Arts Advocates Program Overview
Over two decades of work in the schools has shown CGAIE that an arts program can be successful only if it a) meets a school’s needs and b) has full ownership of teachers and administrators. (If a program has the support of parents, the success is even greater). Through Arts Advocates, CGAIE seeks to collaborate with key partners, (teachers) in each school to help assess, shape and implement meaningful arts education for all students.
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The over-arching goal of all CGAIE's programs is to enrich every child's education through the visual, performing and literary arts. In this specific program, we use the following objectives to reach that goal:
· An active, committed arts advocate at each school, to help plan, implement and evaluate the school's arts plan and subsequent opportunities.
· Assessment of each school's arts education program: resources, needs and challenges.
· A three-year art plan tailored for each school's unique situation (including a viable plan for arts funding)
How it Works
Every school we serve has designated an Arts Advocate to work with CGAIE on arts education opportunities (residencies, special projects, assessment and staff development, etc.).
· Annual training/brain storming sessions driven by Advocates requests or grants.
· Online blog for Advocates to share ideas, best practices, lesson plans, resources…
· District-wide teacher training arts workshops
· Grant solicitations generated from Advocate requests
· Arts residencies with a focus on curriculum integration
Oregon Arts Commission, Arts Learning Grant 2011-12
Greatest Hits of Arts Education Research & Policy
(as compiled by Tim DuRoche, et.al. in conjunction with a session
at Imagine This: Summer Seminar, June 2010)
Staying In School: Arts Education & NYC High School Graduation Rates
(2009—fantastic study by Center for Arts Ed in NYC) http://caenyc.org/sites/default/files/docs/CAE_Arts_and_Graduation_Report.pdf
Critical Links: Learning in the Arts and Student Academic and Social Development
Arts Integration Frameworks, Research & Practice: A Literature Review
Revitalizing Arts Education Through Community-Wide Coordination
(Rand study investigating public-private arts ed initiatives in 6 urban US communities)
Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts on Learning (1999)
Crisis in the Kindergarten—Why Children Need to Play in School
Ready to Innovate: Are educators and executives aligned on the creative readiness of the U.S. workforce?
(The Conference Board) http://www.artsusa.org/pdf/information_services/research/policy_roundtable/ReadytoInnovateFull.pdf
Gifts of the Muse: Reframing the Debate About the Benefits of the Arts
(Influential Rand report)
Learning for the 21st Century (Partnership for 21st Century Skills)
Gaining the Arts Advantage: Lessons from School Districts That Value Arts Education
Studio Thinking: How Visual Arts Teaching Can Promote Disciplined Habits of Mind
(Project Zero study paper by Lois Hetland et al) http://www.sbcsseport.org/published/v/ap/vapa/collection/9/1/upload.c-vapa-9n1.pdf
Third Space: When Learning Matters (2005)
Report not available online
Building Creative Capital
Sir Ken Robinson—TED Talk: Schools Kill Creativity