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Learn to Play Recorder

Colburn Teaching Artists, Leeav Sofer and Gina Luciani teaches you how to play the recorder and read basic music notation. These activities/lessons are perfect for learning how to play the recorder and teaching your students foundational elements of music.

Social and Emotional Learning through the Arts

Supporting English Learners' Literacy Using the Arts & Technology

STEAM Resources

Media Arts Integration Resources

Arts Integration Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources

The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena

Educational outreach is a major part of the Armory’s ongoing work. The Armory offers popular online art and mathematics integrated lessons to educators, in addition to rich professional development opportunities.

Artsedge, the Kennedy Center’s Arts Education Network

Artsedge is a leading advocate for the arts and arts integration. The resources and lessons housed on their site are searchable by keyword, by visual and performing arts integrated with other subject areas, as well as grade level, The lessons include the state, national and Common Core standards that are addressed.

Arts Every Day

From Baltimore City Schools, Arts Every Day supports arts education with resources for educators, students and families, teaching artists, and cultural organizations.

Education Closet

Education Closet is a rich resource for arts integration for educators at all stages of the practice. The website provides a wide array educational tools and resources for arts integration, STEAM, and project based learning, including a large compilation of lesson plans and implementation guidance that span grades K-12.


The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF) publishes Edutopia, one of the most extensive sites for teaching and learning. The Foundation "celebrates and encourages innovation" in K-12 schools. As a notable advocate for arts education, Edutopia offers lesson plans, articles, implementation tools, and many more resources for arts integration.

Fine Arts Educational Resources

From the U.S. Department of Defense Education Agency. This is a large collection of digital resources for the Fine Arts, including the Visual Arts, Music, Drama, and the Humanities.

The Getty Museum Educational Resources

The Getty Museum website has a searchable list of lesson plans for all grade levels, along with numerous resources to use in lesson design and implementation. In addition, the Getty Museum website is a rich cultural resource, offering exploration and discovery in the awe-inspiring world of the visual arts.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

The abundance of educational offerings and opportunities that LACMA provides, both online and on site, is astonishing. An encyclopedic online art collection, e-news, K-12 grade level and thematic curriculum, Evenings for Educators, and workshops are only some of the valuable resources this world-class museum offers.

The Teaching Channel

A “must have” tool for teachers is the Teaching Channel. Video lesson plans are accompanied by lesson plan downloads. The Teaching Channel has resources for educators across the curriculum. A convenient search feature allows the user to locate arts integrated lessons and videos, along with many other subject areas.

Arts Education Advocacy

Arts in Education – General Topic

Americans for the Arts urges individuals, informal groups, and organizations to advocate for the arts and provides many resources for this purpose.

The Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN) has a vast collection of advocacy resources, plus information on State Alliances for Arts Education, and how to develop partnerships to promote arts education.

Dance in Education

The Nation Dance Education Organization (NDEO) maintains a website with a wide range of materials for educators and dancers, including recommendations for advocacy. Videos, research reports, and articles about the positive impact of arts and dance education in the lives of students are available in the NDEO Advocacy Tools section.

Media Arts in Education

The Consortium for Media Literacy online publication, Connections, contains some insights into how to extend the media arts in schools.

Music in Education

The National Association of Music Merchants’ (NAMM) site contains a wealth of advocacy information, including this video and article focused on how school leadership can create the culture and climate for music education that also teaches life skills.

Why Should Children Play Music? if anyone needs convincing, check it out here.

Theatre in Education

The American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) offers “Advocacy Basics”, the What, When, Who, Where, and How of advocacy in general and Theatre Education, specifically.

Visual Arts in Education

National Arts Education Association (NAEA) – as the leading professional member organization for visual arts educators, the NAEA maintains a website with tools and multiple learning resources, an abundance of advocacy materials, even an online store for advocacy merchandise.

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Go to TEAL Downloadable Files.