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:
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 in Education/Exploratory Enrichment," which is available to participants in the service.
Please contact us if you have any questions:
Carrie VanTassel, Enrichment Resource Center Program Manager
Gick Road Conference Center
27 Gick Road
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Phone: (518) 581-3581
Fax: (518) 581-3589