The Arts In Education service supports the Arts and arts-integrated learning experiences for K-12 students and teachers. Arts activities include workshops, assembly programs, demonstrations, residencies, and field experiences in literary arts, visual arts, music, media arts, theatre, and dance. Each district designates an arts liaison to oversee the program at the building level and facilitate the administrative approval process. This resource enables students, teachers, and the school community to participate in arts learning experiences, integrate the Arts into other curriculum, and gain an understanding of the artistic process.
The Arts In Education Coser is dedicated to raising the standards and levels of visual and aesthetic literacy through participatory programs with the New York Philharmonic and Carnegie Hall, as well as local arts agencies, alliances, residencies, and institutions of higher learning.
The Coser is an invaluable service in the dissemination of educational resources available statewide, as well as in and around this region. The Coser is instrumental in helping teachers connect these resources. Three times per year, liaisons from participating districts meet as a consortium to evaluate the ways these resources impact the classrooms in their district. Professional development for teachers will complement the NY State Standards in ELA, Math, Social Studies, and Science and include the following:
The Arts In Education program closely aligns the four NYS Learning Standards in the Arts by providing workshops and seminars for teachers bringing them up to date with current trends and research.