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  • Maps as the way we think about things in the world
  • Many ways to view the same experiences. Want to re-imagine the ways that we can go about our advocacy work
  • A map that we can re-imagine- from 2004
  • The context of A Nation at Risk
  • What’s missing? Many arts organizations that function as self-sustaining bureaucracies through specialization, instead of integrating some form of coordinated delivery.
  • Summarize!Don’t force your agenda, understand and communicate to the values of others, maybe better than they do.?View of the teacher, the situation of the school, etc.Putting up shows is great, but what is your program gaining that is sustainable and sustaining?

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  • 1. Calls for help • “Hey Chris, We had a meeting• “Morning Chris,I need this morning and the key point we did not have any research on your help. Art Classes is the value of fine arts in the core are being cut left and curriculum. So what might be coming down the pipeline that right in my area. As keeping this class would benefit this high school? Can you think of South council vp I any great articles or people I can research in terms of the future of want to see this fine arts and the common core. I think we need to play that side STOPPED! Also, I want with them. They have heard just about everything else in the past to restart cut and I think the common core is a huge buzz right now. Any programs.” thoughts would be appreciated.”
  • 2. Advancing Art Education in Illinois Chris Grodoski Northern Illinois University & Franklin Middle School, Wheaton, IL
  • 3. Goals and Outline1. Reimagining advocacy in Illinois2. Understanding context and perceptions3. 5-steps to embed your program
  • 4. Part I: Reimagining advocacy in Illinois
  • 5. Part II: Understanding perceptions and context• Understanding and combating the centralizing of education, which excludes art education.• Loss or shift of 209 art positions in Illinois• Over 600 children for everyone art educator in Illinois
  • 6. Remapping the ProblemTotal Title I Eligible and Title I Ineligible Schools 09-10 School Map • file:///Users/cgrodoski/Documents/IAEA%20Advocacy%20Advisor/individu alschoolsillinois.html 104 224 County Map • file:///Users/cgrodoski/Documents/IAEA%20Advocacy%20Advisor/County Not Title I Eligible map.html Title I Eligible No Data 950
  • 7. Basic Data Percentages of Urban-Centric Locales Town:Fringe, 3% Town:Remote, 3% Town:Distant, 6% City: Large, 12% Suburb:Small, 2%City: Midsize, 5% Town:Remote Suburb:Midsize, 3% Town:Fringe Town:Distant Suburb:Small Suburb:Midsize City: Small, 7% Suburb: Large Rural: Remote Rural: Distant, 14% Suburb: Large, 32% Rural: Fringe Rural: Distant City: Small City: Midsize Rural: City: Large Fringe, 10% Rural: Remote, 3%
  • 8. Basic Data250 208200 Not Title I Eligible 147150 Title I 106 111 Eligible100 75 62 No Data 46 47 48 50 36 28 28 30 29 22 15 12 16 5 5 5 7 8 6 7 5 4 3 1 3 2 0 2 0 1 3 0
  • 9. A Brief History of ArtEducation in Illinois
  • 10. 1970’sCity: Small • 1977 The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) appointed a task force on arts education. The task force published a report that concluded that, although Illinois schools had a tradition of providing “exemplary and innovative” programs in the arts, those programs were not available to all students. The task force went on to recommend that a comprehensive arts education program be made available to all Illinois students.
  • 11. 1980’s City: Small• 1985 Education reform legislation was passed specifying the six “fundamental learning areas.” The Fine Arts were one of the six areas identified as “fundamental.” State Goals for the Fine Arts were established through this legislation.
  • 12. 1980’sRural: Distant • 1989 The state developed a Comprehensive Arts Grant (CAG) program to support teacher training/professional development in the arts. • 1980s The influence of the Getty Center on art education in the form of DBAE
  • 13. 1990’s Rural: Fringe• 1994 The Goals 2000: Educate America Act became law. Through this federal legislation the arts were listed as core subjects.• 1997 Illinois became one of the first states to develop and adopt Learning Standards for Fine Arts. Statewide student assessment in the fine arts began through the Illinois Standards Achievement Test.
  • 14. 1990’sSuburb: Small • 1998 a sample of six fine arts questions were included in the social sciences section given to all students in grades 4, 7 and 11.
