This resource examines professional development approaches from across the United States to help schools and allied arts groups integrate the arts into an already crowded K-12 curriculum. The authors document the purposes and structures of a broad spectrum of current efforts and programs. Several of these programs have been in place for decades, thus demonstrating their sustainability and effectiveness. Emphasizing the value of collaboration among teachers, artists, educational leaders, and community partners, the book draws on the broad range of experiences of the authors, who came together as a working group of the Art Education Partnership. Readers will find strong, empirically tested models of arts integration to inform curriculum development and teacher professional learning. Book Features: the first critical reflection on arts-integration training programs and projects from across the United States; promising practices for pre- and inservice teacher professional development programs in arts integration; and a summary list of recommendations for actions based on the authors' collaborative experiences. Contributors: Sibyl Barnum, Elaine Bernstorf, Karen Bradley, Amy Charleroy, Colleen Hearn Dean, Lisa Donovan, Eric Engdahl, Don Glass, Elizabeth Hallmark, Jean Hendrickson, R. Scot Hockman, Joyce Huser, Julia Marshall, Una McAlinden, Susan McGreevy-Nichols, Mary Ann Mears, Kathy O'Dell, Pamela Paulson, Susan J. Rotkovitz, Lori Snyder, Terry Sweeting, and Peg Winkelman.
Describes how the arts provide an entry point for gaining insight into why and how students learn. It includes rich and lively examples of public school teachers integrating visual arts, music, drama, and dance with subject matter, including English, social studies, science, and mathematics to provide a deeper understanding of why and how to use the arts every day, in every school, to reach every child.
Based on the conviction that the arts as integrated into education can transform both teaching and learning, the artist/teachers who contributed to this book describe the effects of bringing arts into prisons, small rural communities in The Far East and Africa, public school classrooms, and teacher preparation in universities and in community arts organizations. Their stories describe how the arts overcome deep-seated conflicts, build skills and confidence, and empower and enliven participants. This book is for educators on all levels - teacher educators and prospective teachers, artists whose work touches on social issues, activists committed to social change, community-based arts organizations, and all who work for justice and equity in any arena. These stories bring hope for the future, as slowly, slowly, change is taking place.
Create a dynamic classroom environment by integrating the arts across the content areas! This professional resource provides artsbased activities and ideas to use in teaching content in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Developed in conjunction with Lesley University, this resource helps teachers gain a deeper understanding of why and how to use the arts to reach and engage students.