How can you leverage the skills and abilities cultivated in the Drama/Theatre classroom to increase student engagement and retention in the ELA classroom? This Education Week Article shares some highlights and approaches.
State of the Arts
A recent MIT study found that Mandarin-speaking kindergarten students receiving piano lessons showed increased improvement in word discrimination. Students receiving musical training also exhibited increased brain activity when listening to tones and pitches.
How could your LEA/school leverage music and the arts to increase academic skills and knowledge acquisition?
Education Leaders! This one’s for you!
What are YOU doing to help ensure creativity flourishes for ALL students??
I encourage you all to take a moment and review this easy to digest article regarding Title IV-A or teh Student Support & Academic Enrichment Grant.
This is a WONDERFUL way to capitalize on new funding sources to improve the well-rounded education and safe & healthy students through Arts Education activities and interventions.
I look forward to helping Arizona tell our Title IV-A story!
As you begin working through your CNA and IAPs and identifying possible solutions to your school/LEA’s specific needs, how do you then select the BEST strategy to solve the challenge before you? This quick read is designed to help education leaders work through the paradigm shift of “research-based” to “evidence-based” and is a GREAT tool for our Arts Advocates and Community Partners to familiarize themselves with.
“The more you know, the more effective you will be.”
Hello ArtsEd Stakeholders!
As we continue to share the success of our programs and the positive effects the arts have on the development of our students, here is an interesting report to add to your Advocacy Tool-kit!
The Arts and Dropout Prevention: The Power of Art to Engage was released in October 2017. This is on my reading list, but I have heard WONDERFUL things!
Does your organization have an exciting opportunity for arts educators or teaching artists? New activities or events for students and families? Email us at and be included in our ArtsEd Blog!
*The Arizona Department of Education does not recommend any one organization or program. The Office of Arts Education is dedicated to sharing resources with our constituents and in no way are promoting any one organization, institution, community partner, or program.*