2020 SC Arts Higher Education Forum

The SC Arts Higher Education Forum is a one-day event that connects leaders from both K-12 education and higher education in the arts. It provides a unique opportunity to strengthen and expand our community as well as dialogue with others towards exemplary arts education for all SC students.

We are thrilled to host Dr. Ron Beghetto as our Keynote Speaker

Dr. Beghetto is an internationally recognized expert on creativity and innovation in educational settings. He serves as the Pinnacle West Presidential Chair and Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Dr. Beghetto is the Editor for the Journal of Creative Behavior, series editor for Creative Theory and Action in Education (Springer Books), a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and a creativity advisor for LEGO Foundation. He has published 10 books and over a 100 articles and chapters on the topic of creativity in educational settings.

His recent books include, Beautiful Risks, What If? and  Killing Ideas Softly (the promise and perils of creativity in the classroom)

TEDx on Uncertainty in Classrooms  

Fast Company Podcast How can uncertainty make us more creative

You can learn more about Dr. Beghetto and his work at www.ronaldbeghetto.com


9:30 – 10:00 am Registration and Networking

10 am Welcome Address

10:15 am Dr. Ron Beghetto,  Arizona State University

11:30 – 12:30 Morning Concurrent Sessions:

  • Model Classroom: Peter Duffy, Department of Theatre and Dance, USC
  • Panel: Arts Education that Prepares Students for Creative Careers
    • Moderator: Dr. John Lane, Academic Affairs Director, SC Commission on Higher Education
    • Panelists: Peggy Torrey, Director, Transform SC; Wade Razzi, Chief Academic Officer, American College of the Building Arts; Glen Seale, Dean of Film, Media and Visual Arts, Trident Technical College

12:30 – 1:15 Lunch and Learn

  • Canvass of the People: David Platts, Executive Director, South Carolina Arts Commission
  • 2020 SC Legislative Session Docket: G P McLeer, SC Arts Alliance

1:30 – 2:30 Afternoon Concurrent Sessions:

  • Model Classroom: Gary Seaboldt, Alston-Bailey Elementary School
    • Arts Infusion in the Elementary Classroom
  • Forum: Lessons Learned from APEC’s First Year
    • Moderators: Dr. John Lane and Dr. Tracy West, Dean of Education, Columbia College

2:30 – 3:00 Forum Planery


Event Details

Date & Time

10:00am -3:00pm
January 24


Winthrop University
701 Oakland Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29733

Contact Information



Free but registration required. Registration opens on December 2, 2019.

Hosted By

ABC Institute