  • 15. 2000’s• 2002 The federal No Child Left Behind Act, which recognizes the arts as a core academic subject, was signed into law.• 2003 After 14 years, the state eliminated the Comprehensive Arts Grant through the Board of Education. As of May 2003, through the Comprehensive Arts Grant (CAG) program, $499,700 had been awarded to 48 schools for teacher training and professional development.• 2004 As a result of the FY05 state budget, the arts were eliminated from the Illinois State Assessment.• 2004Trends study from the Illinois Arts Alliance and sponsored by The Chicago Community Trusts Arts Education Task Force
  • 16. 2000’s• 2005 The Illinois General Assembly passed a $2 million appropriation for arts education and foreign languages through the Illinois State Board of Education for the FY06 school year.• 2007 $6.3 million for the Arts & Foreign Language grant program at ISBE was proposed, but at the end of the Legislative Session, funding for the Arts & Foreign Language grant program was eliminated.• 2011 ISBE reintroduces the CAG for schools implementing new or expanding existing art programs.• 2012 City of Chicago Cultural Plan
  • 17. MinnesotaAn Example of Coordinated Delivery in the Western Region
  • 18. Legislative Action 1903 The State Art Society is formed
  • 19. 1953 The McKnight Foundation is formed 1903The State Art Society is formed
  • 20. 1953 The McKnight Foundation is formedLegislative Action 1965 1903 The State Arts Society The State Art Society becomes the is formed Minnesota Arts Council
  • 21. 1953 The McKnight Foundation is formedLegislative Action 1965 1903 1975 The State Arts SocietyThe State Art Society The Minnesota Arts becomes the is formed Council becomes the Minnesota Arts Minnesota Arts Board Council
  • 22. 1953 The McKnight Foundation is formed 1965 1903 1975 The State Arts SocietyThe State Art Society The Minnesota Arts becomes the is formed Council becomes the Minnesota Arts Minnesota Arts Board Council Legislative Action 1977 11 Regional Arts Councils are created to distribute funds throughout the state
  • 23. 1953 The McKnight Foundation is formed 1965 1903 1981 – 2010 1975 The State Arts SocietyThe State Art Society Funding for The Minnesota Arts becomes the regranting to is formed regional agencies Council becomes the Minnesota Arts and local artists Minnesota Arts Board Council 1977 11 Regional Arts Councils are created to distribute funds throughout the state
  • 24. Legislative Action 1985 The Perpich Arts Council is established as the Minnesota School of the Arts and Resource Center 1953 The McKnight Foundation is formed 1965 1903 Society The State Arts 1975 The State Art Society The Minnesota Arts becomes the 1977 is formed 11 Regional Arts Council becomes the Minnesota Arts Councils are created Minnesota Arts Board Council to distribute funds throughout the state
  • 25. Legislative Action 1985 1989 The Perpich Arts The Perpich ArtsCouncil is established Center is opened as as the Minnesota the Minnesota CenterSchool of the Arts and for Arts Education Resource Center (MCAE) 1953 The McKnight Foundation is formed 1965 1903 Society The State Arts 1975 The State Art Society The Minnesota Arts becomes the 1977 is formed 11 Regional Arts Council becomes the Minnesota Arts Councils are created Minnesota Arts Board Council to distribute funds throughout the state
  • 26. Legislative Action 1993 Art Standards are Facilitated the written Development of Fine Arts Standards 1985 1989 The Perpich ArtsCouncil Perpich Arts The is established 1953 Center Minnesotaas as the is opened The McKnight the MinnesotaSchool of the Arts and Foundation is formed Resourcefor Arts Center Center Education (MCAE) 1965 1903 Society The State Arts 1975The State Art Society The Minnesota Arts becomes the 1977 is formed 11 Regional Arts Council becomes the Minnesota Arts Councils are created Minnesota Arts Board Council to distribute funds throughout the state
  • 27. 1993PASS: Partners Arts &Schools for Students is formed, serving 1993 grades 7-12 in Art Standards are Minneapolis & St. written Paul 1985 1989 The Perpich Arts Council Perpich Arts The is established 1953 Center Minnesotaas as the is opened The McKnight the Minnesota School of the Arts and Foundation is formed Resourcefor Arts Center Center Education (MCAE) 1965 1903 Society The State Arts 1975 The State Art Society The Minnesota Arts becomes the 1977 is formed 11 Regional Arts Council becomes the Minnesota Arts Councils are created Minnesota Arts Board Council to distribute funds throughout the state
  • 28. 1993PASS: Partners Arts & Legislative Action Schools for Studentsis formed, serving 7th 1996 1993 Art-12thin Minneapolis & St. Paul Minnesota Minnesota Art Standards are Standards are written adopted by Legislature 1985 1989 The Perpich Arts Council Perpich Arts The is established 1953 Center Minnesotaas as the is opened The McKnight the Minnesota School of the Arts and Foundation is formed Resourcefor Arts Center Center Education (MCAE) 1965 1903 Society The State Arts 1975 The State Art Society The Minnesota Arts becomes the 1977 is formed 11 Regional Arts Council becomes the Minnesota Arts Councils are created Minnesota Arts Board Council to distribute funds throughout the state
