Teachers who have participated in Arts Leadership Academy are subsequently invited to participate in the Arts Bridge Program. In Arts Bridge each participating teacher is paired with an arts scholar, who is a BYU student from one of the arts education programs (dance, music, drama, or visual arts). The arts scholar works with the teacher to implement arts instruction and to integrate and infuse the arts in the classroom. Arts Bridge provides an opportunity for classroom teachers to have an in-depth and practical experience in the selected art form. Arts scholars have the opportunity to spend time with a practicing teacher, gaining experience in classroom management, lesson planning, and team teaching. BYU faculty provide mentoring for the arts scholars while building relationships with public school teachers. The Arts Bridge program follows the model from ArtsBridge America, a national network of similar programs that have been implemented in over 30 universities throughout the United States.
- Classroom teachers will increase their ability to implement an art form (dance, drama, music, visual arts, media arts) by working with student arts specialists.
- BYU arts scholars will benefit from classroom teachers' expertise in classroom management, child development, and student rapport.
- Children will receive a quality arts experience they will remember for years.
Most teachers selected for Arts Bridge are previous participants of Arts Leadership Academy. However, other teachers who would like to participate may contact Cally Flox for options.
To be hired as an arts scholar for the 2014-2015 school year, please fill out the BYU Arts Bridge Student Application Form and return it to Arts Bridge Coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org.