The Art Integration Summer Institute 2015

Before school started in August 2015 the EMU team invited teachers and administrators from Ann Visger & Sabbath Schools to a week long Arts Integration Institute.

During the week, facilitators addressed the question: what could your school look like if you opened yourself up to the possibilities of incorporating Arts Integration into your curriculum? The goal of the Institute was to propose a vision for the future as well as some answers to these questions:

  • What would classroom lessons look like if they were Art-Integrated?
  • How will I write an Art Integrated lesson?
  • How does technology fit into all this?
  • How do I assess the art aspect of the lesson when it is not my area of expertise?

Teachers were introduced to the fundamentals of Arts Integration and had an opportunity to experience some hands-on visual art-based integrated lessons. We experimented with art media, both 2 and 3-D, as well as tech-based lessons. Daily we all participated in an Artful Thinking Routine. Teachers also had an extended team planning time and discussed assessment and rubric design. The week closed with an exhibit of teacher work.

Facilitators could only begin the discussion of this exciting educational approach during the Institute and we look forward to more opportunities for professional development during the course of the grant.

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