Services and Programs for Students
Partners works with teachers at schools that have elected to
use the arts for enrichment and learning. Students' skills
in reading, writing, math, social studies and science as well
as the arts disciplines are enhanced. This is accomplished
through student participation in arts-in-education activities
including artists' workshops, artists-in-residence and performances,
as well as visits to museum exhibitions and arts and cultural
following lists are only examples of some of the programs
the country, lawmakers, educators, and business leaders
are working together to strengthen Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education. Out of 30
developed countries, U.S. students ranked 21st in science
literacy and 25th in math literacy according to the most
recent Program for International Student Assessment. Raising
the performance of our students is a national priority.
Partners is working with national advisors CRATEL
(Center for Research in Arts, Technology, Education
and Learning) at WSU, artists, teachers, curriculum
specialists and other educators to design programs
that use the arts to enhance interest and learning
in math and science.
STEM education must start in the earliest years at the time that children’s
interests, desires, and abilities are formed. This important beginning
leads to students' success and choices in elementary through high school
math and science. Arts Partners is helping to bridge these two education
priorities by infusing the creativity of high quality arts education
into early childhood STEM learning.
Three-Legged Stool: Turning STEM into STEAM through Kinectic
get the opportunity to learn how to make art-creating robots
with the help of Arts Partners artists Lee Shiney and Tom
McGuire. This program is made possible with support from
MetLife Foundation, Spirit AeroSystems, and the national
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Network.
for Learning Lesson Units
project's goal is to increase student literacy by developing
arts-based instructional strategies for use by upper elementary
and middle school teachers. Lessons are targeted for areas
in the reading / writing curriculum in which the arts make
natural and significant connections for learning. Dance,
theatre, music and visual arts help students learn by making
abstract concepts concrete and visible through the use
of images, sounds, movement, language, body and voice.
Program Development: Our
staff works with artists and curriculum specialists to develop
arts-infused programs that reinforce learning in the arts,
as well as across all areas of the PreK-12 curriculum, including
reading, writing, math, social studies and science.
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