Teen Arts Council – Collaboration with Bowers Museum
SAUSD is entering its third year in partnership with the Bowers Museum to bring college and career preparation skills to 50 students. The partnership is expanded in support by the Santa Ana Public Schools Foundation and Career Technical Education. This year, we are beginning an Artspiration Track where previous TAC members will be involved in project based learning to develop aspects of this district-wide celebration of the arts to make it more student-centric.
The Teen Arts Council program is designed off the 2009 IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) report defining various skills as essential to success in the 21st Century and reported on ways museums and cultural institutions could approach the development of models to “help citizens build such 21st century skills as information, communications and technology literacy, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, civic literacy, and global awareness.”
While the Bowers Museum Teen Arts Council focuses on career opportunities within the creative industries, the list of Life and Career Skills from the 2009 IMLS study provides a backbone for the program’s curriculum that allows for the exploration of skills that are necessary and applicable across ALL industries.
(For more information click on this video link created by SAUSD Channel 31 https://vimeo.com/188764536 )