- Check back often for research, lesson ideas, and resources, as I continue to add to this post all week long.
- If you have ARTS Education ideas to share, please leave a comment, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All students benefit from an integrated ARTS Education.
With an MEd in Integrating the Arts in Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, I know the research. As a teacher in an Arts Academy, I've seen the positive impact for myself.
Need to know more or have something in your back pocket to share, check out this brief statement from Young Audiences about Why Arts for American students.
Follow WOTDprompts @SemperSum on Twitter to have easy access to all the word games. She retweets daily and weekly challenges, and is also a great advocate for protecting writers' copyrights on Twitter.
Do your research about each hashtag before sending students here though. There is a growing Twitter community of erotic writers that most likely is NOT appropriate for you to promote as a teacher. https://twitter.com/sempersum
Integrate more storytelling into your classroom! It's great for engaging in higher order thinking, bridging the gap between narrative elements and other writing genres, and getting students to stretch their brains and perspectives. Check out this curated collection of storytelling websites and apps from EdShelf to get started!
I see a lot of potential for this poetic structure to be used as a classroom activity. It might be a challenge for some students or age groups, but would also be very powerful for content with contrasting points of view.
Leaders could also use this poem with staff as a mindset activity. So many possibilities!
If technology will help make art "for everyone," then I wonder what role integrating art throughout education will/can play in the future of art.
This article is a good read for teachers already using art in their classroom, and could be used with older students as a non-fiction lead-in reading for a digital art or art-infused social justice project.
Make sure to put on your creative hat, though. Even though it's amazing, it's not going to connect all the dots for integrating art with other content areas.
“We’re talking about a way of educating that involves artistic sensibilities..."
There are so many great quotes. Share yours in the comments.
These four points about the benefits of integrating the arts with the CCSS are just the beginning of this article's awesomeness...
1. Process Produces Product
2. Access Points
3. True Equity
4. Analytic Practice
Susan Riley also shares strategies and LINKS to amazing and FREE lesson ideas. Here's one from the article below that I just can't resist sharing with you now: http://educationcloset.com/category/lesson-plans/
More evidence she knows teachers and teaching..."Integration requires collaboration, research, intentional alignment and practical application on behalf of the teachers who take on this challenge. From the students, integration demands creativity, problem-solving, perseverance, collaboration and the ability to work through the rigorous demands of multiple ideas and concepts woven together to create a final product."
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