ERIC Number: EJ1022979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Increasing Secondary Teachers' Capacity to Integrate the Arts
Richard, Byron; Treichel, Christa J.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v86 n6 p224-228 2013
Examples from a team of collaborating secondary teachers--one visual arts teacher and one science teacher--highlight key aspects of this professional development project in arts integration. The article traces a regional network designed to build teacher capacity with implications for the design, effectiveness, and sustainability of professional development for secondary teachers. It describes the framework for professional development through the first two years of the project. In year one, teachers increased their understanding of arts integration; collegial collaboration; the design and use of assessments that align with standards, benchmarks, and learning goals; and how to reflect on student work. In year two, professional development activity focused on co-teaching and helping teachers to increase the rigor of student learning goals as a way to improve student learning in arts and non-arts content areas. Project outcomes and challenges to sustaining such job-embedded and networked professional learning opportunities are discussed and directions for further research are offered.
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Capacity Building, Visual Arts, Science Curriculum, Faculty Development, Teacher Education Programs, Integrated Curriculum, Team Teaching, Educational Strategies, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Teaching Skills
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota