Fine Arts

Tell me and I will forget 

Show me and I will remember 

Involve me and I will understand  

~ Chinese Proverb


DoDEA Fine Arts is inclusive of Music, Visual Arts, and Theater programs, to include Humanities class offerings. All are central to the education and growth of the whole child. Fine Arts curricula epitomize the concepts of 21st Century Teaching and Learning through student engagement of critical thinking & problem solving; creativity & innovation, communication & collaboration. “The arts humanize the curriculum while affirming the interconnectedness of all forms of knowing. They are a powerful means to improve general education." ~ Charles Fowler. 

Fine Arts programs: 

  • Provide an environment that encourages the development of student’s aesthetic awareness and skills. 
  • Provide opportunities in which students are challenged to develop and demonstrate the critical thinking and problem solving processes and proficiencies involved with creation, interpretation, communication, and learning, in and through visual arts, music and drama.

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Resources:

Americans for the Arts
Americans for the Arts is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education and dedicated to representing and serving local communities and to creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.
 
ArtsEdge (The Kennedy Center)
Based on national standards it is a webpage for teaching and learning in the arts.
 
ArtsEdSearch
Research in this section examines the academic, cognitive, personal, social, and civic outcomes for students of arts education. This section includes studies of arts education programs that take place during school as well as those that take place out-of-school.
 
National Art Education Association (NAEA)
10 Lessons the Arts Teach by Elliot Eisner
 
National Standards for Arts Education
National standards in the arts (dance, music, theater, visual arts) have been developed to provide a guide and resource to states and school districts that want to develop their own standards.

Contact Information

Fine Arts ISS Coordinator for Visual Arts, Music and Drama
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria VA 22350-1400
Phone: 571-372-6027