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