We at Genius Plaza believe in creating content to showcase diverse STEAM professionals, which have the ability to inspire the next generation to pursue careers of impact. We are proud to be a force within a large nation-wide momentum pushing forward k-12 STEAM education, but it is also imperative that we not lose sight of the ‘a’ in STEAM.

Dr. Kerry Freedman, Head of Art and Design Education at Northern Illinois University said, “Art education teaches students how to interpret, criticize, and use visual information, and how to make choices based on it.” If we place value in the Arts as educators, we can uplift our students to achieve in all areas of study.

Relative to other subjects, Arts education funding and programming have felt the biggest cuts. However, the positive impact of arts education goes far beyond supplemental gains for students. Students benefit from Arts in myriad ways including:

Developing language: “The arts provide students with a multitude of options for expressing and communicating their ideas and students learn to think about problems from a broad range of perspectives.”

Critical thinking skills: Arts experiences boost critical thinking, teaching students to take the time to be more careful and thorough in how they observe the world.”

Enhancing visual learning:

Overall Academic boosts:

Watch this report on how to raise more creative students:

How to Raise Creative Children

Three rules that might make your child a future Nobel Prize winner

Posted by The Atlantic on Thursday, May 18, 2017

 

For student achievement, academic development, and growing life skills, Arts education has shown itself to be an invaluable piece to our educational puzzle.Professionals in all fields benefit from the arts to gain critical thinking. Google Doodle celebrating Zaha Hadid exemplifies this. Study after study has concluded that for students, especially English Language Learners (ELLs), Arts has the power to connect students to their studies and motivate them. When we give value to the Arts, we enhance the learning and academic experience for all young learners.

 

Sources:

http://www.mtholyoke.edu/~zuksw20h/classweb/importance.html

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/12/03/13greene.h34.html

http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/music-arts/the-importance-of-art-in-child-development/

http://www.learningliftoff.com/10-reasons-arts-in-education-important-kids/#.WS8QpnTys_U

http://www.pcah.gov/sites/default/files/photos/PCAH%20Report%20Summary%20and%20Recommendations.pdf

 

We at Genius Plaza, believe in creating content to showcase diverse STEAM professionals, which have the ability inspire the next generation to pursue careers of impact. We are proud to be a force within a large nation-wide momentum pushing forward k-12 STEAM education, but it is also imperative that we not lose sight of the ‘A’ in STEAM.

Dr. Kerry Freedman, Head of Art and Design Education at Northern Illinois University said, “Art education teaches students how to interpret, criticize, and use visual information, and how to make choices based on it.” If we place value in the Arts as educators, we can uplift our students to achieve in all areas of study.

Relative to other subjects, Arts education funding and programming have felt the biggest cuts. However, the positive impact of arts education goes far beyond supplemental gains for students. Students benefit from Arts in myriad ways including:

Developing language: “The arts provide students with a multitude of options for expressing and communicating their ideas and students learn to think about problems from a broad range of perspectives.”

Critical thinking skills: Arts experiences boost critical thinking, teaching students to take the time to be more careful and thorough in how they observe the world.”

Enhancing visual learning:

 

Overall Academic boosts:

 

Watch this report on how to raise more creative students:

How to Raise Creative Children

Three rules that might make your child a future Nobel Prize winner

Posted by The Atlantic on Thursday, May 18, 2017

 

For student achievement, academic development, and growing life skills, Arts education has shown itself to be an invaluable piece to our educational puzzle. Study after study has concluded that for students, especially English Language Learners (ELLs), Arts has the power to connect students to their studies and motivate them. When we give value to the Arts, we enhance the learning and academic experience for all young learners.

 

Sources: 
http://www.mtholyoke.edu/~zuksw20h/classweb/importance.html
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/12/03/13greene.h34.html
http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/music-arts/the-importance-of-art-in-child-development/
http://www.learningliftoff.com/10-reasons-arts-in-education-important-kids/#.WS8QpnTys_U
http://www.pcah.gov/sites/default/files/photos/PCAH%20Report%20Summary%20and%20Recommendations.pdf

 

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