program contains three short segments. View these segments in sequence.
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What Is Arts Education? (14 minutes)
To get you thinking, here is a montage of insights from teachers and administrators
plus examples of successful arts instruction in classrooms across America.
from administrators in Denver, Colorado, suburban Atlanta, Georgia,
New Orleans, Louisiana, and New York, New York, showcase some of the ways
that the arts benefit students and help schools become more successful.
What Are the Arts? (5 minutes)
We all know the arts when we experience them but coming up with
a general definition is a real challenge. Teachers, administrators, students,
and parents offer candid, thoughtful, and sometimes humorous comments
on what the arts mean to them. The program is useful as a discussion starter
with adults and students.
How Do You Know Theyre Learning? (4 minutes)
Learning takes many forms, and some areas of proficiency are highly subjective.
In this short program, educators from several schools tell how they know
if their students are getting what the teachers are teaching.
This program is useful as a discussion starter with teachers, administrators,