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Arts Integration

Bringing the arts into core curricula raises student achievement and improves student engagement. Discover and share strategies for integrating the arts throughout core subject areas.

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Through the Lens of Filmmaking

Through developing, producing, and distributing a film, special-needs and mainstream students can work together, developing communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills -- among many others.

The Power of Digital Story

Teachers can use their students' world of digital media to nurture the listening, sharing, and persuasion that have long been part of oral and written storytelling.

Culinary Arts Integration: 12 PBL Activities Students Can Sink Their Teeth Into

Use the study and preparation of food as a cross-curricular PBL modality in math, chemistry, social studies, history, or language arts classes.

Inspire Thoughtful Creative Writing Through Art

Through transmediation (or observation, analysis, and creation), students can use the experience of studying a piece of visual art as a creative writing prompt.

Arts Integration: Resource Roundup

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.

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Transformational Leadership: Engineering Creative Solutions

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Embracing Student Creativity With a Wonder Shelf

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7 Leadership Skills Fostered in Arts Education

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Point of Entry: Poetry in the Classroom

Poetry is a versatile medium for the classroom, useful for student introduction and reflection, word study, characterization, the mechanics of writing, and examining larger themes.

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OK, You're On: The Classroom as Theater

All the world is a stage, including your classroom. Think about teaching as a dramatic act as you consider director, cast, choreography, set design, and lighting.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Arts Integration Turns STEM to STEAM

Intrigued by the idea of adding the arts to STEM education? This video playlist highlights programs and projects around the country that are exploring STEAM learning.

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Design Thinking, Making, and Learning From the Heart

By reflecting on their learning and engaging their senses and empathy, students designed and built models of what they felt would be meaningful WWI memorials.

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STEM to STEAM: Resource Roundup

Whether you are looking for resources on integrating science, technology, engineering, and math or on infusing the arts to transform STEM into STEAM, this curated compilation will help you strategize around different approaches to integrated studies.

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10-Minute Plays: Performing Arts in the History Classroom

By distilling research, writing, and acting into ten-minute plays for an authentic audience, students turn a U.S. history unit into a personally relevant experience.

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Learning to Work and Think Like an Artist

The Creative Learning Loop teaches artistic thinking by fostering student inquiry and providing experience through clear criteria, peer feedback, and opportunities for revision.

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Fuel Creativity in the Classroom With Divergent Thinking

Edutopia blogger suggests teacher inspire out-of-box thinking for students by using problem-based learning, art, music, and inquiry-based feedback.

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Multiple Intelligences Thrive in Smartville

At the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy, in Gainesville, Georgia, students know exactly how they are smart.

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STEM to STEAM: Resource Roundup

Whether you are looking for resources on integrating science, technology, engineering, and math or on infusing the arts to transform STEM into STEAM, this curated compilation will help you strategize around different approaches to integrated studies.

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Why Arts Education Must Be Saved

Schools draw on the community to bring art and music to students.

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A Research-Based Approach to Arts Integration

At Bates Middle School in Annapolis, Maryland, arts integration has helped raise student achievement, in conjunction with other key best practices.

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Visual Art as Critical Thinking

Blogger Andrew Miller celebrates teachers who engage their students' cognitive abilities through creative methods.

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Arts Integration: Resource Roundup

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.

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