All Kinds of News for October 04, 2017
Recent studies have demonstrated the numerous benefits of integrating art in school. Research suggests a strong link between art education and improved literacy, math and critical thinking skills, as well as fewer disciplinary problems.
With the start of fall term, all Gateway students are taking part in a new class that integrates art across the curriculum. The class focuses on enhancing core content through artistic integration. For example, students use the current subject-matter from English, math, science and history to create a visual representation of the content, while augmenting cognitive development through creative expression.
Through participation in art integration, our students also:
- Improve their motivation and academic achievement through the use of visual, auditory and kinesthetic modalities
- Develop skills in creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, self-direction, initiative and collaboration
- Utilize mindfulness techniques to improve self-regulation and attention skills, as well as promote a growth mindset
The Art Integration class is taught by Pam Dorlac, who brings not only extensive experience in art instruction but has also directed art therapy track groups at Gateway. Students receive a Fine Arts credit for the Art Integration course, which is aligned with state standards.
These new changes are specifically designed to improve student learning, provide focused study time, and enhance the core curriculum for every Gateway student.
About Gateway Academy
Gateway Academy in Utah, is dedicated to the healthy development and healing of adolescent boys and their families. We provide a safe and nurturing environment through five integrated programs: Therapy, Academics, Community, Outdoor Education and Fitness. With integrity and respect, we help students feel empowered and valued, build healthy relationships, make thoughtful decisions, develop life skills, become life-long learners and achieve their personal best.