Dear Art Educators,
Here is a resource to share with your administrator.
Maybe with your input you can save your middle school
art program and make it a vital part of the school
Ellen Sears posted this to Getty list:
Annenberg Resources: Connecting with the Arts:
Workshop for Middle Grade Teachers. Video workshop
shows middle school teachers why and how to integrate
the arts (dance, music, theatre, and visual art) with
other subjects (language arts, social studies,
science, and math).
Pam Stephens said she uses these videos with her
pre-service teachers. They are excellent.
Maybe through your efforts, you can get your whole
middle school staff on board? Check to see how grad
credit can be obtained. The initial committment for
the videos is minimal....but you can also view them on
air, too. Check dates for summer professional
development (too later for spring now for a couple of
The Arts DO improve academic performance...especially
when ALL staff members and administration is
supportive. (This is what the research shows - all
ARTS not just visual art).
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