Concept: Embodiement Metamorphosis

The power of demonstrating understanding (assessment) using embodied arts integration strategies based in theatre arts, dance and music, as shown by this group of teachers presenting the process of metamorphosis, is a powerful means of engaging, exploring and demonstrating learning! 

Art, Creation, Higher Order Thinking

Art, Creation and Higher Order Thinking go hand in hand.  Arts integration, used in the classroom to build literacy comprehension through drama and music, using visual art to understand and explore persuasive writing, and mathematical and geometric brain games to embody concepts, leads to deeper understanding and creative problem solving – life long skills benefiting all students.

Protractor

Students use musical elements, in this case Solfege scaling, to embody a human protractor, and through analogous thinking, they transfer what they have embodied, to and understanding of how a protractor is used to measure angles.

Preparing for the Gold Rush

In Social Studies, using character traits and mimetic movement from theatre arts, finds students enacting what they have been learning about the Gold Rush.  Using Arts Integration allows students to engage through embodiment and explore their learning content, and then demonstrate what they know.

Arts Integration Enhancing Traditional Education

Arts integration uses the arts to help students engage in the use of all of their senses to access knowledge and communicate, not limiting their learning experience to linguistic forms of communicating and learning.  AI takes the benefits of the arts and of the academics, and through the integration leads students to extended ways of learning and demonstrating knowledge.

Reader's Theater

Developing reading fluency and comprehension is supported through the integration of Reader’s theater, a powerful arts integration strategy that through repetitious readings, students expand and extend their reading fluencies – Arts Integration is a powerful learning engagement for students.

Arts Integration in the Classroom

Implementing arts integration in the classroom allows students to evolve understanding and the transfer of knowledge through accessing information through the multiple modalities operative in the process of making art.  Students engage in higher order thinking and creativity to support learning and the demonstration of knowledge.  Arts Integration is a win-win for learner and teacher alike!

Origami

Through the use of the Japanese paper folding art of Origami, basic paper folding is used to create a physical and tactile representation that allows the learner to experience equivalence.