Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, In groups, teachers acted out a simple story from history without using words. The teachers were learning how to incorporate reading and social studies through movement and characterization – a tool used to further integrate all forms of art into classrooms on a daily basis.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Mary Windorski, right, and Sandi Sabri learn how to incorporate music to reinforce learning in students. Teachers learned from their peers and local artists to effectively integrate arts into core academic areas more often.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Rio Vista Elementary School music teacher Marcie Young leads a class during Camp APPLES last week at Amphitheater High School.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Jane Peterson, an art specialist at Lulu Walker Elementary School, laughs as she plays the hand drum at the Amphitheater's Camp APPLES (Arts Promotes Positive Learning Experiences for Students). About 45 teachers from across the district participated in the 3-day camp at Amphitheater High School last week.