Led by Kennedy Center Teaching Artist Jamin Carter

What is arts integration? This session unpacks the definition developed by the Kennedy Center and gives participants the opportunity to uncover the characteristics of quality arts integration. Explore all the concepts and components necessary to write an effective arts integration lesson plan. Submit this lesson plan for an opportunity to get free tickets to bring your students to a Student Matinee field trip!

For an hour following each workshop, optional lesson plan writing time will be available, and teaching artist Jamin Carter will be on hand to assist teachers and administrators.

Registration priority for other arts integration workshops will be given to teachers who have taken one of these pre-requisites: Creating an Arts Integration Lesson Plan or Defining Arts Integration.

Kennedy Center Arts Integration

The Orpheum Theatre Group (OTG) is proud to be a Kennedy Center Partners in Education Team, in collaboration with Shelby County Schools. Through this program, OTG brings Kennedy Center teaching artists to work with teachers across the Mid-South. These arts integration specialists provide educators with the tools and strategies to transform classrooms. 

Arts integration, as defined by the Kennedy Center, is “an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form.” Arts integration learning has shown to increase literacy, raise test scores, and help develop key communication skills. In short, arts integration makes learning fun while creating more enthusiastic, creative, and empathetic students.


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