May 14, 2015

Box City

Congratulations Beacon Heights Elementary School, Salt Lake City School District They spent one year working on a pilot program to get some STEAM going for the Engineering/Design process. Arts specialist, Donna Pence, incorporated this work into the art space, integrating science, literacy, and social studies. This whole project falls under the “project based learning […]
July 30, 2015

BYU Arts Express 2015: Keynote Speakers

    Susan Antonelli Susan Antonelli is an educational consultant and author of the Wonder Teacher blog. Certified as an early childhood and elementary teacher, she also earned a Master’s Degree in Elementary School Administration from The Citadel. She began her career as a 3rd grade teacher at Ashley River […]
July 30, 2015

Arts Fusion Reflections by Kirsten Anderson

Southern Utah University The first day of the Arts Fusion camp was very informative and effective on getting us to stop, look, and listen to the world around us.  First, we went out in nature and looked for patterns found around the SUU cabin.  We noticed sound patterns and recorded […]
August 18, 2015
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We need ‘more creative schools’

Our kids are living in a world of immense changes, of growing complexity, of growing interconnection, and we therefore have to ask ourselves what sort of education do our children need to flourish in this world. Sir Ken Robinson, the author, adviser and leading thinker on creativity advocates a radical […]
September 3, 2015
BTSALP is Back in School!

BTSALP is Back in School!

Our first statewide BTSALP newsletter comes out today.  Click here to view our newsletter, learn more about the BTSALP program, and see how different schools and art form specialists start the school year off with arts integration. Woodrow Wilson Elementary Visual Art Specialist Rosie Mitchell, has all the students in […]
September 10, 2015

Creative Processes in the Elementary Classroom

Tamara Goldbogen, BTS Endowed Chair for Arts Learning at Weber State University, is offering a special section of Creative Processes in the Elementary Classroom. This graduate level course is for BTSALP arts specialists, professional development partners, instruction coaches, and other stakeholders of the program in the Davis, Ogden, and Weber […]
September 17, 2015
Visual Art Spotlight

Visual Art Spotlight

BTSALP newsletter this week features one of our outstanding Visual Art Specialists, Rosie Mitchell!  Rosie teaches art to all the students at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in the Granite School District.  Look at some of her integrated art projects.  You might even try “The Wall” project yourself! Click here to […]
September 23, 2015
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The Keys to Learning According to Plato

Why Music? Music is an integral part of our everyday lives, yet we have a very limited knowledge of it. Music Empowers Foundation believes that by funding music programs that clearly foster an appreciation for music, children will reap the benefits of improved academic performance, awakened creativity, heightened self-esteem, and […]
September 26, 2015
Dixie State University Makes 7!

Dixie State University Makes 7!

Jeri Crosby Dixie State University Endowed Chair for Elementary Arts Education Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program   Dixie State University is the most recent higher education institution to receive an endowment from the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Foundation. With this gift, DSU has been able to hire Jeri Crosby as the Endowed Chair for Elementary […]
October 1, 2015
Dance Spotlight

Dance Spotlight

Miriam Bowen, BTSALP Dance Specialist at Reagan Academy Charter School in Springville,  and Jana Shumway, BTSALP Professional Development Partner for the BYU region, combined dance, movement, literature and geography into an integrated unit of study. Our latest newsletter features their collaborative work, links to joyful music and an amazing lesson […]