POSTED: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 11:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 11:04pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Louisiana teachers are learning a new way to teach. The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts hosted its first annual Louisiana A+ Schools Summer Institute.
Teachers from the Oklahoma A+ Program came to show over 200 Louisiana school teachers how to incorporate arts into their classrooms.
Program coordinators tell us that it's time that the arts make a bigger impact in the Louisiana education system.
"What we found out was how integral the arts are in education and how integral they are in youth development,” stated Jacques Rodrigue, Executive Director of Louisiana A+ Schools. “So we have to search the country for programs that have worked in other places, and Oklahoma A+ Schools was the best program that we've seen."
Rodrigue says since children learn in all different ways, it's important to make sure Louisiana schools learn and implement all of them. The program runs through the end of this week at LSU's Music and Dramatic Arts building.