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Concise Curriculum for Incorporating the Arts into the Classroom

Concise Curriculum for Incorporating the Arts into the Classroom

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Hello all,

I'm working on concise curriculum resources for incorporating the arts into the classroom, and I'd love to get your feedback. You can see more on my blog here: http://meganleppla.tumblr.com/tagged/curriculum

Thanks!


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Samer Rabadi's picture
Samer Rabadi
Online Community Manager

Hi Megan, welcome to the Edutopia community. It doesn't look like you have a lot of material on your site yet, but the posts that are there are fabulous. I especially appreciate that (for the
Crafting Cartoneria project) you linked to a document with more information.

I'd love for you to regularly share your projects with us.

Megan Leppla's picture
Megan Leppla
Art Maker & Educator

Thanks Samer! Yes, I've just gotten started sharing these resources, and was hoping to get some feedback from the group for going forward. I've been working as a teaching artist for several years, and want to make it easier for teachers to integrate the arts. I'll definitely share more here, Edutopia is a great resource for teachers.

Samer Rabadi's picture
Samer Rabadi
Online Community Manager

Well, I'd certainly encourage you to continue. You strike a nice balance between interesting presentation, clarity, and ease of use.

By the way, please let me know when you do post a project. I might promote it as one of the great resources contributed by the Edutopia community.

Megan Leppla's picture
Megan Leppla
Art Maker & Educator

Thanks! I'll be sure to bring the next post to your attention. My goal is to have a new one of these out every Wednesday.

Megan Leppla's picture
Megan Leppla
Art Maker & Educator

I made another PBL curriculum post: http://meganleppla.tumblr.com/tagged/curriculum. This time I included cost/ student and connected standards. I'm curious to know if connecting the arts to standards is all that important to everyone. I realize it's a sticky subject, but figured I'd get a conversation going. :)

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Suzie Boss
Journalist and PBL advocate

Hi Megan,
I love your comment that every color has a story to tell--what a great writing prompt (and natural connection to Language Arts). I think many teachers will appreciate your consideration of standards. As a PBL advocate, I also like that you've included an essential question. Look forward to more of your creative ideas!

Denise M. Cassano's picture
Denise M. Cassano
Artist, Educator, Dog Lover

Hi Megan,
Yes- teachers are interested in art- and most know the power that art has in all classrooms- not just the art room. I have many resources on my site such as ways to use art to teach elements of a story; free video story starters based on my illustrations; specific strategies on how to use art to effectively teach critical thinking skills; a PDF aligning art activities and their direct correlation to Bloom's taxonomy; I also have a free ebook "How to Use Art to Inspire Creative Writing". You mentioned you were looking for curriculum resources. Please feel free to link my material to your blog. I would like to do the same with you, with your permission. The site is www,corndogart.com. Some materials are under the drop down menu, and others are on my blog. Good luck!

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