Welcome to the Arts Community Group
Greetings everyone and welcome to the Visual Art, Music and Drama group. I realize that the title of this group suggests a very broad palette, perhaps too broad for some, but lets try it and see what happens. If folks want to suggest smaller, discipline-specific subgroups, that can be arranged as well. But let's start with this and see where it goes.
As someone interested in arts education, you may have been following discussions on Edutopia and elsewhere around a growing sense of energy relating to the arts in our schools.
This is promising given that, in many jurisdictions, cuts to arts funding over the past couple of decades has left a huge gap in the type of school experience that many of our students have.
It would be great if this discussion forum could allow us to raise our voices around arts education. What are some of the issues, topics and ideas that you would like to discuss around arts integration. In a future post, I will tell you a little bit about my own perspective but, for now, I would love to have you join the conversation by introducing yourself, telling us why the arts interest you as a teacher/citizen and, if you're willing to wade into the waters, something about your arts experience in schools.
In short, lets begin by telling some stories!