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Two of our BTSALP Visual Arts specialists in the University of Utah region have concluded and published some exciting research.

Read about Jonathan Hale’s joint project between Sprucewood Elementary School and Jordan Valley School (Canyons School District, Salt Lake City, Utah) in VSA INTERNATIONAL: The Kennedy Center Office of VSA and Accessibility blog post below.

Peer Partners in the Elementary Art Classroom Lead to Growth for Students With and Without Disabilities

Megan Hallett, Director of Framework Arts and BTSALP specialst at Escalante Elementary School, (Salt Lake City School District, Salt Lake City, Utah) is the mastermind behind the Family Art Studio project – a unique parent/child art class. Read more about the Family Art Studio and Megan’s research in the PDF below.

Summary of Research with Family Art Studio PDF

Trish Saccomano
Trish Saccomano
Trish is the lead Professional Development Partner for the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program - University of Utah region. She works with the visual artists and elementary school students. She is also on the faculty of the Consumer and Family Studies Department at the University of Utah.

1 Comment

  1. Bruce Hucko says:

    Congrats to both! I work with our SPED program without peer partners and found his write up thought provoking to the point where I”ll surely work the idea this coming school year.
    I would like to hear more about Megan’s program. It is indeed inspiring to have family nights….I used to do that a bit, but turnout was poor or zero, partially because so many of our parents have multiple jobs in Moab’s tourist economy. The book idea was great and I love the well thought out lead questions. I did something similar with families making a take home mini mural years ago and it was fun to watch my students become the “art coach” for their family. This was an especially good issue Trish. Thanks for sharing these two projects.

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