Training: Other opportunities
Partnerships continue to be a mainstay of the Whole Schools Initiative affording opportunities for training and events that might otherwise not be possible.
Moving Toward the Art of Good Health
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Through past support from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation Moving Toward the Art of Good Health participated in ten schools throughout Mississippi from Potts Camp to Pass Christian. Ballroom dance and social etiquette were integrated into their regular physical education classes as a supplemental curriculum. Registered 6th grade PE teachers received orientation and training in the summer with subsequent training in the fall and a final workshop in the winter.
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Link Up, a Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute music education program now in its eighth season, pairs orchestras with students in grades three through five to explore orchestral repertoire through a hands-on music curriculum. Students explore a core musical concept in specific symphonic works through listening, singing, playing the recorder, and composing. The year-long program culminates with an interactive orchestra concert in which student perform prepared vocal and instrumental repertoire selections and share some of their creative work.
The unique collaboration between MAC, Carnegie Hall, and orchestras across Mississippi, provides standards-based curriculum to the school district and enables orchestras to expand their current education programs and strengthen relationships with their surrounding schools and community.
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For information on how your school can participate, contact Link Up Coordinator, Elaine Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org