TEAL Coach Dani Sturgis shares her early experiences with arts integration. Get a brief glimpse as Sturgis masterfully guides her fourth grade students through a TEAL-based lesson that integrates geometry and visual art, literacy, and engages students in the 4Cs.
Dr. Veronica Alvarez, Director of School and Teacher Programs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art opens this video, modeling an arts integration approach called visual thinking strategies, for TEAL coaches. Dr. Alvarez asks three simple questions: What do you think is happening? What do you see that makes you say that? What more can you find?, stimulating inquiry and discussion focused on a historical painting. Following this, Mrs. Rita Salazar of Arts in Action Charter School, Boyle Heights, facilitates questions and discussion with her 2nd graders. Watch as Mrs. Salazar integrates visual art with different areas of the curriculum, including English Language Arts and Literacy, while also touching on empathy with the figures in the paintings.
TEAL educators discover the ways in which the California Arts Standards for Public Schools, Prekindergarten Through Grade Twelve and the California Common Core State Standards reinforce each other and can meet objectives in both areas, as well as other content areas. Learn more
TEAL is designed to provide pre-service educators with quality, no-cost online learning in arts integration. Practical, useful and usable material and resources are made available to those pre-service educators in the K-6 grades and their instructors. Learn more
"Because works of art are almost always about 'something', they can be the glue that binds the curriculum together and helps kids synthesize all of their learning throughout the day."
Christine Marmé Thompson
Art education professor at Pennsylvania State University
With the growing recognition of the vital importance of the Visual and Performing Arts in a child’s education, the number of online arts integration and arts education resources continues to increase. Go to resources