A federally-funded grant program providing professional development in arts integration for Berkshire County educators across PreK-12 classrooms and content by leveraging the region’s existing educational and cultural assets.
Resources for Teachers
Articles, videos, and websites to deepen your own practice or share with your colleagues and administrators.
The Art of Education
Online resources for art teachers. With an array of information about courses, conferences, workshops, and other valuable resources, this site was founded by an art educator to provide professional development and learning opportunities for art teachers at all stages of their careers.
Blick Art Materials offers not only the materials you might need to engage in visual arts in your classroom, but also hosts a collection of arts lesson plans for grade levels K-12, including special education. The bank of plans is searchable by grade level or by artistic discipline.
Developed by Webb’s Depth of Knowledge scholar Karin Hess, these downloadable rigor matrices span a variety of content areas, including the arts, that can be used to spark thinking about which rigorous thinking processes match across content areas and the arts in order to create high-rigor arts-integrated lessons.
As part of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, Edutopia shows educators how they can adopt or adapt best practices with a focus on students becoming lifelong learners and developing 21st-century skills.
As the largest library in the world, the Library of Congress aims to preserve and provide access to a diverse source of knowledge with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections.
With access to more than a million images, recordings, and texts gleaned from the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, 9 major research centers, and the National Zoo, the website allows visitors to add their own notes and tags, incorporate discussion questions, and save and share.
A partnership between the San Diego Unified School District and the University of California, Irvine, TAP offers free lesson plan and video arts integration resources for teaching literacy through the arts. Resources are designed for grades K-2.