MIA--Missing In Action Or Music In Action--Discovering How Music Makes You Smarter by Enhancing Your Music Impact Aptitude (NELB 2007)
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MIA--Missing In Action Or Music In Action--Discovering How Music Makes You Smarter by Enhancing Your Music Impact Aptitude (NELB 2007)

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Presented at the No Educator Left Behind Conference 2007

Presented at the No Educator Left Behind Conference 2007

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  • 1. MIA
    • Missing in Action
    • or
    • Music In Action?
    • Music Makes You Smarter by
    • Discovering Your Music Aptitude
  • 2. Music Complementing Christian Education Religious arts are evidenced by architecture, paintings, drawings, sculptures, liturgical music, costumes, symbolic artifacts, floor/wall coverings, landscaping, illustrated manuscripts, sacred literature, and dance.
  • 3. Music as a Steward of Culture Culture is like an iceberg—about one-seventh visible. The visible part is sometimes best discernable through the lens of the literary, performing, and visual arts.
  • 4. Music as a Channel to Self-Esteem Self-concept of at-risk students participating in an arts program increases. The arts program included music, movement, dramatics, and art.
  • 5. Music’s Impact on the Capacity to Learn and the Ability to Achieve
    • College Board identified the music one of the six basic academic subjects.
    • SAT scores increased for students with music coursework.
  • 6. Music’s Compatibility to Multiple Intelligences & Multiple Literacies Who— Student (individual) What— Bloom (taxonomy) Where— Gardner (the intelligences) How— Costa (the characteristics)
  • 7.  
  • 8. Music & Aesthetics Places of learning are not just physical: they are cultural, spiritual, social, and esthetic. Schooling should provide a continuity of experiences that encourages flexible thinkers to make connections.
  • 9. Fostering Critical & Creative Thinking & Writing Skills The arts are shown to enhance higher-level thinking, enhance communications & writing skills, prove reading by remedial readers, improve attendance, and increase achievement in language & math.
  • 10. Multidisciplinary Integration and Effect
    • Piano Keyboard Training with Math Software
    • Reading Improvement Through Music
  • 11. Academic Arts—A Part of the Core
    • Massachusetts Arts Curriculum Framework
    • Pennsylvania Process Adoption
  • 12. Literary, Performing, & Visual Arts Supplemental Curricula Resources
    • 2 arts teachers per public school
    • .087 art teacher per private Catholic school
    • 0.52 art teacher per private non-Catholic school
  • 13.  
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  • 15. Individual Lifelong Benefits from Music Education
    • Treating stroke patients
    • Music Makes Me Healthy
    • New Horizons International Music Association
  • 16. Economic Benefits from a Music Literate Populous
    • Audiences larger than professional sports teams combined
    • Employ more than professional sports teams combined
    • 94% in survey believe arts and culture initiative should be a part of Indiana’s economic development strategy
  • 17. Benefits of music to humanity
    • Our cultural legacy
    • Multiple ways & means of communicating
    • Release imagination for creative thinking
    • Connected with life lessons that provide a
    • foundation for respectable citizenship