Bronx Museum Partnership

A Good Idea

This practice has been Archived and is no longer maintained.

Description

Change for Kids, an organization that works to close the education gap in New York City schools, initiated a partnership with the Bronx Museum in 2008 to incorporate the arts into the curriculum at nearby Public School (P.S.) 73. Museum instructors assist P.S. 73 teachers in implementing the curriculum and documenting the creative process. This collaboration allows P.S. 73 students to attend a series of interactive museum tours and art-making workshops in both the school and the museum.

Goal / Mission

To integrate the arts into the teaching curriculum of P.S. 73 and supplement children's learning with valuable cultural experiences.

Results / Accomplishments

Through this museum partnership, students have been introduced to museum culture and have learned how to use museums as valuable resources. The program has encouraged students to look at, discuss, interpret, write about, and make art.

About this Promising Practice

Primary Contact
Michael Quinzio
3 West 29th Street, Suite 802
New York, NY 10001
mquinzio@changeforkids.or
(212) 213-8061
http://changeforkids.org/
Categories
Education / School Resources
Art & Recreation / Libraries & Museums
Art & Recreation / Art
Organization(s)
Change for Kids
Date of implementation
Aug 2008
Geographic Type
Urban
Location
New York City
Target Audience
Children