Led by Kennedy Center Teaching Artist Peg Koetsch
In this workshop, teachers explore a process used by museum curators to create exhibits and apply this process to helping students develop exhibits of their own work that demonstrate their learning. Participants examine museum methodologies such as collecting, classifying, preserving, and displaying and consider how students can use these methodologies within their exhibits. By creating exhibits, students not only demonstrate their learning but also draw on and strengthen their skills and knowledge in visual, performing, and language arts. During the workshop, teachers view videotapes of exhibits created by K-12 students in schools and libraries nationwide and examine resources to aid their work.
Kennedy Center Arts Integration
The Orpheum Theatre Group (OTG) is proud to be a Kennedy Center Partners in Education Team, in collaboration with Shelby County Schools. Through this program, OTG brings Kennedy Center teaching artists to work with teachers across the Mid-South. These arts integration specialists provide educators with the tools and strategies to transform classrooms.
Arts integration, as defined by the Kennedy Center, is “an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form.” Arts integration learning has shown to increase literacy, raise test scores, and help develop key communication skills. In short, arts integration makes learning fun while creating more enthusiastic, creative, and empathetic students.