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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.

  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Developing Curricula for SEL and the Arts

    Educators are working to encourage the development of social and emotional learning competencies through arts education.
  • Literacy

    How a Literacy-First Program Revived a School

    A Title I school in the Bronx is dramatically improving student outcomes—one book at a time.
  • Arts Integration

    Art as Text: Bridging Literacy and the Arts

    Young students can apply language skills to learn to 'read art,' including their own work.
  • Teaching Strategies

    22 Powerful Closure Activities

    Too many university supervisors and administrators criticize the absence of lesson closure, the activity that ends a lesson and creates a lasting impression. Like contracting your bicep at the top of a dumbbell curl, closure squeezes an extra oomph into a lesson. Find 22 closure strategies in this article by Todd Finley.
  • Assessment

    Using Art in Assessments

    An assessment called a one-pager has students use art to show what they know—and it can be used across the curriculum.
  • Student Engagement

    The 8 Minutes That Matter Most

    Like a story, lessons deserve compelling beginnings and endings. From pop culture connections to finishing with a level-up, here are eight strategies for holding students' attention.
  • Literacy

    4 Reasons to Start Class With a Poem Each Day

    Make a daily habit of starting every ELA class with a poem—they’re short and intense, connect to other reading, and inspire student writing.
  • Arts Integration

    Why Arts Education Is Crucial, and Who's Doing It Best

    Art and music are key to student development.
  • Arts Integration

    4 Benefits of Photography for Autistic Students

    A teacher who has used photography to build student engagement notes particular benefits for students on the spectrum.
  • Arts Integration

    Music as a Teaching Tool

    Incorporating music into almost any class can be a great way to teach content—and it doesn’t take special training or expensive resources.
  • STEM

    Resources for STEAM

    Discover information, examples, and tools related to incorporating aspects of the arts, design, and the humanities into STEM-based school activities.
  • Integrated Studies

    STEM to STEAM: Resources Toolkit

    Whether you are looking for resources on integrating science, technology, engineering, and math or on infusing the arts to transform STEM into STEAM, these curated compilations will help you plan different approaches to integrated studies.
  • Arts Integration

    Arts Integration: Resource Roundup

    All points of arts integration -- from benefits and implementation to linking the arts with core curriculum -- are covered in this roundup of useful Edutopia blog posts, articles, and videos.
  • Project-Based Learning

    PBL and STEAM Education: A Natural Fit

    Using project-based learning in science, technology, engineering, art, and math classes is a way to solve problems in real-world contexts.