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.
Data about arts education are critical to ensuring that all American students, regardless of where they attend school, have the opportunity to excel in and through the arts. Such data can give decisionmakers, from state policymakers to educators to parents, information they need to answer critical questions: How many students have access to arts instruction? How many receive it? Do students’ gender, race, zip code or family income affect their opportunities in the arts? This toolkit offers step-by-step instructions, worksheets and other tools to help you plan and execute an arts education data initiative in your state.
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.
The Center for Peace Through Culture's (CPC) new complimentary offering, Coaching for Educators, addresses the overwhelming stress created by the COVID-19 pandemic by personally supporting Pre-K through 12 Berkshire teachers so they can perform at their best for their students. Resilient teachers foster resilient students. CPC offers programs and workshops for teachers, parents and children.
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.
Home of the Create Humboldt, Arts & Creativity Initiative, and the former home of the North Coast Arts Integration Project. Offering resources, blogs, and teacher-tested arts integrated lessons for you to try in your own classroom (both in-person and #CreateAtHome enrichment activities!)
Your education policy blog. At Education Commission of the States, we believe in the power of learning from experience. Every day, we provide education leaders with unbiased information and opportunities for collaboration.
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.
Whether you’re a teacher in early education, k-12, or higher education; a parent teaching your children from home; or an administrator navigating the changing educational landscape from a high level; this series which is anchored in the science and practice of mindfulness, yoga, and positive psychology, is for you!
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.