Theatre Director Highlights Renewed Need for Arts Education
September 22, 2020
According to youth theater director Shana Bestock, arts education can provide opportunities for students to develop key social and emotional learning skills and, even amid the pandemic, can still be creatively taught. Bestock shares some suggested ways to adapt theatre and music lessons in a variety of ways, whether virtual or in-person with safety precautions. As part of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, arts education is considered a component of a “well-rounded” education, fueling efforts by arts educators throughout the pandemic to highlight how such classes can help students navigate and overcome challenges, as well help them develop “soft” skills needed throughout life.