Academic Teacher Workshops through the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Partners in Education
As members of this prestigious program, the Van Wezel brings the finest arts educators to our community to work directly with academic teachers on arts integration teaching methods.
"Arts integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both." (Kennedy Center definition of Arts Integration) Arts Integration allows exploration of literature, science, math and all other curriculum areas helping students remember content in a variety of ways while strengthening their understanding of their studies.
The Van Wezel's Education Department is the only partner in the country to have received seven national research grants to study the impact of integrative arts education on students.