The Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership (PAEP) is excited to share “While inventing heroes and villains, area third grade students experience life lessons,” an article in the Standard-Speaker featuring PAEP’s Arts Link program! PAEP conceived and ran two successful iterations of Arts Link in Philadelphia, and now continues this research by bringing teaching artists into math and English language arts classes for elementary school students in four Hazleton Area School District Schools. PAEP’s Arts Link program enhances student learning by integrating both visual and performing arts with grade level academic curricula. The article features a lesson taught by theater artist, Alicia Grega, who helped the students write their own original plays. “The learning that happened in that was just beyond words,” said Heights Terrace School Principal Phil Latella.
PAEP is currently producing an online arts integration program that will be available for educators and teaching artists to access original arts integrated lesson plans, classroom presentations, and films of sample lessons, to enrich the learning of students across the country through the arts. Arts Link is funded under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement. This does not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education and does not assume endorsement by the federal government. To read the full story, please visit: While inventing heroes and villains for their play, third graders learn life lessons | Education | standardspeaker.com