About This Workshop
This video workshop shows middle school teachers why and how to integrate the arts with other subjects, including language arts, social studies, science, and math. Extensive classroom examples present teachers working together to create rich integrated learning experiences for their students. A roundtable panel of arts educators discusses each of the classroom examples and shares their own experiences with arts integration.
The eight programs guide viewers in discussing key elements of arts integration, enabling them to begin integrating the arts more effectively in their own schools. Participants define what arts integration means, plan collaborations with colleagues, clarify student roles in the artistic process, work on designing instruction that helps students explore big ideas, and examine assessments to determine what students are learning.
With this companion website and support materials available on this Web site, Connecting With the Arts: A Workshop for Middle Grades Teachers provides a stimulating learning experience for individual teachers and professional development groups.