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Scholars Day: April 15, 2009

Arts Integration: Shaping Policy and Practice from Within the K-6 Classroom

Facilitated by three Interdisciplinary Arts for Children students, this session will address the role of classroom teachers in providing integrated arts experiences that meet the needs of diverse learners in the classroom and help to close the achievement gap. Melissa Maxwell, Dana Moskowitz and Emily Salvas will look critically at the ways we define "arts integration," citing examples of the different ways the process of integration can be approached. They will provide examples of the role of dance as a teaching tool in the elementary classroom, and will discuss the classroom teachers' challenges in planning for integrated experiences while maintaining the integrity of both dance and the non-art form. They will discuss the rewards of arts integrated learning, along with the impact of the arts as a tool for teaching and learning on future policy makers and arts advocates -- those students now sitting inside our elementary schools.

Presenters: Melissa Maxwell (Undergraduate Student)
Dana Moskowitz (Undergraduate Student)
Emily Salvas (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Arts For Children
Location: 218 Hartwell
Time: 2:30 pm (Session IV)