Reflections – #ArtsEd Tools
Celebrate. Advocate. Participate.
Join millions of PTAs across the country and in U.S schools overseas during National Arts in Education Week—September 11-17, 2016, to celebrate student achievement, advocate for more arts and participate in creative activities.
To help you plan for the week, we've created the following toolkit with ideas and resources you can use to kick-off your PTA Reflections program and encourage creativity in your school-community. Here's how you can get involved:
- Spark student creativity and host a Reflections program at your school. Register here!
- Use #PTAReflections on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to show how your PTA celebrates #ArtsEdWeek.
- Showcase students and their artwork. Visit National PTA's Reflections gallery for inspiration.
- Establish a PTA Arts Committee, including school and community leaders, to create an arts-rich learning environment.
- Share our position statement and resolution supporting arts education. Learn more about the benefits and how the Reflections program links to learning.
- Sign up for the PTA Takes Action Network to receive alerts on public policy issues important to PTA.
- Each day of the school week, present a Reflections arts category to students. Offer classroom lessons or after school activities based on the 2016-17 theme: What Is Your Story?
- Monday - Dance Choreography
- Tuesday - Film Production
- Wednesday - Literature
- Thursday - Music Composition
- Friday - Photography and Visual Arts
- Join #ArtsEdChat on Twitter at 8PM ET (M-F) and learn about current trends in #ArtsEd.
- Make a commitment to engaging families in arts education improvements. Enroll today to become a National PTA School of Excellence!
About National Arts in Education Week
In 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Resolution #275 designating the second week of September as "Arts in Education Week." The resolution states: [...] Arts education, comprising a rich array of disciplines including dance, theatre, media arts, literature, design and visual arts, is a core academic subject and an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students.