Hello from susan wolfPosted: March 8, 2012
|Date of conversation||Thursday, March 8, 2012|
|Conversation Participants||Laurie Loftus, Julie Fry, Amy Rosenbaum, Susan Wolf, Shannon Dahnert|
|Meeting Topics?||experiences, barriers and opportunities today in education, in arts integration, in the lives of families, communities and organizations|
|Where are we now? Share key takeaways||We need to demand administrators and school boards value arts integration.
There is a lack of understanding -what is arts integration and why is it a positive value?
There is an unevenness in arts content school vs. school – district vs. district – state vs. state.
Mills Scholars Program connects university learning with educators in training with ideas and skills of arts integration.
We are struggling but, there is momentum.
We are nurturing attempts and valuing the work that is being done.
Trying to make a strong message
|Where should we go, and why? Share key takeaways||Arts Integration is an important value for humans.
Every school, every grade support and value for inclusion of visual and performing arts integrated into learning into what is valued
Want consistent funding so we do not need to write grants and cobble together programs each year.
|How Should we get there? Share key takeaways||Summer PD for the development of arts integration units resulting in easy lesson plans.
Funding that is consistent with a 3 and 5 year plan for administrators to build and value programs.
More arts coaches
Post successful projects and work that shows arts integration and demonstration vs display. Shows assessment that is tied to visual work – reflection.
|Next Steps?||Include colleges, new teachers, training.
Form inquiry communities
Share the vision.
What are the 3 goals?