Our 2021 annual training will be held virtually 
July 19th to July 22nd, 2021.
Registration is now closed! 

Institute Handouts: CLICK HERE

Monday, July 19th, 2021 via Zoom
9:00 am to 11:30 am. Introduction to Arts Integration. Instructor. Kimberly Simms Gibbs.
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.  Exploring Folktales and Puppetry through Felting with Cecilia Ho

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021 via Zoom
9:00 am to 11:30 am. Creative writing and illustration with Tim Davis
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.  Print Making with Sunny McGowan

Wednesday, July 21th, 2021 
9:00 am to 11:30 am.  Unit Planning Nuts and Bolts Review
                                    Process Drama  and Mock Trial with Kelly Davis
12:00 to 12:45 pm.  In-person lunch for teachers and artists at Huguenot Mill at the Peace Center.
                                 Catering from Table 301: Sliders Bar with Traditional/Chicken/Vegetarian Option.
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Google meets or in-person lunch with artists to plan residencies.

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 
Additional Google Meets between artists and teachers to plan residencies as needed. 

First-year: All sessions plus meeting with your artist. 
Intermediate: Three sessions plus meeting with your artist
Advanced: One session plus meeting with your artist. 

Thursday, July 15th, 2021. For Teaching Artists.
10:00 am      Via Zoom Teaching Artist Updates.


2019 SmartARTS Training Schedule: Click Here for PDF

NEW UNIT PLANNING FORM: Click Here for Google Document
NEW STUDENT REFLECTION FORMS: Click here for Google Form

Teachers and artists, please find links to all our session handouts and supporting documents in the Google Drive. Follow the link by your session:

2019 Institute Session Folder https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/10psW1RMCrlzwbcYc0ZnF_u9AEVe2mcZy?usp=sharing


Monday to Thursday
First-Year Teacher Training
What is Arts Integration? Kennedy Center
Dance Immersion Handout, Christie Leonard. Click here
PrintMaking Immersion Handout, Sunny M. McGowen: Click here   Slides: Click here
Arts Integration Resources: Click here
Creative Writing with Moody Black Click Here
Visual Arts with Sherry Smith Click here
Mask Making with Carlon Steller Click here
Process Drama with Kim Baran: PPT Click here.   Handout Click here

Advanced Teacher Training; 
Cultural Studies through Felting, Cecilia Ho. Click here
Process Drama with Kim Baran: Click here
Digital Storytelling Click here    Samples:
Musical Theater Slides, Jonathan Kilpatrick: Click here

SmartARTS Training sessions are full! Please add yourself to the waitlist via the portal. Training will be held at the Fine Arts Center of Greenville during Summer Academy on July 22 - 25th.

SmartARTS provides GCSD teachers with art-integration units including experienced teaching artists for up to 8-day residencies plus art supplies and support at no cost to the school. The cost of the training is $25. Teaching teams are welcome!

  • Fully funded arts integration grants require teachers to attend our summer training (part of GCSD Summer Academy): July 22 - 25th at the Fine Arts Center. (For GCSD renewal points/exchange) Sign up on GCSD PD Portal after May 15 when Summer Academy opens.
  • Cost per teacher is $25. Lunch, snacks, drinks included. Also includes one PD book. 
  • As part of the training, you will be paired with your artist to work collaboratively to plan an arts integration unit for the upcoming year. 
  • Past participants may opt for training Option 1 or Option 2. 
  • You will implement your unit in the 2019-2020 school year at a time that fits your classroom schedule.  
  • Open to Elementary School, Middle School, and High Schools. Please note that while art and music teachers are welcome, this program is aimed at Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Math teachers across all grade levels.  

For Academic Teachers new to the program. 
Title of Session: Beginner SmartARTS Arts Integration Training -
4 Day Workshop Series Session
Code:  040
Date:  July 22 - July 25, 2019
Time:  9:00 - 3:00 Fine Arts Center                                                                                                       

For Previous Participants.
Advanced Option One 
Title of Session: Advanced SmartARTS Arts Integration Training - 2 Days Workshop Series
Session Code:  044
Date:  July 23 - July 24, 2019
Time:  9:00 - 3:00 Fine Arts Center             

Advanced Option Two
Title of Session: Advanced SmartARTS Arts Integration Training - 1 Day Training
Session Code:  046
Date:  July 24th, 2019
Time:  9:00 - 4:00