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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.

Program Overview



Renewal Application

Arts Specialist Implementation Guidelines

Roles and Responsibilities

Classroom Management Training Materials 

Part 1

Expectations, Rules and Procedures | Summary Sheet

Part 2

Proximity | Summary Sheet

Part 3

Cueing | Summary Sheet

Part 4

Time Limits and Transitions | Summary Sheet

Part 5

Ages and Stages | Summary Sheet

Part 6

Problem Behaviors and Tough Students | Summary Sheet


BTSALP Website


Suggested Interview Questions


Principals' Orientation

New Specialists' Orientation