A place to explore the arts integration approach to teaching.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Art Information for Everyday of the Year
ARTSEDGE has many wonderful features. One of these is a calendar of arts information for every day of the year. Each day features an artist, an arts place, and event or some other significant information connected to that date on the calendar. There is a wealth of information here! What a great resource for students to learn more about the arts!
Hi! As assistant director of an arts presenting organization for a major university one of my duties is to direct educational outreach activities for K-12. As part of that outreach we formed a partnership with a school system and became members of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Partners in Education Program. This program offers professional development for teachers in arts integration, and this is how I became familiar with this approach to teaching. This blog is to help teachers become more aware of the arts integration method and to provide a place where teachers can come to seek out resources, share with colleagues and talk about arts integration. I want to hear from any teacher who is using arts integration in the classroom. I'll be posting your comments, lesson plans, whatever you want to share, along with other resources that I find on this journey. I hope that you will come to this place with an open mind and an open heart that wants to share what you know for the education of kids everywhere!