Utah State University sent BTSALP specialists and classroom teachers “back to school” with strategies and lesson ideas to reach every learner. Arts Are Core: One World, Many Makers held on August 1, 2019 provided professional development arts-integration for K-6 classroom teachers, arts specialists, administrators and university students/pre-service teachers. Educators participated in a full day of professional development exploring how the core curricula of Math, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies can be taught using the rich hands-on art forms of dance, drama, music and visual art. Participants delved into the foundation of arts-integration, unpacking all of the quality characteristics of […]
On September 13th and 14th, members of the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program, from all over the state gathered at the Utah State Capitol to connect, learn and create. Specialists, principals, university partners all working together to create artful learning in our schools. Sydnee Dickson, Utah State Superintendent of Public Education was the keynote speaker, Art and the Whole Child, and kicked the conference off on a positive note. Success stories of specialists making a difference with a class, school, or individual students were shared. Over the two days of the conference, breakout sessions were conducted in all 4 art […]
Take a tour of BTSALP specialist, Kate Watson’s art space at Harvest Elementary School in Saratoga Springs. Kate is a master at integrating visual art with Science, Technology Engineering and Math. She puts the A in STEAM! Start your tour here in our latest newsletter.
Classroom teachers and BTSALP specialists don’t take the Summer off . . . they are always thinking about their students and their curriculum. Teachers and specialists from all over the state came together at a variety of university locations for hands-on, arts integrated workshops. It may sound like work but I bet they’d all say it was really more like FUN! Find out more about what teachers and specialists REALLY do on their summer vacations in this month’s newsletter! Click here to read.
This week’s newsletter shows us the power of using Drama and Theatre productions in the classroom. Then the landscapes and natural beauty of Utah are highlighted in visual art projects created by visual art specialist, Bruce Hucko and his BTSALP students from the Moab area. Click here to learn more…
Welcome to Draper Elementary’s Art Night 2016. Enjoy the visual arts projects created by the students and their BTSALP specialist, Kylie Welling. Arts and academic integration at it’s finest. Click here to learn how visual art can support and enhance content area learning.
Third grade Dual Immersion students at South Summit Elementary School in Kamas, Utah, under the direction of Visual Art Specialist Kathleen Briley, celebrated their diverse community through food, music and art. Their dia de los Muertos celebration created memories that will take a long time to fade. Read all about this unique and inspiring celebration as well as other ongoing art projects in this week’s newsletter. Click here to view.
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 […]
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 Arts Education. Jeri comes to this position with experience in teaching Kindergarten through college, administration, teacher training, and curriculum design. She has worked under the BTSALP as both a music teacher and a district curriculum specialist. Jeri is delighted to have opportunities to teach elementary arts integration and music courses at DSU, and to provide professional […]
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 view 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 […]
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 the school draw self portraits to add to the Community of Art display. This helps to establish a collaborative, creative school community during the very first week of school.
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 model” culminating in a city design that was displayed at the Salt Lake City Library’s main downtown branch.