Seeking Input on Arts Standards

The Montana Arts Council, in partnership with the Montana Office of Public Instruction, is seeking feedback from educators, artists, parents and other interested community members on the Montana Standards for Arts and the new National Core Arts Standards.  The Montana Standards for Arts are on a timeline for revision, and feedback about how the current standards are being used, and how they might be improved, is critical to the process. The Montana Arts Council has organized a series of focus groups across the state on the arts standards.  The focus groups are open to the public.  The meeting host will guide participants through a series of open-ended questions to gather feedback.

Yellowstone Art Museum Linda Ewert, YAM Education Director 9-Apr 5:00-6:30 pm
University of Montana Fine Arts Building, Room 304 Jennifer Combe, UM College of Fine Arts 16-Apr 5:30-7:30 pm
Hamilton, Westview Center 103 S. 9th, Room 9 Kathleen Dent, OPI MCCS Liaison 21-Apr 4:00-5:30 pm
Helena High School, Room 47 Maggie Connors and Abby Nyhof, HSD 28-Apr 4:00-5:30 pm
Glasgow, Wheatgrass Arts and Gallery Cathryn Sugg, OPI MCCS Liaison 30-Apr 6:00-7:30 pm
Havre-Hill Public Library Laura Brayko, North Star Schools 29-Apr 5:00-6:00 pm
Kalispell, NW Coop Office Eliza Sorte-Thomas, Northwest Coop 28-Apr 6:30-8:00 pm

For those who are not able to attend a focus group, we are also offering an online survey to gather feedback.  The survey is open to through April 30, 2015.

For dance educators: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MTStandardsDance

For theatre educators: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MTStandardsTheatre

For non-arts teachers: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MTStandards4Arts

For music teachers: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MTStandardsMusic

For visual arts teachers: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MTStandardsVisualArts

Please contact Emily Kohring, Director of Arts Education at the Montana Arts Council if you have any questions about the Montana Standards for Arts revision process.  ekohring@mt.gov or (406) 444-6522.

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