Blog Posts for Arts Education Network

Seeking Leaders for the Arts Education Advisory Council

Posted by Rebecca Cruse, Oct 06, 2016 0 comments

I’m entering my third year on the council, and it’s been a valuable experience to grow in my field. It’s provided me the opportunity to meet and work with people from across the nation who focus on the same goals and face similar challenges. We have meaningful conversations about where we are and where we need to go—individually, as a group, and as a nation.

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The Great Equalizer

Posted by Ken Busby, Sep 28, 2016 0 comments

We know arts education levels the playing field and gives those without hope, hope; those without opportunity, opportunity. As arts educators, we must continue to promulgate the same messages over and over—to each generation, to each politician, to each school principal, to each parent. 

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More Than Crafty Chaos—Afterschool Art Matters!

Posted by Bridget Matros, Sep 21, 2016 0 comments

Not only can such programs nurture the creativity of kids without art education in school, but afterschool art enrichment is a powerful compliment to classroom learning, allowing the seeds planted in art class to grow and flourish over time. Put another way, informal art education is the practicum for the young artist-in-training! 

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#BecauseofArtsEd

Posted by Jeanette McCune, Sep 17, 2016 0 comments

Not in my wildest dreams could I have imagined arts education would have resulted in a professional career enabling me to work with with renowned artists including Kennedy Center Honorees Arthur Mitchell and Yo-Yo Ma to plan and deliver arts education programs.

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Agency to Craft Change

Posted by Sean Starowitz, Sep 17, 2016 0 comments

If I can pinpoint one thing #BecauseOfArtsEd—its that the arts is a connector, its the social tissue that binds us together, it makes us human. When I think about my life and my education, I cant separate the arts from it.

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A Peace Corps China Experiment: Dance History to Teach American Diversity

Posted by Jeremie Gluckman, Sep 17, 2016 0 comments

"American Dance Corner" consisted of two lectures about American dance history with a focus on cultural diversity. The lectures were followed by choreography activities where the students expressed themselves in English and developed dance moves. The movement created was then assembled into a dance throughout series of four technique and choreography workshops in the rehearsal room at The School of Arts.

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