For today’s free Friday, we’re providing you with an April Vision Board that provides simple ways that you can begin implementing Arts Integration within your classroom this month. Whether it be strategies, organization, curriculum mapping, lesson planning or assessing, we’ve got you covered with this easy-to-use and visually pleasing single page guide.
Some highlights from the board this month:
1. Composition Ideas
Study the composition of stained glass art, as well as the techniques for cutting and piecing together the glass. Create a written “stained glass” composition with each element of the written piece adding to the whole.
2. Part to Whole Strategies
Read Pezzettino as a way to understand each part is important to the whole (mosaics). And then, create a musical piece in fractions that equal a whole. Can also use during planning/PLC. Love this!
Consider organizing all of your collaborative planning ideas and resources into a “creative kit” that you pull out as you plan integrated lessons to spark your collaborative conversations.
We wish everyone a Happy Easter and hope you enjoy this holiday with family and friends!
Susan Riley is the founder and President of EducationCloset.com. She focuses on teacher professional development in arts integration, Common Core State Standards, 21st century learning skills, and technology. She is also a published author and frequent presenter at national conferences on Arts Integration and Arts and the Common Core.
Susan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and a Master of Science in Education Administration from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD. She lives in Westminster, MD with her husband and daughter.