Orlando, FL, April 11, 2012– Orlando Repertory Theatre (The REP) and Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) has been selected as one of 12 teams from across the nation to participate in the Kennedy Center’s Partners In Education Program.
“I am excited about the partnership between the Orlando Repertory Theatre and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on this Arts Integration initiative,” says Scott T. Evans, Fine Arts Coordinator of Orange County Public Schools. “All three organizations on this team have a clear mission towards educating young people through the arts and will bring a richness of ideas and experiences to the partnership.”
The 13th Annual Partners in Education Institute is a four-day intensive that takes place at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The Institute promotes partnerships in communities across the nation between arts organizations and local schools, focusing on developing education programs for teachers. Teams develop specific plans tailored to their community to establish or expand professional arts-based development. During their time at the Kennedy Center, teams received detailed planning guides, attend performances, and meet with national education leaders and guest artists. The new teams join the elite ranks of 100 teams from 45 states already participating in the Partners in Education program, now in its 22nd year.
Both The REP and OCPS are dedicated to the growth and enrichment of students through the arts, providing high-quality arts experiences and education. Participation in the Institute will enhance programs already in place and better equip educators to provide students with experiential learning opportunities that have greater relevance and global connectedness.
Stay tuned for more information on this exciting partnership as The REP and OCPS continue to strive towards enriching and expanding arts education in Central Florida.
For tickets or more information about The REP, please call 407.896.7365 or visit www.orlandorep.com.