The Institute for Arts Integration
The INSTITUTE FOR ARTS INTEGRATION (IAI) is a dynamic center for innovative teaching, learning, and research that utilizes the arts as a compelling and interdisciplinary teaching tool. In partnership with Mount Holyoke College, IAI will provide a wide range of professional development workshops, courses, and summer intensives for classroom teachers, special educators, teaching artists, administrators, social workers, community leaders, and social activists.
“I now understand why we should incorporate the arts – and how I can do it every day. We were actively participating, thinking, inventing, and creating connections to our curriculum units together as a group. I am taking back powerful learning ideas and activities that I will use in my classroom tomorrow!”
~ Enchanted Circle Professional Development participant, Northampton Public Schools
Enchanted Circle launched the INSTITUTE FOR ARTS INTEGRATION in 2012 as a dedicated resource for training educators throughout the region in the practical and empowering methods of arts integration.
“Arts Integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art from. Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both.” ~ The Kennedy Center
The INSTITUTE FOR ARTS INTEGRATION is designed to offer the highest quality arts integration instruction. Developed by Priscilla Kane Hellweg, ECT’s Executive/Artistic Director and Master Teaching Artist, IAI is aligned with the Common Core and the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. Utilizing best practices such as close reading and visual thinking strategies, IAI offers ECT’s own classroom-ready creative teaching tools and replicable methods to engage students in content learning. We practice both formative and summative assessment and offer adaptable assessment tools to evaluate student comprehension and engagement.
For more information on the INSTITUTE FOR ARTS INTEGRATION,
email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (413) 534-3789
” I learned many ways to focus children’s attention using quick activities. I gained suggestions for ways to stimulate discussion and expand vocabulary and oral language for my ESL students.”
~ Holyoke Public Schools Kindergarten Teacher