Monday, January 29, 2007

Strengthen Art Education at Your School

Building upon the success and acclaim of the Arts in Every Classroom: A Workshop for Elementary School Teachers series, Annenberg brings their skill and reputation for excellence in developing instructional materials to two new arts education programs for middle and high school teachers.

Together, the programs provide a comprehensive K-12 look at questions and strategies for implementing or strengthening an arts education program in your school. All of the programs show teachers in a series of video workshops how important the arts are to education, and the two new programs show how the arts can be integrated with other subjects for a learning experience for students like no other.

Connecting With the Arts: A Workshop for Middle Grades Teachers features a roundtable panel of arts educators who share their experiences with integrating the arts with other subjects, including science and math. The program also provides key elements of arts integration that help teachers begin the process at their own school. The series is accompanied with a website and workshop guide.

The Art of Teaching the Arts: A Workshop for High School Teachers also provides a wide variety of support materials to use with the program. During the series, the seven principles of effective teaching are discussed and explored. Best practices are also discussed and shared by magnet high school teachers and comprehensive high school teachers.

GPB will offer these programs on our satellite channels this month. Please check the GPB Education Schedule for times and dates.

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Links to other Fine Arts programming:

The Fabulous Fox Using art, history, mathematics, language art, and social studies, students discover the cultural and historic themes found throughout the Fox Theatre. An interdisciplinary instructional unit designed by GPB Education provides a number of good classroom tools and resources.

State of the Arts An award-winning quarterly arts show on Georgia artists and cultural institutions.