Integrated Visual and Performing Arts for Elementary Students

2 CREDITS    |    TERM 4 

The course addresses the direct applications of Visual and Performing Arts standards and their integration into core classroom instruction. The course is designed to introduce teachers to the application of visual and performing arts content across the areas of mathematics, science, language/literature and history/social sciences, including current events and human rights. We will introduce museum education programs, art resources centers and community arts programs that offer teachers the resources to carry out a balanced art curriculum. Teachers will explore visual and performing artists, their work and the historical/cultural context that more fully informs the role of the arts in our society. The course will emphasize the application of learning theory and reflection to meeting the learning needs of diverse and special populations, creating a healthy, supportive learning environment and providing opportunities for all children to learn.