Meaningful Articles

We want to share some reading material and broadcasts with you that reflect and influence our teaching philosophy at Art Sphere Inc. Our continuous quest for learning filters through everything we do, and we want to awaken that same thirst in our students.

Measuring Learning in Holistic Assessment
http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20131031163040-1265384-measuring-learning-in-holistic-assessments?trk=mp-reader-card
Holistic Assessment of Students
http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130918161542-1265384-a-case-for-holistic-assessment-of-students-and-everyone?trk=prof-post
Teaching and Assessing Students Resilience
http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140128175900-1265384-teaching-and-assessing-student-resiliencies?trk=cha-feed-art-title-213Brain-Based Learning Highlights 
http://itari.in/categories/brainbasedlearning/DefinitionofBrain-BasedLearning.pdfDiscipline-Based Art Education: Approaching Art as a Subject of Study
http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/1320414?uid=3739808&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=21101806639287

National Standards for Arts Education 

https://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/standards.aspx

The Arts and the Common Core Curriculum Mapping Project 
http://commoncore.org/maps/documents/Art_in_the_Maps.pdf

Core Practices in Arts Integration 
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/core-practices-arts-integration-susan-riley

Could Arts-Integrated Education Help Your Child Succeed?
http://www.education.com/magazine/article/Arts_Integrated_Education/

Arts Integration + Common Core = Students Prepared for the 21st Century
http://blog.artsusa.org/2012/09/11/arts-integration-common-core-students-prepared-for-the-21st-century/

Making Content Connections Through Arts Integration
http://www.ascd.org/publications/newsletters/education-update/mar09/vol51/num03/Making-Content-Connections-Through-Arts-Integration.aspx

Arts Integration Resources
https://www.edutopia.org/arts-integration-resources

Academic research

https://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/educators/how-to/series/arts-integration/arts-integration

Research and Reports on volunteering.
http://www.nationalservice.gov/about/role_impact/performance_research.asp

How the Arts Impact Communities 
http://www.princeton.edu/%7Eartspol/workpap/WP20%20-%20Guetzkow.pdf

Measuring the economic and social impacts of art
http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/media/uploads/documents/publications/340.pdf

Analysis of the social impact of art
http://neumann.hec.ca/aimac2005/PDF_Text/WhiteTR_RentschlerR.pdf

Broken Window Theory and Tipping Point
http://contemporarylit.about.com/od/socialsciences/fr/theTippingPoint.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fixing_Broken_Windows

The Healing Power of the Arts.
http://www.artandhealing.org/

A compilation of stories on the healing powers of art.
http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/does_art_heal

A hospitals journey of installing a healing arts program.
http://healthcarenews.com/hospital-strives-to-make-a-difference-with-healing-arts/

The healing power of the creative arts in social work
http://www.fordham.edu/Campus_Resources/eNewsroom/topstories_2067.asp

Analysis of Social work as art
http://www.academia.edu/867591/Social_work_as_art_revisited

Different Strokes: Art and Photo Therapy Promote Healing
http://www.socialworker.com/home/Feature_Articles/Professional_Development_%26_Advancement/Different_Strokes%3A_Art_%26_Photo_Therapy_Promote_Healing/

NLC Announces New Guide on City Strategies to Promote Black Male Achievement
http://www.nlc.org/city-leadership-to-promote-black-achievement-agenda

Respectful Confrontation
http://www.respectfulconfrontation.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/MRC.excerpt.pdf

Radio Broadcasts on Art and Education

The Case For the Arts in Overhauling Education by Rachel Martin (Weekend Edition Sunday on April 14, 2013.

In this broadcast Rachel Martin, host of Weekend Edition Sunday, interviews Elizabeth Blair about “…her reporting on the role the arts play in helping low performing schools improve and in nurturing creativity that can help young people in all subjects.”
http://www.npr.org/2013/04/14/177204419/the-case-for-the-arts-in-overhauling-education

Creative Classes: An Artful Approach to Improving Performance by Elizabeth Blair (All Things Considered on April 16, 2013)

This show describes how low-performing schools serving students from poor families are implementing the Turnaround Arts Initiative, an intensive arts curriculum supported by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
http://www.npr.org/2013/04/16/176671432/creative-classes-an-artful-approach-to-improving-performance

Chuck Close reflects on Learning School Lessons Through Art.

One of the superstar artists connected with the Turnaround Arts Initiative is painter Chuck Close. He says that when he was growing up, he had some teachers who had enough flexibility to allow him to paint a mural about Lewis and Clark, even though he would not do well on a test about it.  He’s now working with students at Roosevelt School in Bridgeport, CT.
http://www.npr.org/2013/04/16/177507491/chuck-close-reflects-on-learning-school-lessons-through-art

More than 50 Years of Putting Kids’ Creativity to the Test by Elizabeth Blair (All Things Considered on April 17, 2013.)

In part two of the series on arts education, Elizabeth Blair discusses how creativity is being measured and why it is important to find a measure for creativity.
http://www.npr.org/2013/04/17/177040995/more-than-50-years-of-putting-kids-creativity-to-the-test

 Encouraging articles on Leadership and self-esteem.
http://theresiliencegroup.com/publications/

The importance of art in schools and healing in art education.
http://www.kinderart.com/artspeak/important.shtml

 The misperception of art in modern times.
http://craftcouncil.org/magazine/article/defense-art-history-major

 Google Art Project’s place in the art world.
http://craftcouncil.org/magazine/article/defense-art-history-major

 How to pick project ideas.
http://www.studentartguide.com/articles/a-level-art-ideas

 History inspired projects.
http://www.usingenglish.com/articles/historythemed-art-craft-project-ideas-for-esl-students.html

Helping your students meet English Language Arts Common Core State Standards
http://art.scholastic.com/grades-7-12-ELA-common-core-lesson-plans

Google Art Project information
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Art_Project