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Arts In Education/Exploratory Enrichment

 Arts education has been shown to improve both literacy and critical thinking skills resulting in improved performance in other subject areas. 

Learning through the arts also promotes the notion that there can be more than one solution to a given problem, more than one answer to a question. This type of thinking is rarely addressed in other curriculum areas yet is foundational to many of the skills deemed crucial for success in the 21st century – innovation, problem-solving, and creativity among them. These skills are critical not only in the arts but in a wide variety of subject areas beyond the classroom. 

 Arts in Education facilitates the infusion of the NYS Learning Standards for the arts into an educational program. The program components include: 

The Exploratory Enrichment program facilitates the integration of curriculum-based activities into instruction supporting the  NYS Learning Standards. Areas covered include: 

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Social Studies
  • Character Education

The programs are provided in the classroom by a variety of presenters, or on-site at institutions by qualified staff members. Exploratory Enrichment program providers are included in the web-based Directory of Arts and Enrichment which is available to participants in the service.


AIE & EE Liaisons - Information and Forms for AIE & EE Liaisons


Please contact us if you have any questions: 

Carrie VanTassel, ERC Program Manager

Ballard Road Conference Center
267 Ballard Road, Suite 5
Wilton, NY 12831

Phone:  (518) 581-3581
Fax: (518) 581-3589

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