Arts Education

Personalized Learning Spotlight Spotlight on Personalized Learning in 2022
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January 4, 2022
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Teaching Opinion How to Keep Art Front and Center in Instruction
Three educators wrap up a series on using art in content classes by discussing their use of picture books, recycling projects, and more.
Larry Ferlazzo, October 31, 2021
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Teaching Opinion Strategies for Using Art in Math, English, Science, and History
Employing art to explore geometric patterns and to scaffold essay writing are among the ways educators can use art in their classes.
Larry Ferlazzo, October 25, 2021
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Teaching Opinion 13 Ways to Use Art in Content Classes
Bringing art to assessments, to increase vocabulary knowledge, and to practice grammar are ways teachers incorporate it in their classes.
Larry Ferlazzo, October 24, 2021
12 min read
Wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, students from New Albany (Ind.) High School perform the musical “Bright Star” earlier this year.
Wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, students from New Albany (Ind.) High School perform the musical “Bright Star” earlier this year.
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Curriculum Theater Educators Struggle to Keep Shows Going Amid COVID-19
Convinced that the show must go on, high school theater troupes are turning to livestreamed shows, outdoor performances, and radio plays.
Corey Mitchell, November 24, 2020
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Student Well-Being Photos A School Play in a COVID World
The Taipei American School’s performance of The Little Mermaid went on, despite coronavirus restrictions.
Jaclyn Borowski , June 10, 2020
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Science Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About STEAM and Coding?
Quiz Yourself: How are schools infusing the arts into STEM education and how are students becoming interested in coding?
David Rosenzweig, February 24, 2020
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Sixth graders at Richard Henry Lee Elementary School in Chicago created this piece in a lesson on graffiti art. Their teacher, Jonathan Neumann, wove development of social-emotional skills into his instruction.
Sixth graders at Richard Henry Lee Elementary School in Chicago created this piece in a lesson on graffiti art. Their teacher, Jonathan Neumann, wove development of social-emotional skills into his instruction.
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Every Student Succeeds Act How Arts Teachers Are Strengthening Students' Social-Emotional Muscles
Arts experiences—like singing in a choir or drawing graffiti—can open students to new ways of thinking, and offer teachers powerful opportunities to develop students’ social and emotional skills.
Catherine Gewertz, June 26, 2019
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Curriculum Can Music Class Make Students Smarter in Other Subjects?
High schoolers who participate in music courses may score higher on exams in their academic subjects, according to a new study by Canadian researchers.
Sasha Jones, June 25, 2019
3 min read
Student Well-Being Bus Stops May Be as Good a Place as Any for a STEM Lesson
Researchers are using art installations at bus stops to spur impromptu science and math lessons for students and parents.
Sarah D. Sparks, May 29, 2019
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Curriculum Video Integrating Music, Dance, and Other Arts Education Into Instruction to Improve Student Achievement – Christie-Jo Adams
Christie-Jo Adams, fine arts instructional specialist for the Richmond school district in Virginia, shares her story about helping teachers weave the teaching of music, dance, and other visual and fine arts into instruction to help students enrich their learning and improve achievement. Adams was recognized as a 2019 Leader To Learn From for her leadership in integrating arts instruction. This presentation took place at Education Week’s Leaders To Learn From event in Washington. Read more about her work: https://leaders.edweek.org/profile/christie-jo-adams-fine-arts-instructional-specialist-integrating-arts-instruction/
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School & District Management An Experiment in Arts Education That Paid Off
A study of Houston schools finds that an influx of arts lessons led to reductions in disciplinary infractions, increased writing achievement, and strengthened student compassion.
Sasha Jones, February 28, 2019
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Student Achievement How Five District Leaders Reshaped Their Schools' Curricula
Five of the nine district-level educators named as Leaders to Learn From this year were singled out for their work in rethinking what's taught in schools.
Sasha Jones, February 26, 2019
3 min read
Curriculum Leader To Learn From Elevating the Arts to Improve Student Achievement
"I believe this is the exit [from poverty] through the arts,"says fine arts instructional specialist Christie-Jo Adams of her efforts to use arts integration to help turn around three struggling schools.
Alyson Klein, February 20, 2019
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