Jun 17, 2013 8:20 AM by Kristen Holloway
Creative instruction on the way for schools in Acadiana. Truman Elementary partnered with Acadiana Symphony to inspire teachers to think out side the box.
All week long Acadiana teachers are getting the opportunity to participate in a music and movement workshop. It's taught by top-notch educators and leading childhood music experts
Teachers will learn different methods of instruction in creative ways.
Organizers hope this will sharpen skills to prepare early learners for a lifetime of academic success.
Educators say when children sing and move to music in early childhood, they're learning patterns helping to improve their cognitive skills.
"Anytime a child hears music they're stimulated, so when you can combined music with education it's a win win situation," said Director of Early Childhood for Lafayette School Christine Duay.
The academy is all week long starting today at the Palmetto Club in the Oil center. There is also a group discount for five or more teachers from the same school, parish or district organization.
If you're an educator and would like to attend go to www.acadianasymphony.org or the Palmetto Club for registration at 8a.m. today.