Local Educator Chosen To Attend The Tennessee Arts Academy

Friday, March 17, 2017

Tekelia C. Kelly, a STEAM Teaching Artist with the Tennessee Arts Commission, has been selected to attend the 2017 Tennessee Arts Academy in July. The  Tennessee Arts Academy is the nation's premier professional development institute for arts education. A program of the Tennessee Department of Education, the Academy has been held annually since 1987 on the campus of Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.

 

The Arts Academy trains over 300 K–12 teachers and administrators every summer, who in turn impact over 150,000 Tennessee students each year in their individual school districts and classrooms all across the state.

Taught by nationally and internationally renowned instructors and artists, the Academy's advanced curriculum, cutting-edge methodology and unique philosophical perspective maximize participants’ learning experiences. With renewed energy and knowledge, educators trained at the Tennessee Arts Academy are better equipped and motivated to raise achievement standards and effect positive and lasting change for Tennessee students, providing them with the necessary skills to become creative and productive members of our work force and society.

 

Anticipating this year’s Academy, Tekelia Kelly--a teacher of STEM and Arts-integrated programming says, “I am happy to be accepted into the Academy!  As a STEAM Teaching Artist it brings the opportunity to learn and discover creative new ways to integrate singing and storytelling into my teaching, and enrich the education of students.”


This year the Academy’s expert faculty will teach a diverse range of classes in music, theater and visual art as well as special classes in arts leadership, administration and

assessment. Highlights of the week include live performances, a daily keynote address

presented by well-known artists and educators, and multiple art exhibitions. Many of the

events are free and open to the public. The Academy begins on July 9 and concludes on July 14. Call 615- 460-5451 or visit tennesseeartsacademy.org for more information.


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