Arts Educationcreative artsIntroductionWHAT DO THE ARTS DOFOR THE BOTTOM 30?
5thGradecreative artsCreative Arts ClassesƖ INSTRUMENTAL BAND ƖƖ MUSIC APPRECIATION ƖƖ PHYSICAL EDUCATION Ɩ
6thGradecreative artsCreative Arts ClassesƖ ART Ɩ INSTRUMENTAL BAND ƖƖ MUSIC APPRECIATION ƖƖ PHYSICAL EDUCATION Ɩ
7thGradecreative artsCreative Arts ClassesƖ FOREIGN LANGUAGE ƖƖ INSTRUMENTAL BAND ƖƖ PHYSICAL EDUCATION ƖƖ WEIGHTS Ɩ WOODSHOP Ɩ
8thGradecreative artsCreative Arts ClassesƖ ART Ɩ FOREIGN LANGUAGE ƖƖ INSTRUMENTAL BAND ƖƖ PHYSICAL EDUCATION ƖƖ TECHNOLOGY Ɩ WOODSHOP Ɩ
Artcreative artsResearch Benefits• Disengaged students are more likely to benefitfrom visual arts instruction1• At-risk students tend to have better academicresults, better workforce opportunities,and more civic engagement 2• Students of low socioeconomic status with artsinstruction show better academic outcomes –better grades and higher rates of collegeenrollment and attainment – than those withoutinvolvement in the arts21 www.arteducators.org/learning/learning-in-a-visual-age/NAEA_LVA_09.pdf2www.nea.gov/news/news12/Arts-At-Risk-Youth.html
creative artsForeign LanguageResearch Benefits• Improves native language ability which benefitsLanguage Arts1• Boosts memory which is beneficial to all classes1• Boosts overall brain function1• Research has shown that learning a secondlanguage can sharpen focus and other cognitiveabilities21www.ehow.com/info_7956189_effects-learning-foreign-language.html2www.news.aaas.org/2011_annual_meeting/0219the-benefits-of-babel.shtml
creative artsIndustrial ArtsResearch Benefits• Understand the principals of math and scienceproject based learning1• Learn the value of persistence1• Find satisfaction in taking a project fromstart to finish1• Teach hands on skills that are usefulin everyday life21www.education.com/magazine/article/shop-class2www.howellcustombuild.com/educators-finialls-seeing-benefit
creative artsPhysical EducationResearch Benefits• Increases oxygen to the brain thus improvingmental clarity• Positively affects learning and memory• Improves connections between nervesand the brain thus improving attentionand information processing skills• Decreases likelihood of developing obesityand reduces the risk factors for Type 2 Diabetesand heart disease• Reduces anxiety and depressionwww.letsmoveinschool.org
creative artsArts EducationConclusions• Some students find success ONLY in creativearts classes• As difficult as it may be to motivate theunmotivated, our goal is to find ways to inspireand stimulate these individual students• Some students also refuse to do creative artswork, resulting in lower grades• Excessive absences lead to lower grades
creative artsArts EducationConclusions• An overwhelming majority of students rankedin the Bottom 30, do find success ONLYin creative arts classes• As difficult as it may be to motivate theunmotivated, our goal is to find ways to inspireand stimulate these individual students• Some students will still refuse to do creative artswork, resulting in lower grades• Excessive absences lead to lower grades
creative artsArts EducationRecommendations• Continue finding ways to teach Creative Arts thatsupport core subjects• Continue teaching a “discipline” that can be usedin other classes• Continue with administrators, secretariesand support personnel to follow attendanceprocedures; most importantly, for the first hourteacher to contact parents during the first sevendays that a student is absent and document thatcontact
creative artsArts EducationYOU CAN’T USE UPCREATIVITYTHE MORE YOU USE,THE MORE YOU HAVE.- Maya Angelou
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