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The Dana Consortium Report On Arts And Cognition

The Dana Consortium Report On Arts And Cognition

Creative Learning through the Arts – an action plan for Wales sets out a range of new opportunities for children and young people across Wales. The carry-over of skills from learning and participating in music have shown benefits in language skills. As educators, we need tools to connect students’ passions, and our own, to meaningful learning for the 21st century. The school mentioned in this article is only one of dozens that have successfully initiated and applied the arts integration model.

Being a pianist since a very young age, and being a piano and dance teacher for many years, I can tell you about the real benefits of interacting with music in all life stages, especially learning how to play a piano. The Art of Science Learning, directed by Harvey Seifter, is a National Science Foundation-funded initiative that uses the arts to spark creativity in science education and the development of an innovative 21st Century STEM workforce. She has wide-reaching interests in American preK-12 education, but is particularly passionate about cultivating quality, reflective, common sense, synergistic school systems that promote powerful teaching and learning.

Her practice centers on connecting educators, youth and families with place through interdisciplinary education using memory, story, play and art making through community art /ecology projects, livelihoods training, teacher professional development and educational research and practice.

I was Aslan in the play Narnia and it was a great experience; it was also my first time at Arts & Learning…Dancing and singing is may favorite thing in a play. Bragdon got the support of Anne Arundel County Public Schools Superintendent Kevin Maxwell, long a proponent of schools of choice, who knew well the impact arts integration had had in other Maryland schools. Over the years of development a team of designers synthesized arts-based and inquiry-based learning approaches that were then applied in urban, rural and small city settings. I was always good at school with honors subjects, but nothing really captured my love and attention like the arts. Larry’s latest book is Issues in Arts Education in Latin America (co-editor with Dr. Rachel Mason).arts and learningarts and learning

What Bates and many other arts-integrated schools across the country are showing is that by creating a richer, more memorable learning experience through the arts, they unleash not only a rising tide of academic achievement but they lay the foundation for what it means to be a truly creative community.arts and learning

Alaska Arts Education Consortium

Alaska Arts Education Consortium

To encourage the study of the arts by students, Pre-Kindergarten to grade 12, to help them develop arts literacy and lifelong skills that enhance their innate creativity and ability to make critical evaluations, as well as provide tools for better communication. Many of these models are based on new findings in brain research and cognitive development, and they embrace a variety of approaches: using the arts as a learning tool (for example, musical notes to teach fractions); incorporating arts into other core classes (writing and performing a play about, say, slavery); creating a school environment rich in arts and culture (Mozart in the hallways every day) and hands-on arts instruction.

A 2006 national survey by the Center on Education Policy , an independent advocacy organization in Washington, DC, found that in the five years after enactment of NCLB, 44 percent of districts had increased instruction time in elementary school English language arts and math while decreasing time spent on other subjects.

Presentations: The AIE Coordinator gives talks about the Arts Education Program, grant writing, and Arts Education resources (local, statewide, national) to faculty, school boards, PTO’s, organizations, and anyone interested in the benefits of having strong arts programs in schools.arts and education

If you believe in arts education and like what we’re doing, PLEASE make a tax-deductible donation today! LISA STARK: Allyssa Jones, who oversees the district’s performing arts program, was a music teacher when Parker-Brass came on board and began ramping up the arts programs. The AETF supports arts education as an essential part of a complete education; follows current research on the value and impact of arts education; and advocates for continued support of arts education.arts and education

The Census Project is part of a public-private partnership that includes the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, New Jersey Department of Education, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, New Jersey Arts Education Partnership, ArtPride New Jersey Foundation, and Quadrant Arts Education Research.arts and education