about the b.e.t.a. project
In 2021, two groups of Houston-area students took part in an engaging and worthwhile pilot program aimed at upskilling through theatre art.
Thanks to generous funding from PriceWaterhouseCoopers, students had an unparalleled opportunity to learn new digital storytelling skills - giving them a leg up in their academic and future careers.
Despite the challenges of the 2020/2021 school year, the Alley successfully launched this pilot via virtual classrooms. Based on an overwhelmingly positive response, this program will continue as one of the Alley's invaluable arts learning experiences in the future.
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This project was designed to give students and teachers a unique advantage - both in their careers and as global citizens. Through technological upskilling the B.E.T.A. project helps students learn, to play and engage their creative selves. Because teachers across the nation are formally tasked with seamlessly integrating digital tools into their lessons the program was developed to help students use technology to create, collaborate, and communicate.
Forward-thinking schools, teachers and curriculum specialists understand the importance of critically thinking and creativity inside today's digital landscape. Though fundamental, integrating technology is complex given the constantly shifting pedagogical options present inside new technological platforms. Creating meaningful instruction can be challenging and requires creative thought. With the B.E.T.A. Project, the Alley is providing teachers with a program that takes an ancient, essential artform and amplifies its usefulness in the 21st century. It is vital in today's classrooms.