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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…

Deseret News: Opinion-“Every Utah School Child Deserves Arts Education"

  It’s well documented that the arts have positive impacts on a child’s mental, social and physical health By Cally Flox and Heather Sundahl              It’s the opinion of many that every Utah school child deserves an arts education. According to Crystal Young-Otterstrom, executive director of the Utah Cultural Alliance, students are “more likely…

Literature Review- Science, Music and Visual Arts

Debbie and Trish offer some great integration ideas for science, music, and visual art in this UofU regional PD.  They incorporate several books as springboards for music, visual art, and dance lessons.      Here are the books they review: “Swirl by Swirl,” by Joyce Sidman and Beth Krommes, a book that reveals the many…

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…
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