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Support Arts for Learning at AACTE’s Annual Meeting

At this year’s Annual Meeting in Atlanta, AACTE is proud to partner with a local organization, Arts for Learning, to give back to the surrounding community. Look for the designated table beside the AACTE Resource Center outside the Conference Community Center.

Arts for Learning at the Woodruff Arts Center aims “to transform the lives and learning of young people through the arts.” It is an affiliate of Young Audiences, Inc., the nation’s largest source for arts-in-education services, and reaches preschool through high school students. According to its web site, the organization’s “performances, workshops, and residencies encompass a wide variety of art forms, genres, and cultural traditions in the visual, performing, literary, and media arts.” Arts for Learning serves more than 200,000 PK-12 students annually in hundreds of schools across Georgia, with targeted supports for classroom teachers to implement arts-integrated instructional strategies, particularly those focused on literacy.

In this age of constant budget cuts and increased school time dedicated to standardized testing, arts education in schools is often one of the first areas to go. Arts for Learning is helping to fill a crucial need and bringing the benefits of creative learning and expression to all students, not just those who can afford it.

Stop by the Arts for Learning table outside the Conference Community Center to make a donation. Learn more at http://www.arts4learningga.org/.

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Lucy Berrier

Board Liaison and Special Projects Coordinator, AACTE

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