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Arts Focus Group091907


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Presentation to Covina-Valley Unified School District advocating arts integration

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Arts Focus Group091907

  1. 1. Arts Integration
  2. 2. What Arts Integration Is (and Isn’t) <ul><li>It Is… </li></ul><ul><li>A way to transfer the complex processes involved in arts learning, like </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problem solving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to other content areas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It Isn’t… </li></ul><ul><li>Free time for the classroom teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Undirected </li></ul><ul><li>Easy </li></ul><ul><li>Arbitrary </li></ul><ul><li>A frivolous extra </li></ul>
  3. 3. But Our Students Need Math, Science and English! <ul><li>Differentiated Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Choice </li></ul><ul><li>- in subject matter </li></ul><ul><li>- in instructional method </li></ul><ul><li>- in assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Multisensory/Multiple Intelligences </li></ul><ul><li>Active vs. Passive </li></ul><ul><li>Real World Application </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Order Thinking </li></ul>
  4. 4. But Our Students Need Math, Science and English! <ul><li>Arts Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Gives Choice </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Intelligences </li></ul><ul><li>Active vs. Passive </li></ul><ul><li>Real World Application </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Order Thinking </li></ul>
  5. 5. Art Opens the World
  6. 6. What does this look like? Three Short Video Clips Los Angeles, CalArts Tanglewood Middle School, South Carolina Chicago, Illinois: Da Vinci
  7. 7. 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?
  8. 8. I’m Already Overworked <ul><li>Are your students fully engaged? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you satisfied with their creative thinking skills? </li></ul><ul><li>Are they already trying to listen to music? </li></ul>
  9. 9. It Sounds Overwhelming <ul><li>Is there one teacher you feel comfortable approaching? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you want to learn more first? </li></ul><ul><li>Would your administration be open to hearing more? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Resources to Help <ul><li>Arts Organizations for Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>The Music Center of Los Angeles </li></ul><ul><li>The Orange County Performing Arts Center </li></ul><ul><li>Arts for Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Pasadena Armory for the Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Covina Playhouse </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Oakland Conference </li></ul><ul><li>OCPAC Free Open House for Educators </li></ul><ul><li>University Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>UCLA </li></ul><ul><li>New England Conservatory/Learning Laboratory School Network </li></ul>
  11. 11. One Last Thing… <ul><li>Literacy Academy </li></ul><ul><li>Math Lab, Algebra 1A and 1B </li></ul><ul><li>Intervention </li></ul><ul><li>Arts? </li></ul>