A two-decade long partnership under the auspices of the Kennedy Center continues to inspire and inform arts teachers in Daviess County, even during a pandemic. Local teachers will participate today at the RiverPark Center in a combined effort to refine and redefine the arts during this challenging time.
The event combines the leadership of the RiverPark (Executive Director Rich Jorn), Owensboro Public Schools (Fine Arts Coordinator Tom Stites) and Daviess County Public Schools (Fine Arts Coordinator Karen Alward).
Guest presenter Joel Denton is a renowned arts teacher and motivational speaker on the arts from Chattanooga, Tenn. His 37-year career in education and insights on creating meaningful relationships through the arts matches the local efforts in social emotional learning in schools.
Teachers will lead discussions on a variety of topics including performance and assessment, student engagement in virtual education, social emotional learning and the National Core Arts Standards.
“The historic support of the arts in Owensboro-Daviess County continues because of the longstanding support of our school and community leaders for the arts in our schools,” said RPC Director of Marketing & Education Grae Greer. “We continue our efforts to keep our teachers and programs meeting the needs of our students thanks to the support of our community.”