Theater Education Failed America

by Elizabeth Andrews In "How We Failed Theater" Jerome Weeks' great response to Mike Daisey's "How Theater Failed America," Mr. Weeks makes the case that theater education (or the lack thereof) is a major factor in the decline of the American theater. He speaks of his wife's struggles to teach theater to students at a public high… Continue reading Theater Education Failed America

A Guide to Acronyms and Agencies in DC’s Arts Education Landscape

by Brigitte Pribnow Moore As an LEA, DCPS is under pressure from NCLB to meet AYP each year. Thanks to Title I of the ESEA, the most underserved schools have more resources to help students meet DCPS Learning Standards when the OSSE administers the DC CAS this year. Isn’t the NAEP happening soon as well?… Continue reading A Guide to Acronyms and Agencies in DC’s Arts Education Landscape

Arts Education Conference Coming in June!

by Gabby Randle Hey there Arts Educators, Here is an amazing opportunity to sharpen your teaching artist skills and hang out with other like minded education leaders from around the country. Check out the Americans for the Arts Half Century Summit’s Arts Education Pre Conference (June 24). The full summit is June 25-27, but there… Continue reading Arts Education Conference Coming in June!

Tips For Elementary School Teaching Artists

by Nicole Jost In my experience working with elementary school students, classroom management is a big challenge. I find myself entering the space with lots of enthusiasm and a desire to engage these young students, only to be derailed when I can't get them to listen to instructions. Unlike classroom teachers, who see their students… Continue reading Tips For Elementary School Teaching Artists

Does our education system kill creativity?

In this highly amusing Ted Talk Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for creativity in the classroom.  He says, "My contention is that creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status." He goes on to say "There isn't an education system on the planet that teaches dance… Continue reading Does our education system kill creativity?

Interview with Katherine Latterner

Theater Educates interviews a different arts educator each month, to get his or her take on our field. This month we talk to Katherine Latterner of Fillmore Arts Center. What is your current position? Katherine: I am currently Principal of the Fillmore Arts Center, a District of Columbia Public School.  Fillmore provides the arts education to… Continue reading Interview with Katherine Latterner