We are gearing up to hit the National Association of Elementary School Principles 2014 conference later this week. So far, we have had a chance to speak with a few different exhibitors for a preview of what we’ll see at the conference. One of these exhibitors is Art in Action. Art in Action offers a bunch of visual arts tools for K-8 educators. The company offers an all inclusive, standards based art cirriculum. You can check them out at booth #717 at NAESP in Nashville.
What does Art in Action do?
Provides online visual art curriculum to schools and districts nationally for grades K-8. Our program is available online and can be used with classroom technology (SMART boards, other projection devices, iPads, laptops and iPhones)
What makes Art in Action unique?
We are a common core, standards-based, complete art solution for schools starting with Kindergarten through Eighth grade. You don’t have to be an artist to teach art! Our program is step-by-step, easy to follow and completely online with interactive links and curriculum integration with other core subjects. Our program offers complete, on-demand, web training so that anyone can teach art with confidence. We also provide year round personal support for anyone teaching the program. We help schools set up partnerships with local libraries to display student’s art work.
Tell us about your team and their backgrounds
We are a non-profit organization made up of former teachers and artists who believe in the importance of keeping art and creativity in the classroom.
What is the next step? What do your current goals look like?
We are working on new lessons for the next school year and updating our online lessons. We are having some parts of the program translated into Spanish. We are also working on aligning our lessons with the new National Core Visual Arts Standards.