Faculty: Rebecca Penerosa
In this program, participants will learn and practice elementary arts integration
methodologies and assessment strategies for all major art forms including music, dance,
drama, visual arts, literary arts, and media arts. Teaching in an integrative fashion,
using the arts to enhance learning across the curriculum, will be emphasized.
The Arts Education (AED) Continuing Education Program offers continuing education
units that meet the requirements for select categories under the Elementary Arts Integration
Endorsement offered in conjunction with the Utah State Board of Education. These CEU
offerings will address effective practice and research-based strategies to inform
leadership and foster partnerships to support arts education. The progressive pedagogical
approach of arts integration will be the key focus, including: access, equity, inclusion,
and diversified instructional strategies. In addition, these courses will involve
the community through teacher outreach and provide a means for increased awareness
in critical consciousness and action as participants strive to earn and share their
endorsement for arts integrated instruction. The first half of the mission of the
Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program is to "increase the quality and quantity
of arts education for elementary students". By sharing carefully crafted arts integration
strategies and curriculum with teachers across the globe, our local specialists, teachers,
and pre-service educators will gain further insight into best practices as well as
increase the quality and quantity of arts education access both in their own community
schools and abroad.
|Context, Integration, Assessment
|AED 01 Arts Integration Methods
|Art Form Basic Knowledge and Skills
|AED 02 Content Methods (in either Dance, Music, Visual Arts, or Drama)
|Arts Participation in Educator Events
|AED 03 ArtsConnect International Rwanda
|AED 04 Arts Education Workshop(s)/Professional Development
|AED 05 Arts Education Directed Study
Non-credit courses are recorded as Continuing Education Units or CEUs. One CEU represents
10 contact hours of instruction and learning activities. CEUs are generally not transferable
to other institutions. Participants will need to attend all classes to earn full credit
||Arts Integration Methods
|In this course, participants will learn and practice elementary arts integration methodologies
and assessment strategies for all major art forms including music, dance, drama, visual
arts, literary arts, and media arts. This course will meet the Context, Integration,
and Assessment requirements for the Utah State Elementary Arts Integration Endorsement.
||Content Methods (in either Dance, Music, Visual Arts, or Drama)
|In this course, participants will learn and practice elementary arts methodologies
and assessment strategies in either dance, music, visual arts, or drama. As a continuation
course to AED 01, students will experience a deeper dive into arts-integrated curricular
design in their chosen art form. All students will register for this course, regardless
of their chosen art form, and then break-out into smaller sections to explore appropriate
strategies and current beset practices for elementary children learning in the arts.
This course has been designed to meet the Basic Knowledge requirements in the field
of music for the Utah State Elementary Arts Integration Endorsement.
||ArtsConnect International Rwanda
|This 11-day course experience in Rwanda will be an educational exchange, where select
BTSALP Specialists provide a 4-day professional development training and implementation
for teacher-trainers in Rwanda. Similarly, these specialists will endeavor to learn
how the arts and community building have sustained and propelled the Rwandan people
to recover and rebuild following the genocide of 1994.
||Arts Education Workshop(s)/Professional Development
|In this course, participants will have the opportunity to receive CEU credit for various
workshops and professional devvelopment opportunities offered through Westminster
College in arts education and arts integration. Continuing education students will
experience teaching in an integrative fashion, using the arts to enhance learning
across the curriculum will be emphasized.
||Arts Education Directed Study
|In this course, participants will have the opportunity to receive CEU credit for arts-specific
coursework. This is both an experiential and tutorial-based course used for student-initiated
proposals for intensive individual and/or small group study of topics not otherwise
offered in the arts education continuing education program. Upon approval, these courses
will meet certain requirements for one or more of the elementary arts endorsements
in either: dance, music, visual arts or drama. Requires Director approval. This course
is repeatable for credit.