A three-year, professional development program for K-5 staff and students. The heart of Common Core – higher cognition, presentational skills, collaborative learning – are also the basis of artistic excellence.
Year One: staff member receives PD and actively observes Art Coach in their own room
Year Two: staff and Art Coach co-deliver arts integration activities
Year Three: staff delivers activities on their own under supervision of Art Coach
The Bluepalm standards-based, Language Arts integration program provides:
Bluepalm Art Coaches train staff outside the classroom in the use of Dance, Theater, and Visual Arts activities to encourage full-body engagement in Language Arts. Two (2) staff only sessions, pre- and post- classroom workshops.
Student Workshops: through participation in model workshops inside their classrooms, staff progress from active viewer, to co-instructor, to independent provider. At closing, staff is able to reproduce cross-curricular activities on their own. Five (5) classroom workshops per year, per staff member.
Hands-on experiences help parents understand how arts-based learning helps children to better navigate the 21st century workplace. Two (2) parent training session per year year; open to all K-5 parents.
“Bluepalm’s professionalism and consideration of the teachers’ chaotic world makes your company a pleasure to do business with.”