What We Do
KID smART’s focus is arts integration—linking the arts with the existing academic curriculum. Our programming is designed to benefit under-resourced children in public schools in the New Orleans area—including charter schools.
Arts Integration is an inquiry-based approach that lends depth to the learning process by using the arts to create new connections between content and the different ways children learn. The arts become a method in a teacher's repertoire across the curriculum.
KID smART schools use a comprehensive program of professional development for teachers and direct instruction of students to make arts integration a reality in daily classroom instruction. The arts are both an end and a means.
KID smART schools must commit to change through the arts and participate in both the professional development and artist in the classroom programs.