In honor of National Arts in Education Week , DCT and the arts have some incredible news for today’s children and parents.
Check out the wealth of information available to us today about how arts feed the brain of our children! (excerpts below from ArtsBlog)
Arts instruction has long been used as a tool for reaching English Language Learners. In fact, the origins of the children’s theatre genre lie in the Settlement Houses of Chicago in the early Twentieth Century, where Jane Addams utilized theatre and poetry to help students learn English (this tradition can be seen today in the plethora of children’s books adapted for the stage.)….
….When done right, arts-integrated classroom learning moves way beyond enrichment. In the best case scenario, arts education is genuine, inquiry-based learning that requires students to think as well as make/do/create. Armed with clear-cut data, educators and arts advocates have ample opportunities to engage diverse stakeholders in approaches to more deeply engage students.
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