Hawai'i '95 Team
Susana Browne, Education Director, Maui Arts & Cultural Center;
Bruce Anderson, DOE Complex Area Superintendent for Maui District; and
Rae Takemoto, Arts Integration Coordinator, Pomaika’i School..
Fifteen years of a successful partnership says a lot about the partners. Maui Arts & Cultural Center and Department of Education, Maui District, have much to be proud of as we move into the second decade of the 21st century. Our participation in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts program, Partners in Education, is the glue that holds our commitment together.
This message from Kennedy Center’s vice president for education, Darrell Ayers, encourages us to keep up the good work:
“We are honored to be associated with this remarkable partnership.
They [MACC and DOE] are national leaders in the
field of arts in education, and we have watched their programs
grow through initiatives in arts education research, in
whole school arts integration and teaching-artist training.”
We are successful because of you—our dedicated Maui teachers. Whether you are a veteran of our arts education programs or a newcomer, we welcome you to sign up for educator workshops, school performances and CanDo! Days.
Please email or call our Education Director, if you have any questions about how your school can take advantage of the MACC’s programs:
Arts in Education
Can Do! Days
(Arts immersion field trips for students held regularly throughout the school year)
Artists in the Community performances for schools,
Teachers’ professional development courses, and
Gallery art exhibits/tours are a cornerstone of the MACC’s programs.
Research Projects Pōmaika‘i Elementary Kihei Elementary Kula Elementary
Arts Education Links
Kennedy Center Arts Edge Arts Education Partnership
Hawai`i Alliance for Arts Education Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
Simply put: arts-integrated education uses lesson plans which match up a fine art with another area of study such as:
geometry + 3-D sculpture ...
reading skills + dramatization...
science + illustration ....
There are 'rules of engagement':
• The two content areas should make natural connections
• There must be a clear understanding of how hands-on activities connect to the learning process
• Students should reflect on their learning in both content areas
• Students are assessed in both areas
helps provide important skills for the future citizens and workers
of the 21st century:
• Critical thinking
the great equalizer!
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Arts in Education
Save the Date!
2012 Summer Institute for Educators
“Connecting Culture, the Arts and 21st Century Learning”
Presenters: Mauli Ola Cook and Jamie Simpson Steele
a PDF version of the brochure