Arts Integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both.
At Plessy, teachers use visual arts, music, movement, drama, puppetry, poetry, and storytelling for three purposes:
- To help students access and develop skills and content knowledge,
- To allow students effective ways to show their learning, and
- To help students deepen their understanding of the arts.
Through arts integration, students not only develop fundamental skills and understandings in core subject areas, but they develop creativity, confidence, critical thinking and inference skills. Want to learn more about arts-integration? Check out Edutopia’s resources at http://www.edutopia.org/blogs/tag/arts-integration
Plessy is a part of the Louisiana A+ Schools network. Louisiana A+ Schools is a research-based whole school network with a mission of nurturing creativity in every learner through an arts-integrated school network. Learn more by visiting their website at http://www.aplusla.org