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Cox Features Act One on National “Doing More” Program

Arts in Education, Field Trips, In the News

Going on a field trip to the arts is an exciting adventure for students, and Cox Communications recently captured the experience for its “Doing More” program on the YurView channel. A video crew filmed at Scales Technology Academy in the Tempe Elementary School District, at Mesa Arts Center and at the Heard Museum.

The crew started in Mrs. Bissessur’s 4th grade classroom at Scales, rode with the students on the bus and captured their anticipation as they entered Mesa Arts Center to see Childsplay’s “Maddi’s Fridge.” Once back in the classroom, several students became the stars, sharing their thoughts about the field trip on camera.

“Act One is important to the school because they help kids learn and they bring them on field trips, and they can learn more after going on field trips and seeing new things,” said Avenna Lantz, a 4th grade Scales Technology Academy student.

Cox cameras also captured a field trip to the Heard Museum when 89 Sevilla West Elementary School 5th graders toured the “HOME: Native People in the Southwest” exhibition. Art teacher Candace Greene said that tying the field trip to classroom lessons enhances student engagement and learning.

“It meant so much to them,” Greene remarked. “That was an amazing opportunity, and such a great tie in to bring back into the classroom.”

CLICK HERE to watch the video segment.