Arts Integration embraces teaching methods that are effective in engaging students and challenging them to think creatively and understand the interconnectedness of diverse subject areas. Integration demands creativity, problem solving, perseverance, collaboration andsynthesis of ideas and concepts.
Furthermore, Arts Integration is consistent with the principles of differentiated instruction and contributes to the development of 21st century skills. Join us this school year for a variety of 3-hour professional development workshops designed to provide you with the tools you need to implement arts integration strategies in your own classroom to excite and engage your students- no arts experience required!
In 2010, Young Auditorium and The School District of Janesville were accepted as a team in the Kennedy Center's Partners in Education program. The team participates in ongoing training to develop the Reaching New Horizons program, which provides professional development training in arts integration for teachers in the region. Arts integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. The purpose of the program is to empower teachers with the skills and knowledge needed to connect an art form (music, drama, dance, visual art) with another subject area, such as math, science, social studies or reading. The goal of the program is to best meet the needs of all learners by engaging multiple learning modalities: visual, aural and kinesthetic, and providing opportunities for the different ways in which students acquire, process, and demonstrate what they know.
DISTRICT OF JANESVILLE ARTS INTEGRATION WEBSITE
For more information or to register for any of the workshops offered, contact Shannon Dozoryst at (262) 472-1432 or firstname.lastname@example.org.