Imagine 2nd grade students marching, swinging, and twirling to show how movement adds fun and effect to theatre performance!
Imagine 5th graders creating stories that emerge from symbols discovered on images of ancient urns – showing understanding of visual arts!
Imagine high school students getting attention for their vocal talent when performances are recorded and assessed by both teachers and students as evidence for quality!
“When early elementary teachers integrate music and theater, student learning improves in reading, math, and science as they become better critical thinkers and problem solvers.” Edutopia, “Rainstorms and Symphonies: Performing Arts Bring Abstract Concepts to Life.” Mary Grescok, Lisette Steinwald, 10/5/2016.
The New Mexico School for Arts teaches its high school students to take risks, make mistakes and learn from critical feedback to learn and grow. This school has outperformed the state in reading, math, and science every year since 2013. Continue reading Using Arts to Improve Student Learning in Reading, Math, and Science