Effective Instructional Strategies Online Class

Arts Integration Strategies Course for K-12 Teachers. Explore Visual Art, Music, Theatre, and Dance Strategies to Use in the Classroom.

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Effective Instructional Strategies Online Class

Arts Integration Strategies Course for K-12 Teachers. Explore Visual Art, Music, Theatre, and Dance Strategies to Use in the Classroom.

NEW for 2020!  ENROLL HERE

Support during COVID-19: Save $50 on this course with code SAVE50.

About this Course

DOWNLOAD SYLLABUS

Looking for ways to bring creative experiences into your classrooms?  Arts-based instructional strategies are a simple, yet highly effective way to engage all learners. But what if you’re unsure of your own abilities in visual art, music, theatre, or dance?

This instructional strategies course was created for educators who want to use arts integration in their classroom, but who need straight-forward and practical methods that don’t take a lot of time.

Inside, you’ll discover the easy-to-use arts integration strategies in each arts area + a sample arts integration lesson demo that uses each strategy. These ideas will immediately engage your students and deepen their learning experience. You can start or complete this course at any time – lifetime access is included.

Connections to Practice

This course provides the following classroom connections:

    • Identify and illustrate the elements of visual art, music, theatre, and dance.
    • Formulate ideas for visual arts, music, theatre, and dance strategies paired with current academic content.
    • Describe standalone strategies including Responding to Visual Art, “In The Style Of,” and Visual Art Creation Strategies.
    • Describe standalone music strategies including Critical Listening, Body Percussion, and Composition.
    • Describe standalone theatrical strategies including pantomime, tableau, and improvisation.
    • Describe standalone dance strategies including shapes, choreography, and cultural dances.
    • Evaluate arts integrated lessons for included visual art, music, theatre, and dance elements and strategies.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

    • Distinguish between the elements of each art form (visual, music, theatre, dance).
    • Classify standalone instructional strategies related to each art form.
    • Create a repertoire of go-to instructional strategies for each art form.
    • Experiment with connecting existing curriculum to standalone arts strategies.
    • Assess arts integrated lessons across art forms for arts elements and strategies.
    • Formulate two examples of how lessons the learner already teaches could become integrated by embedding arts elements and strategies.

Approval Information and Requirements

While you should always follow any pre-approval requirements in your district, we have helped thousands of educators advance on their district’s salary scale and meet their relicensing requirements. Some states require that organizations be pre-approved, while others accept hours based on the certificate received.  Below, find out how we meet the various requirements:

States that require pre-approval which we have achieved:

New York Teachers: Click here to review our CTLE approval and number

Pennsylvania Teachers: Click here to review our Act 48 approval and number

All other teachers: Click here to review our list of states and approval status.

The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  The Institute complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, The Institute is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

Quick FAQ and Support

We want you to feel totally comfortable taking this professional development course. So if you still have some questions, we’ll be happy to answer them!  View all FAQ here.

Will the PD hours count for my school/district?

In most cases, yes! We can provide you with a certificate of hours from our organization, based on the contact hours of the course. The majority of schools and districts accept these certificates and count them towards professional development hours.  We always advise you, however, to check with your own institution before taking a course – just to be sure!

None of these courses are offered with graduate credit or are affiliated with an institution of higher education.  However, we do work directly with state departments of education to ensure that these professional development hours meet their requirements and high-levels of learning expectations.  As such, in almost all cases, these courses can be used for continuing education requirements.

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 and let us know which course you are interested in.

Group rates are available for groups of 3 or more.  Please use this group registration form to receive your discounted pricing.

How long can I access the course?

This course is self-paced, meaning you can go as quickly or as slowly as you need. We know that while you may have specific intentions for how you’ll go through your course, life can sometimes have other plans. That’s why you can take any course at any time.  You’ll never have to worry about falling behind or getting registered for credit in time.  Work at your own pace in your own way.

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: 443-821-1089 or Email us here

Included in this course:

  • 25 PD Hours with Certificate (often suitable for relicensure)

  • Lifetime Access – Everything is Online and Self-Paced. No time limits, no waiting!

  • 12 Video-Based Lessons

  • 14 Handouts and Templates

  • Step-by-Step Sample Strategies to Use Right Away

  • Lesson Demonstrations to See the Strategies in Action

$199

25 PD Hours  |  2.5 CEUs

COURSE NUMBER: EC006

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Brand New Course for 2020!

Led by instructor Dr. Jamie Hipp, this self-paced online course is perfect for anyone looking to integrate arts strategies into their curriculum. Strategies work for both face-to-face and eLearning formats!

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Included in this course:

  • 25 PD Hours with Certificate (often suitable for relicensure)

  • Lifetime Access – Everything is Online and Self-Paced. No time limits, no waiting!

  • 12 Video-Based Lessons

  • 14 Handouts and Templates

  • Step-by-Step Sample Strategies to Use Right Away

  • Lesson Demonstrations to See the Strategies in Action

$199

25 PD Hours  |  2.5 CEUs

COURSE NUMBER: EC006

VIEW THE SYLLABUS

ENROLL YOURSELF
ENROLL A GROUP (Save 25%)

Brand New Course for 2020!

Led by instructor Dr. Jamie Hipp, this self-paced online course is perfect for anyone looking to integrate arts strategies into their curriculum. Strategies work for both face-to-face and eLearning formats!

DOWNLOAD THIS SAMPLE RESOURCE

About this Course

DOWNLOAD SYLLABUS

Looking for ways to bring creative experiences into your classrooms?  Arts-based instructional strategies are a simple, yet highly effective way to engage all learners. But what if you’re unsure of your own abilities in visual art, music, theatre, or dance?

