Infusion: Arts in Education
ArtStarts is pleased to offer Infusion: Arts in Education, professional learning opportunities for artists and teachers interested in bringing arts integration into schools across British Columbia.
Infusion Cohort Program
Infusion: Arts in Education is an intensive and sustained professional learning program for artists and teachers focused on arts integration in schools across BC. The first cohort of the program is now taking place in six Infusion Champion Schools in BC. Read the cohort program FAQ and learn more on artsinfusion.ca
The Infusion Champion Schools and Infusion Teaching Artists for 2012-15 are:
- St. Joseph's Elementary School in Chemainus + Ewa Sniatycka
- M.V. Beattie Elementary School in Enderby + Cathy Stubington
- J.A. Laird Elementary School in Invermere + Lynne Grillmair
- Lake Kathlyn Elementary School in Smithers + Miriam Colvin
- Mamquam Elementary School in Squamish + Andrea Klann
- George Pringle Elementary School in West Kelowna + Paula Scott
What Are the Goals?
- Establish a shared definition of Arts Integration in BC.
- Establish a network of schools committed to Arts Integration as an approach to teaching.
- Develop teachers' and artists' abilities to plan, lead and assess quality Arts Integration practices.
- Positively influence the way teachers teach and the way students learn.
- Facilitate teachers and students to meet provincially determined Prescribed Learning Outcomes in the arts and other subject areas.
- Make effective and regular use of artists and cultural resources in the community.
What Does This Program Offer?
- A fresh perspective on learning for both teachers and students.
- A flexible model to guide teachers and artists in setting goals and building links across disciplines together.
- Resources and discussions to support assessment of learning outcomes.
- An engaging, creative and inclusive approach to targeting the prescribed learning outcomes across subject areas.
- A way to make learning personalized and adaptable for all learners.
- A way to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- An opportunity for teachers, artists and students to celebrate their learning and experiences.
Join the Community of Practice
Join the free online community at artsinfusion.ca. The Community of Practice, or CoP, brings together educators and artists in a forum that provides opportunities for collaboration and mentorship in arts integration. Join now to access resources, share ideas, connect with the community and find out about future events.