Seamless Strands of Integration
Session 3: Grades K–6
We are committed to the arts and we know that arts integration enriches our teaching, engages our students, and enhances student learning. But too often teachers suggest that that they haven’t been taught the “how to’s” 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, the research that connects arts integration to improved teaching and learning as well as share several examples of arts integration in various subject areas and grade levels.
Participants will learn about the principles and research supporting arts integration. Participants will also be able to identify potential arts integrated opportunities and envision what arts integration can look like in their classroom, school, and teaching environment.
Amy Miner taught elementary school in Jordan School District before going on to receive her Masters degree in children’s literature at BYU and her PhD in curriculum instruction from Utah State University. For over 20 years, Dr. Miner has been an advocate for arts integration. As a current faculty member at Brigham Young University, Dr. Miner’s research and teaching reflects her deep passion for the arts, literacy, and integration.