Arts Across the Curriculum
ZACH’s Arts Across the Curriculum (AAC) program addresses the educational and professional development needs in 3 ways:
- Integrating drama and theatre elements into the instruction of other subjects to improve student engagement and outcomes
- Teaching specific TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, our state curriculum standards)
- Developing tools and resources, including lesson plans, to help teachers continue to use the arts in their classroom. ZACH’s professional teaching artists visit each classroom and facilitate arts-based teaching techniques with a specific focus on learning and comprehending vocabulary across all subject areas. AAC’s professional development trains teachers to deliver instruction using techniques such as movement, role-playing, and theatre games that engage students kinesthetically and use theatre as a tool to teach the curriculum in subjects such as math, science, social studies, and language arts.
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