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Arts Integration Links and Resources

Wondering where to find even more information about arts integration, technology integration or other innovations in education?  Look no further!  Our links and resources will provide you with valuable information for all of your programs.  We regularly update this list to include sites, books, videos and media that will help you as you look for support for your 21st century classroom.  Have some you’d like to add?  Contact us and let us know!  We love finding and sharing new sources!

Arts Integration Info and Links

Useful resources for arts integration information

 

www.aems-edu.org/
This is the AEMS website, which has initiative information in Maryland and beyond.  Lots of great resources for schools starting out!

The Inspired Classroom

This is a fabulous blog run by Elizabeth Peterson that discusses, promotes and advocates arts integration techniques and resources from a variety of sources.  This is a fantastic blog to immerse yourself in all things AI!

www.21learn.org/
The 21st Century Learning Initiative focuses on what we need to concentrate on with regards to curriculum design and presentation to allow our students to be ready for the 21st century.

http://www.mswholeschools.org/

The Whole Schools Initiative is an arts integration website with information on strategies, lessons and teacher trainings.  Lots of wonderful information here!

artsedge.kennedy-center.org/
The Kennedy Center has a fantastic website that provides lesson plans, professional learning opportunities and more for teachers, parents and students.

www.artseveryday.org/TeachingArtists/detail.aspx?id=244
A website focusing on techniques and resources for incorporating the arts in all classrooms in a variety of meaningful and rich ways.

www.capeweb.org.criteriaai.pdg
CAPE (Chicago Arts Partners in Education) is one of the first organizations in the country to incorporate a large scale arts integration model.  Their criteria for meeting arts integration standards are found here.

www.aep-arts.org
This is the national group “Arts Education Partnership” which provides opportunities for networking with artists and general educators on a national level.

Learni.st – Like Pinterest, but specially designed for Educators!  This format is Arts Integrated at it’s heart…you’ve gotta check it out!

Easel.ly – Create and share visual ideas online and in print with rigorous and easy-to-use infographic tools.

Reader-Suggested Web Resources

The following were provided by Marlene Chrzanowski, http://mrscshighschoolclub.org 

American Art Lesson Plans http://www.hsv.k12.al.us/schools/art/dixon/american.htm#Mary%20Cassatt:%20%20Impressionistic%20People
Art Education References http://www.artsheaven.com/art-education-references-for-teachers.html
Art and Design Lesson Plans http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/lesson_plans/art_design.html
Interactive Coloring Books http://www.haringkids.com/
Art Lesson Plans http://www.hotalingart.com/Lesson_Plans.html
National Gallery of Art http://www.nga.gov/education/index.shtm
Visual Art Resources http://etc.usf.edu/art/

Here’s a list of the books I have used that have been very helpful to various staff:
Renaissance in the Classroom
The Dramatic Difference
A Dramatic Approach to Reading

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