What is Arts Bridge?
Teachers who 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, a BYU student from one of the arts education programs (dance, music, drama, or visual art). The arts scholar works with the teacher to implement arts instruction and to integrate and infuse the arts into the classroom. Arts Bridge provides classroom teachers an in-depth and practical experience in the selected art form. Arts scholars have the opportunity to spend time with a practicing teacher; thus they gain 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 has been implemented in over 30 universities throughout the United States.
- Classroom teachers will learn how to better 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, others who would like to participate may contact Cally Flox for options.
To be hired as an arts scholar for the 2013-2014 school year, please fill out the BYU Arts Bridge Student Application Form and return it to Arts Bridge coordinators at email@example.com by September 6, 2013, or email if you have questions.