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10 Books to Include in Your Classroom - The Art of Education

  There is nothing like reading a good book to your students. Books are a great addition to any art room and provide many benefits. They’re a great choice for early finishers, essential for research, and an engaging way to introduce a lesson. There are many books related to art, artists, creativity, imagination, and art…

Get to Know our BTS Arts Educators and District Arts Coordinators

    Jordan Nelson BTS Drama Educator Canyons School District Adam Eskelson Supervisor Fine Arts Salt Lake City School District   When you think about your favorite teachers, what comes to mind? Was it a funny song they sang to get you ready for class? Was it a fun, engaging art project?  The feeling they…

Social Studies Deep Dive with a Librarian

  Beth Tanner, SLC School Librarian The University of Utah invited Beth Tanner, Salt Lake District School Librarian, to present at their BTS kick-off in August. Your school librarian is a great resource who can provide you with literature ideas. Beth gave good suggestions on how to “Do a Social Studies Deep Dive with a…

Creativity Unbound: K-8 Student Art Exhibition

Arts Are Core hosted the 3rd annual Creativity Unbound K-8 Student Annual Art Exhibition.  in the Lyndsley Wilkerson Gallery at the Sorenson Center for Clinical Excellence, Creativity Unbound is a collection of over 170 works of art by student artists from Logan, Cache County and Box Elder School Districts. This exhibition provides students and teachers…

Art In Transit

In the spring of 2020 Brooke Smart, a visual artist was brought to Logan as a resident artist with both Cache County School District and Logan City School District. Brooke Smart is a visual artist collaborating with Better Days, a Utah organization celebrating both Utah and national suffrage by honoring women throughout history. Though Brooke…

Community Engaged Faculty Award Goes To....

Aurora Hughes Villa, BTS Endowed Chair at USU was recognized with the Community Engaged Faculty Award.  Aurora does an excellent job of incorporating a community-based style into her teacher as shown in the Art in Transit and Community Unbound Exhibit on display in the Lyndsley Wilkerson Gallery at USU. Read more about the 2022 USU…

Learning about the world, one song at a time

Kristen Helton, BTS Music Educator at Ridge View Elementary in the Jordan School District wrote a musical program about the countries and cultures of the world. Kristen integrate music with academics to reinforce what students are learning in class. Helton says, "music brings people together." Read more in The Journals - Herriman's Own Community Newspaper.

Mandi Sigg: Teacher of the Year for Lewiston School District & UAEA

Every day at Lewiston Elementary, Mandi Sigg uses creativity to help reinforce concepts that are being taught in the classroom. Sigg, Lewiston’s 2021-22 Teacher of the Year, takes on the challenge of incorporating ideas that will help students see their education differently. She teaches art as part of the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program…

Get to Know our BTS Arts Educators: Mindy Van de Graaff

Mindy is proactive, a real go-getter! She is thoughtful, eloquent, and courteous in her interactions with students, parents, and other teachers.  She has achieved success as an arts integration specialist and won the praise and admiration of her students, school, and the entire community Mindy has been instrumental in helping form a District Elementary Arts…

In Need of Classes to Fulfill State Endorsement Requirements? Enroll Now in MAT-FA Courses!

The University of Utah, Master of Arts in Teaching — Fine Arts June-August 2022, register by March 1  If you are interested in fulfilling some state endorsement requirements, check out the Master of Arts in Teaching- Fine Arts program from The University of Utah. Methods classes can help specialists complete state endorsement requirements. Please visit…
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