The Arts and Cognitive Skills

What happens to our brains ‘on art’? New research is beginning to reveal the benefits. You might be surprised at some of the findings. For links to the research underlying this video, read New Studies Link the Arts to Crucial Cognitive Skills.

Exploring STEM through Play

Looking for STEM activities for young children? There’s help available in the Decoda Library. Here’s a sample of what you can borrow: To borrow these titles or get more suggestions (there’s lots more available!), email This library service is available to all adults in BC.

Turnaround Arts

Turnaround Arts empowers high-need, low performing American schools with innovative arts, dance, theater and music programs, arts integration across subject areas, arts resources, musical instruments, and high-profile artist mentors, as a proven strategy to help address broader school challenges and close the achievement gap. In this video, produced by Playing For Change, students and their… Read more