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As a youth art educator, I am self-motivated, dependable with extensive experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds including formal and informal: public schools, museums, community art centers, recreation centers, and camps. I have always had an interest in education and learning through art and in 2010, I pursued my Masters of Science in Art Education at Rochester Institute of Technology and certification to teach in New York State. This intense, lengthy process involved both the classroom and 12 weeks of student teaching. This expanded my philosophy of education and ideas about learning. I believe in curricular integration and lessons plans in art education relating to core subjects. Also, developing research strategies and curriculum planning focusing on projects is an asset of mine. Being an art educator I am always thinking creatively and adapting to new situations and have the ability to take the initiative.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education Joins the Young Audiences Arts for Learning National Network

Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) is proud to announce that the Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE) will be joining the YA National network as its 30th affiliate. Last year, the YA network reached 5 million children in over 8,000 schools and community centers with 88,000 programs, such as arts-integrated workshops and residencies and professional learning opportunities for educators and artists.
“We are thrilled to welcome CAPE to our network; their exceptional work in arts-in-education is a perfect fit with our network’s mission,” states the Young Audiences Arts for Learning National Executive Director, David A. Dik.
CAPE partners with Chicago Public Schools to bring integrated arts education programs to thousands of students. Through extensive research and evaluation, CAPE has shown that high quality arts education is essential to increasing academic success among students in Chicago. Reaching more than 5,000 K-12 students in 50 Chicago public schools, CAPE integrates the arts into the core curriculum guided by teaching artists and classroom teachers. In addition, CAPE provides ongoing professional development for educators and artists.
Their teaching artists and classroom teachers, working both in school and after, collaborate by utilizing music, visual arts, dance and drama to develop creativity, academic and artistic skills.  With an extensive research agenda guided by a full time research associate and experienced principal investigators, CAPE is a leading contributor to the field with articles and websites devoted to understanding the impact of arts education on students, teachers, artists, and schools. 
“CAPE is honored and thrilled to be a part of Young Audiences, an organization with a distinguished history of excellence in service to the young people of America.  We are looking forward to collaborating with our colleague organizations across the country to continue this history of service, innovation, and artistry,” stated Amy Rasmussen, CAPE’s Executive Director.  She has been on staff with CAPE since 2000 and guided the organization through a period of substantial programmatic and financial growth.  In 2011, she was selected as a White House Champion of Change for Arts Education.

About Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE): Founded in 1992, CAPE increases students’ academic success, critical thinking and creativity through research-based, arts driven education.  CAPE is recognized as a leader in school improvement through the arts. CAPE’s original and continuing philosophy stresses collaboration and strong partnerships with funders, CPS school leaders, artists and arts organizations.  

- See more at: http://www.youngaudiences.org/why-arts/chicago-arts-partnerships-education-joins-young-audiences-arts-learning-national-network#sthash.bboimTOo.dpuf

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