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Creative Instruction Through the Arts - Chapter Summary
Brush up on creative instruction strategies with video lessons on the uses of music, creative movement, drama and visual art activities as teaching tools. Our expert instructors explain how these creative experiences can be used to help students discuss works of art in the world around them. They also go over strategies for incorporating arts instruction into your curriculum and developing a classroom environment that nurtures students' appreciation of the arts. You'll review tips for adapting instruction to the needs of English language learners as well. An overview of this chapter's main topics is listed below:
- Visual and performing arts activities and teaching tools
- Integrated arts instruction and technology
- Creative learning environments
- ELL instructional strategies
This collection of lessons makes it easy to review creative instruction strategies. The lessons are available as text with important terms in bold. When you're finished, multiple-choice quizzes are available to help assess your understanding of this material.
1. Using Music to Teach Children
Music can be an effective tool for enhancing instruction. In this lesson, you will explore the elements, characteristics, and tools involved with using music to enhance learning experiences.
2. Teaching Children Through Movement & Drama
The process of teaching children can be more effective when elements of movement and drama are integrated into their lessons. Learn how to create high-impact active learning experiences for students.
3. Messy Hands: Creating Visual Art with Children
Are you ready to get your hands dirty? Or at least hands covered in paint? If so go no further. This lesson will discuss the importance of creating visual art with children and offer some ideas to help you get 'messy hands' for learning.
4. Creating, Performing & Responding to Art
Integrating art into the early childhood classroom can be a wonderful way to engage students' senses and get them excited about learning. This lesson focuses on ideas for helping young children create, perform and respond to art.
5. Integrating the Arts in Early Childhood Curriculum
Early childhood education curricula should provide children opportunities to learn in a creative and imaginative way. This lesson provides suggestions for integrating the arts into the content areas of math, literacy, science and social studies.
6. Creating a Classroom Environment for Art Instruction
A well-planned classroom environment helps students feel engaged and excited about the visual arts. Read these suggestions on rules, room arrangement, and instruction that will help students feel enthusiastic about going to art class.
7. Encouraging Expressive Play & Performance
Children can be encouraged to express themselves and explore their personalities through play and performance in the classroom. This lesson discusses ways to encourage expression using dramatic play and performance opportunities.
8. Using Technology to Enhance Arts Instruction
Discover ways to use technology to engage the creative mind. Learn how to apply technology tools for arts instruction. Explore the practical challenges and benefits of technology integration.
9. Strategies for Teaching ELL Students
This lesson will highlight strategies that can be used to help English Language Learners in the classroom, such as the use of pictures and small groups. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge of methods for teaching ELL students.
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