“Supercharge” Learning with
The focus of SmArts is to “Supercharge” learning for students by finding meaning and making connections across academics through the Arts. The SmArts program encourages K-12 classroom teachers in all disciplines to integrate the Arts into daily learning to increase academic achievement through residencies with SmArts teaching artists. Teachers identify which curricular subject needs “Supercharging” and which discipline they want their students to explore. The classroom teacher and teaching artist collaborate to design a residency that combines Ohio’s New Learning Standards in academics with the arts to achieve project outcomes and academic needs.
SmArts Partnerships are long-term residencies that allow more contact hours with the teaching artist for an in-depth learning experience. Partnerships are co-funded by ArtisinStark and the participating school district.
SmArts Mini-Grants are awarded for a brief residency to school districts that do not have SmArts Partnerships. All grants have been awarded for the 2016-17 school year. Teachers interested in receiving this grant for the 2017-18, please visit the application page.
For more information about SmArts, please contact Kimberly Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org or (330) 453-1075 x. 208.
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SmArts is made possible through donations to the Annual Arts Campaign and by designations from our generous sponsors, including:
Albert W. & Edith V. Flowers Charitable Fnd
Ada C. & Helen J.\Rank Charitable Trust
Stark County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Henry and Louise Timken Foundation
Chesapeake Energy Corporation
The Bagnoli Family
Bell Stores/Campbell Oil Company
Cicchini Enterprises, Inc
The Herbert W. Hoover Foundation
HRM Enterprises, Inc
The Huntington National Bank
Martha Holden Jennings Foundation
Kenan Advantage Group
KeyBanc Capital Markets
JM Smucker Company