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  1. 1. Arts-in-education 06/08/09
  2. 2. Michael Kerry Williams Artistic Director <ul><li>YAV Staff and Board consists of education leaders, artistic experts, program developers, classroom teachers and Business professionals that believe the arts are an essential teaching tool. </li></ul><ul><li>My personal background </li></ul><ul><li>Why I’m here. </li></ul>06/08/09
  3. 3. What Do We Do? <ul><li>Young Audiences provides arts-in-education programming to the entire state of Virginia. </li></ul><ul><li>State-wide, non-profit, arts-in-education </li></ul><ul><li>We serve schools, museums, libraries, parks and recreation centers and anyone invested in education through the arts. </li></ul>06/08/09
  4. 4. Why Are We Here? <ul><li>Performances </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Residencies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>YAV Artists, through custom designs, can reach students in a meaningful way. Hands on learning is the best model for developing memory connections. </li></ul></ul>06/08/09
  5. 5. National Young Audiences, Inc. <ul><li>1923, the early days </li></ul><ul><li>1980, the change to add education </li></ul><ul><li>New trends in education </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Training to use the arts </li></ul><ul><li>To build a school community </li></ul><ul><li>Long term effects on arts and education. </li></ul>06/08/09
  6. 6. Books/Resources <ul><li>Jonathan Kozol </li></ul><ul><li>“ A Whole New Mind” Daniel Pink </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Tipping Point” Gladwell </li></ul><ul><li>Eric Booth </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Teaching Artist Journal” </li></ul><ul><li>Kennedy Center </li></ul><ul><li>Wolftrap </li></ul><ul><li>www.arts4learning.org </li></ul>06/08/09
  7. 7. The Performance! <ul><li>Participation: What it says to students. </li></ul><ul><li>Educational connections: What 3 ideas do you leave with the students? </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Art: Children deserve to see and experience the strongest artistic quality available. </li></ul>06/08/09
  8. 8. Energy-Action maintains attention and interest! 06/08/09
  9. 9. Audience Participation! 06/08/09
  10. 10. Individual Participation! 06/08/09
  11. 11. SOL-Based material… EDUCATION! 06/08/09
  12. 12. TALK TO CHILDREN LIKE THEY HAVE A BRAIN! TODAYS STUDENTS ARE SOPHISTICATED, STREET SMART, AND QUITE WORLDLY. WE MUST BE REAL WITH THEM. THEY WON’T BELIEVE MR. ROGERS! 06/08/09
  13. 13. Designing Programs! This model works but is NOT the only model! 06/08/09
  14. 14. State-wide Programming <ul><li>The Main office is in Norfolk, VA with additional staff and offices in both Roanoke and Richmond. </li></ul><ul><li>Young Audiences is a network of 37 chapters across the country and the National Office in New York. </li></ul>06/08/09
  15. 15. <ul><li>Music, Dance, Theatre, Literature, Visual, Cultural </li></ul>06/08/09
  16. 16. Over 50 Years of YAV! <ul><li>2005 marked our 50th year of education through the arts. Today we are providing programming in every county in Virginia. </li></ul><ul><li>The arts can be an essential learning tool. </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple intelligences, Brain-based learning, character development. </li></ul>06/08/09
  17. 17. All the Arts for All the Children <ul><li> The Arts </li></ul>06/08/09 DANCE DRAMA MUSIC ART POETRY STORYTELLING
  18. 18. Using the arts to teach skills 06/08/09
  19. 19. Using the arts to teach Character Education! 06/08/09
  20. 20. Using Arts to teach diversity and acceptance 06/08/09
  21. 21. Portsmouth, Virginia <ul><li>Hunt Mapp Middle School </li></ul><ul><li>Act Out Project! </li></ul><ul><li>Craddock Middle School </li></ul><ul><li>Act Out Project! </li></ul><ul><li>Westhaven Elementary School The Impact Strings Project! </li></ul>06/08/09
  22. 22. Petersburg, Virginia <ul><li>The Viewpoint Project </li></ul><ul><li>Children take the bus to the Parks and Recreation Center after school, where YAV artists teach photography to students. </li></ul><ul><li>Students exhibit their work in a gallery format. </li></ul><ul><li>Selected photos are displayed on Petersburg city busses. </li></ul>06/08/09
  23. 23. Roanoke, Virginia <ul><li>Center In The Square, August 15-16 </li></ul><ul><li>Arts 4 Learning Project </li></ul><ul><li>The YMCA Magic Place, Young Audiences of Virginia and The Roanoke Ballet; students received modern dance and ballet instruction . </li></ul>06/08/09
  24. 24. Norfolk, Virginia <ul><li>Met Life sponsored a dance program at Willard Model Elementary school and Dream Keepers Academy. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers and students at both schools received ballroom dance training and prepared for a competition between the 2 sites. </li></ul>06/08/09
  25. 25. Artists, Students, Educators, Administrators, and Parents 06/08/09
  26. 26. Artists breaking down cultural barriers 06/08/09
  27. 27. Act Out! Is just one of our Programs <ul><li>Act Out! </li></ul><ul><li>Students have the opportunity to begin the very basics of theatrical training. </li></ul><ul><li>Theatre games and activities encourage critical thinking, team work and discipline. </li></ul><ul><li>The children become motivated and inspired to create and it gives them a safe environment to develop traits that will carry them through life. </li></ul>06/08/09
  28. 28. In Their Own Words <ul><li>“ Nobody ever believed in me before. I didn't know I could do it” </li></ul><ul><li>“ This was fun, I want to take acting in high school” </li></ul><ul><li>“ It was really scary (to get on stage), but I think I’m a better person for doing it” </li></ul>06/08/09
  29. 29. Over 200 ARTISTS 06/08/09
  30. 30. What This Means <ul><li>Young Audiences is providing a critical artistic and educational element to schools and facilities throughout Virginia. </li></ul>06/08/09
  31. 31. Funding? Affordable Programming <ul><li>Funding sources can be a challenge. YAV must compensate the artists and maintain overhead costs in order to fulfill our mission. </li></ul><ul><li>Residencies can be one of the more expensive ways to provide the arts, but the impact is stronger with a small group. YAV will help with grant writing and identifying funding sources. </li></ul>06/08/09
  32. 32. Other Programming Across The State <ul><li>Journal Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Multicultural Dance </li></ul><ul><li>Radio Waves Project </li></ul><ul><li>Custom Designed Projects for teachers and principals </li></ul>06/08/09
  33. 33. So That The Children “Get it” 06/08/09
  34. 34. Who Makes It Happen! <ul><li>YAV Artists </li></ul><ul><li>YAV Program Observers </li></ul><ul><li>YAV Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers/Educators </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Donors and Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Contact YAV at 1-800-314-2787 or visit us at www.yav.org </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Williams at Artisticdirector@yav.org </li></ul>06/08/09
  35. 35. This is what we’re all about! 06/08/09
  36. 36. Thank You! 06/08/09
  37. 37. 06/08/09 Young Audiences Arts for Learning Virginia

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