NAGC ARTS 2015 Special Schools & Programs Issue
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Transcripts - NAGC ARTS 2015 Special Schools & Programs Issue
NAGC ARTS NEWSLETTER
CALL FOR ARTICLES // May 11, 2015
The NAGC Arts Network seeks newsletter submissions that rest within OUR MISSION, which includes:
♦ promoting the recognition and acceptance of the Arts as an essential area of giftedness;
♦ encouraging research in the area of artistic giftedness and talent;
♦ providing practical strategies and resources to foster artistic expression;
♦ illuminating the benefits of integrating meaningful arts experiences into the academic curriculum and providing
support for practice; and,
♦ increasing awareness of artistic expression; aesthetic perception, aesthetic valuing, and aesthetic appreciation; and
the psychosocial dimensions associated with educating and caring for artistically gifted and talented individuals.
Additionally, you may be able to offer some insight to a few of our musings, which other Arts Network members might
♦ What is the rate of coincidence between “artistic” giftedness and “academic” or “intellectual” giftedness? That is,
does one tend to travel with the other? What measures can be used to assess this?
♦ We discuss the specific social and emotional traits of the artistically gifted. What does recent research look like on
♦ Do different domains of talent in the arts (e.g., music, dance, theatre, visual arts, architecture, fashion) have
different developmental trajectories, or come to fruition at predictably different times in life?
♦ What are some examples of arts and academic curriculum models at exemplary arts schools in the U.S.?
♦ What are the experiences of parents learning of their child’s artistic gifts and talents, and nurturing them to fruition?
♦ What are the experiences of teachers and administrators in identifying students’ artistic gifts and talents, and
rallying the necessary support systems and services to nurture them to fruition?
♦ What are the experiences of students (past and present) attending schools and summer programs with an arts
Submitting a piece to the NAGC Arts Network Newsletter is a practical means of sharing your experiences and musings
with a targeted audience. We welcome all content (e.g., research summaries, program descriptions, personal narratives,
photos and videos of student art works). Please contact the newsletter editor at firstname.lastname@example.org with any
The NAGC Arts Network dedicates the next issue to schools and programs that serve
artistically gifted and talented students. Schools and programs refer to, but are not limited to,
the following: different models of public schools (e.g., magnet, charter, specialized, and
residential); independent day and residential schools; weekend and after-school
programs; and exclusive summer programs.
Submissions are due by May 11, 2015 and will appear in the forthcoming ARTS Network,
and Special Schools & Programs Network Newsletters. Articles should be between 500 and
1000 words and may describe the characteristics, skills, teaching, mentoring, or parenting of
artistically gifted students. Perspectives may be autobiographical or biographical accounts of
one’s experience, or reader-accessible, practitioner-directed reports of research. For more
details on this issue or to submit articles, please contact Merzili Villanueva, Editor, NAGC
ARTS Network Newsletter (email@example.com).