AANNH School Survey: Preparing for 2017-18

We'd like to bring great arts and humanities programs to every school in our region next year -- and to make sure they're programs that help you reach your school's pedagogical, cultural and community outreach goals. Please help us serve you by filling out this survey!  We know how busy you are and have tried to make it easy to fill out. 

We're sending the survey to school principals, art and music teachers, and some classroom teachers and additional school staff. Please feel free to share with any and all interested colleagues, parents and supporters. You can respond individually or as a school group; we hope to hear from at least one person at each school, but the more the better!  Also, please email us or call us any time with suggestions, ideas or questions -- you can reach us at programs@aannh.org  or call us at 603-323-7302.  

 
1.
What is your current job title? 
Principal
Assistant / Vice Principal
Curriculum Coordinator
Art Educator
Music / Band Educator
Drama Teacher or Drama Club Leader
Physical Education/Dance Teacher
Enrichment Coordinator
Classroom Educator
Guidance counselor
Media specialist
SPED teacher
Parent
After-school educator
Community supporter
Paraeducator
Other  
2.

How long have you been teaching or working in schools? 

1 year
2-5 years
6-10 years
11-15 years
16-20 years
Over 20 years
3.

How would you describe your school or program?

Pre-school
Elementary school
Middle school
High school
K-8
K-12
Middle/High
After-school program
Out-of-school program
4.
Is your school or organization an Arts Alliance member?  
Yes
No
Not sure
5.
Do you receive our email bulletins & updates? 
Yes
No
Not sure
6.

Do you find the bulletins & updates helpful? Please tell us how & why -- or what information you'd really like to get from us. 

Yes
No
Sometimes
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What is the best way to reach you year round? (Please write email and phone in the comment box as appropriate -- we will be sending summer bulletins and program notices and want to be sure to reach you if you are interested.)
Phone
Email
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How are the arts treated in your district?
As core curriculum
As Unified Arts
Not sure
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9.
In what order do the following instructional standards influence your teaching? 

(1 = Highest)
 
National Core Standards
State Standards
District Developed Standards
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10.

What behavioral model, if any, does your school presently use?

PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports)
Responsive Classroom
SEC (Social & Emotional Curriculum)
Not sure
Other  
11.

If known, please list the dates for your school's standardized testing schedule for 2017-18 (fall, winter & spring) 

 

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12.
What school-wide educational goal(s) have priority in your building?

 

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Are the arts being used to address these school-wide goals? Please tell us how they are used, or how you'd like to see them utilized.
Yes
No
Sometimes
Not sure
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Are the arts integrated into core content / regular classroom lessons in your school/classroom?
Frequently
Occasionally
Rarely
Never
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What do you think would be most helpful in improving learning in the arts for students at your school? (You can choose more than one.)
More professional development
Access to more curriculum materials or information
Access to more art supplies, equipment or technology
Larger budget / More program funding
Funding for Artist in Residence program
Funding for special presentations and assemblies
Increased planning and instructional time
Increased support from administration
More volunteers to help coordinate or offer programs
Innovative collaborations with other schools or community groups
Other  
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16.
Did your school host any artist visits this year? (If yes, please give details in the comment section, including who coordinated these visits.)
Yes, through the Arts Alliance
Yes, we coordinated a residency ourselves
Yes, we hosted individual artist visits
No
Not sure
Other  
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17.
Please list any cultural field trips that your school or class has participated in this year, and any field trips you'd like to take next year. 

