A Vocal Advocate: an Arts Advocacy Workbook

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Susan Riley, Feb 5, 2012 - Art and state - 102 pages
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This workbook has been developed specifically for arts area teachers (visual art, music, drama and dance) as a way to learn how to advocate the importance of their individual programs within the school community. This interactive book focuses on developing relationships with the school staff, students, parents and local community, as well as using social media, traditional media avenues and networking through conferences and professional development. If you're looking for positive techniques that will showcase your program and advocate for its rightful position at the local bargaining table during these difficult budget times, this is the book for you!

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Susan Riley works as an Arts Integration Specialist in Maryland and has also taught K-5 general/vocal music. She focuses on teacher professional development in arts integration, Common Core State Standards, 21st century learning skills, and technology. In addition, she puts these skills to practice within the classroom and schools to enhance her own professional learning. She believes passionately in the power of teacher growth and the development of excellent leaders and this is the focus for her motivational speaking topics.Susan obtained a Bachelor of Music degree from the prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ with a focus in music education. Additionally, she garnered a Master of Science degree in Education Administration and Supervision from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD.Susan presents at various conferences and leadership trainings throughout the year. Her most popular presentations are for how to implement arts integration successfully within schools. These sessions have continuously been standing room only and participants leave with excitement and motivation to try the power of arts integration within their schools and districts. Susan's motivational speaking engagements are also well received and provide teachers and administrators with a mix of inspiration and concrete ideas to take home and put into practice.Susan writes about her teaching and leadership thoughts and ideas on her website http://educationcloset.com weekly. Additionally, Susan also has written articles for several online magazines, guest authored posts on various professional blogs and has also published the book "Shake the Sketch: An Arts Integration Workbook" that outlines how to start and run a successful Arts Integration program in any school or classroom.

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