All points of arts integration -- from implementation in the classroom and engaging students, to linking the arts with core curriculum -- are covered in this roundup of useful Edutopia blogs, articles, and videos.
Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips provides many inspiring examples about the importance of music - particularly classical music - and the enrichment it provides across all curriculum areas and at all levels of a school's culture.
Teachers Dayna Laur and Katlyn Wolfgang share their strategies for creating successful integrated studies projects in this Schools That Work video. Also check out the companion article from Edutopia's Mariko Nobori.
Whether you're looking through the lens of science, art, or philosophy, lessons around color can be engaging and fun. VideoAmy has gathered a playlist of videos about color to get your creative juices flowing.
Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias writes about the connection between music and academic performance in this blog. Another great Edutopia resource for music in academics is the video, "Music and Dance Drive Academic Achievement."
This video highlights Corbett Elementary School in Tucson, Arizona, a school that employs a program called Opening Minds through the Arts (OMA) to infuse the arts in math, reading, writing, science, and social studies. Be sure to check out the associated resources.
Professor, researcher, and ed tech developer Jeff Grabill explains that, while writing is no longer exclusively about setting pen to paper, learning to write well is an increasingly important digital age skill.
Authors Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski share some practical tips that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards for ELA K-6. The blog explains critical pedagogy as well as how to use technology to dub new audio into existing video.
Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller looks at the enhanced possibilities of using 21st-century skills to engage students with real-world challenges through combining the pedagogical model of PBL with the rich content area of STEAM.
Dance in science, pop art in Spanish, or photography in math -- there’s no end to the ways arts can be integrated into other curricula. Educators from Bates Middle School, in Annapolis, Maryland, share arts-integrated lessons and resources that you can use in your school.
In this article, Fran Smith discusses the importance of the art and music for student development, the connection between arts education and academic achievement, and efforts to revive arts education in schools.