Using the arts is a way to engage learners, enliven the curriculum, expand thinking, approach creative problem solving, and support all content areas in an effort to meet the diverse needs of students. In this 7 week course you will learn about effective practices in arts integration and how to apply such practices to your own teaching. Current research supports arts integration and New Hampshire has examples of several models that effectively implement arts integration in the curriculum of schools around the state.
Education has changed dramatically for both teachers and students. With mandated testing, increasingly diverse student populations, and constantly increasing professional responsibilities it is now more important than ever for each of us to use all available teaching strategies to make sure that we effectively and efficiently teach every student. Students are digital natives and therefore expect technology to be a part of their daily life.