By Tyler French | Innovation and Partnerships Director
Moving Through Math
Story Tapestries just completed a two-week residency program at Pemberton Elementary School. This is the second year we have served Pemberton with artists-in-residence in language arts, history and math classrooms, performances, and professional development for teachers. Pemberton recognized the impact of our work with teachers and students last year and is committed to growing their professional development for teachers in all subjects. Yet not every school or educator has access to these resources. Our virtual classroom is meant to resource those schools and educators we cannot physically reach, to help them incorporate the life-changing power of arts integration into their classrooms.
In math classes, Story Tapestries artists used drama and dance to create choreographic movements demonstrating complex mathematical operations. Students also used creative writing exercises to write their own word problems. Teachers witnessed students in their other classes showing the mathematical movement to students who did not experience the residency. They danced through long division, not only remembering the steps for themselves but also gaining the skills to teach others.
We love sharing these stories because YOU helped create them.
Story Tapestries is grateful to be part of the GlobalGiving family and to be part of the #GivingTuesday global movement. Through corporate sponsorships, dollars from supporters like you are stretched further thanks to matching campaigns today, December 3.
Your support helps us to continue to develop our virtual classroom and provide professional development opportunities for educators everywhere. By integrating the arts into their classrooms, these educators not only unlock the potential of future artists but also foster their students’ academic achievement. Thank you so much for being part of the movement that brings the power of arts integration directly into your home and connects you with a network of world-class teaching artist experts!
Project reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you can recieve an email when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports without donating.