Arts Education


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Published: October 30th, 2018

Arts Education for all! Doctor’s orders!!

BBC Headline:

Surgery students ‘losing dexterity to stitch patients’

Answer??

ARTS EDUCATION!!

“Creativity is not just for artists. Subjects like design and technology, music, art and drama are vitally important for children to develop imagination and resourcefulness, resilience, problem-solving, team-working and technical skills,” says Mr Hunt. “These are the skills which will enable young people to navigate the changing workplace of the future and stay ahead of the robots, not exam grades.”

Read the full article and share with the decision makers YOU know!

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Published: October 25th, 2018

Creative Musical Arts and Sciences CMAS Program Featured on EdWeek.org

EdWeek.org published an incredible article about how the teacher and students at Acadia High School integrate creativity with technology in real world, Music Industry experiences. The nationally recognized Arcadia High School CMAS (Creative Musical Arts and Sciences) program in Phoenix, Arizona is considered by many Music Education and Industry experts to be the model for creativity based music programs. The program was created and is facilitated by Musician/Producer, and GRAMMY® nominee Richard Maxwell.

The article “A Recording Studio for Every Student: Teaching Music Class in the Digital Era” includes a video that features students and their teacher reflecting on the innovative CMAS program. Check out this incredible demonstration of how Arizona is leading the way in innovative, creative music education for our students!

 

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Published: October 3rd, 2018

Americans Increasingly & Overwhelmingly Support Arts Education in 2018

According to a comprehensive new public opinion poll report put out by Americans for the Arts Americans Speak Out About the Arts in 2018:

  • 91% of Americans (and 92% of Arizonians) agree the arts are part of a well-rounded education
  • 94% believe students should receive an education in the arts in elementary school, middle school, and high school
  • 89% say the arts should be taught in out-of-school programs in the community
  • And public support for arts programs taught in our schools and communities has increased from 2015-2018

The Arts Education team knows that the impacts of arts education are felt in our schools and communities and we are excited by how this is reflected in public opinion. It is encouraging to know as we advocate for the well-rounded arts education that is our students’ right, chances are we will be in good company. If you’d like to know what else Americans said about the Arts you can read the full report, review the one-page highlights, or view the infographic. You can also view the Arizona infographics report. Public Opinion ARIZONA

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Published: September 14th, 2018

ADE and the AZ Arts Commission releases the AZ Arts Ed. Data Project

What an amazing week we have journeyed through together! We have introduced our new Arts Education Specialist, sent our Director to the National Arts Education Partnership Conference in Indiana, we’ve highlighted celebrations happening in our schools, and now we are pleased to unveil the Arizona Arts Education Data Project!  This interactive dashboard is the most comprehensive analysis to-date of Arizona Student access and participation in Arts Education courses. Interested in learning about Arts Education access in your county? The dashboard can tell you that. What about 5th grade enrollment in dance at your district? The dashboard can tell you that. For the first time, we can clearly analyze student access and participation in the arts by geographic location, economical demographic, by artistic discipline- for EVERY school in Arizona!

Interested in the full Executive Summary, or would you rather just look at the highlights? Either way, we are working hard to better frame the Arts Education landscape as it truly exists in each of our Arizona schools.

We are very proud to share this information with you, adding to transparency and choice for you and your student(s).

Happy National Arts in Education Week form the ADE Office of Arts Education,

 

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Published: September 13th, 2018

AZ “Act One” Celebrates Arts Ed Week! Join the Movement!!

Big shout out to Act One and their National Arts in Education Awareness campaign! Visit their website to proclaim “I Value the Arts in Education“!

It is through a collective effort, through meaningful community and school partnerships that we can begin to realize a health Arts Education landscape that allows ALL children throughout Arizona access to a robust and well-rounded education. Thank you Act One for being a partner our schools and students can count on.

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Published: September 13th, 2018

Desert Edge High School ARTS IN EDUCATION WEEK!!

ADE would like to thank DEHS for their #ArtsEdWeek Celebration! We are SO lucky that the Conservatory of Arts and Design is a cornerstone for high quality Arts instruction in our schools!

Here’s what they’ve been up to this week:

In celebration of Arts in Education Week 2018, the Conservatory of Arts and Design will honor and recognize arts education by providing a variety of Fine Arts performances and presentations during lunch time.   Art will occur in the lobby, Black Box Theater, and courtyard. See you all there.

