"I get tears in my eyes when I see children laughing, enjoying their learning. No matter what cultural background, they can connect with the OMA program and improve their academics, which is a very exciting thing" - Principal at Corbett
Opening Minds Through the Arts (OMA) is a student-achievement program that uses music, dance, and visual arts to teach skills used in reading, writing, math, science, and other subjects. The curriculum, based on brain-development research, is designed to engage specific skills targeted to each grade level. Independent research demonstrates that OMA has dramatically improved test scores and teacher effectiveness. Launched as a pilot program in 2000, OMA now thrives in more than 40 Tucson, Arizona, public elementary schools (from Edutopia)
See how this works at Corbett Elementary School, in Tucson, Arizona.
-- Read Tucson Schools Enhance Learning with the Arts on Edutopia