 

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If your school has NOT traveled outside the building for a performance, exhibition, or arts-related event this year, what have been the barriers?
Time out of school day
Transportation costs
Event / program cost
No one to coordinate
Other  
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19.
This list includes some of the disciplines cultural programming can focus on.
Please indicate which are of interest to you (you can check as many as you like) and add details in the comment section.
painting
ceramics
fiber arts
puppetry
crafts (please specify below if you have a preference)
traditional arts
sculpture
arts & nature interdisciplinary programs
comic arts & history
graphic design
chamber music
world music
media arts (film, video, etc.)
dance
theater
voice
integration across the curriculumn
STEAM programs
author visits / poetry & creative writing
self-esteem / anti-bullying programs
Other  
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Are there particular topics (e.g., immigration, Native American studies, photosynthesis, the Middle Ages, climate change, etc..) you will be addressing in your teaching during the 2017-18 school year that you'd like to support through arts programming? If so, please explain and include the  time of year you plan to focus on each topic and what arts integration you have in mind.
 

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21.

Does your school have dedicated funds for assemblies or other arts programs? 


Yes
No
Not Sure
No, but we have other support (from library, parent group, community, etc.)
$ is a huge issue for us
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Do you have a PTO / PTA or other organized group that provides financial support for enrichment opportunities and special events in your building? If so, please let us know how to contact them to provide them with program information.
Yes
No
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Do you have established relationships with local businesses and community partners who have provided resources, time, in-kind or cash support for enrichment opportunities and special events in your building? If yes, please describe.
Yes
No
Not sure
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Would you like help finding funding sources or partners to support / collaborate with on arts programs? 
Yes
No
Maybe
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25.
If your school worked with the Arts Alliance in 2016-2017, can you please tell us how the experience was for you, and what could be improved?
Excellent
Good
OK
Poor
Very poor
N/A
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26.

Do you have specific cultural programs already planned for next year? Please tell us what they are, and when they will take place. 

 

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27.

What format(s) would you like for 2017-18 programs in your school/organization (indicate as many as you wish):


assemblies
workshops for all students
workshops for specific classes
clinics for band
clinics for chorus
multi-day residencies ending w/ concert or community program
one-day in-school programs (assembly & workshops)
one-day in-school programs followed by evening community event
after-school workshop for families
after-school workshop for students
guest speaker\s
Other  
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28.

 

Over the past several years, many of you have asked us to bring back some of our past artists in residence. We're considering providing residencies with several of these wonderful artists next year and would like to know if you'd want to have them back (or, if you missed them, if you'd like to host them next time).  Here are some of the artists we've had; please indicate if you'd like to have them at your school next year. 


Kera Washington/Zili Misik - Music of the African Diaspora
The Wondertwins or Sokeo Ros - Hip Hop Dance
Marek Bennett - Comics Artist
Michael Zerphy - Theater, Mime, Clown
Mouli Pal - Indian Dance & Culture
Marvelous Marvin - Magician/Theater, "The Magic of Science", "Math Blast"
Asylum Quartet - Saxophone Quartet
Burlington Taiko - Japanese Drumming, Dance & Culture
Karen Montanaro - Mime Dancer
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem - quartet of vocalists & musicians
Inkas Wasi - Music & Dance of the Andes
Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers
Jocelyn Duford - musical theater & improv
Karim Nagi - Arab music & dance
Rachel Lehr -- programs on life in Afghanistan
Veronica Robles -- Mexican music, dance & traditions
Daraja clarinet ensemble
Hawk Henries - Native American flute
McKendy Fils-Aime - slam poet
Verandah Porche - writing about place
Other  
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29.

What have been the most successful cultural events you can remember (in your school/organization or at a previous school)? Please describe and tell us why you think they were especially meaningful.  

 

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We love to hear about specific artists or programs you've had and would recommend to others -- or artists or programs you've heard about and might like to bring to your school/organization. Please tell us about both here.  

 

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If you have any additional comments or questions for us, including ideas for next year, please share them here.

 

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The following information will help us work with you to address your specific interests. It will be kept confidential and will be used only to help us meet your programming needs. Using your feedback, we plan to finalize our schedule for the upcoming year by early July; we will be glad to talk or meet with you about programming -- and to develop customized events and offerings -- during the summer and fall. If you prefer to remain anonymous, that's fine, too!


By entering my personal information, I consent to receive email communications from the survey author's organization based on the information collected.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to this survey!. We are happy to hear from you at any time!