The Creative Classroom (Spring 2013) 1
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file:///Y|/Newsletters/Creative%20Classroom/The%20Creative%20Classroom%20(Spring%202013).htm[4/23/2013 9:56:41 AM] From: Oklahoma Arts Council [firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 5:44 AM To: email@example.com Subject: The Creative Classroom (Spring 2013) Sent by: Oklahoma Arts Council Reply to the sender Research shows arts education can play an important role in improving students' academic performance. Let the arts equip your students for a brighter, more creative future. Curriculum Non-Indian Immigration (Oklahoma Land Run) by Charles Banks Wilson Quality Arts Education for All Students - Why It's Important by Michael Eddens, Director of Arts Education Programs Prompted by ongoing national and statewide conversations on the economy, budget cuts, and government programs, along with an emphasis on student test scores and decreased attention given arts education, I’ve been thinking about the impact (and potential impact) of arts education on Oklahoma students. As director of arts education programs for the Council, my work involves evaluating arts education programs funded by the Oklahoma Arts Council in schools around the state. From music and theatre camps to visual art programs and innovative arts integration projects, I’ve been impressed by arts education’s power to unlock learning and greatness in young people. Recently I was greeted by a wonderful email that speaks directly to what’s been on my mind. Dear Michael, My daughter, Emily, is the 2011 recipient of the 2011 VSA (Very Special Arts) Playwright Discovery Award, a very prestigious honor culminating in a professional production of her original work at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Emily, now a 2011 graduate, was encouraged by her drama teacher to enter the competition for plays featuring a character with a disability. Though Emily does not have a particular disability, she has friends who do. One friend in particular inspired Emily to write the award-winning play, “Handspeak,” about a deaf girl and her developing friendship with her interpreter's non-hearing-impaired son. The VSA representative who called Emily about her award told her it was very easy to select her play as it stood out for its excellence.
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|Title||The creative classroom, spring 2013|
Oklahoma Arts and Humanities Council.
|Purpose||Quality Arts Education for All Students - Why It's Important by Michael Eddens; Warm Weather Provides Learning Opportunities through Public Art by Jacki Dunn; OKCMOA and NewView Team Up to Serve Special Needs Students by Bryon Chambers;|
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