‣ Emeritus Professor of Education at California State University, Sacramento
‣ Co-founder of the Institute for Intelligent Behavior in El Dorado Hills, California
‣ Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Urban Alliance
Arthur L. Costa is emeritus professor of education at California State University, Sacramento, and cofounder of the Institute for Intelligent Behavior in El Dorado Hills, California. Art Costa has devoted his career to improving education through more thought-full instruction and assessment. He has made presentations and conducted workshops in all 50 states as well as Mexico, Central and South America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Islands of the South Pacific. Costa has devoted his career to improving education through more thought-full instruction and assessment. Through his writings, courses and workshops, Art Costa has been a leader in thinking, mindful instruction and coaching for teachers and administrators for many years. He is co-founder of the Institute for Habits of Mind. He is most noted for is landmark books: Developing Minds: A Resource for Teaching Thinking. The Schools as A Home for the Mind, and Habits of Mind: 16 Characteristics for Success. Active in many professional organizations, Art served as e National President of Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. from 1988 to 1989. He was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Urban Alliance in 2010.
Bestselling in 2020
AB1 Leading Learning Organizations with Habits of Mind
BY Prof. Arthur Costa
Dr. Art Costa and Dr. Bena Kallick, World-renowned Founder of Habits of Mind will focus on their new book, Leading Learning Organizations with Habits of Mind. One of the greatest dilemmas for educators today is how to lead in a VUCA (Volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world . They promote the idea that leadership is not necessarily positional. Rather, it is the activities that leaders DO that transforms communication, problem solving, and agility in the organization. We will explore five key functions of leadership–self-managing, self- monitoring, self-modifying, monitoring others, and managing others. We will provide examples of how the HOM are essential to these functions in order to promote a culture of continuous learning and growth.
AB2 Reimagining and Renewing Our Learning Communities with Habits of Mind
BY Prof. Arthur Costa
As we continue to face the challenges of uncertainty during this pandemic, we need to renew our commitment to the timeless values that are represented in our mission. Dr. Art Costa and Dr. Bena Kallick, World-renowned Founder of Habits of Mind, will provide a metacognitive roadmap for how individuals and groups can reimagine, refocus, and collaborate to improve learning for all students. In this session we will focus on developing questions and strategies to inspire leadership as they facilitate inclusive conversations that lead to action.