Metro Arts Commission
The Ayers Institute has partnered with the Metro Nashville Arts Commission in an effort to highlight the various pieces of public art throughout the city of Nashville. The goal of this partnership is to create high-quality, interdisciplinary, Common Core-aligned lesson plan units, and to provide professional development for area teachers to aid in the implementation of these units.
The Metro Arts Teacher Cadre will work together in five meetings over the next few months to create two (middle school and high school) Common Core-aligned interdisciplinary units focused on a brand new art installation planned for the revitalized Edmondson Park in Nashville. Teachers will have the opportunity to plan with each other, representatives from Metro Arts and Lipscomb, and the artists themselves. At the conclusion of this endeavor, the Cadre will have created two in-depth, cross-curricular units that will be available to teachers locally, and across the state. Additionally, the Cadre members will present these units at a professional development session this summer.
Edmondson Park rendering. Read more about the park construction here.