Marywood University and the Scranton School District have announced their partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Partners in Education Institute. The Institute, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Committee for the Performing Arts, and the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund, promotes partnerships between arts organizations and local school districts in communities across the country, focusing on the development of arts education programs for teachers.
Marywood University was selected for its commitment to the improvement of education in and through the arts.
The Partners in Education Institute was held in May at the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. Participants from Marywood University and the Scranton School District were provided training and information to design an effective arts and arts integration professional development program for teachers in their communities. They observed professional development workshops and participated in content sessions that prepared them to plan, implement and evaluate professional development in the arts and arts integration for teachers.
About Education at the Kennedy Center
For more than 35 years, the Kennedy Center has provided quality arts educational experiences through performances, residencies, workshops, conferences, career development programs, symposia, and on-line and print resources. In the past year, the Center's education programs have directly impacted more than 16 million people across the nation. The educational mission of the Kennedy Center is to foster understanding of and participation in the arts through exemplary programs and performances for diverse populations of all ages that represent the unique cultural life and heritage of the United States. For more information, visit the Center's Web site at www.kennedy-center.org/education and www.vsaarts.org.
(Left to right) Ann Marie Castelgrande, Art Education Department Instructor, Marywood University; John Broomall, Executive Director of the PA Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts in Education; Judy Snyder, Music, Theatre & Dance Department Technical Director, Marywood University; Louis Paris, Director of Elementary Education, Scranton School District.
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