Teacher-Designed Arts Integration Projects
A TPAC Arts Integration Project centers on an ArtSmart Focus Work from the HOT Season for Young People, and originates at TPAC’s twice-a-year Arts Integration Institutes. TPAC staff and teaching artists guide teachers in ways to integrate the artistry of the performance with classroom academic content to create a powerful learning experience for students.
- Attend the Arts Integration Institute with your school team in the Summer or Fall and earn seven professional development credit hours per day.
- Explore a performance especially chosen from the HOT Season for Young People for your students’ age group.
- Design your project in collaboration with fellow educators at the Arts Integration Institute and turn in your plan.
- Decide as a team whether you want to combine your project with an ArtSmart Study Unit.
- Make reservations for your class to attend the performance.
- Implement your arts integration project! Timelines range anywhere from two weeks to a full school year, all depending on the teachers’ choice.
- Report your project to the ArtSmart director and receive 20 additional professional development credit hours.
Read sample project plans and reports from 2016-17. At the front of the PDF is the page from our 2016-17 HOT Season for Young People that describes the performance.
- Arts Integration Project by Jody McDaniel of Abintra-Montessori based around a theatre production of Love That Dog by the Dutch company Theatergroep Kwatta for 3rd-6th grades.
- Arts Integration Project by history teacher James Dittes of Station Camp High School based around a musical performance by Tiempo Libre for 10th-12th grades.