Heather has over 20 years of teaching experience, a Bachelor of Fine Art from Cornish College of the Arts and Master of Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University. She recently performed with MBS Productions, coached the Dallas Maccabi Games dance team and appeared in television commercials on KTXA Channel 11. As director of Arts on the Go, Heather brings her passion for arts education to children and adults by teaching weekly classes, camps, and parties.
Teachers are CPR/ First aid certified. No transporting of children takes place while in the truck. We bring the creative space, teacher and all supplies to your location for 30-60 minute classes or a 90-minute pARTy.
If you have questions or would like more information on how The Arts Truck can inspire, teach, and motivate – please contact me.
National Core Arts Standards
What are the National Core Arts Standards?
National Core Arts Standards are the conceptual framework for arts learning. These standards outline the philosophy, primary goals, dynamic processes, structures and outcomes that shape student learning and achievement in dance, media/visual arts, music, and theater.
Arts on the Go uses the Artistic Literacy Matrix established by the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) when creating the curriculum for elementary school-aged dance and art classes. Students are given instructional support resources: glossaries, essential questions, organizational and critical thinking tools, cornerstone assessments of key traits for the 2nd through 5th-grade levels. The standards were created to define what students should “know and be able to do” at defined grade levels to the end that “all students learn to use their minds well, so that they may be prepared for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment in our nation’s modern economy.”
This outcome-based approach to teaching and learning in the arts emanates from four artistic processes, eleven anchor standards, and preK-12 performance standards. The four artistic processes are: Creating, Performing/presenting/producing, Responding, and Connecting. Each of these processes is broken down further to the eleven anchors. By using this formula, Arts on the Go is committed to motivating students to become artistically literate.
For detailed information on these standards or the literacy matrix, visit http://www.nationalartsstandards.org.