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              Partners in Education

              Kennedy CenterIn 2010, Young Auditorium and The School District of Janesville were accepted as a team in the Kennedy Center's Partners in Education program.  The team participates in ongoing training to develop the Reaching New Horizons program, which provides professional development training in arts integration for teachers in the region.  Arts integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form.  The purpose of the program is to empower teachers with the skills and knowledge needed to connect an art form (music, drama, dance, visual art) with another subject area, such as math, science, social studies or reading.  The goal of the program is to best meet the needs of all learners by engaging multiple learning modalities: visual, aural and kinesthetic, and providing opportunities for the different ways in which students acquire, process, and demonstrate what they know.

              The Young Auditorium and School District of Janesville are members of the Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Selected because of their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of education in and through the arts, the Partnership Team participates in collaborative efforts to provide professional development opportunities in the arts for educators.

              Read more about what we're up to!
              Arts Integration in the Classrooms: Partnership & Workshops

              Reaching New Horizons 2015-2016

              Arts Integration in the Classroom

              Professional Development Program for PreK-12 Teachers

              Arts Integration embraces teaching methods that are effective in engaging students, challenging them to think creatively, and understand the interconnectedness of diverse subject areas.  Integration demands creativity, problem-solving, perseverance, collaboration and synthesis of ideas and concepts to create a final product.  Furthermore, Arts Integration is consistent with the principles of differentiated instruction and contributes to the development of 21st Century Skills.  Join us this school year for a variety of 3-hour professional development workshops designed to provide you with the tools you need to implement arts integration strategies in your own classroom to excite and engage your students – no arts experience required!

              Download the 2015-2016 Reaching New Horizons Brochure and Registration Form

              Arts Integration 101  

              For all teachers of Grades PreK-12, Administrators, and School Staff 
              September 10, 2015 - 4-7 p.m. 
              Presenters: Shannon Dozoryst (Young Auditorium) & Maryanne Messier (School District of Janesville) 
              Location - Monroe Elementary School, Janesville

              Tableau: Developing Reading Comprehension Through Drama  

              For teachers of Grades K-5
              September 17, 2015 - 4-7 p.m.
              Presenter: Marti Gobel (Milwaukee Area Actor, Director, and Teaching Artist)
              Location - Kennedy Elementary School, Janesville 

              Writing the Hero's Journey: Building Writing Skills through Storytelling and Oral Language  

              A Kennedy Center developed workshop for teachers of Grades 4-8
              October 15, 2015 - 4-7 p.m.
              Presenter: Stuart Stotts (Madison Area Musician, Author, and Kennedy Center Teaching Artist)
              Location: Kennedy Elementary School, Janesville

              Using Process Drama in the Classroom  

              For teachers of Grades K-5
              February 3, 2016 - 4-7 p.m.
              Presenter: Edric Johnson
              (UW-Whitewater Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Madison Area Actor/Teaching Artist)
              Location: Kennedy Elementary School, Janesville

              Registration Information: 

              FEEs: 

              • Free to School District of Janesville teachers & LINCS (Whitewater) teachers
              • Cost is $20 per workshop for all other teachers (use registration form from the brochure)

              Janesville teachers must register through MyLearningPlan. LINCS teachers must register using the registration form from the brochure

              Courses-Practicing & pre-service teachers may now earn credit through the Reaching New Horizons program!

              • CIGENRL479 Drama in Education (3 units)
              • CIGENRL490/690 Special Topics in Arts Integration (1 unit)

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