Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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The Art of  
A Workshop for High School Teachers
the Arts


Student saxophone and percussion players

Visual Art

Student presenting a painting for critique


Theatre student performing in front of her class


A dance teacher and two students hold a dancer aloft

INTASC Standards

The principles of artful teaching that underlie this workshop are derived from teaching standards developed by the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium, or INTASC. INTASC is a consortium of state education agencies and national educational organizations dedicated to the reform of the preparation, licensing, and ongoing professional development of teachers. The INTASC Core Principles outline the knowledge, dispositions, and performances deemed essential for all teachers, regardless of the subject or grade level being taught.

The list below identifies selected INTASC principles and the workshop programs that correspond to them. You can find out more about these standards by visiting the INTASC Web site:



Selected INTASC Principles Corresponding Workshop Programs

Child Development
The teacher understands how children learn and develop, and can provide learning opportunities that support their intellectual, social, and personal development.

Program 2
Developing Students as Artists

Diversity of Learners
The teacher understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.

Program 3
Addressing the Diverse Needs of Students

Instructional Strategies
The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage students' development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.

Program 4
Choosing Instructional Approaches

Learning Environment
The teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.

Program 5
Creating Rich Learning Environments

The teacher uses knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.

Program 6
Fostering Genuine Communication

Community Involvement
The teacher fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support students' learning and well-being.

Program 7
Making the Most of Community Resources

The teacher understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social and physical development of the learner.

Program 8
Nurturing Independent Thinkers


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