Network Initiatives

The demographics and functionality of a standard classroom today are ever changing. I would think it’s safe to say that there is no longer one “right” way to go about teaching the ever-developing young minds that fill the room. So, the question on every educators’ mind should be this: How do I teach and prepare my students in the best way possible? While the answer to that question might not be
Join Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington on December 7, 2015 for The Beaverton School District Arts for Learning Celebration. This event will serve to highlight the impact and the completion of the five-year Investing in Innovation (i3) phase of the Arts for Learning Lessons Project in Oregon's Beaverton School District. Arts for Learning (A4L) is an innovative arts-based literacy
More than 50 teachers at five Jefferson Parish Schools will participate in Arts-Integrated training sessions hosted by Young Audiences of Louisiana. The professional development is being made possible by a $347,000 federal grant received by the Jefferson Parish School District. The training program starts with a four day session this week, January 26-29 at the New Orleans Museum of Art, and will
Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Maryland's Teaching Artist Institute (TAI) was featured last month by a NPR Affiliate WYPR. Read more.
"The CCSS encourage the use of 'digital media and visual displays of data' to inform and enhance student writing and presentations. There is a great opportunity there for media arts teachers, working cross - disciplinarily and in their own classrooms, to connect to and build on this expectation – to use it as a point of departure for deeper and more meaningful use of visual and multimedia expression."
On November 4, 2013, WYPR 88.1 FM featured a segment focused on Young Audiences Maryland’s (YA) efforts to align arts instruction with the new Common Core State Standards for math and English/language arts. As the report by Gwendolyn Glenn describes, the Common Core is a set of educational standards that lay out what students need to learn in each grade in the areas of math, reading and language
Transforming Education with STEAM is a seminar offered by the Teaching Artist Institute (TAI), a collaborative project between the Maryland affiliate of Young Audiences, the Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance (AEMS), and the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC). TAI brings artists and teachers together to rethink learning through arts integration. We believe we can create the best
Sarah Haykel has been a professional dance instructor since 2003 and a teaching artist at Young Audiences of Western New York for more than four years. She specializes in salsa dancing and Latin music and dance, focusing not only on timing, technique, rhythm, footwork, and styling, but on the historical and cultural aspects of Latin music and dance. This past April, she participated in the Young
Get SMART Resources for Your Students! Featuring Young Audiences of Maryland Teaching Artists Laura Zam & Sue Trainor Experience seasoned Young Audiences of Maryland artists co-teaching with fellow Harford County Title I teachers! All attendees will receive the new SMART lesson guide—full of arts-integrated lessons aligned to the Common Core Standards. Arts elements posters and helpful
Edutopia published a good article by Susan Riley that discusses the benefits of integrating the arts into the common core and effectively expanding STEM to STEAM.
As an arts-in-education organization that teaches across the disciplines, we are big advocates for STEAM. Education News recently published this article on how Reading is Fundamental is adding the arts into their latest initiative. Click here to read the full article on RIF and STEAM.
By Dr. Carol Fineberg, Evaluation & Assessment Consultant As the pressure to prove the worth and utility of the arts -- music, visual art and design, dance, theater, media -- in the education of children and youth in this country and others continues, it is clear that issues regarding evaluation in general and assessment practices in specific will persist. This blog attempts to set light on