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Greater Essex County District School Board
Building Tomorrow Together Every Learner, Every Day
Learning Through the Arts
Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Movement, Puppetry, Songwriting and more bring school subjects to life in vivid, hands-on, memorable learning experiences!

Learning Through the Arts, an exciting program from The Royal Conservatory, partners skilled local Artist Educators with classroom teachers to deliver engaging arts-infused lessons in Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies.

Teachers choose the subject area explored in the artist's classroom visits samplePulleys2.jpgand learn new artistic skills and techniques for their curriculum. Teachers experience hands-on, customized lesson activities along with their students -- classroom-embedded professional development.

Students eagerly participate in lessons that get them moving, creating, collaborating and problem-solving. Learning in, about and through the arts supports and engages multiple learning styles.
LTTA Artist Educators are skilled in making their arts processes accessible and enjoyable. Artists receive ongoing training in educational best practices, including the art of questioning, ages & stages and teaching tactics.

LTTA Lesson ideas include:
  • Grade 6 Electricity through Movement
  • Grade 5 Ancient Civilizations (Egypt) through Shadow Puppetry
  • Grade 4 Canada's Physical Regions and Resources through Songwriting
  • Grade 2 Writing - Beginning, Middle and End - through Dance

In 1999, Windsor was one of six sites across Canada invited to expand The Royal Conservatory's LTTA program outside of Toronto. Finding LTTA to be valuable and in high demand, the GECDSB has continued annual renewal of LTTA, moving to new schools each year in response to ongoing requests from Principals. 

LTTA artists have since brought their skills, enthusiasm and inspiration to nearly 1,000 GECDSB classrooms, to the benefit of more than 20,000 students.