Teachers are getting hands-on activity, taking a special practice in the arts.
“We believe the arts are very important to that to foster creactivity and innovation that is so important in our community,” says David Lewis, Muscogee County School District Superintendent.
Partners In Education and the Rivercenter have partnered up providing STEAM workshops for teachers. Three sessions were made, giving instructors creative techinques they can use in their curriculum.
“I’m presenting music strategies, visual art strategies movement strategies to show teachers that art integration in the classroom isn’t as scary as it can seem,” says Austin Sargent, Teaching Artist.
Teachers learned by incorporating simple fine arts in their classes, it enables students to become prominent leaders.
“We are focusing on is looking at literacy as their use for teaching it through written word and the alphabet of visual literacy,” Pam Beagle-Daresta, Visual Arts Teacher.
Puppetry is a form of art that is commonly hidden. Teachers say it’s a great method to use on younger students.
“We are making shadow puppets today and individual stories so teachers can tell stories in the classroom with their students,” says Claire Ritzler, Puppetry Arts Teacher.
Having art in the classroom encourages students to explore their horizons. For teachers, it assures them it’s a key component shaping our division in education.
“I think teachers have come here felt a real sense of pride for what our community is doing in terms of promoting the arts through this beautiful school,” says Lewis.