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Develop Curriculum for Arts Instruction

While each YouthARTS site uses a different approach to develop its curricula, all three sites share a common goal of producing age-appropriate curricula that involve dynamic teaching tactics.

For example, the Urban smARTS training program emphasizes the importance of using warm-up exercises to get the kids communicating with the artists and with one another and to get them excited about the arts instruction. And the training program practices what it teaches. Each training day starts with a warm up—maybe a word and movement activity or line dancing to Tex-Mex music. These warm—ups are suitable for use in the classroom with the youth.

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Select a program team
Design your training sessions
Develop curriculum for arts instruction
Define roles of each partner for day-to-day program
Plan program logistics
Assess training needs and evaluate artists

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