Grade 1 to 8 teachers now have practical resources to meet curriculum expectations.
|Scooped by Jim Activity-Trainer Arnold|
Kim Erin Spratt Lives Her Passion for Dance
InspirEd Arts Resources is a Toronto based company, founded on a passion for education through the arts and an identified need for high quality arts resources and services.
As firm believers in the many benefits of arts-based learning, IAR strives to be a leader in providing easy-to-use, adaptable resources for teachers and students and hands-on interactive workshops, which allow for effective, engaging and memorable learning experiences.
Ongoing work with students and teachers, as well as continuous communication with curriculum leaders, specialists, arts consultants and principals allows us to regularly advance and update current resources while developing and creating pertinent new ones.
The Elements of Dance Complete Teaching Kit is a leading dance resource in Ontario and is used in thousands of schools across Canada, the US, India, Australia, England, and beyond. We are honoured that it is endorsed by arts education professionals worldwide.
Custom curriculum design has become our latest venture, as IAR has been contracted to create a first-of-its-kind dance education program for private schools in India. September 2012 will mark the launch of this program as Kim kicks it off with two weeks of private training for the instructors in Bangalore.
Fall 2012 will also mark the launch of our first US products.
InspirEd Arts Resources is committed to excellence in arts education.
KIM ERIN SPRATT: Managing Director
Kim is the owner of InspirEd Arts Resources and the author of The Elements of Dance Complete Teaching Kit. She has a Masters Degree in Education, a Bachelor’s Degree in French and is OCT and NYC certified in Dance, Drama, and French. She is also a graduate of the Musician’s Institute of Hollywood in voice and keyboard, holds Grade VIII honours from the Royal Conservatory of Music in voice and piano, and received the Terry Martel Award in Musical Theatre from the Etobicoke School of the Arts .
Kim is a professional performing artist and an award winning recording artist and songwriter. She has taught voice and piano for over 15 years privately, and at various music schools in Toronto and Los Angeles. Her rewarding career as an artist, her passion for sharing this gift and her entrepreneurial background are what led Kim to found InspirEd Arts Resources where she is an arts education consultant, a workshop facilitator, and an international speaker and presenter in her field. Music and dance are her greatest passions.
Kim is a member of the Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators (CODE), the Ontario Music Educator’s Association (OMEA), the Ontario Physical and Health Educators Association (OPHEA), the Mississauga Arts Council (MAC), ACTRA/AFTRA/SAG and the National Dance Educator’s Association (NDEO) in the US.
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JIM ARNOLD: Director of Development
Jim is an author, musician, arts educator, publisher and a true entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of InspirEd Arts Resources and the founder of Folklore Music and Arts and his newest company Creative Enrichment Group. He has developed numerous in-school workshops that teach science, history and social studies through the arts. He has also created and facilitated several youth and community programs including a teen dance club, world drum circles and a variety of specialized musical productions. Jim believes in an interactive, hands-on approach to learning and involves students of all ages in playing and exploring instruments, music and cultures from around the world in every workshop. Jim also provides arts based training and programs for professionals working with special populations.
Jim is a member of the Ontario Music Educator’s Association (OMEA), Council Of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators (CODE), the Canadian Association for Music Therapy (CAMT), the Activity Professionals of Ontario (APO), the Early Childhood Music Associaton of Ontario and is a director of the Society for Arts in Dementia Care.