Arts education is always a complex topic to navigate, mostly because funding is often tenuous in public schools, but also because impact and value are hard to quantify.
That’s why IPaintMyMind’s team of Curriculum Designers and Art Teachers built these tools to pivot and augment arts learning for our Shared Walls Program partners in Chicago Public Schools, as well as the communities we have begun to serve nationwide over the past year or so.
The reality is that when the world stopped earlier this year as a result of Covid-19, we were already engaging in our annual cycle of revamping the Art Guides we deliver to schools, parks, libraries, and youth centers.
In March 2020, our Board of Directors and Staff refocused our energies on making the most of the paused state of the world to invest in the art guides, curriculum, support tools, resources, and actionable lesson plans and activities we deliver to our schools – administrators, teachers, students, and their families.
We’re proud to have activated our Board, Art Teachers, and feedback from our partners to create our latest batch of offerings, which is all about getting as many teachers and adults the arts education resources they need, when e-learning, hybrid learning, and homeschooling are all part of the mix.
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