Arts Integrated Teacher Education Benefits Elementary Students and Teachers Alike
"'My 1st graders pantomimed today to illustrate understanding of vocabulary. Pantomime pairs well with a current science unit about animals and the structures they use to defend themselves. They loved it. I’m so thankful I took the arts integration class!'
As professors preparing teachers at Louisiana State University, emails like this one from a former undergraduate student are common since re-envisioning the required arts course to incorporate arts integration. Prior to the course remodel, however, such emails were extremely rare."