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:
A web-based "Directory of Arts in Education" is available to participants of this service.
Please contact us if you have any questions:
Kim Wegner, Coordinator of Enrichment, STEM Education and Career Connections
Gick Road Conference Center
27 Gick Road
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (518) 581-3580/ 746-3580
Fax: (518) 581-3589/ 746-3589