After the excitement of the holiday season, the first few months of the year can feel a little “meh,” back to the grind, same-old same-old. Our new course 5245: Educational Innovation with Art Integration can help! The course is all about an approach that reinvigorates teachers and energizes students! You’ll learn strategies any PreK-12th grade content area teacher can use to boost engagement and achievement using visual and media arts, music, theater, and dance/movement. With choices offered throughout, you’ll develop a plan to integrate the arts in a way that meets your students’ unique needs. Read on to learn more and download a sneak peek resource from the course!
So…what exactly is art integration?
Art integration is the incorporation of the arts into other subject areas in the PreK-12 classroom, such as science, math, social studies, and language arts. In this innovative approach, students deepen learning of core content through arts experiences, while fostering understanding and appreciation of the art form.
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Arts integration is dynamic and flexible, adding fresh approaches no matter your students’ age or which content area you teach. Pair literacy and theater, math and music, science and movement–the possibilities are endless! Start small with a lesson enhanced by the arts, and work up to full integration and collaboration with an arts specialist. Gain strategies to reach students who may not be interested in traditional academic subjects, and learn unique and creative ways to teach complex concepts. Arts integration offers authentic opportunities for differentiation, UDL, culturally responsive teaching, and social-emotional learning to meet students’ individual needs. It just might renew your excitement for teaching and add a spark to lessons you’ve taught for years. Explore 5245: Educational Innovation with Art Integration to learn more!
Sneak Peek: Check out our free downloadable Dance and Movement Resource Guide, packed full of resources to start integrating the arts today! This dance and movement resource is just one example of the many Resource Guides for arts integration you will see in the course.