Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program (BTSALP)
BTSALP is a teaching partnership between highly qualified arts specialists and classroom teachers in 130 Utah elementary schools. The arts specialist works collaboratively with the regular classroom teacher to deliver quality, sequential, and developmental arts instruction in alignment with the state Fine Arts Core Curriculum.
This program is bringing music, visual arts, dance, and theatre back into the classroom. And, as the art form integrates with language arts, math, social studies, and science, it is helping to reinforce the classroom core. Arts integration provides students with a deeper level of understanding in grade-level core content, and enriches the learning experience for both students and teachers.
Arts Specialist Implementation Guidelines
Roles and Responsibilities
Classroom Management Training Materials
Expectations, Rules and Procedures | Summary Sheet
Proximity | Summary Sheet
Cueing | Summary Sheet
Time Limits and Transitions | Summary Sheet
Ages and Stages | Summary Sheet
Problem Behaviors and Tough Students | Summary Sheet
Suggested Interview Questions
New Specialists' Orientation