Changing Testing Accountability

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Texas Miracle After the 1983 landmark study called, “A Nation at Risk,” some of the locusts of accountability shifted away from teachers, the principal and schools and towards testing scores. The idea of using test scores to hold schools accountable … Continued

National Arts in Education Week

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This past week was the National Arts in Education Week all across our country. I was in Indianapolis for the Arts Education Partnership annual convening where local and national arts organizations presented evidence of their work in schools as teaching … Continued

Teaching Artist Training

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In order for teachers to learn how to use the arts in their classroom, proper teacher training programs must integrate the arts. There are many ways for teachers to learn about the arts and most of them take place in … Continued

Learning by Doing, Not Learning by Training

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They found the most effective organizations appreciate the power of necessity of “Learning by Doing,” rather than, “Learning by Training.” (DuFour, DuFour & Eacker. [2008]. Revisiting professional learning communities at work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press. p. 414). Learning is … Continued

Teachers and Learners

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H orace Mann was appointed Secretary to the Massachusetts Board of Education in 1837. He argued for universal education and demonstrated how it would look by building many schools in Massachusetts. He is worth remembering as he advocated for education … Continued

Venice Comes to the Center For Creative Education

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Introduction The Center for Creative Education in Palm Beach County provides arts integration programs to K-2 students. The Center structures its school support by pairing teaching artists who partner with regular classroom teachers to deliver the creative arts integration. The … Continued

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