Bring Oregon's artists into the classroom.

Kids love art. They love to draw, sing, dance and perform. They love using art to express their creativity and personality and to explore their world.

Teachers also love using the arts to engage and inspire students, to bring out their creativity, and enhance their learning experiences.

OPB brought together this collection of stories from the OREGON ART BEAT television series and curriculum materials to help teachers bring the arts into their classrooms and get kids engaged in learning and creating.

Now OPB has updated the original Art Beat at School collection with an expanded archive of streaming videos featuring some of the best musicians, dancers, writers, photographers and visual artists in the state. You'll find nearly 700 streaming videos on the site as well as improved search tools and educator-focused video descrptions to help you explore the collection and find relevant video to use in your classroom.

The site also features a collection of 100 arts-focused lesson plans with related activities, resources and projects. These curriculm materials were developed for the original Art Beat at School project by a team of curriculum writers and have been correlated to the Oregon Content Standards for the Arts.

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An Art Beat Special
Teaching-creativity
Teaching Creativity: Is Art the Answer?
Can art play a role in preparing students for the job world? ART BEAT visits three Oregon schools to explore the value of arts education.
Premieres Thursday, May 27 at 8 p.m.
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Finding Solutions: Arts Education
TOL's Finding Solutions series continues the conversation about the arts in Oregon's public schools. Help shape the program. Join the discussion now >>
Tune in Friday, May 28th, 9:00 a.m. on OPB Radio

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