I can't even begin to imagine what school would have been like for me if we hadn't had access to a strong arts program. Being able to take art classes in high school and having great elementary teachers who integrated arts into their curriculum made school much more relevant and engaging for me... -- SDS
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"When the budget cuts start, the first victim is usually the arts. The people who make the financial decisions think that the arts don’t matter. How wrong they are. Why do they prioritize the ..."
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"As times change, we adapt. In this time of challenging budgets and program decisions, we need to take the opportunity to show what we all know - that Visual Arts is critical to student success and achievement."
This is a positive learning community. The content you post must ALWAYS be safe for our littlest artists.Welcome to ArtSnacks! (Featuring 25,287 member art works and photos.) Site created by Kevin Honeycutt
At one high school in Texas, where every class in every grade is project based, the answer is devotion to a consistent process, belief in relationships, and commitment to relevance and rigor. Results? Hard to beat.
"Move over, Disney. Step aside, Pixar! It’s now easier than ever for casual users to create fun, engaging animations. With the slew of information available online, even young storytellers can learn the basics of visual storytelling. There are even several free tools that are easy to learn..."
"In our current era of deep budget cuts throughout education and high-stakes standardized tests which focus predominantly on reading and math, art education can quickly be pushed to the margins. Restoring the arts to a prominent place in our education system may occur only with the help of a surprising ally – 1:1 technology. But how can student access to technology make things like visual art, music, theater, and dance come alive in the classroom? Here are three key roles 1:1 devices can play in improving the quality of art instruction for students of all ages..."
For a long time, Sal Khan has remained adament: he’s the teacher at Khan Academy. He’s made all the 2500 some-odd videos on the site. He’s researched the material. He’s designed the lecture format. The instruction — it’s all him.
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