Arts Grow SC

The ABC Institute is a Proud Partner of

Arts Grow SC

Arts Grow SC is a partnership between the South Carolina Department of Education and the South Carolina Arts Commission that relies on a collaborative network of partners working to ensure learning in and through the arts are part of South Carolina’s strategic approach to learning recovery in response to COVID-19.

As a partner of Arts Grow SC, the ABC Institute is proud to contribute the following programs and resources:

ABC Contributions to Arts Grow SC

Professional Development

For Arts Teachers

PACE Mentorship

The ABC Institute works to provide discipline-specific mentorship to arts educators in the SCDE’s Program of Alternative Certification for Educators (PACE).  If you are a PACE candidate interested in being connected to an arts-discipline-specific mentor for the 2024-2025 school year, apply here.

  • To be eligible, you must be an arts educator and successfully completed 1) one year of teaching and 2) the PACE Institute

If interested in applying to serve as a PACE mentor, contact ABC Director, Kim Wilson.

 

Arts Integration Instructional Leadership

Arts Integration Collaborative Teaching Institute

A collaborative professional learning model that supports a shared goal of providing authentic arts integration as a school wide approach.

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Arts Bridge Program at Winthrop University

Arts Bridge is an innovative professional learning model where teachers and sponsored students learn side by side in an immersive studio setting.

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Arts Integration for Secondary Educators (AISE) Institute

A year long professional development series designed to support secondary teachers who endeavor to integrate the arts into their classroom curriculum.

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Teacher as Curator

A year-long "Train the Trainer" program providing a roadmap for using creative strategies to engage both educators and students in the learning process and based on the Teacher as Curator approach.

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Arts Integration Collaborative Teaching Institute

The Arts Integration Collaborative Teaching Institute is a collaborative professional learning model, designed for teams of teachers within the same school to encourage collegial trust, rely on the strengths and expertise of others, and create a job-embedded infrastructure to support a shared goal of providing authentic arts integration as a school wide approach.

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Arts Bridge Program at Winthrop University

Arts Bridge is an innovative professional learning model where teachers and sponsored students learn side by side in an immersive studio setting.

Arts Bridge students will earn university credit for a unique course that includes intensive, workshop-style instruction in dance, theatre, music, design and visual art with Winthrop faculty, who are all professional practicing artists and designers, giving students a true college classroom and studio experience.

For Arts Bridge teachers, it is a rare opportunity to receive continuing education credits to explore the value of learning in the arts, experience and develop a studio-mindset to accelerate project-based learning potential in their own classroom; not to mention unlocking their own personal creative confidence. Priority is given to non-arts teachers!

To learn more and register, click here.

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Arts Integration for Secondary Educators (AISE) Institute

The Arts Integration for Secondary Educators (AISE) Institute (a program of Arts in Basic Curriculum) is a year-long professional development series designed to support secondary educators who endeavor to integrate the arts into their classroom curriculum. Developed under the guidance and direction of The Center for Children and Youth (at University of Arkansas), ARTeacher Fellowship Program, AISE is funded by Arts Grow SC to empower learning in and through the arts as part of South Carolina’s strategic approach to learning recovery in response to COVID-19.

Up to 20 educators from grades 7-12 will be selected to participate. Educators with three or more years experience in English, social studies, science and foreign language and an interest in high-quality arts integration strategies are encouraged to apply.

The series begins with a three-day intensive and continues four full day workshops throughout the year (twice a semester). Participants will receive expert training from ARTeacher Fellows and nationally recognized teaching artists and receive supplies and materials for implementation. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will earn non-degree graduate course credit and will be eligible to continue for a second year.

The AISE Institute will kick off on July 17-19, 2023 . Sessions on October 22-23, 2023 and March 3-4, 2024 will follow. All accommodations (lodging and meals) are provided.

If interested in taking advantage of this unique professional learning opportunity, please CLICK HERE TO ACCESS APPLICATION before May 31, 2023. For inquiries and further information, please contact Kim Wilson, ABC Director.

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Teacher as Curator

Teacher as Curator is a year-long "Train the Trainer" program providing a roadmap for using creative strategies to engage both educators and students in the learning process based on the Teacher as Curator approach. The series begins with a 4 day in person institute on July 10-14 at Winthrop University where the focus will be on training in arts integration, assessment, and documentation strategies.

