Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
Roles of Arts Specialists and Classroom Teachers
Arts specialists are teachers hired specifically to teach a particular art discipline (dance, music, theatre, or visual art).
In elementary schools with expanded arts education programs, the responsibilities and priorities of arts specialists expand:
Expanded arts programs also transform the role of the classroom teacher:
Arts specialists also are able to integrate non-arts subjects into their classes effectively. Collaboration of this type ensures that the arts no longer are isolated but become part of the total school curriculum.
For more perspectives on the roles of arts specialists and classroom teachers, see The Arts in Every Classroom video library programs: