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Arts Alive: Supporting Arts Integration in the School Curriculum

Arts Alive provides opportunities for teachers to engage in professional development, integrating the arts into the classroom curriculum and connecting the school system to the community.

The workshops provide hands-on arts experiences for educators, pre-school through high school, creating integral arts connections to key educational areas and academic content standards.

These education connections are coordinated by the Arts Alive Partnership, a Kennedy Center Partners in Education Team consisting of the following organizations:

  • Clark State Performing Arts Center
  • Springfield Arts Council
  • Springfield City School District
  • Springfield Museum of Art
  • Wittenberg University

2017-2018 Arts Alive Workshops

Super Powered Stories: Character and Story Creation for Students with Disabilities

Friday, February 16, 2018, morning and afternoon sessions

Kennedy Center Teaching Artist Richard Jenkins uses the popular art form of cartooning as an exciting tool to reach all students and to build their expressive and cognitive capacities while unlocking their story-making potential. This hands-on workshop explores multiple options and entry points for students with learning, cognitive, and emotional disabilities. No previous drawing experience required!

Smithsonian Institution Accessibility Program Education Team

Thursday, February 15, master class at Wittenberg University

Friday, February 16, morning and afternoon sessions at Springfield Museum of Art

Learn from the Smithsonian Institution’s Accessibility Program education team; the Accessibility Program works to provide consistent, effortless access to the Institution’s programs, collections and facilities for all visitors. These teacher professional development sessions will apply best practices from the Smithsonian to your classroom and students using works at the Springfield Museum of Art.

Participants will learn how to create a path into curriculum content using art and object-based learning to engage students with a range of disabilities. The Smithsonian team consists of:

Ashley Grady, Accessibility Programs Specialist at Smithsonian Institution

Elizabeth Deines, Teacher Programs Coordinator at Smithsonian American Art Museum

Jennifer Brundage, National Outreach Manager, Smithsonian Affiliations


Register for the upcoming Arts Alive workshops (link will take you to Wittenberg website to register.)

For more information about the Arts Alive program, please call 937.617.ARTS (617.2787)


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