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Presentation to Covina-Valley Unified School District advocating arts integration

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  • Arts Integration
  • What Arts Integration Is (and Isn’t)
    • It Is…
    • A way to transfer the complex processes involved in arts learning, like
      • Focus
      • Elaboration
      • Collaboration
      • Application
      • Problem solving
      • Creative thinking
      • to other content areas
    • It Isn’t…
    • Free time for the classroom teacher
    • Undirected
    • Easy
    • Arbitrary
    • A frivolous extra
  • But Our Students Need Math, Science and English!
    • Differentiated Instruction
    • Choice
    • - in subject matter
    • - in instructional method
    • - in assessment
    • Multisensory/Multiple Intelligences
    • Active vs. Passive
    • Real World Application
    • Higher Order Thinking
  • But Our Students Need Math, Science and English!
    • Arts Integration
    • Gives Choice
    • Multiple Intelligences
    • Active vs. Passive
    • Real World Application
    • Higher Order Thinking
  • Art Opens the World
  • What does this look like? Three Short Video Clips Los Angeles, CalArts Tanglewood Middle School, South Carolina Chicago, Illinois: Da Vinci
  • Conditions for strong interdisciplinary projects: • common planning time or sufficient opportunities to meet with other teachers • access to local, state, and national standards and curriculum in the disciplines • flexible scheduling • appropriate resources • ongoing professional development • curriculum development • community support and involvement • administrative support and involvement Checklist: In the interdisciplinary unit of study _______ Are meaningful connections made between or among the disciplines? _______ Is in-depth learning promoted? _______ Are high quality examples from the art(s) and other discipline(s)used? _______ Is appropriate terminology used? _______ Are the artistic processes of creating, performing, and responding incorporated? _______ Is assessment ongoing throughout the project? _______ Is there a final evaluation of student learning?
  • I’m Already Overworked
    • Are your students fully engaged?
    • Are you satisfied with their creative thinking skills?
    • Are they already trying to listen to music?
  • It Sounds Overwhelming
    • Is there one teacher you feel comfortable approaching?
    • Do you want to learn more first?
    • Would your administration be open to hearing more?
  • Resources to Help
    • Arts Organizations for Partnerships
    • The Music Center of Los Angeles
    • The Orange County Performing Arts Center
    • Arts for Learning
    • Pasadena Armory for the Arts
    • Covina Playhouse
    • Professional Development
    • Oakland Conference
    • OCPAC Free Open House for Educators
    • University Partnerships
    • UCLA
    • New England Conservatory/Learning Laboratory School Network
  • One Last Thing…
    • Literacy Academy
    • Math Lab, Algebra 1A and 1B
    • Intervention
    • Arts?