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ARTS Bank: Tools for Reaching All Learners

We know art has the power to engage, excite, and inspire students of all abilities. Whether it is the visual arts, theater, dance, music, or new media, creative exploration has been known to help students reach learning and behavioral objectives in productive and innovative ways. But with hundreds of lesson plans available online and no way to match them up to your student’s needs, it can be difficult to find exactly what you’re looking for – which is where the ARTS Bank comes in. The Arts Bank (Arts Resources for Teachers and Students) is an online, searchable database for educators, administrators, parents, and students to use to achieve their personal goals. This bank will help harness the potential the visual and performing arts can have on the educational outcomes of all students.

Know of an arts-based activity, project, warm-up, or lesson plan that successfully reaches learners with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities? Educators and artists are invited to add to the bank with our easy on-line form below. Or enter the info on the ARTS Bank here.

For more information on bringing visual or performing arts to your special education classrooms or creating a truly integrated program for your students, email Program Director Kelsey Rieger at kelsey@youthinarts.org or call 415-457-4878 ext. 110.