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Arts Education

Engaging diverse learners
CONTACT

Kate Van Steenhuyse, Interim Director

(785) 379-1608

Kate.VanSteenhuyse@ks.gov

Arts integration engages diverse learners through music, dance, poetry, visual art and drama to understand and express their learning of curriculum concepts through the arts. Arts integration isn’t just for art teachers; these strategies can be incorporated by all educators from early childhood to 12th grade as well as school support staff. Educators at all Kansas schools are encouraged to attend a variety of workshops as curriculum will differ.

2022 Arts Education

Professional Development with the KS/MO Kennedy Center Partners in Education

KCAIC supports and coordinates with the Partners in Education program.

KCAIC supports and coordinates with the Partners in Education program, a national partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Established in 1991, the program is designed to assist arts organizations throughout the nation to develop or expand educational partnerships with their local school systems. The primary purpose of these school/community partnerships is to promote the professional learning of teachers. Find out more about free virtual workshops and the annual symposium.

2022 Arts Integration Symposium
July 26 & 27, 2022
Starlight Theatre (4600 Starlight Road Kansas City, MO 64132)

Just Add Arts Symposium: Strengthening Literacy and Social Emotional Learning through Arts Integration

This professional development for teachers and administrators provides hands-on opportunities to learn from local and national presenters.

This professional development for teachers and administrators provides hands-on opportunities to learn from local and national presenters. Teachers can take those techniques back to their classrooms and integrate the arts right away into preschool through high school curriculum. Graduate credit available from Wichita State University for $65!

The Just Add Arts symposium is made possible through the support of partners and sponsors: The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, The National Endowment for the Arts, Wichita State University College of Applied Studies Corbin Connect, and The Credit Union of America. The symposium is funded in part by a grant from the US Department of Education. However, the presenters and content do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

Just Add Arts Symposium: Strengthening Literacy and Social Emotional Learning through Arts Integration, presented by Arts Partners Wichita
July 27-29, 2022
Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
Symposium FREE to attendees but registration required

Past Arts Education

Kansas Literacy Festival

KCAIC is a sponsor and supporter of the Kansas Literacy Festival

September 2-4, 2021
Wichita, KS

This community event used art as a catalyst to inspire a lifelong love of reading. The festival provided literacy enrichment to Kansas Youth through targeted programs, events and activities that encourage early learning, family engagement and access to books. Activities began with virtual professional development workshops offered throughout the spring of 2021 and culminated in a three-day-long September event.

The KS/MO Kennedy Center Partners in Education Arts Integration Symposium

July 22-24, 2019
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
Kansas City, MO

This three-day symposium had national experts lead participants through workshops that explored the power of the arts in engaging students, strengthening comprehension and bringing content areas to life.

Strengthening Social and Emotional Learning Through the Arts

Presented by Arts Partners Wichita

July 24-16, 2019
West High School
Wichita, KS

This three-day symposium in Wichita invited educators from the area to learn from local and national experts how to integrate the arts to:

  • Improve classroom management.
  • Make meaningful connections with students.
  • Use self-care to manage job-related stress to avoid burnout.
  • Comply with Character and Social Emotional Learning Standards.

Want to learn more about Cultural Development Programs?