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The monthly Arts-In-Education Newsletter, The Star, features the
Top Ten AIE programs for the month as well detailing the many programs
taking place in each of your districts. It profiles one or more programs
and events and then informs you of meetings and more.
School Year 2009/2010
2009 - First issue of the 2009-10 school year includes grant info
for arts education, support for the arts in a letter to school administrators
from US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan and in an interview of
NYS Senator Jose Serrano (chair of Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks
and Recreation), Residency Program Profile of Dancing Classrooms,
Calendar of AIE events and more. Remember to share your residency
program activities for future Star newsletters.
2009 - Read about the many Character Ed programs being presented
in districts all over Suffolk, the presenters and performance at the
September AIE Advisory Council Meeting, and this year’s Scholar-Artists
from Suffolk schools. Find out about the NYSED BEDS survey on Arts
Education and the results of National Assessment of Educational Progress
(NEAP) in the Arts. Follow our first of many articles about the arts
and brain research. Learn about the books available in the AIE Lending
2009 - Read more about research from the NYC Center for Arts Education
to support arts education both sequentially and across the curriculum.
Read Harvard’s Project Zero director Steve Seidel’s research
and details on the quality of quality in arts education. See the diversity
of programs that our schools participated in this past month.
2009 - Read about the workshops” Teaching Inclusion Students
in the Arts Classroom” (and will offer again in March). Get
updates on Arts-in-Education around the country. Read the profile
of Bay Street Theatre’s new Literature Live Program.
2010 - Read about some interesting programs our districts are
participating in such as writer Todd Strasser’s “Help!
You’re Trapped in the Writing Process” (at Dawnwood Middle
School in Middle Country) and the new Ward Melville Heritage Organization
program at the Thompson House in Setauket, Medicine: Past, Present
and Future. Learn the “10 Ways to Foster a Culture of Innovation”
and how to develop a math rap in “Rapping in the Math Class.”
2010 - There were many Arts-in-Education programs scheduled to
kick off district PARP events. There were also several Programs Profiles
highlighted this month including dancer Cartier Williams at Bay Shore
Middle School, Vitamin L at Babylon Grade School and Mark Rust at
Shelter Island Elementary Schools. Each of these performers is available
for additional programming this year. Find them in our Arts-in-Ed
online catalog. Also note the new, streamlined nomination form for
the 2010-11 Scholar-Artist available online.
2010 - March is a month for Advocacy. See the testimonies presented
in Albany on Arts Day from the NYS BOCES Arts-in-Education Co-chair
Diane Aaronson and the NYS Alliance for Arts Education Executive Director
Jeremy Johannesen. There is also testimony from a January US Dept
of Education meeting supporting Arts Education at the federal level
by 60 local, state and national organizations. Read the review of
Dr. Diane Ravitch’s new book, “The Death and Life of the
Great American School System.” More ideas on Fostering a Culture
of Innovation continue in this issue.
2010 - Introducing STEM Line, a new feature in current and upcoming
Star Newsletters highlighting programs and articles that contribute
to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education, as part of
our Exploratory Enrichment program. Also review of the many March
advocacy activities as well as the annual LI Media Arts Show.
2010 - Read the details regarding the two NYS Education Department
arts education proposals: one for middle school arts through the EMSC
department, the second for PreK-2 arts annotation through Higher Education.
Hear the update on national arts education advocacy. Get involved
in sharing your Exploratory Enrichment and Arts-in-Education STEM
(Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs and successes.
2010 - Hear about this year’s Top Ten Arts-in-Ed programs
as well as reviews of many programs that will help with your selections
in the coming school year.Also note the Block Bookings we have already
scheduled for the 2010-11 school year. In addition, read articles
regarding creativity, brain power and more, through the arts!