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Arts Education Practices


Selected excerpts from National Blue Ribbon School applications

Showcasing Student Art Outside/Inside School – 2018
Mast Way Elementary School (Lee, NH). Mast Way’s exterior building has colorful mosaics created by students over the years. The mosaics include every color of the rainbow showcasing natural elements (e.g., butterflies, birds, trees, and flowers). Upon entering the building, the same whimsical student artistic expressions continue. Quickly, visitors will see crafted pieces of children’s Read More

Musical Instruments, Performances – 2015
  Scott Altman Primary School (Pekin, IL). Through our partnership, the Pekin Civic Chorus has donated funds to help us purchase instruments. Musicians from the community have also spoken to classes about their career paths, the instruments they play, and their passion for music. A performing arts group from Western Illinois University produced a musical for Read More

Choir, Choral workshops, Art Exhibitions – 2015
Esther F. Garrison School of Visual and Performing Arts (Savannah, GA). Garrison’s arts program has forged successful partnerships with local businesses and agencies, supporting students through authentic experiences, mentoring opportunities, and resources. Garrison’s choir is a prime example. This year Garrison hosted four Arts Alive choral workshops for students in the local district as well Read More

Dance – 2015
Wasatch Elementary School (Provo, UT). Wasatch students receive core-integrated creative dance training through the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program (BTSALP). K students attend dance for 30 minutes a week; students in grades 1 – 6 attend for 45 minutes. Our dance specialist is a full-time teacher shared with another school through the state grant. The Read More

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