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Reflections – #ArtsEd Tools

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Celebrate. Advocate. Participate.

 

Join millions of PTAs across the country and in U.S schools overseas during National Arts in Education WeekSeptember 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:

Celebrate

Advocate

Participate

  • 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.

Questions?

Email Reflections@PTA.org or call (800) 307-4782.