Arts Integration

Missouri Alliance for Arts Education

The MAAE executive board has placed Arts Integration as a high priority
for its executive director, and the Arts Integration Committee
to promote its positive impact on teaching and learning across the state.

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M.A.I.N. EVENTS

MAAE's next MAIN EVENT - Monthly meetings of the Missouri Arts Integration Network are held on ZOOM. Email director@moaae.org for the link.

>Read more here.

MAAE notes that although each has different definitions, Arts integration, STEM and STEAM share a common ideology. Students benefit when the arts are an integral part of instruction. These approaches leverage the specialized training and expertise of educators from a variety of disciplines, with more relevant, holistic learning for the student. Research shows that students are best served by a collaborative approach to teaching and learning.

Other benefits may include:

    • improved student achievement

    • increased student retention

    • student confidence

    • improved communication skills

    • social-emotional benefits

    • improved attendance

    • building relationships

    • increased collaboration among teachers, administrators and community

    • improved school/classroom climate

    • and a renewed sense of joy in learning for both teachers and students.

HUBS for Professional Development
in Arts Integration in Missouri

There are three regions in Missouri that have benefited from Kennedy Center Partnerships between arts organizations and educational institutions. Professional development workshops are offered annually in all three locations. For more information about offerings in each region, you may contact the coordinators listed below:

Kansas City - Aaron Money - Fine Arts Coordinator for Liberty Public Schools aaron.money@lps53.org

St. Louis - Janelle Velten - COCA.edu Program Manager and Arts Integration Specialist
jvelten@cocastl.org

Springfield - Breanna Kavanaugh - Fine Arts/World Language Coordinator for Springfield Public Schools
Bnkavanaugh@spsmail.org

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