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Laying a Foundation:
Defining Arts Integration

FOR ADMINISTRATORS, ARTS SPECIALISTS, AND TEACHERS
ALL GRADE LEVELS
LENGTH: 3 HOURS

Many professional development programs are based on a philosophy and practice of teaching called arts integration.

So what is arts integration? This session unpacks the definition the Kennedy Center developed and gives you the opportunity to uncover the characteristics of quality integration. In addition, the session includes your participation in an arts-integrated lesson and examines how arts-integrated instruction aligns with current learning principles and best practice.

*This workshop was designed by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts


Facilitating Arts Integrated Learning

FOR ADMINISTRATORS, ARTS SPECIALISTS, AND TEACHERS
ALL GRADE LEVELS
LENGTH: 3 HOURS

Leading arts integration lessons requires an instructional style that is often different from other teaching. What does facilitating arts integration require from teachers? This workshop explores several big ideas about effective ways to facilitate the creative process – which is the hallmark of arts integration. What roles do teachers play at various points in the process—when and how do they lead, when and how do they guide? Participate in an example lesson to see how the big ideas are put into practice.


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Foundational Principles of an Arts Integrated Classroom

FOR ADMINISTRATORS, ARTS SPECIALISTS, AND TEACHERS
ALL GRADE LEVELS
LENGTH: 3 HOURS

Whether you are bringing dance, drama, visual arts or music into your classroom—arts integrated instruction relies on 6 learning principles that create the foundation for effective instruction. In this session, participate in a model lesson, and consider the alignment of these principles with your approach to teaching.



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Making Connections: Exploring a Process for Creating Arts-Integrated Topics

FOR ADMINISTRATORS, ARTS SPECIALISTS, AND TEACHERS
ALL GRADE LEVELS
LENGTH: 2 HOURS

Creating arts integrated topics remains a skill teachers continually ask about and want to develop. What makes a “good fit” between an arts focus and another subject area? How can teachers uncover the possibilities? Designed by the authors of the Kennedy Center’s definition of arts integration,Lynne Silverstein and Sean Layne have put their minds together again to create a helpful, user-friendly process for creating arts integration connections.

Focus 5, Inc 2020