Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Public Policy and Leadership
First Committee Member
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The Smith Center, Clark County’s premier performing arts center, offers professional development opportunities through their Education and Outreach Department to teach local educators how to incorporate arts integration strategies into their classrooms. Research has shown that arts education, particularly in the form of arts integration, can bolster student achievement, increase student engagement and motivation, develop critical and creative thinking patterns, and boost social competences, such as collaboration and self-confidence. Given the great possibility of improving student achievement via arts integration and the poor educational outcomes that the Clark County School District has been struggling with for years, The Smith Center’s professional development program has much to offer Southern Nevada.
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Jacobowitz, Melissa; Helda, Chris; Hernandez, Stephanie; and Casillas, Rico, "Building an Evaluation Framework for The Smith Center’s Education & Outreach Department" (2016). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 2838.