Arts Integration Certification Program

BECOME A CERTIFIED ARTS INTEGRATION SPECIALIST THROUGH EDUCATIONCLOSET

Take the Next Step in your Arts Integration Journey.

 

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APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED NOW THROUGH MARCH 23, 2017. FREE TO APPLY.

Ready to move from using arts integration to teaching it?

You’ve been using arts integration in your own classroom and it’s going great.  You’ve attended some conferences, maybe even taken a class or two.  But what’s next? You KNOW arts integration works and you’re ready to take the next step in your career…but how?

Welcome to the EducationCloset Arts Integration Certification Program.  We’ve designed this intensive, one-year program of study for educators like you who want to become Arts Integration Specialists.  This program will provide you with the comprehensive skills and tools you need to become a certified arts integration specialist who can lead a successful school or district initiative for integrating the arts.

The program is offered as both an all-virtual and a hybrid (face-to-face and virtual) model.  No matter which option you choose, you will be provided a small group cohort and assigned a dedicated mentor throughout the program, so you’ll always have support.  And you’ll also receive monthly whole-group trainings, so you’ll get to see what others are working on and be inspired regularly.

Admission is through application only and is limited to 200 people.  Ready to take the leap?

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Arts Integration Certification Program is broken into 6 carefully-designed sprints.  Each sprint contains a core focus of study, a strategy elective, a monthly workshop and a culminating project. Each project is part of your certification portfolio which is presented to the mentor panel at the end of the program.

In between each sprint is a rest period of 2-3 weeks to reflect on your learning and prepare for the next sprint.  Here’s the outline of each sprint…

STANDARDS FOR CERTIFICATION

This arts integration certification program is grounded in meeting the following established standards:

STANDARD 1: KNOWLEDGE OF ARTS PROCESSES

Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists have a working knowledge of processes in visual art, music, theater, dance and media arts and actively seek out opportunities to integrate these processes across content areas.

STANDARD 2: KNOWLEDGE OF CURRICULUM STANDARDS

Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists know where to find curriculum standards for any content area, as well as how they are organized, how to read and understand standards for various content areas, and the relationship between curriculum standards across content areas.

STANDARD 3: FACILITATING INTEGRATED INSTRUCTIONAL MODELS

Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists are able to model and facilitate various instructional models that interweave with arts integration, including (but not limited to) Project-Based Learning, STEAM and Universal Design for Learning.

STANDARD 4: IMPLEMENTING ASSESSMENT PRACTICES ACROSS CONTENT AREAS

Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists design assessments that are intentionally aligned with the standards in both the arts and content areas outlined at the outset of the lesson or unit.

STANDARD 5: COLLABORATING WITH TEACHERS

Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists actively seek to collaborate with teachers in other content areas in order to design, implement and assess student learning through arts integration.

STANDARD 6: DEVELOPING AN INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists create a learning environment for students and teachers which encourages dialogue, investigation, and inquiry in and through the arts.

STANDARD 7: PROVIDING EQUITABLE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists understand that all students are unique in their learning preferences and develop multiple learning opportunities in and through the arts which are differentiated to meet the needs of each student.

STANDARD 8: CREATING A PRACTICE OF INTENTIONAL REFLECTION AND REVISION

Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists intentionally reflect on their teaching and learning process, as well as their facilitation of arts integration efforts, and use these reflections to guide revisions to their practice as necessary.

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YOU’RE NEVER ALONE

Meet Your Mentors.

You won’t be left alone in this program!  Each participant is assigned to a small group cohort (between 25-33 people) which is facilitated by a dedicated mentor.  Your mentor will get to know you, provide direct feedback weekly and help guide your next steps.  Each month, one of these mentors will also provide the whole group with valuable mini-trainings in a virtual workshop (which will be archived in case you’d like to watch later).

SUSAN RILEY

Founder, EducationCloset.com

BRIANNE GIDCUMB

Director of eLearning, EducationCloset.com

LAUREN HODSON

Visual Art Educator & Arts Integration Facilitator

TYPHANI HARRIS

Teacher Coach and Arts Integration Facilitator

DYAN BRANSTETTER

Classroom Educator & Arts Integration Coach

DEIRDRE MOORE

Arts Integration Specialist

TWO PRICING OPTIONS

Enrollment Fees

This is a comprehensive and deeply personalized certification program.  As such, your investment reflects that value.  To accommodate your learning preference, we’ve provided two different options for participating.

** Please note: there is currently no application fee and no money is due at the time of your application.  You will only be responsible for payment if accepted into the arts integration certification program. **

ALL-VIRTUAL OPTION

$997

(or 12 monthly payments of $99)

Provided completely online.

This includes:

  • access to all 6 sprints
  • all materials
  • a dedicated cohort group and mentor
  • and monthly workshops.

You’ll have lifetime access to everything in the certification curriculum and will be able to participate from the comfort of home.  No travel necessary!

