Wyoming Arts Council

Arts in Education Training

The Wyoming Arts Council in partnership with the Iowa Alliance for Arts Education (IAAE) will offer two, free online workshops throughout the month of March to provide tools on how to inform decision makers about the importance of arts education in their communities. Educators, parents, and community members are invited to participate.

“Effective Ways To Inform Decision Makers About Your K-12 Arts Program,” will be offered by Leon Kuehner, Executive Director IAAE, on March 9, 16, and 23 from 6 – 7 p.m. (MST). This workshop will inform arts educators on the components of creating a positive, coherent, and fact-based presentation when working with decision-makers. The session will feature many examples of proven strategies to help refine messaging and increase effectiveness in talking about the importance of arts education.

David Law, IAAE Board President David Law’s workshop, “Creating A Positive Public Relations Plan for your K-12 Arts Program,” will be offered online  March 11, 18, & 25 from 4 – 5 p.m. (MST). This workshop will provide a step by step listing of strategies to use within a community and school board to enhance the view of the value of arts programming.

Both online workshops will be offered three times in March. Both online workshops are free to attend and will open 15 minutes early to join.

The Arts Council encourages our educators, parents, and community members to express support for Wyoming students’ arts learning by attending our free online workshops.

The economic impact caused by COVID-19 is translating to hard decisions for Wyoming schools. Whether instruction is offered virtually or in person, ensuring that our Wyoming students have access to high-quality arts learning is essential.

Studies show arts education not only decreases feelings of anxiety, depression, and isolation but also positively impacts all-around academic performance. As students address changes, the arts are not a luxury, they are a tool for recovery. 

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For more information, please contact Mary Billiter at mary.billiter1@wyo.gov

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