Notable Measures Donates to IPS School #70

On Friday, April 6, local nonprofit Notable Measures donated to Center for Inquiry School 70. This gift of $1,000 marked the third donation to the school from the student-lead organization. Read about the two donations Notable Measures has made to Any Given Child Indy here.

 

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Professional Development Opportunity in January 2018

The Professional Development Committee of Any Given Child Indy has chosen Lenore Blank Kelner as the arts integration teaching artist for January 2018 professional development. Lenore will present two workshops for teachers on January 16, as well as a demonstration lesson and debrief for teachers on January 17. She plans to present her workshop “Character Interviews: A Dramatic Approach to Reading Comprehension” to give teachers an amazingly fun way to achieve and assess reading comprehension in their classrooms.

Since 1981 Lenore has trained thousands of teachers in how to integrate drama into daily classroom instruction. She has been a presenter with the education department of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for 28 years, served as a Master Artist for the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts for 25 years and is a frequent consultant for the Maryland State Department of Education.

Lenore has been a keynote presenter at many education and arts in education conferences as well as a speaker at many regional and national conferences. In addition Lenore has worked with hundreds of teaching artists across the county on the how to create effective showcases, arts integrated lessons and residencies.

In 1981 Lenore founded and directed InterAct Story Theatre an educational theatre touring company. In this capacity she wrote, produced and directed professional productions for children and families. These productions continue to tour throughout the United States. 

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Dr. Legrand Helps Lead Any Given Child, D.C.

Back in August, Dr. Wanda Legrand left Indianapolis for Washington, DC. Legrand served as the IPS Deputy Superintendent of Academics, as well as a Steering Committee member for Any Given Child Indy. She now serves as the Deputy Chancellor of Social, Emotional, and Academic Development for D.C. Public Schools, where she oversees and builds connections for the Office of Teaching and Learning, Office of Family and Public Engagement, Equity Office, Office of Elementary Schools, and Office of Secondary Schools. At the end of September, it was announced that Washington, DC, would be the 25th Any Given Child city. We know that Dr. Legrand’s love of the arts will help D.C.’s Any Given Child initiative succeed, just as it helped Any Given Child Indy!

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First Round of Any Given Child Indy Schools Announced

Students at Ralph Waldo Emerson School #58 during National Arts in Education Week.

To kick off National Arts in Education Week in Indianapolis, we are announcing our nine 2017-18 Any Given Child Indy schools and highlighting their Arts in Education Week events!

The nine schools who will participate in the first year of Any Given Child Indy are: 

  1. Clarence Farrington School #61
  2. Edison School of the Arts #47
  3. Eliza A. Blaker School #55
  4. George S. Buck SChool #94
  5. James Russell Lowell School #51
  6. James Whitcomb Riley School #43
  7. Ralph Waldo Emerson School #58
  8. Tindley Genesis Elementary
  9. Washington Irving School #14

Many of our Any Given Child Indy schools have planned events to celebrate National Arts in Education Week. Read below to see what each school has planned for this week!

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2017 Larry Hurt Excellence in Arts Education ARTI Award Winners Announced

In honor of the upcoming National Arts in Education Week, two outstanding educators were honored with the Larry Hurt Excellence in Arts Education ARTI. The awards were presented at the Arts Council of Indianapolis’ 2017 Start With Art Luncheon on September 1. The 2017 Arts Education ARTI Award winners are Jeremy Mallov and Margarita Garcia, elementary school art teachers in Lawrence Township. 

Jeremy Mallov, Amy Beverland Elementary

Jeremy Mallov accepts his ARTI Award at Start With Art 2017.

Jeremy Mallov is an elementary school art educator who utilizes his gifts as both a talented artist and highly effective teacher to make a positive impact on children. He facilitates learning through a detailed and structured art curriculum encompassing creativity, art appreciation, and art history and he creates cross-curricular learning opportunities by collaborating with classroom teachers. Beyond the typical drawing, molding clay, painting, and other art activities, Jeremy encourages students to use non-traditional materials and even junk to create unique art sculptures that decorate the hallways of the school. In the nomination, his principal said, “He is more than an arts educator. He is a valuable member of the culture and climate at Amy Beverland Elementary. He is a creative artist, an empowering educator, and a role model in our learning community.”

Margarita Garcia, Forest Glen Elementary School

Margarita Garcia accepts her ARTI Award at Start With Art 2017.

Margarita Garcia has been an elementary school art teacher at Forest Glen Elementary School for two years. In that short time, she has managed to transform the look of the school through displays of student artwork, making the environment much more child-centered and inviting. She is an advocate for her students and works each and every day to ensure the best success for each of them. She meets students outside of class, runs clubs afterschool, teaches art to staff, spends time educating parents, and much more. The principal of Forest Glen said, “Her positive outlook on life along with her ability to find ways to work harmoniously with administrators and teachers make her an asset to Forest Glen. I can’t really find words to describe her abilities, creativity, and dedication to teaching art to children. She is an exemplar of integrity, service, and leadership and an inspiration to all students.”

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