VIF Partners with A+ Schools to Develop Arts-Integrated Professional Development

by Marilyn Roca Enriquez in


Chapel Hill, N.C. -- VIF International Education, a global education parter of K-12 schools and districts, has partnered with A+ Schools to provide globally themed arts-integrated professional development to teachers through the VIF Learning Center. The A+ Schools Program was established in 1995 by the Kenan Institute for the Arts and now is administered by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources. The program’s goal is to help schools build enhanced, arts-integrated learning opportunities for all students. By doing so, students in A+ Schools devel-op innovative ways of thinking, learning and presenting informa-tion.

“Both VIF and A+ have years of experience incorporating global and arts into instruction,” Anamaria Knight, VIF’s director of curriculum and instructional design, said. “It’s powerful that these two organizations with such long histories of working in education can come together to create a unique partnership that will benefit both students and teachers.” 

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