Arkansas Arts Academy K6 teachers participated in Artful Learning Training: a transformative learning model, initiated by the vision of the great American composer, Leonard Bernstein. Throughout his life as an artist, teacher, and scholar, Bernstein was committed to communicating what he learned through his scholarship and artistic work. He observed that the artistic process--the process of creating and experiencing art--is a fundamental way of learning, and one transferable to any discipline.
During the 1st week of school, teachers have already been utilizing the arts-based skills & strategies (ABSS) in their classrooms. Mrs. Willard's 3rd grade class used Tableau to demonstrate classroom rules and procedures. Mr. Taylor's 6th grade class used Zip-Zap-Zoom to learn each other's names.
For more information on the Artful Learning Model, visit www.artfullearning.org