George Street's in-school Artist Residencies- At the Intersection of the Arts and Academic Standards!
The Arts-Integrated residencies designed for grades 5 thru 8 address learning and enrichment in core subject areas as well as vocabulary and language development, writing skills, creative and critical thinking, and 21st-century skills and habits of mind, such as teamwork, discipline, self-awareness, listening, questioning and perspective taking.
*GSP’s proprietary lesson plans are adapted from New Jersey’s Arts Integration- Think & Do Workbook.
“A lesson without arts integration is over in 40 minutes.; a lesson with arts integration continues for a lifetime.” - Eileen, ELA/Social Studies teacher, NJPS
What do we mean by Arts Integration?
Arts Integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject area and meets objectives in both.
What is a Teaching Artist?
Teaching artists are practicing,professional artists who have dual careers as educators. They come from every artistic field- music, dance, theatre,visual arts, and writing- and work in many settings. One important distinction is that teaching artists do not serve to replace school certified arts educators. Instead, we believe teaching arts can serve as valuable resources and partners to our teachers.
About George Street’s Artist Residency Program - “Elegant Collaboration!”
The education department at George Street Playhouse has been providing high-quality arts integrated learning experiences and professional development for New Jersey Public Schools for over two decades.
Located in the heart of New Brunswick, New Jersey, George Street Playhouse is a world-class regional theater celebrating its 50th year of presenting live theatre in the community.
George Street Playhouse artist residencies place our highly-skilled team of professional teaching artists in classrooms to work alongside educators in the process of arts integrated learning. Typical residencies are a minimum of ten-sessions.