Integrate the Arts to Help Learners Excel in All Subjects

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Meet the Maker

Nicole HugueninNicole Huguenin, Director of Arts Integration and Play

Are you a good dancer?

I love to dance! I have a huge family, and we always dance at family gatherings. My kids grew up dancing, and they can move!

What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard?

“And the best news of all is that it’s never too late to become the person you’ve always wanted to be.” —Cleo Wade

What do you like to do in your free time?

A couple of friends and I travel around our community and build mud kitchens for kids. Mud kitchens are outdoor kitchens where kids can “cook” with things from nature. They are super engaging and support children’s imaginations.

This Week’s Focus

Arts Integration

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What exactly is arts integration, and how can we use this approach in our classrooms?

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A very clear explanation about arts integration:

arts integration definition

Kennedy Center’s Arts Integration Checklist (pages 9-10).

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The value of the arts:

Edutopia Arts Integration

How the arts can help students excel academically:

Edutopia Transforming a School through Arts Ingegration

We can celebrate cultural identity through the arts:

Edutopia celebrating cultural identity through arts

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Take a deeper dive into arts integration. Discover what it is and what it isn’t:

A guide to arts integration

Drawing helps students retain what they’ve learned:

Six smart ways to bring the power of music into your classroom:

Edutopia bring power of music to class

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Being Makers

Being Makers is a team of change-making leaders from Maker Learning Network and iLEAD Schools focused on project-based learning and social-emotional growth.
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