Arts integrated learning is a way to teach artistic skills in conjunction with academic material. There are thousands of art education curricular models, or ways to teach art appreciation and how to do art. The new guidelines, as the Globe’s James Vaznis recently reported , require at least one additional indicator from a list that includes student discipline data, family engagement, student attrition rates, overall school climate, and other factors.
So… my primary concern is that the arts are diminishing in value in the eyes of those in power. But before that we need your to help to make the case for crediting arts education in the School Report card by testifying at one of the remaining hearings in or closest to your community, and/or filing your comments online.
If you have not been in education for a number of years, then a reference from your employer may be acceptable. Through its very high regard on value and excellence, Curtis Institute of Music has been continuously producing highly talented performers in the line of music and performance arts.
As part of the Boston school system’s Arts Expansion initiative, Orchard Gardens instituted an arts program, then became eligible for the federal Turnaround Arts program. Having the knowledge of these world renowned performance arts schools would clearly give you an edge and efficient demonstration on the transition of pure raw talent into high class performances.
Partnership for 21st Century Skills (2009) is more in depth in defining twenty-first century skills. Students who study drama and theatre arts can apply for jobs in the theatre, television and movie industries. Research finds connections between community-based adult arts education and greater understanding of others, tolerance, and openness to collaboration.