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You've done shows revolving around education, including today's show on art and how cuts in funding have impacted different programs around the state. What about doing a show focused on how the community has stepped-up (and can step-up) to fill those gaps? They say it takes a village and there are doable ways that the community can participate.
As the Art Literacy Program Manager for Hayhurst Elementary, I train parents to teach art in the classrooms. The Art Literacy program is utilized in many schools within PPSD and LO school district. We work with the curriculum to pick well-known artists each year, we bring in the supplies (funded by the PTA), and we gather and train parent-teachers. It provides the students art opportunities, the teachers are provided with the materials, and the parents can experience the joy in seeing the kids in action while teaching. It is a win-win-win situation.
Laura Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kindergarten parent and Art Literacy Program Manager, Hayhurst Elementary Odyssey Program, Portland Public School District
posted 2 years, 11 months ago
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