The Greenville Arts Partnership is a formal partnership between the Greenville Arts Council, Greenville Public School District and Western Line School District that uses arts integration in elementary school classrooms to make connections across the curriculum. Our partnership was welcomed into the Kennedy Center’s Partner in Education program in 2003 and every two years we work to realign our partnership goals.
Now in the second phase of our partnership, we focus on Basic Professional Development Experiences for Teachers and Professional Development for Teachers Focused on Performances for Students. That means that GAP members engage in planning, presenting and evaluating professional development workshops for teachers. Events may include either arts integrated or arts discipline-specific workshops. Additionally, GAP offers professional development for teachers to help them prepare students to learn from attendance at live performances. Professional development may include such things as workshops, performance guides and online resources.
As our partnership continues to move forward, we want to make sure that we are transparent about our programming goals and objectives, so we wanted to provide an overview of our goals for 2011-2013:
- Communication, participation and attendance between all three partner representatives and/or organizations will increase annually.
- GAC will work in collaboration with both GPSD and WLSD to make relevant arts integration resources and experiences more widely available to educators based on teacher, school or district needs.
- The partnership will continue to develop a strong presence in the school systems and community at large.
- The Greenville Arts Partnership will form an advisory team, consisting of representatives from each organization and their respective governing boards (GAC Board of Directors and GPSD/WLSD School Boards).
- Stakeholders from each of the three partner organizations and the larger Washington County community will be made increasingly aware of programming, professional development, and arts opportunities offered through GAP.
- GAC will develop and implement tools for the partnership that will be used long-term to ensure consistency of data collection and program sustainability.
Want to learn more? Contact Megan Hines (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call the GAC office at 662-332-2246.