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Susan focuses on teacher professional development in arts integration, Common Core State Standards, 21st century learning skills, and technology. Susan writes about her teaching and leadership ideas on this blog weekly.
Deirdre is a teaching artist and AI coach in the San Diego public schools dedicated to helping classroom teachers make arts an integral part of their teaching. With an MEd in Arts Integration and over twenty years of classroom and performing arts teaching experience she has presented at conferences on Arts Integration in New England and in California.
Typhani is a dance educator and mentor teacher in Pomona California and sits on the boards of both the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance and California Dance Education Association. Having begun as a high school English teacher, it has been her mission to bring theory and research into the traditional dance class, and in 2009 she won the Music Center’s Bravo award for excellence in Arts Education. Typhani has presented at both local and national conferences and enjoys helping teachers find their Common Core voices within the dance studio.
Rob Levit, an acclaimed musician and artist and 2013 Innovator of the Year from the Maryland Daily Record, has created award-winning innovative “Life-Skills Through The Arts” programs for adults with mental illness, the homeless, adults in drug and alcohol recovery, youth in domestic/sexual abuse counseling, foster children, hospital patients, veterans and many more. He is currently Executive Director of Creating Communities and the first Artist-In-Residence at Hospice of the Chesapeake, where he created and infused healing activities for the well-being of staff, families and patients.
Check out these great resources to get you started with using Arts Integration
- The Art of Integration: A Vision for What Education COULD Be
- What is Arts Integration?
- How to Start an Arts Integration Program
- Arts Integration is a SNAP
- Look Fors in an Arts Integration Lesson
- 5 Shades of Integration
- Ways to Integrate Art and Math in an Elementary Classroom
- Arts Integration Lesson Plans
- Arts Integration Lesson Planner
STEAM is a powerful way to connect the Arts with STEM. Here are a few informative articles that will help speed up your learning curve.
Common Core is here – are you ready? Here are a few things we made to help you integrate the arts with these new standards.
- Common Core and the Arts Rubric
- Ultimate Common Core and the Arts Resource
- Common Core and the Arts Video Collection
- Common Core and the Arts Quick Tip
- The Difference between Standards and Standardization
- The Great Common Core Hoax
- Common Core and the Arts Overview Video
- Process vs. Product Video
- Student Learning Objectives and the Arts