Integrating the Arts in the Classroom


• Basic computer file management knowledge; e.g. opening, saving and uploading files, creating folders
• Taking photos or scanning images and inserting them into a Word document.
• Navigating basic functions of Microsoft® Word®; e.g. typing text, inserting images, formatting and aligning shapes


1. Word Processing Software (MS Word, Word for Apple, etc.)
2. Microsoft® PowerPoint®
3. Internet access
4. Camera (If choosing to upload digital pictures)
5. Adobe Reader 11.1.01 or later required to edit and save coursework
(You can download this software for free at

Professional Learning Objectives

  1. Using course text and interviews with an artist and another student, learners will devise their own definition of art with evidence of personal experience and research.
  2. Using the Ted Talk Video from Ken Robinson, learners will complete the short answer assessment with 80% accuracy and 100% completion.
  3. Using the course text and their own senses, learners will complete the five steps to finding their inner artist by completing the graphic organizer with 80% accuracy.
  4. Using the course text and their own research, learners will complete an artistic interpretation of their research findings by completing 100% of the required elements.
  5. Using the websites from the Art Standards, 21st Century Learning Standards and Common Core standards, learners create 3 integrated arts activities with 100% completion.
  6. Using the information from the course text, learners will research an artist of their choice, complete the Artist Study responses with 100% completion.
  7. Using the resources and ideas provided in the course text, learners will respond to a reflection question with 100% completion.

Common Core Standards

Research to Build and Present Knowledge:
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.7
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.8
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.9
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.1
• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.8
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.

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