Teaching Methods: Reading Through The Arts – med570 (3 credits)

During this course, participants address ways to incorporate the arts into the classroom in order to motivate students and to meet the needs of all learners. Emphasis is placed on supporting and enhancing student learning in English, language arts, and reading through integration of the arts. By investigating a variety of resources and techniques, participants develop methods to communicate creatively with and through the arts.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Instructional Strategies to Meet the Needs of All Learners

  • Differentiate instruction and activities for students with diverse needs.
  • Propose strategies for engaging students in reading literature.

Effective Arts Integration in the Classroom

  • Evaluate assessment strategies in the arts and in the content areas.
  • Apply integration principles to the personal classroom experience.
  • Develop lessons to effectively apply the arts in the content areas.

Review

  • All objectives apply.

Resources for Arts Integration

  • Analyze research supporting arts integration.
  • Relate the national and state arts standards to state content area standards.
  • Assess available resources for classroom integration of the arts.

Foundations of Arts Education

  • Apply the elements of art and the principles of design.
  • Determine commonalities between the content areas and the arts curriculum.
  • Evaluate lesson plan models using the integrated approach to meet the needs of all learners.

Integration of Literature and the Arts

  • Explain the rationale for utilizing children’s and young adult literature with the arts.
  • Evaluate the quality of a piece of children’s or young adult literature.

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