What do creative arts do for the bottom 30

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What do creative arts do for the bottom 30

  1. 1. Arts Educationcreative artsIntroductionWHAT DO THE ARTS DOFOR THE BOTTOM 30?
  2. 2. 5thGradecreative artsCreative Arts ClassesƖ INSTRUMENTAL BAND ƖƖ MUSIC APPRECIATION ƖƖ PHYSICAL EDUCATION Ɩ
  3. 3. 6thGradecreative artsCreative Arts ClassesƖ ART Ɩ INSTRUMENTAL BAND ƖƖ MUSIC APPRECIATION ƖƖ PHYSICAL EDUCATION Ɩ
  4. 4. 7thGradecreative artsCreative Arts ClassesƖ FOREIGN LANGUAGE ƖƖ INSTRUMENTAL BAND ƖƖ PHYSICAL EDUCATION ƖƖ WEIGHTS Ɩ WOODSHOP Ɩ
  5. 5. 8thGradecreative artsCreative Arts ClassesƖ ART Ɩ FOREIGN LANGUAGE ƖƖ INSTRUMENTAL BAND ƖƖ PHYSICAL EDUCATION ƖƖ TECHNOLOGY Ɩ WOODSHOP Ɩ
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. creative artsMusicResearch Benefits• jhjkhjkhj
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. creative arts5thGrade ResultsPLC Data5thGrade EARNED GRADE TotalA B C D EBrown 19 0 0 0 0 19Hutchinson 29 2 0 0 0 31Van Hoose 18 1 0 0 0 19Total 66 3 0 0 0 69Percent 96% 4% 0% 0% 0% 100%Trimesters 1 & 2
  12. 12. creative arts6thGrade ResultsPLC Data6thGrade EARNED GRADE TotalA B C D EAnderson 11 11 4 1 0 27Brown 30 0 2 0 1 33Hutchinson 34 0 2 1 0 37Total 75 11 8 2 1 97Percent 77% 11% 8% 2% 1% 100%Semester 1
  13. 13. creative arts7thGrade ResultsPLC Data7thGrade EARNED GRADE TotalA B C D EAiello 3 7 12 3 9 34Bade 21 9 9 1 5 45Krueger 13 17 3 1 0 34Olmstead 17 7 0 0 1 25Van Hoose* 9 1 0 0 0 10Total 63 41 24 5 15 148Percent 43% 28% 16% 3% 10% 100%*Grades from 2ndTrimester onlyTrimesters 1 & 2
  14. 14. creative arts8thGrade ResultsPLC Data8thGrade EARNED GRADE TotalA B C D EAiello 9 7 7 2 1 26Anderson 5 14 12 4 2 37Bade 12 11 8 3 2 36Krueger 25 10 8 1 0 44Olmstead 29 7 0 0 0 36Van Hoose* 5 0 0 0 0 5Total 85 49 35 10 5 184Percent 46% 27% 19% 5% 3% 100%*Grades from 2ndTrimester only
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. creative artsArts EducationYOU CAN’T USE UPCREATIVITYTHE MORE YOU USE,THE MORE YOU HAVE.- Maya Angelou

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