Tag Archive: 21st Century Skills

Drawing it out

By Cyan McMillian, seventh-grade student, Windsor Hills Elementary/Middle My name is Cyan McMillian and I am a seventh grader at Windsor Hills. I’d rather throw a football than paint my nails (seriously). I felt like a… Continue reading

Celebrating Failure: Lessons learned in a sixth-grade classroom

By Stacie Sanders Evans, Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Executive Director Last week I visited the classroom of teaching artist and improv master Bridget Cavaiola and science teacher Heather Tuttle, who are teacher partners in… Continue reading

New National Core Arts Standards launched

Last month, the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards introduced the new National Core Arts Standards. Developed through the collaboration of arts organizations, teaching artists, teachers, and practitioners, these standards aim to uphold… Continue reading

Working to bring the arts to every student

By Dr. Sherrie Norwitz, Instrumental String Music Teacher, Thomas Jefferson Elementary Middle Art and aesthetics are crucial to the foundation of society. Arts education provides children the opportunity to be exposed to–and develop… Continue reading

Teaching Grit through the Arts

By Katie Keddell, Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Office and Volunteer Manager This story was originally posted as a part of the Americans for the Arts Teaching Artist Blog Salon in March 2014. See all of… Continue reading

Part 2: Gubernatorial candidates share thoughts on arts education

Young Audiences is using Maryland YA Week as an occasion to ask those running for governor of Maryland for their views on arts education. We extended the invitation to all candidates to respond to two… Continue reading

Gubernatorial candidates share thoughts on arts education

Young Audiences is using Maryland YA Week as an occasion to ask those running for governor of Maryland for their views on arts education. As we mentioned earlier this week, we extended the invitation to… Continue reading

The Artist is Present

By Kevin Adekoya, Young Audiences Development Assistant This month, 51 artists and teachers completed their final Reflection Day of the 2013-2014 Teaching Artist Institute (TAI) Seminar. During the past five months, artist and teacher… Continue reading

Creating confident students–and future leaders–through the arts

By Micaela Gramelis, Young Audiences Grants and Annual Gala Manager and former teacher Sitting in my class each day, Nadia did well. She worked hard; she smiled. She was kind, but deferred to her… Continue reading

Tube Beat or Not To Be? Discovering Sound through Rhythm and Movement

By Max Bent, Musician and beatboxer Young Audiences artists and teacher partners have written case studies documenting their work in schools and their exploration of one essential question. Each study provides a snapshot… Continue reading

Bomani and students use poetry to address bullying

Young Audiences Hip Hop poet Bomani recently visited Empowerment Academy Elementary/Middle for an assembly and workshop to teach students the elements of writing Hip Hop music and its parallels to poetry- and essay-writing… Continue reading

Hip Hop and History: Telling Stories of the Past and of Ourselves

By Staci Taustine, Fifth Grade Teacher, F.L. Templeton Preparatory Academy During the course of my fifth-grade class’ six-day Hip Hop residency with Young Audiences artist Jamaal “Mr. Root” Collier, walls were broken down,… Continue reading