Every Child, Every Art
The Advancing Arts Leadership curriculum is developed for generalist K-6 teachers to build personal skills, pedagogical skills, and leadership skills in the arts. Advancing Arts Leadership is the official curriculum used in the BYU ARTS Partnership Professional Development Programs to help elementary school teachers achieve the Desired Learning Outcomes of those programs.
We believe every child in every classroom benefits from having arts experiences every day. Arts learning develops habits of mind and essential skills for personal satisfaction and lifelong success such as perseverance, observation, creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving. The arts provide an opportunity to develop and express personal voice, empathy for others, and builds character and competence over a lifetime.
Learn Six Art Forms
Teach and Integrate the Arts
- Explore the nature and purpose of art through various aesthetic theories and approaches to art.
- Find strategies for facilitating arts-based conversations in the classroom.
- Learn various forms of abstraction used by artists to successfully shift from representative to non-representative art.
Study evidence, research, and activities describing the unique benefits of arts education.
- Experience academic rigor
- Improve cognition
- Learn social and emotional skills
- Develop physically
- Practice resiliency
- Explore the Four Studio Structures for Learning.
- Learn best practices for modeling and demonstrating in the arts.
- Study questioning strategies used when students are creating or critiquing art.
- View suggestions for producing visual art exhibitions and performances.
- Review classroom management for creative learning.
- Learn the basics of arts integration.
- Read various definitions of arts integration.
- Understand three different models of arts integration:
- Multidisciplinary integration
- Interdisciplinary integration
- Transdisciplinary integration