Arts In Education
Arts In Education
Founded in 1988, The Stanley’s Arts in Education Institute is known for its inventive repertory, bringing dance, music, theatre, and visual arts into the Oneida and Herkimer County School District classrooms. The Arts in Education Institute approach has reached over 1 million students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members.
The Program has two distinctive parts:
Annually in the summer, anywhere from 60-100 teachers from Oneida and Herkimer counties attend workshop held by The Institute introducing the Repertory or works of art selected as a resource they can take advantage of to support arts classroom learning. The Summer Session offers hands-on activities for teachers in preparation for work they will do with their students during the school year. Teachers select two programs from the repertory and experience activities helping them understand the choices artists make, the processes artists use, and how both are directly relevant to their teaching.
During the school year, teachers partner with the Teaching Artists to introduce the works under study to their students. Teachers and Artists prepare children to view and listen to these works of art, integrating the work into the classroom curriculum. At the conclusion of the classroom work, a well-prepared and eager group of students attend a performance or visit an exhibition. The partnership between Teachers and Artists not only introduces arts into classrooms, but it introduces arts-based learning to aid students in the development of higher order thinking skills, central to learning.
If you are a teacher who has interest in the Arts in Education program, please call us at 315.724.1113 or send us an email.