Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Funded in January, 2009: $40000 for 1 years
The Council, in collaboration with the Fine Arts and Gifted and Talented Departments of the Louisiana Department of Education, will implement a professional development institute and follow-up workshops to train arts specialists, arts teachers, and teaching artists in standards-based arts curriculum and arts integration. The ultimate goal of the program is to raise student achievement by utilizing arts integration as an innovative teaching technique.The program will consist of one 3-day Summer Institute in July 2009 and 2 follow-up trainings during the 2009-10 school year. The Institute will pilot parts of the newly created performing arts curriculum as a framework for instructional material design, and will assist in unifying content and strategies across the 11 parishes.