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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SKU CAF-791 Category