Rural School Uses Arts Integration to Engage Students
Cannons Elementary School, Spartanburg, SC
This rural school engages students in arts integration curriculum that is embedded in daily classroom learning experiences. Engagement continues with the collaboration of community artists who provide opportunities for students to experience live ballet, creative writing, art, dance, and a variety of other activities. Cannon uses arts integration to deliver instruction in all content areas across grade levels. The work of students hangs alongside the work of professional artist in the lobby of the school, further showcasing the engaged learner. This faculty seeks best practices that will engage the academic needs of all students.