Arts Integration is an innovative and dynamic teaching approach which connects an art form with a core subject area, and leads to parallel learning in both.
- History -> Theater
- Science -> Dance
- Reading -> Theater
- Math -> Music
- Music -> Language
Teacher Professional Development
Through a partnership with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Partners in Education Program, The Tobin Center provides training for classroom teachers in art integration. Through these techniques, the arts become a regular part of the classroom experience and leverage learning in science, language arts, mathematics and social studies.
Arts Integration increases student engagement, creates a dynamic classroom environment, and levels the playing field for student academic success.
Pilot partner North East Independent School District engaged 600 teachers in this professional development in the first year alone (2016-17).
The Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts and North East Independent School District are members of the Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C. Selected because of our demonstrated commitment to improvement of education in and through the arts, the Partnership Team participates in collaborative efforts to make the arts integral to education. The program is designed to assist arts organizations throughout the nation in developing and expanding educational partnerships with their local school systems. The primary purpose of these partnerships is to provide professional development in the arts for teachers.
There are currently almost 100 other partnerships across 42 states already participating in the program, now in its 25th year.