Co-director, Habla: The Center for Language and Culture
Kurt Wootton is one of the founding directors of the ArtsLiteracy Project in the Education Department at Brown University. He is the co-director of Habla: The Center for Language and Culture in Mérida, Mexico, a combination of language school, education center, and community-based arts organization. With a specialty in creative literacy pedagogies, teacher professional development, and organizational change, he works internationally with teachers and administrators helping to design schools and organizations that are creative, meaningful, and welcoming places.
Kurt has given keynote speeches and workshops in a variety of settings including Harvard University, Middlebury College, SmART Schools, Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education, The University of Northern Colorado, Florida Atlantic University, the University of Maryland, Senac University in Sao Paulo, the Arts Education Partnership, and numerous conferences. He writes about education for the Huffington Post and his book with co-author and colleague Eileen Landay A Reason to Read: Linking Literacy and the Arts is available through Harvard Education Press. He divides his time between Mexico and the United States.