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Only 24 Hours left!

This time tomorrow we’ll be in the middle of  Stephanie Artz’s Arts Integration Workshop at Melissa Manning Elementary School! This FREE workshop for GPSD and WLSD teachers and administrators or $60 for the general public still has room available for people interested in attending.* Registration is required to attend, make your reservation online today at http://stephanie-artz-workshop.eventbrite.com/ or call us at the Greenville Arts Council (662)332-2246 and we’ll get you signed up!

Why should you come? Here are the top five reasons!

  1. Chuck Galey has been involved with over FIFTY children’s books!
  2. Do your students love reader’s theatre? Chuck will work with you to make your own adaptation from a book!
  3. Interested creating in thematic units? He’ll teach you how to create a unit board breaking down a book into different subject areas!
  4. Do your students struggle to make reading an enjoyable event? Chuck is passionate about making reading fun for students and his energy catches on quick!
  5. IT’S FREE! And what beats free??

*Please note that payment can be made at the door and that participants interested in receiving CEU credits will have an additional $15 charge. Please contact Megan Hines at the Greenville Arts Council by email or phone with any questions.

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The mission of the Greenville Arts Council is to promote the rich cultural heritage of the region and stimulate and encourage cultural activities, arts appreciation, arts education, and the creative works of artists. Some of the responsibilities that help define the Greenville Arts Council as the primary promoter of the arts in our area include offering art classes to children and adults, organizing community events, presenting an ongoing series of free exhibits featuring visual artists from the area and the state, and coordinating educational programs which teach arts-integration in local schools. The Greenville Arts Partnership between the Greenville Arts Council, the Greenville Public School District and our three community arts partners, Delta Center Stage, Delta Symphony Association and the Delta Children’s Museum, is focused on full arts integration in the GPSD elementary schools. Plentiful research documents the value of the teaching in and through the arts to help students understand core academic concepts on a deep level. The partnership was the first in the state of Mississippi accepted into the Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program in 2003, joining over 100 other partnerships between school districts and arts organizations across the country. The partnership provides professional development for teachers, arts experiences for students and resource and referral on arts integration issues. Professional development has been provided in two ways, through workshops with Teaching Artists from the Kennedy Touring Roster and grade-level and/or discipline-specific professional development with our local staff. We present a series of model demonstration lessons to teachers in grades K to 6, demonstrating connections between Partnership free arts programming and required state frameworks. The partner arts groups present a series of live performances allowing each elementary child in the GPSD to attend at least once each year. The groups work with the Arts Council staff to develop accompanying curriculum-based educational material for distribution to teachers prior to each performance. Over the years, we have succeeded in providing basic arts integration training district-wide as well as in-depth professional development to allow groups of teachers to increase their level of mastery.