Arts Learning Task Force

Governor Deal officially appointed the members of the Arts Learning Task Force in June 2014. Their first meeting took place in August 2014. The Task Force met regularly over the course of a year to conduct site visits, hold discussions with practitioners and experts, and examine model programs.

In the Governor’s executive order, the Task Force was charged with two responsibilities:

1.) To make recommendations to prepare the state to effectively improve the educational achievement and attainment of students through the creation of robust arts learning environments, which may include discipline-based arts education and arts integration.

2.)Provide recommendations and support the state’s position in research and development related to and arising out of the integration of arts education into K-12 classrooms, including an examination of existing model arts education initiatives within Georgia and the experiences of other states and school districts.

The Task force delivered their recommendations related to their charge in August 2015.

Arts Learning Task Force Executive Order

Arts Learning Task Force Members

Task Force Meeting Schedule

Overview of Arts Learning in Georgia
Georgia Department of Economic Development, Penthouse Conference Room, Atlanta
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Agenda
August Meeting Minutes

Overview of State Arts Policies and Arts Instructor Preparation
Georgia Deparment of Education, Floyd Veterans Memorial Building, Suite 2056, Atlanta
Thursday, Septmember 18, 2014
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Agenda
September Meeting Minutes

Overview of Discipline-based Arts Instruction and Introduction to Arts Integration
North Gwinnett High School, 20 Level Creek Road, Suwanee, GA 30024
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Agenda
October Meeting Minutes

Overview of Arts Magnet Schools, Arts Partnerships and After School Arts Programs
North Gwinnett High School, 20 Level Creek Road, Suwanee, GA 30024
Savannah Arts Academy, 500 Washington Ave, Savannah, GA 31405
Monday, November 17, 2014
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Agenda
November Meeting Minutes

Overview of Arts Academies and Arts Integration Models
McEver Arts Academy, 3265 Montgomery Dr., Gainesville, GA 30504
The Arts Council, 331 Spring St. SE, Gainesville, GA 30501 Friday, December 12, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Agenda
December Meeting Minutes

Overview of STEAM Model
Drew Charter School, 301 East Lake Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30317
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Agenda
January Meeting Minutes

Overview of Teaching Artists and Community Arts Organizations
Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, 571 South Kilgo Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30322
Thursday, February 19, 2015
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Agenda
February Meeting Minutes

Overview of Arts Learning in Rural Schools, Model Drama Programs and Principal Perspectives on Arts Learning
Twin Oaks Elementary School, 240 Smithville Road North, Leesburg, GA 31763
Lee County High School, 1 Trojan Way, Leesburg, GA 31763
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Agenda
March Meeting Minutes

Statewide Perspectives from the DOE and Arts Educators; Review Process and Present Draft of Recommendations
Georgia Department of Education, Floyd Veterans Memorial Building, Suite 2056, 205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE, Atlanta
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Agenda
April Meeting Minutes

Finalize Recommendations and Approve Final Report
Georgia Department of Economic Development, Penthouse Conference Room, 75 Fifth St NW, Atlanta
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Agenda
June Meeting Minutes