- Utilize the arts and the artistic process to reinforce teaching and learning in all subjects.
- Develop interdisciplinary units for students aligned with Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Understanding by Design (UbD).
- Motivate all students to form a lifelong love of learning.
The Artful Learning Model underscores what good teachers know about teaching-learning springs from engaging experiences. As a result, test scores in Artful Learning schools already prove the validity of this theory. The model is concept-based, inquiry-based, and interdisciplinary. Teachers are trained to center their core curriculum instruction in the model’s four components:
- Experience- Students are introduced to a “masterwork” exposing them to rigorous and important ideas and classic works, thus creating an engaging experience.
- Inquire- Students are interested when they are invited to inquire, ask questions and deepen their understanding.
- Create- Students start to love learning when they actually create something. They enjoy active, hands-on involvement in producing something of value.
- Reflect- Students learn more and can apply it when they reflect thoughtfully through deepening questions on what they understand.