The NH Arts Model Competencies serve as the base of our work in the Salem School District Performing Arts department. The four artistic processes of Creating, Performing/Presenting, Responding, and Connecting are the overarching goals for all students in the elementary level. On the elementary report card, parents will see specific standards-based expectations in each of the four competency areas, along with two effort/participation statements.
In tandem with the NH Arts Model Competencies, the study of performing and visual arts are interconnected with social-emotional learning. The document below outlines the connection between our four NH Arts Model Competencies of Creating, Performing, Responding, and Connecting, and 19 individual social-emotional learning competencies organized by the 5 CASEL Core Competencies.
This document aims to show the intricate and inextricable connection between social-emotional learning and performing arts education. We are proud to provide opportunities in our K-12 Performing Arts Department for students to learn and build their artistic skills while also building and maintaining SEL competencies.