Exciting Dance Partnership: AISD, Arts Orgs, Creative Classroom

From the McCallum FA Academy Newsletter:

"This month the dance department is embarking on two exciting projects linked with The Creative Classroom Initiative. Senior Dance Majors will be participating in an interdisciplinary arts based project with Lamar Middle School, and Brentwood Elementary School. The Senior students, as part of the new "Senior Project Capstone" for dance majors, will be teaching curriculum based lesson plans as part of a mentoring program. The Project at Lamar Middle School is in collaboration with The Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Ballet Austins "The Light/Humanity Project. It is called "From Bullying to Genocide". The project at Brentwood Elementary School will have the senior dance majors teaching a culminating lesson on weather patterns using dance integrated with the Science TEKS. Thank you Brent Hasty and Mind Pop for helping AISD use the arts to help students achieve academically, and grow socially and emotionally."