Arts Integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. Through Arts integration, students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both. (Kennedy Center)
What is STEAM?
STEAM uses science, technology engineering, the arts, and math as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. (Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM)
Arts programs can help schools achieve the goals of Title I by facilitating student engagement and learning, strengthening parent involvement, and improving school climate and schoolwide behavior. This site provides resources for school leaders who wish to embrace arts programming among their strategies for achieving Title I goals. It is intended, in prticular, for schools with schoolwide Title I programs, and includes tools for planning, implementing, and evaluating arts-based strategies in alignment with state and federal Title I regulatiaons.
Arts Integration and STEAM are approaches to learning. They are not curriculum, nor are these a set of strategies. Instead, these are research-based shifts which embed both the art and the science of teaching and learning. Within these approaches are four cornerstones which are key to building, using and sustaining any arts integration or STEAM effort.
The Molly Blank Fund Teaching Artists Program (TAP) is designed to create teaching artists in the metro Phoenix area that have been trained in the Kennedy Center arts integration method. After training, these teaching artists will develop residency lesson plans that will be implemented in a classroom setting.