New Resource for Resuming Arts Education Activities
As arts educator modify their practices in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts collaborated with arts education stakeholders and arts and cultural nonprofit organizations for a reopening resource produced and led by Arts Ed NJ, according to a recent post by National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).
This resource provides practical guidance for K-12 schools seeking to provide meaningful arts instruction for students of all ages and grade levels during COVID-19. It describes how teachers can address these needs in order to maintain safe and meaningful arts learning to support the artistic, academic, social and emotional development of students, schools and communities.
NASAA adds, the report also provides resources for schools to continue vital partnerships with teaching artists and New Jersey arts and cultural organizations to support professional development, culturally responsive curricula, trauma informed education, family engagement, etc. The report further recommends including arts educators in policy conversations for developing additional guidance for New Jersey schools.