Sunday, June 20, 2010

Arts Integration, 21st Century Learning from Maryland, to Mississippi, to Milan, Italy!

"It can't be the arts and academics...the arts ARE academics...the arts are just as important as every other subject."

"Principles for the Development of a Complete Mind:
Study the science of art. Study the art of science.
Develop your senses - especially learn how to see.
Realise that everything connects to everything else."
-Leonardo DaVinci
During the summer of 2009, K-8 teachers attended a five-day workshop where Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Creative Writing are examined as distinct disciplines and used as a means to access other content areas through arts integration. Teachers worked in teams that consisted of teaching artists, Anne Arundel County teachers, other Maryland school system teachers and international teachers. These teams then created lessons and arts integrated units, developed residency plans and strategies for arts integration, and worked with Master Teaching Artists in each of the disciplines. 120 participants attended this years program.


Anthony said...

Hi Dr. Baggett,

Thanks for sharing this glimpse into Art Integration Gathering! I was talking to Dr. Strange and he mentioned your acquisition of the flip cams. I am excited to see how you use them! Technology, art, academics... all being used to teach each other. It is great! I am chomping at the bit to get started, but following blogs like yours, and getting in the classroom sure is giving me lots of ideas.

Thanks again for sharing,


Ps. If you go to "Edit Post" by clicking on the pencil in the bottom right hand corner, then click the Edit HTML tab, you can adjust the width to fit the whole movie in the screen by changing the numbers next to width="460". Note* There will be two places to change the width, be sure to change both.

Paige V. Baggett said...

Thanks for the movie width tip. I'll post some flip camera products soon!