This session unpacks the Kennedy Center’s definition and gives participants the opportunity to uncover the characteristics of quality integration. In addition, the session includes participation in an arts-integrated lesson and examines how arts-integrated instruction aligns with current learning principles and best practice. Using the principals of arts integration, participants learn how to help students express their poems through dance with an integrated approach to language arts. Teachers explore a variety of movement techniques that extend students’ ranges of movement choices to express their words. Teachers also examine ways to improve the quality of students’ dance interpretations by investigating a useful “drafting” and “editing” process.
Grades: K-5 Teachers
Length: 6 Hours