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The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center and Appleton Area School District (AASD) are members of the Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C. Selected because of their demonstrated commitment to improvement of education in and through the arts, the Partnership Team participates in collaborative efforts to make the arts integral to education.
The mission of the partnership is to create professional development opportunities to help educators use the arts as a catalyst for effective instruction in every curricular area to meet the needs of all students.
Classroom Connections Teacher Workshops are presented in a way that helps educators feel confident, comfortable and enthusiastic to use the arts to teach core curriculum. Taught by professional teaching artists who provide practical tools that promote active investment in the curriculum, these participatory workshops share a fresh and exciting way to educate.
The Kennedy Center's Definition of Arts Integration
Arts Integration: The Kennedy Center's Perspective