What is arts integration?

    • "Arts integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form.

      Students engage in a creative process which connects an art form and another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both."

      Source: Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (link to document)

       
      What is discrete arts education?
      Discrete arts education refers to the practice of teaching the arts as a separate entity; usually focused on the specific skills, vocabulary, and practices of an art form. 
    • How can my school get professional development in arts integration?

      Contact Diane Cordingley; K-12 Arts Specialist for Local District East at diane.cordingley@lausd.net or 323-224-5932

    • What type of support in the arts is available for my school?

      Support in the arts is varied.  You may choose to get professional development in Visual Thinking Strategies, collaborate on fundraising, work with other schools to create an arts focused program, work with the Specialist to develop curriculum and programs specific to your school.  

      If you have ideas and/or questions, please contact Diane Cordingley, K-12 Arts Specialist for Local District East at diane.cordingley@lausd.net or at 323-224-5932.

What's happening in the Arts in Local District East?

  • Sixth annual Eastside Arts Festival 2017 will be on Saturday, March 4 from 9:30 until 3:00 at Torres High School Complex.  See you again!!

    Yahoo!  The fifth annual Eastside Arts Festival was a huge success!  Thanks to all the schools (32), workshop providers, families, community members, Board members Monica Garcia and Ref Rodriguez, Rory Pullens and Local District East Jose Huerta.  Special shout out to Maureen Longaker, festival founder.

    Please forward any photos or comments you wish to share to  Diane Cordingley at diane.cordingley@lausd.net.  Thanks for your participation and support.

    www.eastsideartsfestival.com

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