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Get to Know our BTS Arts Educators: Angela Tanner

Get to Know our BTS Arts Educators Angela Tanner, BTS Dance Educator Alpine School District Angela Tanner is a BTS Dance Educator in the Alpine School District.  She is a master at bringing all core subjects into her dance room in a seemingly effortless way for all grade levels. Angela integrates; Language Arts - parts…

Get to Know Our BTS Arts Educators: Chalynn Thomas Spotlight

Get to Know our BTS Arts Educators Chalynn Thomas, BTS Music Educator Uintah School District   Chalynn Thomas is a BTS Arts music educator and has been since 2011. Chalynn engages teachers and students alike with her innate charm and enthusiasm. She works tirelessly to create engaging, innovating, and rigorous music and art integrated lessons…

You Matter! An Art Mural Project

Last year Art Works for Kids gave each BTS Arts Educator the book, “YOU MATTER,” by Christian Robinson.  At the beginning of this year Jennifer Schiel, BTS Arts Educator at Franklin and Indian Hills Elementary in the Salt Lake City School District, did a school-wide collaborative project using the book as a springboard. Jennifer also referred…

Get to Know our BTS Arts Educators: Marie Smith Spotlight

Get to Know Our BTS Arts Educators Marie Smith, BTS Music Educator Canyons School District Marie Smith is known for looking beyond the walls of her own classroom. Music teachers are known for being passionate about their craft, so it’s not unusual to see high-quality instruction during music time. What sets Marie apart is the…

Get to Know Our BTS Arts Educators: Lisa Bean Spotlight

Get to Know our BTS Arts Educators Lisa Bean, BTS Drama Educator Nebo School District Lisa is a highly accomplished drama director and BTS Drama Educator. She has a vision for what makes the arts meaningful and magical in a wide range of settings; but even more importantly, she recognizes the value and magic that…

Collaborative Quilts- Science and Art Bound as One!

Mandi Sigg taught her students various art and science lessons to create five beautiful quilts. These collaborative pieces will be a lasting display for years to come.    Cactus - These blocks were individually created by the hands of first graders.  The students were learning about the cacti and its adaptations that help it live…

Artful Books to Use in Your Classroom

Jen Terry, art integration educator, will be providing BTS Art Educators monthly “artful book wonder” selections for you to use in your classrooms. These books are great starting points for arts lessons! This month a couple of her favorites are: Here is a sneak peek inside this book:   Here is a look inside:  …

Dixie State University ARTsmARTs Summer Camp

Did you know many of our university partners offer workshops for children during the summer?  Dixie State University’s ARTsmARTs Arts Camp, reached 56 children in Washington County this summer. This year's camp participants engaged in creating musical instruments and music, including original compositions with Sherri Behunin, BTS Music Educator. They created sculptures of imaginary pets…

Southern Utah University ArtsFUSION Summer Camp

  SUU’s artsFUSION brings movement, color, rhythm and expression into the classroom and lives of students and teachers in Southern Utah through quality arts integration programs and services.      One of the programs offered to young children is the Summer artsFUSION Arts Camp.  This summer the theme was, “We Are Friends.”  Students focused on…

University of Utah Master of Arts in Teaching – Fine Arts (MAT-FA)

Camilla Duncan is just one of many BTS Arts educators to recently enroll in the Master of Arts in Teaching - Fine Arts (MAT-FA) at the University of Utah. Because the MAT-FA is a hybrid program, all students can complete their degree while staying in the classroom.  Students have 9-credit summer intensives and 3-credits during…
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