In August/September, October, and November, the focus will be on individual and group coaching.

On January 12-13, a 2 day in person institute will focus on peer-to-peer sharing, reflection, and insights on fall implementation.

In February, final learning will be submitted.

In June, a 3 day in person institute will be held to exchange stories, documentation ideas, and promising practices and to develop expertise as trainers.

Dates for additional sessions in January 2024 and June 2024 will be determined in consideration of participating teachers. All accommodations (lodging and meals) are provided.

If interested in taking advantage of this unique professional learning opportunity, please CLICK HERE TO ACCESS APPLICATION before June 1, 2023. For inquiries and further information, please contact Kim Wilson, ABC Director.

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Increase Access to Arts-Rich Learning

Arts in the Classroom Toolkits

ABC Institute will provide arts-enhancement tool kits to grade-level teams to elementary and middle schools where students may not be receiving routine art instruction. Designed with easy to follow arts-based activities to support ELA and Math instruction, toolkits provide non-arts teachers a classroom set of supplies and materials to implement suggested activities. Additionally, a supplemental resource is provided to promote continued arts-based teaching practices in the general classroom with information on grant opportunities, links to arts integration resources, and information arts integration PD opportunities.

If you know of a school that does not have a full time visual art or music teacher and would like to receive a set of arts enhancement toolkits, contact Emily Prado, ABC District Programs Specialist.

 

Virtual Teaching and Learning Content

As part of the Arts Grow SC plan, ABC Institute has been asked to collect content for teaching and learning resources in arts and arts integration education for multiple media platforms. Teachers are eligible to earn a stipend for creating new arts or arts integration virtual content that can be uploaded to SCETV’s KnowItAll, SCDE’s Instruction Hub, and the Arts Grow SC One Stop Workshop.

To learn more about the submission process and how to access virtual teaching and learning resources, click here.

Leadership Development

School for ABC Leaders Launches this Fall

Arts Grow SC funds will be used to develop a professional development program to cultivate new and existing skill sets within teacher/school leaders towards affecting sustainable change. This program is a year-long, continuous education model and is available to existing ABC Schools in academic year 2023-24 to pilot and refine the program. Thereafter, the program is available to any SC education leader; however, priority will be given to rural and high poverty schools who are not ABC-certified schools but wish to develop arts-rich learning environments.

Administrators and Teachers interested in becoming an ABC Certified School or wish to strengthen the commitments and capacity within their current ABC Certified School are strongly encouraged to apply, but all are welcome.

Deadline to apply is June 1, 2023.

To learn more, contact ABC Director, Kim Wilson.

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Statewide Leadership

SC Arts in Education Forum

An annual convening to discover the programs, projects, and partnerships that contribute to the Arts Grow SC investment in learning in and through the arts as part of SC’s recovery plan for pandemic-related learning losses.

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ABC Contributions to Arts Grow SC

Resources

ABC Certified Schools as Learning Labs

A select group of ABC Certified Schools have been tasked to develop and implement a school observation process and protocols for visitors to understand the strategic commitments and practices of ABC schools in order to serve as models for arts-rich learning environments and innovative arts programming. Becoming an ABC Certified School requires courageous and creative leadership. It means accepting the responsibility of a professional learning community and agreeing to provide professional learning to others. To assist in the process of becoming an ABC certified school, we pair schools based on common initiatives or interests. Both may share similar demographics or may operate as STEAM schools, for example. Prospective schools learn by direct observation and interaction with the certified school with whom they have much in common. ABC Schools are celebrated in as many public arenas as possible and becoming an ABC Certified School should be source of pride and accomplishment.

To learn more, contact Kelly Hall,  ABC Lab School Project Manager.

Download the ABC App

The ABC App is a collaborative networking tool that connects you with individuals, organizations, and events in the arts across the state of South Carolina and beyond.

Through the ABC App, participants have the opportunity to:

–See continuous updates from the ABC Institute
–Connect & collaborate with others in the ABC Network
–Find out more about upcoming events.
–Share events with others
–Discover available resources
–Join a group based on interests

Available is iOs or Android; search for: Arts in Basic Curriculum