Arts Integration + Understanding by Design = Deeper Learning through the Arts

Teaching Artist: Sherry Norfolk

Students are more likely to make meaning and gain understanding when they link new information to prior knowledge, relate facts to “big ideas,” explore essential questions, and apply their learning in new contexts. Where does arts integration fit in this process? By bringing the best practices of artists into the classroom as learning tools, students and teachers identify what quality work is and how to produce it in each subject area. This workshop will provide strategies that empower teachers and artists to collaboratively design meaningful learning experiences for all students. Teachers will explore how integrating arts into education can help students cultivate life-long habits of mind, foster deep and personal understandings of standards-based math, science, social studies, language arts and fine arts and develop powerfully articulate voices for expression. 2-6 contact hours for Grades K-5 teachers. 

Audience: Educators
Format: Professional Development
Teaching Artist: Sherry Norfolk

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