This spring more than 120 K-5th grade teachers in Greenville Public School District participated in grade specific Professional Development presented by Dr. Kathryn Lewis and Megan Hines of the Greenville Arts Council Education Staff. Dr. Lewis and Ms. Hines presented a variety of pre-designed arts integration lessons designed to match the district’s quarterly pacing guides, shared online resources to assist with arts integration lesson planning, and assisted with upcoming class or school specific units.
Once per year, each grade at Greenville Public School District has a free Arts Experience, prior to which the Greenville Arts Council staff provides a Model Demonstration Lesson to the teachers to accompany the Teacher’s Guide for the trip. During a Model Demonstration Lesson, the Greenville Arts Council Education Staff serves as a guest teacher, presenting a lesson to the students while the teachers observe. This spring, 2nd and 4th grade students at Greenville Public attended a showing of Beauty and the Beast for their free Arts Experience and Kindergarten classes are invited to attend a tour and interactive theatre lesson at Delta Center Stage. Teachers have noted that the sessions are immensely helpful in providing resources and lessons that can be directly applied in their classrooms.