Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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The programs in this video library show classroom teachers and arts specialists using the arts in a variety of successful ways. The 14 video programs, filmed in elementary schools around the country, along with a print guide and this companion Web site, serve as a professional development resource for K-5 teachers seeking new ideas for integrating the arts into the classroom. Teachers featured in these programs include specialists in dance, music, theatre, and visual art, as well as classroom teachers from kindergarten through fifth grade.

For example, you can see how:

  • all 485 students — including prekindergartners — in an elementary school near Atlanta, Georgia, learn to play the violin;
  • a tiny rural school on the plains of Colorado uses visiting artists to enhance learning for its students;
  • an arts-based school in Brooklyn, New York, collaborates with local artists to weave dance and poetry into the first-grade curriculum;
  • a New Orleans, Louisiana, classroom teacher collaborates with a local museum to help students develop their own visions of their hometown; and
  • dance, music, theatre, and visual art specialists approach their subjects in a variety of settings.

Programs in this video library explore a broad range of teaching methods and feature extensive classroom examples. In each program, you can find ideas and activities you can take back to your own classroom, as well as insights into the planning and implementation process. Correlated national standards for programs are indicated where relevant.

The Arts in Every Classroom: A Video Library, K–5 was produced by Lavine Production Group in collaboration with KSA-Plus Communications and the Southeast Center for Education in the Arts.

A companion to the video library is The Arts in Every Classroom: A Workshop for Elementary School Teachers, an eight-part professional development workshop for K–5 teachers.

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