San Diego County Teachers Infuse Art In Core Academic Subjects
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Program Helps San Diego County Teachers Infuse Art In Core Academic Subjects
Valerie Barnes, teacher, Flying Hills Elementary School in El Cajon
Renee Weissenburger, artist, Collaborations: Teachers and Artists
The Centers for Research on Creativity at UCLA have been studying the impact of a program that helps San Diego County teachers incorporate the arts into core academic subjects.
The study has found that the Collaborations: Teachers and Artists program has led to gains in problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration and empathy among students. The three-year study is in its second year.
The program is currently at five schools in the county.
On Thursday's Midday Edition, we speak to an artist and a teacher involved in COTA about the program and its impact on students.
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