The Institute for Arts Integration
Enchanted Circle Theater launched the INSTITUTE FOR ARTS INTEGRATION (IAI) 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 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. Each Institute includes guest collaborators with expertise in the specific content area. We practice both formative and summative assessment and offer adaptable assessment tools to evaluate student comprehension and engagement.
Currently we offer three Institutes:
STAY TUNED… We are currently developing an Arts Integration Certificate Program for graduate and undergraduate students working towards their Licensure, M.Ed and M.A.T degrees.
“The activities, followed by in-depth discussions about both the process and the connections to the standards, was phenomenal. This PD was enjoyable, challenging, valuable and necessary! It helped me be ready for teaching this year. I wish this was a requirement for all teachers!” ~ Teacher, Springfield
For more information on our Institutes for Arts Integration,
email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (413) 534-3789.
” It is credit to your program’s effectiveness that absenteeism at school declined on the days of your program. The students did not want to miss an ECT day.”
~ 5th grade Teacher, Holyoke