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,
What does an innovative classroom look like and how might the Arts play a roll in innovative thinking? Check out this Education Week Article on “10 Characteristics of the Innovative Classroom.”
Steer your students toward innovative creativity this school year!
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.
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!
Our colleagues from Arts Education Partnership has done it again by publishing their latest resource on cultivating daily creation within the classroom!
What are YOU doing to help ensure creativity flourishes for ALL students??
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!