Arts Integration


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.

Examples Include:

  • History -> Theater
  • Science -> Dance
  • Reading -> Visual Arts
  • Math -> Music
  • Language -> Tableau

Click here to learn more about the Professional Development workshop series for 2019-2020!

Click here for Momentum Registration Form.

  • The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce our first annual STEAM event: Momentum on Monday, May 4th from 4:30-6p.m.  At this event teachers will present and share Arts Integration/STEAM tools with one another while local organizations from the community will share their free STEAM resources.  Participation is free for both organizations and teachers, and we hope to highlight the STEAM activities/programs that are provided in our community.  If you would like to participate, please complete the registration form and return by Friday, April 10th.  Thank you.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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 874 teachers in this professional development in the first year alone (2016-17). In 2017-18, we reached over 640 more and, in 2018-19, nearly 1,300 teachers attednded our workshops!

The Tobin Center is now registered with the TEA and is able to provide Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit for attendance at our workshops.

Generation NEXT is proud to now partner with San Antonio Independent School District to provide Arts Integration professional development to SAISD teachers. 

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.

Click here to read more about this exciting partnership.

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