Engaging, Enhancing, and Enriching Student Learning Through Arts Integration: The How To's Behind the Planning (K–6)

Session Description: (90 minutes)

We are committed to the arts, and we know that arts integration engages our students and enhances their learning as it enriches our teaching. But too often teachers suggest that they haven’t been taught the "how tos" of arts integration.  In this session Dr. Amy Miner will model and engage participants in the processes of arts integration, the thinking and decision making behind the planning, as well as share several examples of arts integration in various subject areas and grade levels.  During the session participants will identify and plan arts integrated experiences, as well as receive resources that aid in integrated lesson planning for any grade level or subject.

Session Outline: Part 1 (90 minutes)

Introduce participants to a metaphor of integration

Provide common definitions of arts integration

Describe common models of arts integration

Model the process of integration

Provide favorite examples and non-examples of arts integration

Fabric of a Nation

Water Cycle

Overview favorite arts integration resources, materials, and websites

Provide handouts

Amy Miner

Amy taught elementary school in Jordan School District before going on to receive her master's degree in children’s literature at BYU and her PhD from Utah State University.  For over 18 years Amy has been an advocate for arts integration.  Currently as a teacher educator at Brigham Young University, Amy reflects her deep passion for the arts, literacy, and integration in her research and teaching. 

Kelleen LeslieKelleen Leslie

Kelleen is a 4th grade teacher at Blackridge Elementary in Jordan District. This past July she was accepted to the summer teacher institute at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.  There she learned some incredible ways to integrate works of art in the classroom.   She also learned about their online resources and extensive lending library.  She is excited to share what she has learned with others.