Arts Grow SC

The ABC Project is a Proud Partner of

Arts Grow SC

Arts Grow SC is a partnership between the South Carolina Department of Education and the South Carolina Arts Commission that relies on a collaborative network of partners working to ensure learning in and through the arts are part of South Carolina’s strategic approach to learning recovery in response to COVID-19.

As a partner of Arts Grow SC, the ABC Project is proud to contribute the following programs and resources:

ABC Contributions to Arts Grow SC

Professional Development

For Arts Teachers

Pace Mentorship

The ABC Project works to provide discipline-specific mentorship to arts educators in the SCDE’s Program of Alternative Certification for Educators (PACE). If interested in applying to serve as a PACE mentor, contact ABC Director, Kim Wilson.

Arts Integration Instructional Leadership

Arts Integration Collaborative Teaching Institute

A collaborative professional learning model that supports a shared goal of providing authentic arts integration as a school wide approach.

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Arts Bridge Program at Winthrop University

Arts Bridge is an innovative professional learning model where teachers and sponsored students learn side by side in an immersive studio setting.

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Secondary Arts Integration Institute

A year long professional development series designed to support secondary teachers who endeavor to integrate the arts into their classroom curriculum.

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Arts Integration Collaborative Teaching Institute

The Arts Integration Collaborative Teaching Institute is a collaborative professional learning model, designed for teams of teachers within the same school to encourage collegial trust, rely on the strengths and expertise of others, and create a job-embedded infrastructure to support a shared goal of providing authentic arts integration as a school wide approach.

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Arts Bridge Program at Winthrop University

Arts Bridge is an innovative professional learning model where teachers and sponsored students learn side by side in an immersive studio setting.

Arts Bridge students will earn university credit for a unique course that includes intensive, workshop-style instruction in dance, theatre, music, design and visual art with Winthrop faculty, who are all professional practicing artists and designers, giving students a true college classroom and studio experience.

For Arts Bridge teachers, it is a rare opportunity to receive continuing education credits to explore the value of learning in the arts, experience and develop a studio-mindset to accelerate project-based learning potential in their own classroom; not to mention unlocking their own personal creative confidence. Priority is given to non-arts teachers!

To learn more and register, click here.

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Secondary Arts Integration Institute

Developed under the guidance and direction of The Center for Children and Youth (at University of Arkansas), ARTeacher Fellowship Program, the Secondary Arts integration Institute “is a year long professional development series designed to support secondary teachers who endeavor to integrate the arts into their classroom curriculum.”

The SAI Institute will kick off with a three day intensive workshop in the summer and continues throughout the school year with new arts integration strategies provided by nationally recognized artists.

If interesting in applying for this unique professional learning opportunity, contact Kim WIlson, ABC Director.

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Increase Access to Arts-Rich Learning

Arts in the Classroom Toolkits

ABC Project will provide arts-enhancement tool kits to grade-level teams to elementary and middle schools where students may not be receiving routine art instruction. Designed with easy to follow arts-based activities to support ELA and Math instruction, toolkits provide non-arts teachers a classroom set of supplies and materials to implement suggested activities. Additionally, a supplemental resource is provided to promote continued arts-based teaching practices in the general classroom with information on grant opportunities, links to arts integration resources, and information arts integration PD opportunities.

If you know of a school that does not have a full time visual art or music teacher and would like to receive a set of arts enhancement toolkits, contact Emily Prado, ABC District Programs Specialist.

 

Virtual Teaching and Learning Content

As part of the Arts Grow SC plan, ABC Project has been asked to collect content for teaching and learning resources in arts and arts integration education for multiple media platforms. Teachers are eligible offering a stipend for creating new arts or arts integration virtual content that can be uploaded to SCETV’s KnowItAll, SCDE’s Instruction Hub, and the Arts Grow SC One Stop Workshop.

To learn more about the submission process and how to access virtual teaching and learning resources, click here.

Leadership Development

School for ABC Leaders

Arts Grow SC funds will be used to develop a professional development program to cultivate new and existing skill sets within teacher/school leaders towards affecting sustainable change. This program is a year-long, continuous education model and is available to existing ABC Schools in academic year 2022-23 to pilot and refine the program. Thereafter, the program is available to any SC education leader; however, priority will be given to rural and high poverty schools who are not ABC-certified schools but wish to develop arts-rich learning environments

To learn more, contact ABC Director, Kim Wilson.

Statewide Leadership

SC Arts in Education Forum

An annual convening to discover the programs, projects, and partnerships that contribute to the Arts Grow SC investment in learning in and through the arts as part of SC’s recovery plan for pandemic-related learning losses.

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ABC Contributions to Arts Grow SC

Resources

Download the ABC App

The ABC App is a collaborative networking tool that connects you with individuals, organizations, and events in the arts across the state of South Carolina and beyond.

Through the ABC App, participants have the opportunity to:

–See continuous updates from the ABC Project
–Connect & collaborate with others in the ABC Network
–Find out more about upcoming events.
–Share events with others
–Discover available resources
–Join a group based on interests

Available is iOs or Android; search for: Arts in Basic Curriculum

ABC Certified Schools as Learning Labs

A select group of ABC Certified Schools have been tasked to develop and implement a school observation process and protocols for visitors to understand the strategic commitments and practices of ABC schools in order to serve as models for arts-rich learning environments and innovative arts programming.

To learn more, contact Laura Gardner, ABC Lab School Project Manager.