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Saturday Teaching Artist Workshop Series – Annie B. McKee November 10

They’re back! Last year we introduced Mississippi Teaching Artist Saturday workshops and we are excited to announce this year’s line up! This school year we are hosting 4 teaching artists – 2 in the fall and 2 in the spring. Registration is FREE for all Greenville Public and Western Line teachers and administrators or $60 for the general public. 0.6 CEU credits are available per workshop to participants for $15 (checks made payable to Delta State University), all paperwork will be available on site.

Annie B. McKee – Storytelling, Social Studies and Common Core
Saturday, November 10, 8 AM – 3 PM
E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center (323 South Main Street, Greenville MS)
Annie B. McKee represents the state’s heritage in her role as a storyteller, author, public speaker, humorist, and creator of historic literary performance events. Ms. McKee is the author of Historic Photos of Mississippi, which documents the rich history of the state. Ms. McKee has written several short plays for children featuring Mississippi historic artists including Jim Henson, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, Robert Johnson, and Elvis – teaching the struggles and accomplishments of each artist. Ms. McKee’s workshop will explore storytelling in connection to Social Studies and Common Core State Standards for both literary and informational text. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. Reserve your spot at http://greenvilleartscouncil.eventbrite.com/

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Saturday Teaching Artist Workshop Series – Sarah Campbell October 6th

They’re back! Last year we introduced Mississippi Teaching Artist Saturday workshops and we are excited to announce this year’s line up! This school year we are hosting 4 teaching artists – 2 in the fall and 2 in the spring. Registration is FREE for all Greenville Public and Western Line teachers and administrators or $60 for the general public. 0.6 CEU credits are available per workshop to participants for $15 (checks made payable to Delta State University), all paperwork will be available on site.

Sarah Campbell – Art, Science and Common Core
Saturday, October 6, 8 AM – 3 PM
Melissa Manning Administration Building (430 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Greenville MS )

Sarah C. Campbell is an award-winning writer and photo-illustrator whose specialty is nonfiction books for children. Campbell’s latest book, Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature, was named a 2011 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12 by the National Science Teachers Association. Ms. Campbell’s workshop will explore how bookmaking can be used in the context of both science and language arts – specifically using the new Common Core State Standards for informational text. All materials for bookmaking are included for participants and Ms. Campbell’s books will be available for purchase on site. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. Reserve your spot at http://greenvilleartscouncil.eventbrite.com/

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Partners in Education 2011-2013

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:

  1. Communication, participation and attendance between all three partner representatives and/or organizations will increase annually.
  2. 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.
  3. The partnership will continue to develop a strong presence in the school systems and community at large.
  4. 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).
  5. 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.
  6. 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 (mhines@greenville-arts-council.com) or call the GAC office at 662-332-2246.