Professional Development 23: The Arts and Student Learning–Arts Integration
Grades: teacher pd

In this episode of “Talking Teaching,” Tom Tobias, Arts Education Director for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, shares information about Arts Integration, its distinctiveness from STEAM and Arts Enhancement, why and how it helps student learning, and examples of Arts Integration in practice.

In addition to the detailed lesson plans and activity ideas included with the Teacher and Student Tools below, here’s a few quick suggestions for use of this video:

  • Have students explore why the arts are essential to a well-rounded education and list some of their discoveries.
  • Investigate some amazing engineering or construction feats and explore how art plays a piece in their success.