Arts Integration is an approach to teaching and learning through which content standards are taught and assessed equitably in and through the arts.
This means that dedicated arts programs are an essential part of a healthy and vibrant arts integration initiative. Students are learning the skills and processes in both the content and arts classrooms first – and then putting it all together through naturally aligned standards. Arts Integration is an educational best practice, grounded in over 30 years of research. Still, there are a variety of barriers such as: time, lack of professional development, resources and a basic understanding of how to use it effectively. We want to help!
In this area, you’ll find our teacher-tested tips, strategies, and tools to help you use these arts integration ideas in your own classroom.