The Florida Alliance for Arts Education is seeking session proposals for each regional symposium that focus on integrating the arts with other academic areas in Florida's PK - 12 educational settings, both in school and outside of school.
The 2014 Series will focus on the central role of integrating the arts into school curricula and community life. Find out what’s happening around Florida and share your own innovative pathways with arts integration. Proposal should be submitted by December 15, 2013. Read more.
|2013-2014 Arts Integration for Teaching Artists and Others Webinar Series
This engaging webinar series, hosted by Dr. Enrique Puig and Dr. Mary Palmer, is focused on successfully integrating the arts as an important avenue for learning and for engagement.
Programs one and two, Art as Text: Visual Storytelling to the Core, investigate literacy learning as a process and the reciprocal role of the arts in equipping college and career ready students with the 21st century skills of: Critical thinking and problem solving, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity and innovation. Specific lesson demonstrations, recommendations and suggestions for implementation will be provided.
Classroom/subject area teachers, arts teachers, administrators, teaching artists, community arts organizations and others are invited to participate in this series.
Join us on Thursdays:
January 23rd from 5 - 5:30 pm EST
February 27th from 5 - 5:30 pm EST
May 1st from 5 - 5:30 pm EST
Registration opening soon!
Missed the November 7th Webinar? Click here to watch it now: Art as Text, Part 1
|Full STEAM Ahead
by Allison Alsup, Intern for the College of Fine Arts, University of Florida, Public Relations Major, graduating Spring 2014
Just as a strong foundation is necessary to build a sturdy house, a high quality education is the necessary foundation for building a successful economy. Recently, the science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, fields were thought to be the solution for economic change. However, by infusing the arts with the STEM fields, educators are prepared to go full STEAM ahead to develop the high quality education students need to create economic change. According to Americans for the Arts, STEAM integrates the Arts as an essential component in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education, thereby developing students’ creativity and critical thinking skills and encouraging an innovative and creative workforce.
“You can’t have a vibrant innovation community without a vibrant artistic community,” said, University of Florida President Bernard Machen. “It just doesn’t work.”
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