August 2019 | Arts Ed RECAP

on August 6, 2019

Arts Education RECAP

Read all the research, news, and policy in our arts education RECAP for August 2019.


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How Making Music Can Help Students Cope with Trauma Through the process of writing music, students can explore new ways to communicate their trauma and work through painful experiences. KQED MindShift

Reaching for the Stars: The Arts as a Pathway to Excellence and Equity Watch this webinar hosted by Create CA on how the arts and equity are linked. Create CA

What’s missing in music education? Cultural and social relevance “We’ve become very well-grounded in traditional education theory, techniques and subject matters. But being culturally responsive means teaching music where kids are, and with what interests them.” The Hechinger Report


Out-of-school Effective Practices Research Project Help the Innovation Collaborative with a new research project on the effectiveness of STEAM in out-of-school programs. Innovation Collaborative

VSA Intersections: Arts and Special Education Conference Registration is now open for this year’s VSA conference on October 25-28. Our very own CEO, Dr. Kristen Paglia, will be presenting research on inclusive arts education in the K-5 setting. VSA Intersections


Dodson Middle School’s Joshua Sensabaugh on why the arts can stimulate learning and how the community can be involved Joshua Sensabaugh, a seventh-grade English teacher in LAUSD, shares why he thinks arts integration coaching for teachers can help students with comprehension and retention. LA School Report

Students in Tech Say Soft Skills and the Arts Set Them Up for Success A panel of college students pursuing careers in the tech field talk about how their arts experiences were essential in teaching good communication skills and creative thinking. EdSurge

Without Further Ado Have you been watching season 4 of Queer Eye? The first episode of the season features Jonathan Van Ness’ high school music teacher and is a fantastic tribute to educators that have a huge impact on their students. Netflix


Full STEAM Ahead: Arts Education in Iowa Iowa adopted new Fine Arts Standards in 2017 and this past June over 400 arts educators finally came together to figure out how to implement them. Here’s an interview with a few of those educators on the process. Iowa Public Radio

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Stephanie McGrathAugust 2019 | Arts Ed RECAP