Teach­ers con­nect with cul­tural or­ga­ni­za­tion

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The Palm Beach County Cul­tural Coun­cil is pro­duc­ing the third edi­tion of the Teacher’s Guide to Art and Cul­ture in Palm Beach County. The guide for all K-12 teach­ers con­tains vi­tal in­for­ma­tion about art ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams at 57 non-profit cul­tural or­ga­ni­za­tions. In­clud­ing de­tails such as: grade lev­els served, con­tact in­for­ma­tion, cost and de­tails, 200809 pro­grams that meet Sun­shine State Stan­dards, and or­ga­ni­za­tions with school-dis­trict ap­proved free bus­ing.

To meet de­mand for the guide, the coun­cil in­creased pro­duc­tion for the third con­sec­u­tive year. Ten thou­sand copies of this years guide will be printed and dis­trib­uted to the School Dis­trict of Palm Beach County, char­ter schools, private schools, af­ter-school pro­grams, youth em­pow­er­ment cen­ters and home-school­ers. The guide will also be avail­able for down­load on the Coun­cil’s web­site.

More than 1,000 teach­ers will re­ceive the guide at the “Learn­ing Through the Arts” work­shop, which was held at the Kravis Cen­ter for Per­form­ing Arts on Au­gust 12 and 13. Join­ing vis­ual and per­form­ing art teach­ers were ap­prox­i­mately 600 lan­guage arts teach­ers who at­tended the work­shop for the first time. Their at­ten­dance helped ex­pand art ed­u­ca­tion in­te­gra­tion be­yond the vis­ual and per­form­ing art dis­ci­plines.

The 34 non-profit cul­tural or­ga­ni­za­tions that will show­case their ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams at the work­shop are:

Ann Nor­ton Sculp­ture Gar­den, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Ar­mory Art Cen­ter, Morikami Mu­seum and Ja­panese Gar­dens, Art Deco So­ci­ety, Nor­ton Mu­seum of Art, Boca Ra­ton Mu­seum of Art, Old School Square, Boca Ra­ton Phil­har­monic Sym­pho­nia, Palm Beach County Cul­tural Coun­cil, Cen­tre for the Arts, Palm Beach Opera, Del­ray Beach Play­house / Lo­co­mo­tion Theatre, Palm Beach Pops, Dolly Hand Cul­tural Arts Cen­ter, Preser­va­tion Foun­da­tion, Dun­can Theater, Race for the Arts, Eg2, Re­source De­pot, Fla­gler Mu­seum, School­house Chil­dren’s Mu­seum, Florida At­lantic Univer­sity Gal­leries, So­ci­ety of the Four Arts, Florida Stage, Spady Mu­seum, His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety of Palm Beach County, VSA arts, Kravis Cen­ter, Yes­ter­year Vil­lage, Lake Worth Play­house, Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, Light­house Cen­ter for the Arts and Youth Orches­tra of Palm Beach County.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.palm­beach­cul­ture.com.

Check pre­sen­ta­tion with Dr. Art John­son, left, Tommy Mayes, Alyx Kelling­ton and Kenn Karakul

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