Arts Integration Training for Rural K-8 Teachers

As part of the Nevada Arts Council’s new Basin to Range Exchange (BRX) Program, Sierra Arts Foundation, Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties, the Resident Artist Program in Silver City, and teachers in rural schools are engaging in a special project.

The BRX Program includes strategic rural/urban partnerships involving the arts. As part of the BRX program, Sierra Arts is bringing training to rural elementary and middle school teachers in the Storey and Lyon region on integrating arts education into students’ core academic subject areas such as math, science, and social studies. Teachers will earn 1/2-credit in continuing education through the Nevada Department of Education and receive complimentary art supplies and sample arts lesson plans for their classrooms.

In addition, Sierra Arts and the Resident Artist Program in the historic Comstock town of Silver City are exploring ways to bring the rural artist in residence program’s visiting artists from around the world to Sierra Arts in Reno for lectures, exhibitions and performances.

BRX is a program of Community Arts Development with the Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs. The Community Arts Development program supports long-term structural change in communities across Nevada through strategic planning, community engagement, and artistic design.

Nevada Arts Council receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the state of Nevada.

To register for the Oct. 19 Arts Integration Training, contact Quest Lakes at quest@theodata.com. Registration closes on Friday morning, Oct. 18th. Details about the training:

Integrating the Arts into Science, Math, Social Studies & Language Arts Curriculum

½ Continuing Education Credit from the Nevada Department of Education

Taught by Teaching Artists with Sierra Arts Foundation, including Christopher Daniels, Executive Director of Good Luck MacBeath theatre company, and Tia Flores, visual artist and Program Director of Sierra Arts Foundation.

Where: Professional Learning Center in Silver Springs on the Silver Stage Elementary School Campus, 3800 Spruce Ave, Silver Springs, NV 89429.

When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 8:30am-4pm.

Cost: $5 for registration can be paid at the door.

Includes: This interactive, hands-on training will show how to integrate arts education (theatre, movement, and visual art) into your current curriculum in core academic subject areas. The day includes snacks, lunch, art supplies for your classrooms, door prizes, raffles, and curriculum materials.

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