The Arts Integration for Educators programs make dynamic, active learning possible in every classroom by providing elementary and middle school educators with hands-on opportunities to work with extraordinary teaching artists and learn how to invigorate their classrooms by integrating arts and non-arts curriculum standards. United Arts provides arts integration opportunities through a week-long institute, Saturday morning workshops, in-school residencies, and a lesson plan directory. Details for each opportunity are listed below.
Arts Integration Institute
One week in the summer filled with workshops led by professional teaching artists for educators designed to integrate arts and non-arts Common Core and NC Essential Standards s. At the end of the week, educators will gain
- Inspiration for innovative teaching
- Practical lesson plans to be used immediately in the classroom
- The ability to integrate the arts standards across curriculum
- Support throughout the year through feedback and online resources
Arts Integration Workshops
Free workshops designed to continue arts integration training throughout the year. Each workshop is from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at the United Arts Council. Details on upcoming workshops will be available soon.
Designing an Arts Integrated Unit: A Collaborative Residency
Elementary and middle school educators collaborate with a professional teaching artist to design and co-teach a new four-day arts-integrated unit. Program Details New application will be available this fall.
Arts Integration Lesson Plan Directory
We are excited to provide a searchable directory as a resource for educators to integrate the arts into elementary classrooms across Wake County. These lesson plans have been developed by educators who have participated in the Arts Integration Institute. To date, nearly 100 lesson plans are available to inspire and engage you and your students!