EducationCloset https://educationcloset.com Arts Integration and STEAM Professional Development Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:45:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 The Types of Assessment for Learning https://educationcloset.com/2017/07/01/types-assessment-learning/ https://educationcloset.com/2017/07/01/types-assessment-learning/#respond Sat, 01 Jul 2017 08:20:06 +0000 https://educationcloset.com/?p=29066 Assessment is certainly a hot topic in education.  Teachers everywhere are (rightfully) concerned that we've become overly preoccupied with assessing student knowledge. Instead, we should be flipping the switch and refocus on what really matters: student learning.   But student learning and assessment go hand in hand when done naturally.  When we assess FOR learning, it becomes [...]

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Get Moving! https://educationcloset.com/2017/07/01/get-moving-2/ https://educationcloset.com/2017/07/01/get-moving-2/#respond Sat, 01 Jul 2017 08:19:56 +0000 https://educationcloset.com/?p=29707   So, you’ve got about six weeks left before you’re back at work for the 2017-18 school year. Most of your lessons have been fleshed out, you’ve got a brand new classroom configuration, and your interactive bulletin boards will be the talk of the school.  You’re pretty much on top of your game!   But [...]

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Blogging for Arts Advocacy https://educationcloset.com/2017/07/01/blogging-arts-advocacy/ https://educationcloset.com/2017/07/01/blogging-arts-advocacy/#respond Sat, 01 Jul 2017 08:18:04 +0000 https://educationcloset.com/?p=29167 I started blogging about five years ago. Honestly, it was just a vague thought I'd had floating around in my brain. Well, the thoughts went something like this:   Maybe I'll start a blog... Well, I'll start a blog when I have more time... I guess if I had a clear plan for what I [...]

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Have Your Best Year Yet: Summertime Tips for Getting Organized https://educationcloset.com/2017/07/01/best-year-yet-summertime-tips-getting-organized/ https://educationcloset.com/2017/07/01/best-year-yet-summertime-tips-getting-organized/#respond Sat, 01 Jul 2017 08:17:09 +0000 https://educationcloset.com/?p=29558 The first few weeks of school are always a blur. In addition to getting to know students and introducing new material, it takes quite a bit of time to fall into a routine with classroom procedures. During this time - before your classroom is running like a well-oiled machine - it is helpful to have [...]

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Elements of the Arts: Creating Access and Alignment https://educationcloset.com/2017/07/01/elements-arts-creating-access-alignment/ https://educationcloset.com/2017/07/01/elements-arts-creating-access-alignment/#respond Sat, 01 Jul 2017 08:16:57 +0000 https://educationcloset.com/?p=29564 If you are new to arts integration, creating connections between core content areas and the arts can seem like a challenge. It takes intentional, authentic connection to elevate the inclusion of the arts from “arts enhancement” to true integration. It seems that the greatest hurdle is simply to develop a working understanding of other content [...]

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Finding Your Balance https://educationcloset.com/2017/07/01/finding-balance/ https://educationcloset.com/2017/07/01/finding-balance/#respond Sat, 01 Jul 2017 08:15:35 +0000 https://educationcloset.com/?p=29351 Summer is here!  Time for a little R&R after a long hard year.  Teachers work hard - there's no doubt about that!  But if you are anything like me, you think about relaxing for a second or two, then you're off again taking care of the things you couldn't get done while you were in [...]

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The Elements of Art Anchor Charts https://educationcloset.com/2017/07/01/elements-art-anchor-charts/ https://educationcloset.com/2017/07/01/elements-art-anchor-charts/#respond Sat, 01 Jul 2017 08:14:12 +0000 https://educationcloset.com/?p=29047 One of the easiest ways to access the arts in the classroom is through the Elements of Art, Music, Drama, Design and Dance.  Each art form has a set of basic elements that are interwoven throughout the curriculum. What's important to know about these elements are that they each contain the foundations for building skills [...]

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Notans: Arts Integration Idea https://educationcloset.com/2017/07/01/notans-arts-integration-idea/ https://educationcloset.com/2017/07/01/notans-arts-integration-idea/#respond Sat, 01 Jul 2017 08:12:31 +0000 https://educationcloset.com/?p=29614 Notans are perfect for symmetry, problem solving, critical thinking, Elements of Art, and can fit into any content area. You start with just a simple square of paper and it expands into an exciting work of art.  If you're looking for an innovative and fresh way to integrate the arts into a variety of content [...]

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Algorithms and the Arts https://educationcloset.com/2017/07/01/algorithms-and-the-arts/ https://educationcloset.com/2017/07/01/algorithms-and-the-arts/#respond Sat, 01 Jul 2017 08:11:00 +0000 https://educationcloset.com/?p=29577   Monet, Van Gogh, Warhol… all of these names sound familiar, right? What about ‘The Next Rembrandt?’ Maybe not so familiar.   Each of these famous artists created pieces that were dubbed irreplaceable and ‘one of a kind’ – at least until artificial intelligence (AI) was born and learned how to use algorithms and 3D [...]

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How Do You Inspire Movement in Your Students? https://educationcloset.com/2017/07/01/inspire-movement-students/ https://educationcloset.com/2017/07/01/inspire-movement-students/#respond Sat, 01 Jul 2017 08:10:05 +0000 https://educationcloset.com/?p=29622 For many teachers, integrating dance or movement can be intimidating and supporting students as they use movement can be challenging as well. My tip to you? Movement begets movement. If you want your students to move, let them watch something move and be inspired by that movement.   How to Inspire Movement Let me give [...]

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