Welcome to Eastern Suffolk BOCES Arts-in-Education services, where we
are committed to the role that the arts play in the education of the whole
The arts and artists presented through Arts-in-Education programs promote
personal growth and community understanding by enabling students to process
and create meaning from what they learn about people, events and places.
Educationally, the arts have a place in the classroom not only for their
own sake, but also as rich, relevant and integral connections to classroom
work that support as well as align with and enliven core curriculum.
There are also programs that do not address arts standards that help make
meaning for our students. These Exploratory Enrichment opportunities
are available through our office.
"The Arts in Education program
supports education reform by strengthening arts education as an integral
part of the school curriculum. ...Findings from the NAEP 1997 Arts Report
Card indicate that artistic experiences provide visual, kinetic, aural,
and spatial learning. College Board data show that students who have
participated in sequential arts programs perform significantly better
on both the verbal and mathematics sections of the SAT..."
Arts-in-Education Program Services
Any documents listed below are in Adobe
Acrobat PDF format:
Eastern Suffolk BOCES Arts-in-Education (AIE) services coordinates contracting
and payment processing for school performances and residencies by offering
member districts a wide selection of arts programs screened for their
quality and curriculum connections.
- Program Catalogue 2010-2011
- Artist/Presenter Information - Information for Artists/Presenter
including the NYS Learning Standards for the Arts, the full complement
of NYS Learning Standards, and a W-9 form.
- School Information - Access to Arts In Education & Exploratory
Can’t find the artist/presenter/organization in the Contract
Request drop-down menu? That means they are not yet in our system.
Please contact AIE office to start their 2009-10 application.
Handbook 2010-2011 - For Cultural Arts Representatives, teachers,
and other district staff. Learn the details about the AIE and Exploratory
Enrichment programs: how to select and book an artist/presenter; how
to use arts in the classroom; how to prepare for an event and more.
- Monthly Calendar
(Sept. 2009 through June 2010) - The Arts-In-Education Calendar of
arts and exploratory enrichment programs will be updated regularly.
Programs are listed by date, however, you can easily search the PDF
by clicking the binoculars icon located on the top tool bar and entering
a key word.
AIE services offers the Arts-in-Education & Visiting Experts Program
Catalogue of over 1000 programs, which include: program descriptions,
standards alignment, grade level suitability, cost, contact information,
and more. These programs are categorized by various art forms and by curriculum
areas. The AIE office also maintains a database of performer evaluations
from the previous year in which schools rate the programs they have received
in four areas: artistic quality, educational quality, student response
and presenter interaction, as well as technical quality. Teachers also
note reasons why they would/would not recommend a program to other school
Other services available from AIE include:
Meetings - Regularly scheduled, informative meetings for school district
and cultural arts representatives.
Block-Booking - Cooperative
scheduling enables bookings of programs from distant artists.
Monthly - Monthly calendar of Suffolk County AIE events for previewing
programs booked in other schools.
Conference Planning - For
districts and the cultural community.
Contracting & Payment
Services - Contracting and payment of all program contract requests,
in cooperation with school district representatives.
Services - Suggestions on specific programming as well as publication
Preview Service - Information on programs previewed
at county, state, national and international showcases.
Workshops - In-service workshops designed to help classroom teachers
integrate the arts into their classroom.