We provide children with an opportunity to be a part of a live stage performance and achieve higher excellence in their artistic life. Students have room to move – to dance, to sing, to play music, to act, to create art, to write – in a custom-built environment that includes their own classrooms, theater , art studio , gallery , media center , and music practice rooms They live in renovated residence hall rooms and eat in a new dining hall that provides an array of menu choices.
The research that I have come across showed a relationship between music and brain development especially in children and adolescents. Elkin is on the core Faculty of The Integrated Learning Specialist Program offered through the Alameda County Office of Education. ARTFUL Teaching and Learning began in 2002 as a three-year project funded by the U.S. Department of Education Arts Education Model Development and Dissemination Grant Program.
We are a membership organisation, and our work is local, national and pan-European, across all types of learning including literacy and numeracy, digital, further/higher education, apprenticeships, workplace, community learning, leisure and citizenship.
The purpose of the Chair shall be to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the fields of arts and learning. These learning to learn” or generalizable” skills are critical for children to gain and apply to their education more broadly. I challenge this author of this page & PBS to provide research studies that show — actual empirical evidence that music helps the brain. Educators should review research and commit to music programs participation for the short and long term development of students.
For example, in a science classroom you might see students choreographing a dance using locomotor and nonlocomotor movements to demonstrate their understanding of rotation versus revolution of the planets (PDF) In a math class, you might see students learning fractions by examining composition in Warhol’s Campbell’s soup paintings.