Arts Leadership Series is a series of professional development workshops with in class mentoring for elementary educators designed to build basic skills in dance, drama, media arts, music, and visual arts as well as skills to integrate the arts across the curriculum. Twenty five teachers participate each year. Participating schools are selected by the district and each school sends a team of teachers.
ALA provides ten days of workshops over the first year in which Teachers build basic personal skills in the arts, learn pedagogical skills in the arts, and learn to integrate the arts across the curriculum. Teachers learn to bring arts experiences into their classroom to deepen learning as well as to advocate for the arts and provide local leadership.
After completing Year One, each teacher is paired with a BYU arts education major, who goes into the classroom to teach a selected art form in the classroom. Teachers conduct action research to document student learning from arts integrated instruction. BYU students wanting to To be hired as an arts scholar should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
ARTS Leadership Symposium convenes all Arts Academy Alumni annually to update and refresh their skills. Highly skilled presenters share current research and information. Teachers collaborate and share instructional strategies. Conversations focus on improving student learning through arts integrated instruction.