Shape the Next 25 Years of Arts Education in NYC (and enter to win a free Face to Face Registration!)

Basking in the glow of our 25th Anniversary, the Roundtable is now embarking on a strategic planning process to discover how we can best support YOU!

We’d like to ask you to take a moment and fill out the following survey (and share with your full staff and contacts!). This survey is a pivotal moment for the Roundtable to harness the expertise of our arts in education community by enabling members and non-members to weigh in on the organization.

40 Under 40; Jennifer Dibella

When Jennifer DiBella started working in the education department at Roundabout Theatre Company 14 years ago, she had one main goal: to give youth the same exposure to theater that she had growing up in New Jersey.

She leads the Roundabout Youth Ensemble, an afterschool program that allows a group of 60 high-schoolers—chosen from more than 100 applicants—to spend the year writing and producing their own play, culminating with four public performances on a Roundabout stage.

The Center for Arts Education: Teaching Artist Salon

Differentiated Teaching and Learning: Incorporating Multiple Modalities

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 20th – 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Location: CAE Center Space (previously known as the CAE Conference Room)

Differentiating instruction to meet the strengths, needs, and interests of all students is one of the key responsibilities of any educator. Utilizing a Universal Design for Learning framework, this workshop will explore how incorporating multiple modes of expression can provide students varied opportunities to develop and articulate understanding.

The New Victory Theater, Arts Connection and Community-Word Project Launch GIVE to Improve Arts Education for Students with Disabilities

New Initiative to Address Equitable Engagement in Inclusion Classrooms

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Sign up to receive updates from the project and to be in touch with the GIVE program group throughout the two-year project!

New York, NY (March 19, 2019) — This week, The New Victory Theater, ArtsConnection and Community-Word Project launch GIVE, an invaluable arts education resource that will serve the more than 12,500 students with disabilities enrolled in New York City public schools.

What Are The Benefits of Music for Babies and Toddlers?

From: https://smartparentadvice.com/benefits-of-music/

By: Ryan Howard

Music can be an exceptional tool for helping your child’s development. There are many benefits of music for babies. In fact, the Brain and Creativity Institute, located in California, has actually determined that music during childhood can accelerate brain development.

It’s not all about brain development and academic achievement, though. Music has a host of great benefits for a growing child.

The Business and Culture of Teaching Artistry, Teaching Artist Project

What does a career in the Teaching Artist field look like? How are the expectations of artists and arts-in-education organizations changing? Where do we see these changes and expectations heading?

The 2019 Business and Culture of Teaching Artistry is a panel and culture building event, hosted by the Dedalus Foundation and the Teaching Artist Project Cohort (TAP Cohort). During this in-depth conversation between arts-in-education Administrators and Teaching Artists, we will discuss the landscape of Teaching Artistry as it is now,

Do you know about ArtScan?

ARTSCAN

ArtScan, a project of the Arts Education Partnership, is a searchable clearinghouse of the latest state policies supporting education in and through the arts from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

For the purposes of ArtScan, “state policy” refers to the system of laws and regulatory measures that pertain to the provision of arts education. Only those policies that hold the weight of law and refer to the arts explicitly are included in ArtScan.

Arts Sector Contributed $763.6 Billion to U.S. Economy—More Than Agriculture or Transportation, New Data Shows

The arts and cultural sector contributed over $763.6 billion to the American economy in 2015—more than the agriculture, transportation, or warehousing sectors, according to new U.S. government data released Tuesday by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

The arts generated 4.2% of the overall U.S. GDP, with roughly 4.9 million Americans working in the sector in 2015, the latest year for which data is available. Collectively,

NYSCA Face to Face 2019 Regrant Program

  • Conference Dates: Wednesday, April 24 & Thursday, April 25, 2019
  • Time: Full-Day
  • Location: THE CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK – SHEPARD HALL (160 CONVENT AVENUE NEW YORK, NY 10031)
  • Application Deadline: Extended to Monday, March 11, 2019 at 11:59 EST

The only event of its kind in NYC and the largest in the state, Face to Face is a professional development conference for arts administrators,

Why Field Trips and Arts Education Aren’t Just Frills

Education policymakers have seen arts classes and cultural field trips as far less important than reading and math skills. Now there’s evidence that those experiences can have significant benefits, especially for disadvantaged students.

An overwhelming majority of Americans believe the arts are part of a well-rounded education. But for the past 20 years, policymakers have prioritized reading and math and assumed that taking time away for other subjects would cause test scores to stagnate or worse.