte.&quot; Sandor Goodhart, author of <em>Reading Stephen Sondheim: A Collection of Critical Essays</em>, is a professor of English and Jewish studies at Purdue University and director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Classical Studies. Professor Goodhart is a Raven Foundation board member and one of the founders of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion (COV&amp;R).</p><p>The preshow lecture is free and open to the public. Reduced price tickets for the show are available through the Raven Foundation.</p></p> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 16:56:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/preshow-lecture-sunday-park-george-sandor-goodhart-102768 Beyond These Times: The Changing Mind http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-03-26/beyond-these-times-changing-mind <p><p>Join us for the second event of this two-part series, which features a free public conversation where prominent authors and visionaries join early career educators for a close look at the challenge and promise of a future we can only begin to imagine. What will schools look like? How will the role of the educator change? What will be the impact of technology? What do we need to be doing today to prepare our teachers and our children for a very different tomorrow?</p><p>Speakers for the event include Dr. <strong>James Paul Gee</strong>,<strong> Tre Childress</strong>,<strong> Nancy Nassr</strong>, <strong>Nancy Serrano</strong>, and <strong>Sylvia Ewing</strong> (moderator).</p><p>Advance reservations are available at <a href="http://www.chicagoshakes.com/main.taf?p=4,7,6,26">HERE</a>. Seating is general admission. Lobby opens at 5:30 p.m. Please arrive no later than 6:15 p.m. for will-call tickets.<br> <br> "Beyond These Times" is a working collaboration between three Chicago landmark nonprofit organizations: Chicago Shakespeare Theater, National Louis University, and the Golden Apple Foundation. All three organizations are celebrating important milestones in their history: Chicago Shakespeare Theater celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season in 2011–12, Golden Apple just turned 25, and National Louis University marked its 125th year. All three organizations bring a rich learning experience to Chicago.</p></p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 19:47:35 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-03-26/beyond-these-times-changing-mind Beyond These Times: The Changing World http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-02-27/beyond-these-times-changing-world <p><p>Join us for the first of this two-part series, which features a free public conversation where prominent authors and visionaries join early career educators for a close look at the challenge and promise of a future we can only begin to imagine. What will schools look like? How will the role of the educator change? What will be the impact of technology? What do we need to be doing today to prepare our teachers and our children for a very different tomorrow? Speakers for the event include <strong>Dr. Kieran Egan</strong>, <strong>Marcus Arthur Campbell</strong>,<strong> Luke Carman</strong>, <strong>Anita Orozco-Huffman</strong>, and <strong>Silvia Rivera</strong>, moderator.</p><p>"Beyond These Times" is a working collaboration between three Chicago landmark nonprofit organizations: Chicago Shakespeare Theater, National Louis University, and the Golden Apple Foundation. All three organizations are celebrating important milestones in their history: Chicago Shakespeare Theater celebrates its 25th Anniversary Season in 2011–12, Golden Apple just turned 25, and National Louis University just marked its 125th year. All three organizations bring a rich learning experience to Chicago.</p><p>Seating is general admission. Lobby opens at 5:30 p.m. Please arrive no later than 6:15 p.m. for will-call tickets.</p></p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 19:44:10 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-02-27/beyond-these-times-changing-world Chicago in These Times: What Keeps School Reformers Going? http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-05-09/chicago-these-times-what-keeps-school-reformers-going <p><p>Young and promising school reformers share their passion and vision with veteran reformers <strong>William Ayers </strong>(educator and author), <strong>Harold Levy</strong> (former Chancellor of New York City's public schools), <strong>Deborah Meier</strong> (education reformer, author, founder of the ground breaking Central Park East Secondary School), and <strong>Sonia Nieto</strong> (author and Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture, School of Education, University of Massachusetts). <strong>Alison Cuddy</strong>, host of WBEZ's Eight Forty-Eight, moderates the discussion.</p></p> Thu, 21 Apr 2011 17:27:21 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-05-09/chicago-these-times-what-keeps-school-reformers-going Chicago in These Times: What's Next for the Chicago Public Schools? http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-04-25/chicago-these-times-whats-next-chicago-public-schools <p><p>There's a new mayor and new CEO for CPS: what's at stake for our children? Join us as we share concerns and explore ideas and possible solutions for the short-term and long-term prospects facing our public schools. Speakers include: <strong>Dominic Belmonte</strong>, president and CEO of Golden Apple; <strong>Miguel del Valle</strong>, Chicago City Clerk; <strong>Josh Anderson</strong>, executive director of Teach for America in Chicago; <strong>Karen Lewis</strong>, president of the Chicago Teachers Union; <strong>Pauline Lipman</strong>, author and professor of educational policy at the University of Illinois; <strong>Reverend Calvin Morris</strong>, executive director of the Community Renewal Society in Chicago; and <strong>Ted Purinton</strong>, chair and assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at National Louis University. WBEZ education reporter <b>Linda Lutton</b> moderates the discussion.</p><p>"Chicago in These Times" is a working collaboration between three Chicago landmark nonprofit organizations: National Louis University, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and the Golden Apple Foundation.</p></p> Thu, 21 Apr 2011 17:18:42 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-04-25/chicago-these-times-whats-next-chicago-public-schools