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Media Arts (PreK-12)
Visual Arts (PreK-12)
To be literate in the arts, students need specific knowledge and skills in a particular arts discipline to a degree that allows for fluency and deep understanding. In all the arts this means discovering the expressive elements and knowing the terminology that is used to comprehend an art form. Students should also have a clear sense of embodying that art form and be able to reflect, critique, and connect personal experience to the arts.
The Mississippi Department of Education values arts integration which is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form in all subject areas. According to the Kennedy Center, Arts Integration promotes student engagement in a creative process in subjects outside the arts. This integration connects an art form and another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both.
Professional Development Opportunities
Mississippi’s Whole School Initiative is a comprehensive statewide arts education program that uses arts as a vehicle for promoting high-quality instruction and learning for students in all disciplines. The Whole Schools Initiative provides statewide support to teachers on integrating the arts to provide learning opportunities to improve students’ academic achievement through the integration of the arts into the core curriculum.
Mississippi Arts Listserv
To subscribe to the Mississippi Arts Listserv, send a message to Limeul Eubanks with "Subscribe Arts Listserv" as the subject of the e-mail. Please include your name, art discipline, (Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, or Visual Arts) as well as the name of your school and district in Mississippi.