art@thecore: A Getty + School Collaborative
art@thecore is a partnership between the J. Paul Getty Museum and Leo Politi Elementary School. During this three-year partnership, Getty staff and professional teaching artists will collaborate closely with a single grade level group of classroom teachers. The goal of the program is to develop a thoughtful series of lesson plans that can serve as a national model for English language acquisition and arts integration, while addressing the new Common Core standards. The art@thecore program is generously funded by a grant from the Los Angeles Fund for Public Education.
Throughout the partnership, teachers work as a grade-level team along with museum educators and teaching artists to collaboratively create collection-based lesson plans. Teachers and students visit the Getty Center and Getty Villa twice per semester and develop skills to enhance future museum visits. Additionally, professional development workshops are offered to the wider school community throughout the school year. The entire program culminates with a student exhibition and culminating event at both the Getty Center and Leo Politi.
We are implementing a multi-year evaluation. In summer 2016, the cumulative evaluation of art@thecore will be made available on getty.edu.