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Welcome to Peninsula Performs!, a new arts education program that connects arts providers directly to students and educators in the Port Angeles School District (PASD). This curriculum-based arts integration approach uses music, dance, theater, and visual arts to find new entry points into learning and aligns with both Common Core State Standards and National Core Arts Standards.
If you are an educator in the Port Angeles School District who is interested in bringing Peninsula Performs! to your classroom, please call or email Field Arts & Events Hall to connect.
If you are a local artist interested in a teaching artist position, please click here for requirements and information.
Director of Education & Artistic Engagement
Peninsula Performs! is an integrated arts education program that brings professional teaching artists into schools to teach curriculum in creative new ways. Programs must connect to both a Core Learning Standard in English, Math, Social Studies, Science and a Core Arts Standard in Theater, Dance, Music, or Visual Art.
Arts integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. Students engage in a creative process that connects an art form and another subject area, and meets evolving objectives in both.
Meaningful arts-integrated experiences that advance student learning are delivered to K-12 students and educators in the Port Angeles School District, serving approximately 1,000+ students during this first-year launch.
“It is imperative all students have access to an equitable delivery of arts education, which includes dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts that supports their educational, social, and emotional well-being, taught by certified professional arts educators in partnership with community arts providers.” – Kayla Oakes, Field Hall Director of Education & Artistic Engagement
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