Avoda Arts is proud to partner with Facing History and Ourselves, the renowned organization that helps students learn about anti-Semitism, racism and prejudice so they can prevent it from hapening in the future. Our dramatic short film, PIGEON, continues to be a featured resource of Facing History's unique lending library, which reaches a network of more than 90,000 educators worldwide.

 

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Avoda Arts is proud to partner with Facing History and Ourselves, the renowned organization that helps students learn about anti-Semitism, racism and prejudice so they can prevent it from hapening in the future. Our dramatic short film, PIGEON, continues to be a featured resource of Facing History's unique lending library, which reaches a network of more than 90,000 educators worldwide.

 

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Reflective practice is widely acknowledged as a critical component to meaningful learning. Curriculum designers often rely on journals and diaries as the primary reflection tools for students to express understandings and questions. Avoda's Deb Krivoy is working with Temple Israel Center in White Plains, NY, to develop a series of arts-based reflection tools that support whole-person learning. Contact us to learn more about our innovative approaches to reflection through art, photography, poetry and video.
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Interested in using the arts to explore the big ideas in Jewish life? Focused on empowering teachers to build more creative Jewish classrooms? Partner with Avoda Arts and build a year-long, arts-rich learning environment that brings authenticity, depth and meaning to the students, teachers and families in your learning setting. We offer flexible, custom-designed placements that work at many scales. Contact us to learn more.

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A 2005 Harris Poll shows that 93% of Americans feel that the arts are vital to a well-rounded education for children. Yet research continues to report a decline in arts education budgets and classroom time. As Americans for the Arts notes, “this paradox indicates a schism between the value of arts education that individuals perceive and the willingness of individuals to make decisions that put the arts firmly in the school day.” Avoda Arts believes that this growing disconnect must be addressed through meaningful advocacy and strategic policy setting.

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This review of literature examines current research and practice within the realm of arts education. We investigate the underpinnings of arts-based teaching, look at evidence regarding the specific educational and developmental benefits of the arts, and explore common approaches (and challenges) to implementation. Through this review of the literature, we gain a basic understanding of the state of the field of arts education, which can, in turn, inform practice and policy within mainstream Jewish education. 


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Art is a core vehicle for creating and sustaining modern Jewish life. For learners who want to be viscerally engaged in exploring the many dimensions of the Jewish experience, for parents who want to see their children acquire tools that will serve them well throughout their lives (and do so joyfully), for teachers who want to reach every child, and for administrators who want to see their programs flourish and full of young people, for funders who want tangible results from their investments, the arts are not an option; they are a necessity.

 

Avoda's Deb Krivoy presents two session at NewCAJE6 in West Hartford, CT.