Defining Quality in Arts Education

Arts Education Demonstration Project of the Marin Community Foundation

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Teachers key in creating equal access to arts education

Having recently attended and presented about the Arts Education Demonstration Project (AEDP) at the January, 2015 CA Create Conference, I wanted to share a few thoughts.  If the vision of equal access to high quality arts education in our state is to become a reality, teachers like those in the AEDP project will be key players in helping more teachers find ways to integrate the arts into their curriculum and find connections to Common Core Standards.  Reaching the huge number of teachers in…


Added by Elizabeth Lindsley on February 6, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Summer Arts Institute: Theatre drives thinking and communication deeper.

Rebecca Prather, Speech Therapist at Hall Middle School and Neil Cummins Elementary in Larkspur, was part of the Theatre Workshop at the Summer Arts Institute.


She believes the educational potency of theatre arts is that it makes thinking go deeper and become more sophisticated.  It provides a…


Added by Elizabeth Lindsley on August 13, 2012 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Flip Flop the Art: Start with the art in developing arts integrated lessons.

 I had a brief conversation with Anne Siskin at Willow Creek Academy today and she described a shift in her thinking that had occurred as she learned to integrate the arts with other subject matter in an authentic way.  She said, "I've learned to Flip-Flop the arts.  I start with the art, rather than using it to decorate the learning or the classroom. It becomes part of the learning process." She mentioned how her thinking started for her "Ocean" study on a visit to the Marin Mammal Exhibit…


Added by Elizabeth Lindsley on February 10, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments

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