Hello from Susan WolfPosted: March 29, 2012
|Date of conversation||Thursday, March 29, 2012|
|Conversation Participants||Christine Polifka
|Meeting Topics?||Arts Leadership Meeting at Jefferson Elementary with McKinnley Elementary teachers meet to build a vision from our experiences as teaching artists, classroom teachers and specialists.|
|Where are we now? Share key takeaways||We have good art in our class right now, say, Christine 2nd grade teacher. She needs more time, she feels stressed… The kids seem happier, A great way to show expression.
McKinley Elementary school, Karla says, She is the only teacher that has art. There is no support for art in the school. She pays for her supplies
Lack of sustainability, Keeping the arts in school
|Where should we go, and why? Share key takeaways||It feels much more like an education when integrated education happens
Works for the whole child
we need courageous administrators
How can we be sustainable
Another way to assess kids
We want to see a joy of learning
|How Should we get there? Share key takeaways||If you find three teachers on your level
Support for the individual teachers, we need grants, we need a collaborator, Someone who writes grants.
find a positive principal
Valuing visiting artists
|Next Steps?||It is essential to have support from others who value and believe in teaching and learning that includes more than subject matter of tests.
It is important to know what other leaders are moving forward with.