Discussing Arts Education and its Impact on Child Development on Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato
As a part of the Arts Education focus on the show, Caucus: New Jersey, Dr. Steve Adubato interviewed four of us on the impact of arts education on childhood development. He interviewed Lauren Meehan (Director of the Newark Arts Education Roundtable), Matt Ross (Founder, One River School of Art and Design), Lawrence Tamburri (Executive Director of the Newark School of the Arts), and me. The discussion ranged from topics such as accessibility to the arts in schools to how the arts can have a great and positive effect on students. Check out the panel discussion below!
Amy M. Burns is an elementary music educator, clinician, author, and musician. She currently works at Far Hills Country Day School in Far Hills, NJ teaching PreK through Grade 3 general music, grade 5 instrumental music, and grades 4-8 instrumental band. She is the author of Technology Integration in the Elementary Music Classroom, Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with a SMART Board, and Help! I am an Elementary Music Teacher with One or more iPads! She is also an author for Online Learning Exchange™ Interactive Music powered by Silver Burdett. She has given numerous presentations on integrating technology into the elementary music classroom as well as being a keynote speaker for music technology conferences in Texas, Indiana, St. Maarten, and Australia. She is the recipient of the 2005 TI:ME Teacher of the Year Award, the 2016 NJ Master Music Teacher Award, the 2016 NJ Governor’s Leader in Arts Education Award, and the 2017 Non-Public School Teacher of the Year Award. You can find out more about Amy at her website: amymburns.com