Start with Art: Visual Arts Integration for the Gifted


Presenter: Genein Letford, CAFFE Strategies
Core Area: Instructional Planning and Delivery 1A, 1C, 1E; Knowledge of Students and Student Learning 2A, 2B, 2C Content Knowledge and Expertise 3A, 3C; Learning Environment 4A, 4D; Data-Driven Practice 5A, 5C, 5D; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 6B, 6C 
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

How can the arts improve students’ and educators’ abilities to be more creative in all aspects of life? In this 1-hour course by CAFFE Strategies, Genein Letford explores the elements of visual arts and what it means to be culturally competent with people who have lived different experiences. When you complete this course, you’ll have a firm understanding of the benefits of integrating creativity and the visual arts in a classroom setting.

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Creative thinking is the #1 skill needed in the workforce, so it is a skill we must protect and continue developing in our students. Creativity is so much more than just artistry. The arts can help our students think creatively in every other subject area.

Award-winning educator, Genein Letford, shares how Intercultural Creativity®, which integrates cultural competence with creative thinking, is strengthened through arts integration. Her brain-backed curriculum ideas are easy to implement and increase engagement while advancing creative thinking for both the teacher and the students.

In this 1-hour course, you will learn:

  • How to identify visual art elements and their characteristics
  • How to implement visual art elements into other content areas
  • How to increase students’ engagement and perspective-shifting
  • How to incorporate creative thinking strategies with art foundations into general education content

Other courses in this series:

Intercultural Creativity for Classrooms and Beyond
Start with Art: Music Integration for the Gifted
EQ and Emotional Granularity for the Gifted

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21 reviews for Start with Art: Visual Arts Integration for the Gifted

  1. Michelle – ALICE ISD (verified owner)

    This was a good course on how to incorporate art, music, and theater into lessons.

  2. Leticia – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    This course was informal and is a great way to incorporate art in the classroom.

  3. Lauren – HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY & SCHOOL OF SCIENCE – HOUSTON SOUTH 101846 OR 101862 (verified owner)

    It was great

  4. Diana – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)


  5. Jorge – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    The course provides the perspective of Art, that might have become underrated in teaching gifted students.

  6. Richard – HARMONY SCIENCE ACADEMY & SCHOOL OF SCIENCE – HOUSTON SOUTH 101846 OR 101862 (verified owner)

    This is good

  7. Susan – TEAYS VALLEY LOCAL (verified owner)

    This is a great instruction to visual arts!

  8. Michelle – Defiance City Schools (verified owner)

    I love how the instructor was able to relate the arts to other subject areas. It sparked a lot of creative thinking when planning or introducing lessons!

  9. Bethany – MIDLOTHIAN ISD (verified owner)

    its good

  10. Shawn – River View Local Schools (verified owner)

    I really like the way the art was presented as a stimulation to a conversation before a lesson was taught.

  11. Grace – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great course! Helps in understanding the connection between curriculum and visual arts.

  12. Kristen – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    Great ideas and love the Gems!

  13. Tara – WESTERVILLE CITY (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this course. I do use aspects of these studies within my teaching in the classroom. The graphic that describes the Gems of Intercultural Creativity is amazing. I am going to print this resource to use with my planning.

  14. trista – CRESTVIEW LOCAL – VAN WERT COUNTY (verified owner)

    Great way to bring different learning techniques into the classroom.

  15. Patricia – DONNA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT (verified owner)

    Great ideas shared to help incorporate art within the lessons.

  16. Michelle – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    Great Course!

  17. Julie – CARLISLE LOCAL (verified owner)

    Great ideas for using art in the classroom

  18. Tami – Prince George County Public Schools (verified owner)

    could have been more in depth

  19. Ronda – COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT (verified owner)

    This was a very useful course that encourages teachers to creatively use strategies to encourage higher level thinking and increase student engagement.

  20. Elizabeth – WESTERVILLE CITY (verified owner)

    This gives you practical ideas for implementing art in the classroom.

  21. Kevin – DELAWARE CITY (verified owner)

    Nice intro, needs more.

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