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Media Arts

Media Arts Education plays a pivotal role in putting a strong, versatile, and creative culture at the heart of contemporary learning in today’s world.  It is well known through popular forms of film, television, and digital graphics.  Media Arts encompasses a broad range of forms, tools, processes, and genres that are evolving.  Media arts products are powerful vehicles for learning that are highly captivating and influence much of what we think and do.  Media Arts is relevant to today’s students because it reflects our contemporary, global culture.  It provides vehicles for all students to find success and enjoyment in learning and promotes critical thinking processes while engaging, real world activities that make the content more meaningful.

Media Arts Education promotes:

·         Academic achievement

·         Artistic expression

·         Arts and content integration

·         Convergence literacy; media, information,

·         technological, digital, virtual, emerging

·         Creativity and imagination

·         Making meaning; relevance

·         Pedagogical integrity

·         Social relevance and vitality

·         Technological mastery; inter-media fluency

·         Vocational/entrepreneurial proficiency

Media Arts Education prepares students for success in school, work, and life:

  • strengthening LITERACY as Media Arts is an essential, holistic language;
  • developing a GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE workforce since  Media Arts develops essential skills for global competitiveness in the 21st  century; and
  • nurturing ENGAGED LEARNERS for Media Arts promotes expressive and cognitive development.

Fine Arts
Education Program Consultant

Joyce Huser
(785) 296-4932
jhuser@ksde.org

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Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303
bneuenswander@ksde.org

Director
Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142
sesmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education
Jay Scott
(785) 296-0979
jscott@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Academic Standards
Jeannette Nobo
(785) 296-2078
jnobo@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Assessment
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325
bfultz@ksde.org

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