  • 29. 1993 1996PASS: Partners Arts & 1993 Minnesota Art Schools for Students Legislative Action Minnesota Art Standards areis formed, serving 7th 1997 Standards are written adopted by-12thin Minneapolis & Legislature St. Paul Governor Arne Carlson signs into law a $12 million increase in the state’s biennial funding for the arts 1985 1989 The Perpich Arts Council Perpich Arts The is established 1953 Center Minnesotaas as the is opened The McKnight the Minnesota School of the Arts and Foundation is formed Resourcefor Arts Center Center Education (MCAE) 1965 1903 Society The State Arts 1975 The State Art Society The Minnesota Arts becomes the 1977 is formed 11 Regional Arts Council becomes the Minnesota Arts Councils are created Minnesota Arts Board Council to distribute funds throughout the state
  • 30. 1993 1997 1996PASS: Partners Arts & Governor Arne 1993 Minnesota Art Schools for Students Carlson signs into law Minnesota Art Standards areis formed, serving 7th a $12 million increase Standards are written adopted by-12thin Minneapolis & in the state’s biennial Legislature St. Paul funding for the arts 1985 1989 The Perpich Arts Council Perpich Arts The is established 1953 Center Minnesotaas as the is opened The McKnight the Minnesota School of the Arts and Foundation is formed Resourcefor Arts Center Center Education (MCAE) 1965 1903 Society The State Arts 1975 The State Art Society The Minnesota Arts becomes the 1977 is formed 11 Regional Arts Council becomes the Minnesota Arts Councils are created Minnesota Arts Board Council to distribute funds throughout the state
  • 31. 1993 1997 Legislative Action 1996PASS: Partners Arts & Governor Arne 1993 Schools for Students Carlson signs into law 2001-2002 Minnesota Art Minnesota Art Standards areis formed, serving 7th a $12 million increase Standards are written Arts teachersby adopted from-12thin Minneapolis & in the state’s biennial Legislature St. Paul funding for the arts around the state gathered again to Facilitated the begin revision of the Development of Fine Arts Standards K-12 arts standards 1985 1989 The Perpich Arts Council Perpich Arts The is established 1953 Center Minnesotaas as the is opened The McKnight the Minnesota School of the Arts and Foundation is formed Resourcefor Arts Center Center Education (MCAE) 1965 1903 Society The State Arts 1975 The State Art Society The Minnesota Arts becomes the 1977 is formed 11 Regional Arts Council becomes the Minnesota Arts Councils are created Minnesota Arts Board Council to distribute funds throughout the state
  • 32. 1993 1997 2001-2002 Legislative Action 1996PASS: Partners Arts & Governor Arne 1993 Arts teachers from Minnesota Art Schools for Students Carlson signs into law 2003 Minnesota Art around the state Standards are Standards are writtenis formed, serving 7th a $12 million increase gathered again to adopted by-12thin Minneapolis & in the state’s biennial Legislature begin revision of the Legislature St. Paul funding for the arts established standards K-12 arts four arts areas for elementary and middle (K-8) schools 1985 1989 The Perpich Arts Council Perpich Arts The is established 1953 Center Minnesotaas as the is opened The McKnight the Minnesota School of the Arts and Foundation is formed Resourcefor Arts Center Center Education (MCAE) 1965 1903 Society The State Arts 1975 The State Art Society The Minnesota Arts becomes the 1977 is formed 11 Regional Arts Council becomes the Minnesota Arts Councils are created Minnesota Arts Board Council to distribute funds throughout the state
  • 33. 1993 1997 2001-2002 1996PASS: Partners Arts & Governor Arne 1993 2003 from Arts teachers Minnesota Art Legislative Action Legislature Minnesota Art Schools for Students Carlson signs into law around the state Standards areis formed, serving 7th a $12 million increase Standards are written arts established four gathered again to adopted by areas for elementary-12thin Minneapolis & St. Paul in the state’s biennial funding for the arts 2004 begin revision of the Legislature and middle (K-8) K-12 arts standards Mandated integration schools of arts subject areas is established 1985 1989 The Perpich Arts Council Perpich Arts The is established 1953 Center Minnesotaas as the is opened The McKnight the Minnesota School of the Arts and Foundation is formed Resourcefor Arts Center Center Education (MCAE) 1965 1903 Society The State Arts 1975 The State Art Society The Minnesota Arts becomes the 1977 is formed 11 Regional Arts Council becomes the Minnesota Arts Councils are created Minnesota Arts Board Council to distribute funds throughout the state
  • 34. PART III: 5-STEPS TO EMBED YOUR PROGRAM
  • 35. Art Specialists and Teaching Artists• Typically, art specialists • Teaching artists see their roles as providing positive are charged with role models for delivering a systematic students, partnering and team teaching with curriculum geared to classroom teachers, and state standards, usually reaching hard-to-engage students. through a sequence of • Teaching artists are clearly a prescribed courses. critical part of the solution for meeting the goal of expanding high quality arts experiences in underserved schools through extended placements.
  • 36. 1. Every conversation counts 2. Speak to the values of your stakeholders 3. Remember your context4. Build sustainable partnerships5. Demonstrate exemplary teaching
  • 37. IAEA Advocacy Task Force• Coordinate support with stakeholder groups• Provide research that supports teaching and learning in the arts• Embed art education in Illinois
  • 38. Thank you!cgrodoski@gmail.com