JCS related arts teachers bring lessons to students with #JCSAtHome


Some of students’ fondest school memories may come from their time with their related arts teachers. While the scenery has temporarily changed, Johnson City Schools’ related arts teachers have come together to continue to provide some of their favorite lessons with a video feature entitled #JCSAtHome.

The videos, which can be found on Johnson City Schools’ YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@JCityTNSchools), include lessons that involve physical education, reading, science, theater, Spanish, music and other related arts selections.

“Our related arts teachers, like our classroom teachers, have worked very hard to maintain connections with students and families over the past several weeks,” Johnson City Schools Supervisor of Secondary and Instructional Technology Dr. David Timbs said. “The #JCSATHOME videos allow our related arts teachers to create some incredibly engaging and entertaining videos that will bring a bit of the related arts experience to our students during this closure. From STEM to Spanish to drama to physical fitness, our Johnson City Schools community will get a taste of it all each week with #JCSAtHome.”

The first installments were loaded last week and feature lessons with Indian Trail STEM teacher Dr. Carleton Lyon and a suggestion on books from Lake Ridge media center specialist Maria LaBarbera.

Lyon’s activity of “Wild Violet Tea PH Indicator” is a great hands-on experience that involves student and family engagement.

“As families navigate the opportunities of distance learning, the related arts educators of Johnson City Schools want to provide rich supplemental video-based resources created by trusted and familiar teachers to enhance learning at home,” said Lyon, who has taken a lead role in the project.