Resources for Teachers
A collection of articles, videos, and websites to help deepen your own practice or share with your colleagues and administrators.
Be sure to check out the tutorial videos from BRAINworks too, in the Curriculum Center!
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.
The Arts Education Data Toolkit
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' Lesson Plans
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.
Coaching for Educators
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.
Cognitive Rigor Matricies
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.
Create Humboldt & Arts and Creativity Initiative
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!)
RISE for Educators
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!