Sample Tools and Resources
The following data collection worksheets and other tools have been refined by the Kennedy Center during the course of the Any Given Child program. These instruments represent major elements of the Any Given Child process, including data collection and strategic planning.
- School Arts Mapping Tool (March 2012)
This document is adapted from a tool provided by the Sacramento County Office of Education. It is intended to be completed by the school principal and measures three areas of arts involvement: instruction in the arts, field trips and events in or away from the school during regular school hours, and professional development for school personnel.
- Any Given Child School Survey Worksheet (March 2013)
- Any Given Child Arts Survey Worksheet (March 2013)
These worksheets include a variety of questions around arts education that Community Arts Teams can choose from to build their own survey instruments.
- Any Given Child Long-Range Planning Tool (April 2011)
This simple tool is used to indicate goals and action steps in strategic planning.
The following surveys were developed by Any Given Child sites in consultation with Kennedy Center staff and consultants as part of the Any Given Child process. Most surveys have been refined by Kennedy Center staff for inclusion here.
These surveys ask for principals' opinions of the impact of the arts on student learning and the school community, as well as any barriers to providing arts education.
For Classroom Teachers and Arts Specialists
These surveys ask about teachers' views of arts education, as well as the availability of arts experiences and resources for their students.
For District Administration
These surveys assess district personnel's views of arts education policies, and gather information on the current state of arts education in the district from administrators' perspectives.
For Arts Organizations/Teaching Artists
These surveys seek to determine the roles of local cultural organizations and teaching artists in education, including activities such as field trips away from schools and assemblies in school buildings.
For Community Members
Survey Tool for Community Members in Portland, OR (March 2011)
This survey, which is also available in Spanish, was used to assess the community's interest and support as it was preparing to initiate the Any Given Child program.
Kennedy Center Resources
As America's national center for the performing arts and a leader in the development of arts education programming, the Kennedy Center is committed to developing educational resources and programs that can be shared with arts organizations and school districts across the country. Communities that are part of the Any Given Child program will have access to many Kennedy Center resources, including:
- Professional learning opportunities for teachers and artists in the arts and in arts integration; and
- Resources on the Internet including lesson plans, interactives, videos, and how to's.
Any Given Child, part of the Rubenstein Arts Access Program, is generously funded by David and Alice Rubenstein.
This program is also funded by an endowment from Newman's Own Foundation in honor of A.E. Hotchner.
Additional support is provided by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Arts, Dennis and Phyllis Washington, and the Legg Mason Charitable Foundation.
Kennedy Center education and related artistic programming is made possible through the generosity of the National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President's Advisory Committee on the Arts.
The content of this program may have been developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education but does not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education. You should not assume endorsement by the federal government.
Through the 2011-2012 school year, the Kennedy Center worked with a professional research company to conduct an analysis of the Any Given Child program's effectiveness. The executive summary is available.
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