This instructional strategies course was created for educators who want to use arts integration in their classroom, but who need straight-forward and practical methods that don’t take a lot of time.

Inside, you’ll discover the easy-to-use arts integration strategies in each arts area + a sample arts integration lesson demo that uses each strategy. These ideas will immediately engage your students and deepen their learning experience. You can start or complete this course at any time – lifetime access is included.

Connections to Practice

This course provides the following classroom connections:

    • Identify and illustrate the elements of visual art, music, theatre, and dance.
    • Formulate ideas for visual arts, music, theatre, and dance strategies paired with current academic content.
    • Describe standalone strategies including Responding to Visual Art, “In The Style Of,” and Visual Art Creation Strategies.
    • Describe standalone music strategies including Critical Listening, Body Percussion, and Composition.
    • Describe standalone theatrical strategies including pantomime, tableau, and improvisation.
    • Describe standalone dance strategies including shapes, choreography, and cultural dances.
    • Evaluate arts integrated lessons for included visual art, music, theatre, and dance elements and strategies.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

    • Distinguish between the elements of each art form (visual, music, theatre, dance).
    • Classify standalone instructional strategies related to each art form.
    • Create a repertoire of go-to instructional strategies for each art form.
    • Experiment with connecting existing curriculum to standalone arts strategies.
    • Assess arts integrated lessons across art forms for arts elements and strategies.
    • Formulate two examples of how lessons the learner already teaches could become integrated by embedding arts elements and strategies.

Approval Information and Requirements

While you should always follow any pre-approval requirements in your district, we have helped thousands of educators advance on their district’s salary scale and meet their relicensing requirements. Some states require that organizations be pre-approved, while others accept hours based on the certificate received.  Below, find out how we meet the various requirements:

States that require pre-approval which we have achieved:

New York Teachers: Click here to review our CTLE approval and number

Pennsylvania Teachers: Click here to review our Act 48 approval and number

All other teachers: Click here to review our list of states and approval status.

The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  The Institute complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, The Institute is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

Quick FAQ and Support

We want you to feel totally comfortable taking this professional development course. So if you still have some questions, we’ll be happy to answer them!  View all FAQ here.

Will the PD hours count for my school/district?

In most cases, yes! We can provide you with a certificate of hours from our organization, based on the contact hours of the course. The majority of schools and districts accept these certificates and count them towards professional development hours.  We always advise you, however, to check with your own institution before taking a course – just to be sure!

None of these courses are offered with graduate credit or are affiliated with an institution of higher education.  However, we do work directly with state departments of education to ensure that these professional development hours meet their requirements and high-levels of learning expectations.  As such, in almost all cases, these courses can be used for continuing education requirements.

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 and let us know which course you are interested in.

Group rates are available for groups of 3 or more.  Please use this group registration form to receive your discounted pricing.

How long can I access the course?

This course is self-paced, meaning you can go as quickly or as slowly as you need. We know that while you may have specific intentions for how you’ll go through your course, life can sometimes have other plans. That’s why you can take any course at any time.  You’ll never have to worry about falling behind or getting registered for credit in time.  Work at your own pace in your own way.

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: 443-821-1089 or Email us here

CURRICULUM FOR THIS COURSE

You can start or complete this course at any time – lifetime access is included.

Here’s exactly what’s included:

3 Lessons:

  • Identify and illustrate the seven elements of visual art
  • Describe standalone strategies including Responding to Visual Art, “In The Style Of,” and Visual Art Creation Strategies
  • Watch and Evaluate an arts integrated lesson for included visual art elements and strategies

3 Activities:

  • Complete the Elements section of the Visual Arts graphic organizer
  • Complete the Strategies section of the Visual Arts graphic organizer
  • Complete the Observation Form and Download the Visual Art Strategies Integrated with Academic Curriculum to brainstorm embedding strategies within current content

1 Assignment:

5-question check-in quiz

3 Lessons:

  • Identify and describe the elements of music
  • Describe standalone music strategies including Critical Listening, Body Percussion, and Composition
  • Watch and Evaluate an arts integrated lesson for included music elements and strategies

3 Activities:

  • Complete the Elements section of the Music graphic organizer
  • Complete the Strategies section of the Music graphic organizer
  • Complete the Observation Form and Download the Music Strategies Integrated with Academic Curriculum to brainstorm embedding strategies within current content

1 Assignment:

5-question check-in quiz

3 Lessons:

  • Identify the four elements of theatre
  • Describe standalone theatrical strategies including pantomime, tableau, and improvisation
  • Watch and evaluate an arts integrated lesson for included theatre elements and strategies

3 Activities:

  • Complete the Elements section of the Theatre graphic organizer
  • Complete the Strategies section of the Theatre graphic organizer
  • Complete the Observation Form and Download the Theatre Strategies Integrated with Academic Curriculum to brainstorm embedding strategies within current content

1 Assignment:

5-question check-in quiz

3 Lessons:

  • Identify the four elements of dance
  • Describe standalone dance strategies including shapes, choreography, and cultural dances
  • Watch and evaluate an arts integrated lesson for included dance elements and strategies

3 Activities:

  • Complete the Elements section of the Dance graphic organizer
  • Complete the Strategies section of the Dance graphic organizer
  • Complete the Observation Form and Download the Dance Strategies Integrated with Academic Curriculum to brainstorm embedding strategies within current content

1 Final Assignment:

Using the Effective Instructional Strategies template provided, take two (2) existing lessons and intentionally embed one or more of the arts strategies from the course.

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Your Personalized PD Certificate

At the completion of the course, each participant will be provided a certificate of professional development for 25 hours and 2.5 CEUs, often suitable for recertification needs.

Please check with your school or district on the transferability of your certificate.

**PA, NY, and TX residents – we are an approved PD provider.**

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