In the current environment of accountability in education, it has become increasingly important to link interventions to improved student outcomes.
We have been working closely with
academic researchers around the world to underpin this work with robust scientific research.
We are three professional educators who believe in arts-integration to engage and motivate students to become better learners.
This curriculum was designed for local, national and international educators, artists, therapists and researchers interested in discovering new ways to help diverse learners improve the skills they find challenging.
CPR 4 Classrooms
PO Box 10396
Lynchburg, VA 24506 USA
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"...a vibrant and exciting learning tool; no other activities give our students quite this level of personal achievement!"
- TAMMY BOYD, PRINCIPAL
Alden Road Exceptional Center (FL)
"...a genuinely unique way to reach students..."
- DR. LEAH WASHBURN-MOSES
Miami University of Ohio
"The curriculum reaches across both categorical and disciplinary bounds."
- JULIE EMMONS
Elon University (NC)
HOCUS FOCUS™ incorporates simple magic tricks into the learning process to help students develop a variety of skills. It combines education and imagination to help children improve their abilities in planning, sequencing, organizing tasks and movements, fine motor skills, gross motor function/coordination, concentration, memory skills, communication, social behaviors, and so much more!
Emotional Expressionism is a term conceived by CPR used to describe one's ability to recognize social cues and demonstrate through thought, behavior, and body language emotional intelligence. It is the result of examining and sharing these feelings through the arts.
The education professionals at CPR4Classrooms offer two programs that are designed to work separately and in conjunction with one another. Each program is grounded in the concepts of Phenomenon-Based Learning.
In this pedagogy, interest and enthusiasm are not a consequence of content alone. As a result of seeing or encountering an interesting phenomenon (the art approach), the student's curiosity becomes the driver for learning leading to discovery and understanding.
Researchers at the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience confirm these findings citing that being in a curious state helps the brain better encode information and, consequently, individuals demonstrate increased learning.
SchoolSculptures is a 5-day interactive experience in which students help sculpture/mobile artist Kevin Reese measure, draw out, sand, paint and balance their own mobile. The students decide together what colors to use and how those colors will be applied to the mobile. On the final day, the mobile is installed and unveiled for the entire school community.
ART EFFECTS is an innovative curriculum designed to bring about change in your classroom! Through art viewing and art production, students learn new skills to improve their perception of self, others, and critical life events. Learn how the visual arts can become a powerful resource for mental and physical well-being. Ideal for diverse learners, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), trauma and sensory processing disorders.
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