Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai Nobel Peace Prize winner and New York Times bestselling author Malala Yousafzai’s first picture book, inspired by her own childhood. The New Neighbors by Sarah McIntyre New neighbors have moved into the ground floor of a bustling apartment building. The bunnies upstairs are excited, but what will the other residents think? Sarah McIntyre’s funny, light-hearted tale reveals there’s no room for prejudice. We’re All Wonders by R. J. Palacio The unforgettable bestseller Wonder, now a major motion picture, has inspired a nationwide movement to Choose Kind. Now parents and educators can introduce the importance […]
Third graders at South Summit Elementary School, under the guidance of BTSALP Visual Arts Specialist, Kathleen Briley and grade level teachers, spent a day exploring their Kamas, Utah community. The day started with a community walk that took students past interesting architectural landmarks. The third graders also visited businesses in the area and heard stories about the history of both the business and the buildings. Photos of the “famous landmarks of Kamas” were taken along the way. Final stop was a local real estate firm where students learned the story of the Kamas Valley Monster! Back in the […]
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 plan! Click here to view the newsletter.
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 school districts, as well as the surrounding BTSALP charter schools. This course will utilize drama-based instruction as a springboard for exploring visual arts, dance, and music-based instruction and will provide an opportunity for the development of BTSALP best practices and will meet once a month from September 2015 to April […]