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Arts Integration

The Kennedy Center's perspective on the principles and best practices for arts integration

Music Matters

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Music Matters

Incorporating music makes content lessons more exciting and memorable. And it's easy to do!

Science Museum

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Growing from STEM to STEAM

How to get started blending arts, sciences, math, and technology in your classroom and curriculum

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Reaching Out to School Board Members

How can you make an impact on your student's educators?

Educator Making the Case

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Arts Education: Making the Case With Legislators

Educators offer voter- and data-driven advocacy

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What’s in Your Arts Education Advocacy Tool Kit?

An overview of the KCAAEN Arts Education Advocacy Tool Kit

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Arts Integration

Series: Arts Integration
The Kennedy Center's perspective on the principles and best practices for arts integration

Art Critique

Tipsheet: Art Critiques Made Easy
One-word answers and grunts don't count as student critiques of art. How to foster interesting and authentic discussion in the classroom

Educator Making the Case

Article: Arts Education: Making the Case With Legislators
Educators offer voter- and data-driven advocacy

Twenty-First Century

Take Five: Arts in the 21st Century Classroom
The skills our students need can be readily integrated into arts lessons and vice versa

Kids and Culture

Tipsheet: Beyond Food & Fiestas
Practical ideas for creating authentic cultural experiences for your students

Tree of Knowledge

Article: Constructivism: Actively Building Arts Education
A brief introduction to constructivism and how arts educators can utilize it effectively

students collaborating

Article: Creative Conflict: Resolving & Avoiding Conflict in Group Art Projects
Explore ways to handle conflicts among students while teaching them that voicing their opinions matters, as well as being able to negotiate and compromise

Cultural Dancers

Take Five: Cultural Connections
Enliven and enrich your cultural heritage month observances through the arts

appalachian spring

Tipsheet: Dance and Historical Events
Dance helps students better understand the far-reaching impact of historical events on many areas of a nation’s life

Art Teacher With Students

Article: Do Tell: Giving Feedback to Your Students
How can arts educators provide engaging and useful feedback? Here are seven suggestions to get you started

East High School Dancers

Article: Encouraging Your Students to Become Choreographers
Use these great ideas to get your students choreographing at your school

Drama Class

Tipsheet: Five Easy Drama Games for the Early Elementary Classroom
Get your students up with these games that are great for any size class and classroom

Kids Dancing

Tipsheet: Five Easy Social Dances for Early Elementary
Channel your students’ love of movement with these easy social dances

Art Lesson

Article: Formal Visual Analysis: The Elements & Principles of Composition
Help students build techniques to interpret what they see into written words using art

Student on Computer

Article: Get Wired for Learning
Are you stumped about how to integrate technology into your arts teaching? Check out these eight tips to put you on the road to tech-savvy arts learning

Parent Volunteers

Article: Getting Schooled: When Arts Teachers Become Students
Learn what makes up the five core elements of effective teacher development with a focus on learning in and through the arts

Mother and girl art class

Tipsheet: Going Public
Here are the best and safest ways to share your student's work with the world!

Science Museum

Article: Growing from STEM to STEAM
Find tips to blend arts, sciences, math and technology by learning how one school district experimented with adding STEAM to their classrooms

Elementary school girls dancing

Article: How Dance Can Teach Literature
How to incorporate dance into a traditional English classroom

Children Playing With Clay in a Classroom

Article: Inspired Classrooms
Need to battle off those creativity killers? Here are seven simple steps for educators to create a classroom environment that is friendly to creativity

parent volunteer

Article: It Takes a Village: Parent Volunteers
Learn how parent volunteers can contribute to the learning environment with the right goal-oriented guidelines

Hand on Piano

Article: The Key to a Strong Workforce
How to help students learn skills essential to the 21st century workforce in and through arts learning

Music Matters

Take Five: Music Matters
Incorporating music makes content lessons more exciting and memorable. And it's easy to do!

Teacher in Classroom

Article: New Paths to Learning
An introduction for educators to differentiation instruction through the arts for academically gifted students

Brunhilde

Article: Opera-tunity Knocks
A guide for all opera newbies, both young and old, with some hints as to how to calm the opera skeptic

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