Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Puppets Propel Learning
Master puppeteer Ellen Schulze, aka the Puppet Lady, is working with students and teachers at Sonora Elementary School in Costa Mesa to integrate the arts into the school’s curriculum to enhance learning in the classroom. The video above shows how Ellen utilizes puppets to help teach American history to fifth graders. Sonora Principal Christine Anderson also discusses how the arts have helped teachers with their lessons. Ellen is one of many artists in the Center’s innovative ArtsConnect program which introduces teachers and students to the inspiring and transforming impact the arts in education can have on academic development and achievement.