150 spaces available

ACCESS EVERYTHING ONLINE

Just 150 spaces available

JOIN US IN BALTIMORE!

Just 50 spaces available

HYBRID OPTION

$1997

(or 12 monthly payments of $199)

Provided online with a culminating 2-day face-to-face summit in Baltimore, MD.

This includes:

  • access to all 6 sprints
  • all materials
  • a dedicated cohort group and mentor
  • monthly workshops
  • PLUS an in-person 2-day summit in Baltimore, MD in June, 2018.

You’ll have lifetime access to everything in the certification curriculum and will be able to participate from the comfort of home during the school year.  At the end of your program, we’ll meet in-person in Baltimore, MD for hands-on PD, networking, strategy instruction and to go over your final portfolios.  You’ll have direct access to your mentor and everyone will work directly with our founder, Susan Riley.

50 spaces available.

PAYMENT PROCESS

Payment Options

We make the payment process for this program extremely easy.  We accept the following forms of payment:

  • School Purchase Orders
  • Credit Cards
  • PayPal

Payment is ONLY due if you are accepted into the program.  If so, payment is due within 15 days of acceptance through your preferred payment method.  If you are paying for yourself, we also have the added benefit of providing you with a convenient monthly installment plan to make the program budget-friendly.

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BENEFITS TO CERTIFICATION

Why get certified?  There are some great benefits that are available to you when you decide to invest in yourself and your career through our certification program.

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Application Process

An application is required to be considered for admission into the arts integration certification program.  The application process is rigorous and includes both a written and video submission.  Please allow at least 20 minutes to complete the written portion and be prepared to submit a link to your video component.  More details can be found on the application page.

You can submit an application using any of the deadlines below.  Our team will review your application and send you a status letter via email within the timeframes listed.

EARLY ADMISSION DEADLINE

Early admissions applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. Early decision deadline applicants will receive notification of admission status by March 15, 2017.

FINAL DEADLINE TO APPLY

This is the final wave of applications that will be considered and spaces available cannot be guaranteed. Applicants will receive notification of admission status by March 31, 2017.

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THERE IS NO FEE TO APPLY AND NO TUITION IS DUE UNLESS ACCEPTED.

HOW IT WORKS

The entire arts integration certification program will kick off on June 1, 2017. Here’s what happens next…

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READY TO GET STARTED?

It’s your time. Time to lead innovative and successful arts integration initiatives – no matter where you are. If you’re ready for a learning experience that will challenge and fulfill you, click the Apply button and get started.

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Remember: no payment is due with your application and we will personally review it to ensure that this program is the right fit for you. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. See you inside!

Frequently Asked Questions

We want you to feel totally comfortable applying for this arts integration certification program. So if you still have some questions, we’ll be happy to answer them!

Can I learn at my own pace?

Yes and no.  Each sprint is delivered to you in its entirety at the beginning of your 6-week period.  You can work ahead within those 6 weeks if you’d like, but you won’t be able to work on the other sprints until we release them to you. This is so that you have the opportunity to really dig into the content of each sprint, connect with your cohort and have adequate time to work on your project submission.

Can I receive PD hours for my school/district?

That will be completely up to your school or district.  The total time investment in this program is 720 clock hours.  At the end of your certification program, you will be provided with a certificate of completion for those clock hours, as well as a certificate stating that you are a Level I Certified  Arts Integration Specialist through EducationCloset.com.  We definitely recommend you check with your district if you plan to use this program for CPU/PD hour requirements.

What is the total investment for this program?

If you decide to take the all-virtual program, your total investment is $997 (if paid in full) or 12 monthly installment payments of $99 (totaling $1188).

If taking our hybrid version of the program, your total investment is $1997 (if paid in full) or 12 monthly installment payments of $199 (totaling $2388).  This does not include your travel expenses to the summit in Baltimore, MD in June 2018.

Can I use a purchase order?  What if I have a group?

School districts MAY use a purchase order – please contact us for more details if your application is accepted and your would like to use a school purchase order.

Group rates are available for groups of 3 or more.  Please contact us for those rates.  Please note: each person in the group must apply and be accepted into the program first.

What is the time commitment for this program?

This program has been organized into (6) 6-week sprints, each followed by a 2-week rest period to help provide you the deepest learning experience in a compacted period of time. We are all busy and our mentors are cognizant that you are probably doing this while still working your full-time job.  We provide as much flexibility as possible, but please keep in mind that this is a time commitment and can be intense during each sprint.

What if I have questions?

We have a great team of people who are here to support you all of the way.  If you run into an issues, or even if you just need a sounding board for an idea – we’re just an email, phone call or text away.

Phone/Text: 443-821-1088 or Email us here

Set yourself up for success

Apply today for the Arts Integration Specialist Certification Program.  It’s free to get started and could be the first step towards your best future.

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