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Arts Express: What You Did and What You Said!

Pictures & quotes from the 2014 Summer Conference  Thank you for your feedback! Here are just some of the things you said. In addition, we captured art making, music making, dancing, and drama as you increased your ability to integrate the arts into education. We loved what we saw and wanted to share! “Arts should be a daily experience!” –North Elementary, Iron District [Teachers participate in Diane Asay’s “Making Art for the Fun of It!” class] “The presenters are always amazing!” –Jordan School District [Dancing around the gym with Linda Gold as Paul Nance helps integrate science concepts]   “I loved the…

2013-14 Year in Review: Arts Leadership Academy

Brigham Young University’s Arts Leadership Academy convenes for 10 days each school year to help elementary school teachers build basic skills in dance, drama, media arts, music, and visual arts.  Participants gain the ability to bring the arts into their classrooms and provide students with arts experiences as well as deepen learning through arts integration, thus integrating the arts into all curriculum content areas.  Enjoy these pictures of our 2013–2014 class, presenters, and performers! Scott Flox helps teachers with their still life backgrounds. Cindy Clark shares thoughts and evaluations of works of art at the Kimball Art Center in Park City.…

Arts at Work: Transforming Teachers, Classrooms, and Students

We recently heard from several teachers who have included the arts in their classrooms as a result of their attendance at our teacher workshop, Brigham Young University’s Arts Leadership Academy. They saw the arts at work and shared with us several transformative experiences. Here are a few of their stories: Changed as a Person; Changed as a Teacher “The BYU Arts Leadership Academy has changed my life and my teaching. I have found out who I am, what I believe, and what my gifts are. Knowing who I am has made me realize that it is ok to put a…

Live Artfully

The first step in getting more arts experiences to children in public schools is getting more teachers to engage in the arts themselves. Many teachers have an arts skill that they enjoy, or at least have a great memory about arts participation at some point in their life. However, teachers work hard, and it is easy to forget to take time for the things that relax and rejuvenate them. That is why, at Arts Leadership Academy, we have a philosophy of “relax, remember, and renew through the arts,” and our first learning outcome for the teachers is to increase personal…

2013-2014 Year in Review: Arts Bridge

Teachers who participate in BYU’s Arts Leadership Academy are subsequently invited to participate in the BYU Arts Bridge program. In Arts Bridge each participating teacher is paired with an arts scholar (a BYU student from one of the arts education programs), who works with the teacher to implement instruction in one art form and to integrate and infuse that art form into the classroom.  Each BYU arts scholar kept a blog that cataloged their activities and lesson plans with their classes. Here are some of our favorite ones to check out:  Lisa Moncur–Drama Scholar http://lisamoncurartsbridge1.blogspot.com/ Tyrel Hanby–Visual Art Scholar http://artsbridgequest.blogspot.com/ Kyla Threfall–Dance…

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