In August 2016, the Round Rock Independent School District will transform Berkman and Wells Branch elementary schools into Arts Integration Academies (AIA) exposing students to a wide variety of arts strategies integrated into all subjects. All campuses will undergo facilities upgrades, including the addition of a stage, spaces for music and dance, and flexible learning environments. Berkman Elementary is one of the district’s oldest and most historic campuses and is situated in the heart of the City of Round Rock’s emerging arts hub. These campuses will provide unique opportunities for the Art Integration Academy students to experience the arts near their school and downtown in the midst of the city’s vision for the arts district. The district has partnered with the Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts to provide professional development for faculty at both AIA campuses as the faculty work to infuse the Aligned Round Rock Curriculum with arts integration strategies that engage learners for enhanced success.
For more information visit the Berkman Elementary Arts Integration Academy website follow us on twitter @BerkmanAIA
For more information visit the Wells Branch Elementary Arts Integration Academy website or follow us on twitter @WellsBranchAIA
We are currently presenting about the journey to the AIA format within our schools, check out our recent presentation at Texas Educational Theatre Association Conference (TETA) entitled Arts Integration Academies; Setting The Stage for Success.
Check out our work with Arts Integration Strategy Cards for Teachers Printed AIA Strategy Card Sets are available from the Round Rock ISD Fine Arts Department by contacting Tim Lowke, Assistant Director of Visual & Performing Arts at 512.464.5931 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Images of recent work with the arts integration academies:
Kennedy Center Training @ Wells Branch Arts Integration Academy / August 2016