Art Activities during the week include:

Monday- 9/10 – Choir & Visual Arts (Lobby)

Tuesday 9/11 – Dance & Visual Arts (Courtyard)

Thursday 9/13 – Theater & Visual Arts (Blackbox)

Friday 9/14 – Band & Visual Arts (School)

  • Dance- School wide choreographed dance
  • Choir-Music in the lobby
  • Theater-Arts Cafe (Blackbox)
  • Band- Flash mob marching
  • Visual Art- Mobile Mural in the courtyard

National Arts in Education Week takes place annually during the week beginning with the second Sunday of September.

National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration recognizing the transformative power of the arts in education. Designated by Congress in 2010 through House Resolution 275o, the celebration is designated to bring attention to this cause for elected officials and educational decision makers across the country and to support equitable access to the arts for all students.

 

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Published: September 11th, 2018

ADE welcomes Haley Honeman- NEW Arts Education Specialist

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I am VERY excited to introduce our NEW Arts Education Title IV-A Program Specialist, Haley Honeman!

Haley comes to us with a diverse teaching experience: she has served as a Teaching Artist specializing in arts integration, worked as an educator, and is a professional theatre artist in her own right. Honeman is the latest addition to the Title IV-A Program Area and will oversee the ADE’s Office of Arts Education.

For the first time in 30 years, ADE is proud to have 2 dedicated staff members committed to the advancement and implementation of high quality Arts Education programming throughout each Arizona school. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate National Arts in Education Week!

I encourage you to read Haley’s Introduction Letter, and to welcome our new Arts Ed Leader!

 

Yours in collaboration,

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Dustin K. Loehr

Director of Arts Education & Title IV-A

Arizona Department of Education

 

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Published: September 9th, 2018

Happy 2018 National Arts in Education Week!

September 9th – September 15th is National Arts in Education Week! Join ADE and over 500 organizations across the NATION as we celebrate the Arts in Education!

We would LOVE to know how YOU are participating!! What events are happening at your school/organization? Let Americans for the Arts know what you’re up to so that your celebrations can be added to the National Map! Please fill out this form to be added to the conversation and receive important updates throughout the week. Email our ArtsEd Inbox so that the ADE can #Spotlight your event!

How can you participate in National Arts in Education Week?!? Easy!! Here are a few ideas:

  • Host or attend celebrations and register them through the ArtsMeet National Event Calendar. More than 500 celebrations are anticipated to occur around the country;
  • Advocate. An essential part of National Arts in Education Week is leveraging the celebration for advocacy to decisionmakers. Spread the word about two easy advocacy opportunities: sign the petition to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos about arts education policy; and submit an op-ed to your local paper;
  • Share your story on social media and help bring visibility to the issue of arts education. Use the hashtags #ArtsEdWeek, #BecauseOfArtsEd, and #AzArtsEd to share stories of the impact of arts education on individual lives. Tag Arizona Citizens for the Arts on Facebook, and azcitizens4arts on Twitter – they will rebroadcast what you’re doing during arts education week!

Keep your eyes out for some exciting Arts Ed announcement from both ADE and the Arizona Commission on the Arts! Arizona Arts Education is very vibrant, with intentional energy being cultivated for a collective impact on policy, access, and participation.  Join us and Americans for the Arts as we celebrate, advocate, and participate in the well-rounded and artful education of Arizona students!

Yours in creation,

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Published: September 4th, 2018

Upcoming Student Opportunities- DEADLINES Approaching!

 

 

 

ESSA Call for Performing Arts

  • Hosting organization: ADE
  • Deadline: September 14th
  • Who: 6th – 12th grades
  • Application

ESSA Call for STEAM presentations

  • Hosting organization: ADE
  • Deadline: September 14th
  • Who: 5th – 12th grades
  • Application

ASU Gammage School to Work

  • Hosting organization: ASU
  • Deadline: September 15th
  • Who: High school
  • Application

ASU Gammage Kaleidoscope

  • Hosting organization: ASU
  • Deadline: September 15th
  • Who: Title I High schools
  • Application

 

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Published: August 29th, 2018

ASU Gammage School to Work- DEADLINE APPROACHING!

ASU Gammage School to Work provides the opportunity for high school students to explore other career paths within an arts presenting organization. During this three-hour interactive workshop led by ASU Gammage staff, students are “hired” to work within ASU Gammage departments to solve real-world scenarios and have the opportunity to have a special Q&A session from a crew member from the current touring Broadway production. There are two School to Work opportunities available for 2-4 schools total. This program is open to high school students only. Fees are $10 per student.

 

Fall School to Work with guest from DEAR EVAN HANSEN – November 29, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Spring School to Work with guest from ALADDIN – February 14, 2019 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 

  • Applications Open – August 15, 2018
  • Applications Close – September 15, 2018        
  • Selected Schools Notified – October 1, 2018  

 

Contact us for more information.

 

 

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