For more than 20 years, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center and Hawai'i Department of Education, Maui District, has been actively involved with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts program Partners in Education program.
Our MACC/DOE team, known as "Hawai‘i ‘95" for its inauguration in 1995, continues to be a national leader in arts integrated learning in the United States. You may find it hard to believe that we can create such big ripples from our small island ... but the success stories are lauded by our colleagues at the Kennedy Center and in other states!
"The Kennedy Center places tremendous value on its relationship with the Maui Arts & Cultural Center ...They have demonstrated continued commitment to the professional development of teachers and artists, and to the creation of programs to bring the arts into the lives of students on Maui. They are building bridges not only in their local area, but throughout the islands."
-- Barbara Shepherd, Director of National Partnership for the Kennedy Center
If you are new to our arts integrated professional development program: welcome!
We are sure you will agree with more than 1200 teachers who have attended workshops and summer institutes in the past, and maintain that it is time well spent to learn exciting new strategies to bring to the classroom. Check out the workshops in our Education brochure and be sure to bring your students to performances, exhibits, and CanDo! Days.
Chadwick Pang, MACC Education Director; Rae Takemoto, Pōmaika‘i School Arts Integration Curriculum Coordinator; Leila Hayashida, Baldwin, Kekaulike, Maui Complex Area Superintendent – together represent the 1995 Hawai‘i Team in the national Partners in Education program.
Please email or call our Education Director, if you have any questions about how your school can take advantage of The MACC's programs:
WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS & FIELD TRIPS FOR STUDENTS
MACC ARTS EDUCATION RESEARCH
ARTS EDUCATION LINKS