For Teachers

Educators know the importance and challenge of engaging every student in the classroom.

Integrating the arts into the curriculum is a way to reach a diversity of learners, deepen overall comprehension, explore connections, and create meaningful and fun assessments.

BRAINworks offers sustained professional development in implementing arts integration in curriculum. Participating educators work in a cohort model to explore how rigor is inherent to the creative process, and how integrating artistic practice into core curriculum lessons can help all students meet academic standards. By working closely with experts from the field of education as well as professionals from Berkshire County’s vibrant arts and cultural organizations, educators experience the process of artmaking for themselves—and in doing so learn arts integration strategies they can incorporate into their own classroom lessons, assessments, and practices.

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