aTi Hosts Arts Education Forum March 28, 2015
Apr 01, 2015

Artist/Teacher Institute Hosts Arts Education Forum

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The Artist/Teacher Institute held an Arts Education Forum on March 28, 2015 hosted at the Dwight Englewood School, Englewood, NJ.  Presented by Dr. Sherronda Brown, Director of DELTA at Dwight Englewood and moderated by Dwight Englewood Chair of Visual and Performing Arts John Littlefield, panelists included Michael Shannon, President of the Northern NJ Community Foundation, Arts Horizons Teaching Artist Kit Sailer and Dwight Englewood Middle School Art Teacher Lydia Scrivanich. 

Participant comments are from Springfield Public School Art Teacher Leonard Gabriel, Dwight Englewood Art Teacher Rachel Brusky and Dwight Englewood's Director of Multicultural Affairs, Clinton L. Carbon.

The panel discussed envisioning what arts education could be like for children in the 21st Century:

  •  Ideally, what should be children be learning in the arts K-12? 
  •  If you could build a road map, how would you construct a model arts education?
  •  What does arts education look like currently in our K-12 schools?
  •  What is the value of arts education in school?
  •  How do we leverage the arts to build other important skills including design thinking and problem solving?
  •  How do we integrate the arts into core disciplines?