Education Programs

Samantha Shires: “Piloting Humanities Moments at Weaver Academy”

May 10, 2017

Sam Shires, Weaver Academy
Samantha Shires, Weaver Academy

The Humanities Moments pilot project at Weaver Academy in Greensboro, North Carolina introduces high school students to the role the humanities play in their lives. The value of the project is visible across the entire school from increasing self-understanding among students and bridging the gap between STEM and arts educators to teaching life preparedness and vital skills like critical thinking and empathy needed beyond high school.
Samantha Shires is the curriculum coordinator at Weaver Academy in Greensboro, N.C. where she leads a pilot project on the Humanities Moments campaign.