Evolution of Arts Integration in Maryland – Working In Consortium

Contact Info: Lori Snyder, Executive Director, Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance, lsnyder@aems-edu.org Purpose: “Working together, these partners have instituted changes in policy, regulation, teacher training, professional development, funding, communication, and advocacy, all toward a shared goal: Assuring equity and access to high-quality arts and arts-integrated education for all students in Maryland.” The following projects[…]

Creative Progress As Pedagogy

Contact Info: Martha Barry McKenna, mckenna2@lesley.edu; Gene Diaz, gdiaz@lesley.edu Partners: Graduate students in Lesley University’s program in Integrative Teaching through the Arts; local artists; local museums and cultural arts organizations; local teaching artists. Purpose and Brief Description: To prepare inservice educators to integrate the arts across the curriculum. The concept of creative process as pedagogy defines the integration of artistic[…]

Principal Arts Leadership Program

Contact Info: Carrie Stroud, Programs Director, programs@artsedwashington.org Partners: School teams of principals and teachers from across the state of Washington. Purpose and Brief Description: To foster arts integration in schools through planning and professional development lead by school principals. Principals as school leaders play a central role in providing sustainable arts education for their students. The Principals Arts[…]

The Resonant Heartbeat: Folk Dance, Physical Literacy, and Arts Integration

Folk dance accentuates the pulse of arts integration within the core curriculum. Students discover their own heritage as well the traditions of other cultures while becoming physically literate of the world around and beyond them. Today, changing demographics in the United States continue to regenerate interest in folk dance. This chapter explores specific benefits and[…]