The Conversation: EduCon

When: Session Four: Sunday, January 30, 2011   10:30am–12:00pm Where: Room 311

Why Integrate with the Arts?
Learning experiences through multiple art forms provide connections to all aspects of life.  In this conversation, participants will discuss arts integration, why it’s important for children and how educators can collaborate to integrate effectively.

The focus of this conversation will be discussing arts integration, centering around collaboration, integrated curricula, specific projects, using web tools, and assessment. Our conversations will include how administrators can support teachers’ efforts and how classroom teachers and arts teachers can share resources to make integrated learning happen. 


In this discussion, we will use the "What? So What? Now What?" conversation protocol, utilizing pages in our Google site as a wiki for group collaboration.

Essential Questions:

  • WHAT? (What do I already do with arts integration? What am I working on?) and
  • SO WHAT? (Why is this important to me?)
And Later...
  • NOW WHAT? (What are your next steps?)

Links for the session:

  • Need Ideas? Check out this Tools Remix.  (click add this page to navigate)

An example of 5th grade social studies + music

by Elizabeth Peterson's Fourth Grade Class 

This video was created using PhotoStory and audacity by Elizabeth Peterson's Fourth Grade Class for The National Anthem Project.  For more info, visit:

Michelle Baldwin,
Jan 24, 2011, 2:12 PM