Recognizing the importance of arts integration in the classroom, RBTL has partnered with the entirety of the Gates Chili Central School District as an A.R.T.S. (Arts Reaching and Teaching in Schools) Partner, to allow teachers to integrate the arts into their curriculums year-round, for all students in grades UPK-12. Units and student centered inquiries centered on show topics and themes are written and fully aligned to the Common Core Standards. RBTL then works with teachers to adapt these units into age-appropriate lessons for classroom learning. All students working on the curriculum in the district are then given the opportunity to be fully emerged in the live theatre experience by attending touring Broadway productions at RBTL’s Auditorium Theatre in conjunction with the program, and when possible, provides interaction with members of the Touring productions. This is a unique opportunity in a time when funding for the arts are often cut from school budgets. This A.R.T.S. Partners program will ensure that arts education is a mandatory requirement for students district-wide.
For more information or if you and your school are interested in being a part of this program, contact Holly Valentine at (585) 277-3338 or firstname.lastname@example.org.