“Children coming from poverty and children who do not have all the advantages are making even greater leaps and bounds in the arts, but all children benefit” Dr. Peggy Wallin, President of the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education stated in a recent MPB broadcast. During this 6 minute interview, Wallin highlights the importance of Arts Education as she promotes the impact of arts integration, the positive results of its implementation, and how arts integration strategies improve the overall efforts of Common Core Standards. “Art opens up the world” she explains. “Speaking and listening, literacy understanding, communication, working together, cooperative endeavors all are imbedded in the Common Core.The arts support those varied criteria”. Furthermore, she communicates “The brain needs visuals, sounds, or actual tangible objects to bring concepts to life; So the arts, common core, learning for life all come together in that way”.
Listen to the full interview (starting at the 17:25 mark), by clicking the link below.