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  1. Register for TN Poetry Out Loud 2018

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    By Meredith Callis, Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator – Tennessee’s registration for this year’s Poetry Out Loud event is officially OPEN. Poetry Out Loud offers ALL high school students the opportunity to participate in a national event while teaching them meaningful engagement with poetry and public speaking skills. With a structure similar to the National Spelling Bee, […]

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  2. Welcome Meredith Callis to the Team!

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    By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – Meredith Callis has joined the Tennessee Arts Commission as Arts Education Special Projects Coordinator. Meredith comes to us from Chattanooga where she worked as a teaching artist in Hamilton County Schools. Most recently, she spent the summer in Boston at the Children’s Art Centre, America’s first and […]

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  3. Commission Continues to Cultivate Arts Essential to Learning

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    By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – At the Commission’s fall quarterly meeting, I reported on the continued progress toward Goal 3 of the Commission’s 2015-2019 strategic plan: Thriving TN Arts & Culture. Under Goal 3, Arts Essential to Learning, the Commission’s first objective is to foster arts education for all Tennessee children and youth. […]

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  4. Sculptures and Stories and Snakes, Oh My!

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    By Ann Brown, Director of Arts Education – First-grade students at Beaumont Magnet Academy in Knoxville spent Wednesday morning learning how to create model magic clay snakes with the help of Knoxville-based teaching artist Annamaria Gundlach. Annamaria’s lesson was based around a story written by the artist titled Sammy, the Silent Singing Snake. In addition to creating their […]

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  5. National Arts Education Week Sept. 11-15

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    By Jeff Poulin, Arts Education Program Manager, Americans for the Arts – National Arts in Education Week is supported by Americans for the Arts on behalf of the field of arts education to bring visibility to the cause, unify stakeholders with a shared message, and provide the tools and resources for local leaders to advance arts […]

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