Articles

Arts Education Poised for Comeback in Nation's Largest School Districts by Doug Israel, Director of Research and Policy for the Center for Arts Education, 3/4/15 - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/doug-israel/arts-education-poised-for_b_6801074.html

"In fact, according to a 2012 report by the National Endowment for the Arts, students who have access to the arts also tend to have better academic results overall, better workforce opportunities, and more civic engagement. And these benefits are most pronounced for students of low socioeconomic status."

The Creativity and Aging Study: The Impact of Professionally Conducted Cultural Programs on Older Adultsresearch by Dr. Gene Cohen http://cahh.gwu.edu/arts-aging-study

"This study, led by Gene D. Cohen, MD, looked at the impact of professionally conducted cultural programs on the physical health, mental health, and social functioning of older adults. This was the first controlled study to look at the impact of tapping into creative potential apart from treating problems to promote health with aging."

 

Videos

Carol Dweck: The Power of Believing That You Can Improve, Filmed November 2014 at TEDxNorrkoping http://www.ted.com/talks/carol_dweck_the_power_of_believing_that_you_can_improve?

Arts Integration: Videos and Resources by Lily Jones https://www.teachingchannel.org/blog/2015/03/24/integrating-art-science-getty/?utm_source=newsletter20150328

"...students evaluate painting by comparing and analyzing  their scientific and artistic qualities."

How Drawing Is Used for Maths and Science, Big Draw patron Sir Roger Penrose tells us how he uses drawing to communicates complicated mathematical and scientific ideas. https://youtu.be/hb4V4O-7M4s

 

Podcasts and MP3

Teaching Teachers: American Radio Works

"Research shows good teaching makes a big difference in how much kids learn. But the United States lacks an effective system for training new teachers or helping them get better once they’re on the job. This documentary examines why, and asks what it would take to improve American teaching on a wide scale. We meet researchers who are trying to understand what makes teaching complex, and how to determine whether someone is ready to be a teacher. We also visit U.S. schools that are taking a page from Japan and radically rethinking the way they approach the idea of teacher improvement."