Arts Integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both. – “Defining Arts Integration”, by Lynne B. Silverstein and Sean Layne, 2010, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
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. Our partnership with Wolf Trap has allowed us to expand to include teachers of our youngest students, pre-k and kindergarten.
Arts Integration increases student engagement, creates a dynamic classroom environment, and levels the playing field for student academic success.
The Tobin Center is now registered with the TEA and is able to provide Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit for attendance at our workshops.
Teacher Professional Development: Professional training for integrating the arts into curriculum as an approach to teaching core subjects.
San Antonio Wolf Trap: Through the use of puppetry, music, role play, and story dramatization, professional Teaching Artists train early childhood educators in performing arts-based techniques to enhance all areas of development through active play.
Tobin Center Arts Krewe: Professional artists from Bexar County provide Arts Integration activities to local schools during or after the school day, giving both students and teachers an Arts Integration experience.
Dedicated Campuses: Entire school communities utilize the arts throughout every grade level and curriculum, transforming the campuses to full arts integration learning.
Summer Conferences: An opportunity for teachers to train with professionals in their fields and network with fellow colleagues who are invested in arts integration.
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