Missouri Arts Integration Network
The Missouri Arts Integration Network connects individuals with an interest in ARTS INTEGRATION via FREE one-hour monthly events via ZOOM. We welcome arts and non-arts teachers from any subject or discipline at every level - from PreK through collegiate. Get inspired as you meet with other educators and hear success stories from practitioners across the state. To register use ZOOM links for each MAIN event.
Missouri Arts Integration Network - (2:00)
M.A.I.N. Eventsall on Mondays at 4pm
The Missouri Arts Integration Network professional learning community sessions will enjoy a December hiatus, and then resume January 24, 2022 when we will welcome Amy Berridge Manager, Studio Experiences, and Bonnie Thomas, Manager, Educator Programs and Resources in the School Programs and Partnerships Department at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Plan to join us on 1/24/22! REGISTER
Meet Amy Berridge Manager, Studio Experiences, and Bonnie Thomas, Manager, Educator Programs and Resources in the School Programs and Partnerships Department at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. They will share an arts-integrated lesson involving natural materials and stop-motion animation inspired by Andy Goldsworthy's Walking Wall. The lesson will be available for teachers to check out from the Educator Resource Center and will also be included in a larger Environmental Art kit that is still in development. They look forward to hearing your thoughts!
Plan to join us on 1/24/22! REGISTER
MAIN events allow participants to reflect and ask questions, offer suggestions to support members of the community. They can also help define MAIN Events moving forward. No matter what stage of your arts integration journey, there is a place for you at our MAIN events! Please join us, and invite others to do so as well.
PREVIOUS PRESENTERS and Video Archive
10/25/21 Garrett Brown and Dana Ross (with Aaron Money)
Liberty Schools and EPIC Elementary
The KS/MO Partnership in Education group affiliated with the Kennedy Center has become a hub for Arts Integration in the KC region.
June-September 2021 Sessions were informal roundtable discussions.
June 28, 2021
3/22 and 5/24/21 Arts Integration Collaborative - Columbia Civic Orchestra
2/22 and 4/26/21 - Globally Strong Cultural Fair
Stephanie Hasty grew up in Mansfield where the Little House books were written and now teaches high school English in Lebanon. She and her 11 year old daughter, Lila Jane, spend their free time reading books and watching too much TV and they can't wait to travel again, as they miss exploring the world.
Elizabeth Barker has been throwing clay and teaching art at Lebanon High School for 25 years. Elizabeth hopes to someday return to slow running at marathon events with crowds of other crazy people. She lives near Bennett Springs with her husband Robert, and their children Abram (17), Alia (15) and Adlai (12).
1/25/21 @ 4pm - Carrie Pace - STEAM Academy Middle School - Ferguson Florissant School District - "Art with Heart" program involves students as entrepreneurs who design a replicable product for sale to benefit local non-profits. The project encompasses visual arts, ELA, mathematics and more as they research, apply for a $25 business loan for materials and supplies, market their products and sell them at a school fair, and then present the proceeds.
Amanda Martin Hamon
12/7/20 @ 4pm - Amanda Martin-Hamon, Associate Director of K-12 Education and Molly Nevius Learning Communities Coordinator-both at the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas showcased their newest statewide arts integration outreach initiative PEAK (Partners Engaging Arts across Kansas). This exciting initiative is focusing on SEL and character development (SECD). They also plan to display some of the educational resources available at the Spencer tied with their upcoming exhibition Healing, Knowing, Seeing the Body including their lesson plan bank and collection cards.
11/2/20 @ 4pm - Dr. Elizabeth Hogan McFarland
Fine Arts Educators who work with pre-service educators help their students understand the benefits of arts integration. Dr. McFarland works with teachers in the area of music education.
About the STEAM Experience at
A.D. Stowell School - Hannibal, MO
10/5/20 @ 4pm - Katie (music) and Steven (visual art) Schisler are a dynamic duo who in 2018 they had the opportunity to help in the creation of a STEAM Integration program at Stowell. This would pair grade level teachers with specialist (art, music, PE, and STEM) to create project based learning lessons that integrate multiple subjects through co-teaching. In the third year of the program there is still a lot of learning to do, but it has become a source of enjoyment and identity throughout the school. They are excited to share the structure of the program as well as some successes and pitfalls they have encountered thus far. The link at left allows you to watch a video created in 2019 to promote the program.
Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning
8/31 - 4pm - Ed Reggi and Sherry Norfolk
Learn more about the work of Springboard to Learning teaching artists Ed Reggi and Sherry Norfolk who work in an onsite residency program with host teachers who receive arts integration coaching.
Lifelong storyteller and actor Ed Reggi is one of Springboard to Learning’s original Wolf Trap Literacy and STEM trained teaching artists. Ed obtained his BFA from Fontbonne University. He’s lived in NYC and Chicago and mentored by Second City founder Paul Sills. An improv teacher on Oprah’s nationally syndicated reality show WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIE’S, Ed also teaches Acting at Southern Illinois University, Washington University, and COCA in University City.
Kennedy Center Teaching Artist and Adjunct Professor at Lesley University, Sherry Norfolk is a performing artist, a dynamic storyteller, and teaching artist, who uses storytelling as a strategy for teaching preK-12th grade curriculum. She is co-editor with Lyn Ford of “Storytelling Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Children with Special Needs,” and with Jane Stenson of “The Storytelling Classroom series” (four books that explore rigorous, standards- based storytelling strategies for learning across the curriculum). Sherry is another of Springboard to Learning’s original Wolf Trap Literacy and STEM trained teaching artists.OTHER RESOURCES: •WT Programming- General Description https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68kHIOu5Bv0&t=93s
•WT Specific Teacher testimonial with description - https://youtu.be/RY5aq1GV7-A
7/27/20 - So Choi and Lee Newell
Our neighbors to the West in the great state of Kansas, So Choi (visual arts) and Lee Newell (mathematics) shared their collaboration in creating stunning works of art while learning more about quadratic equations.
6/29/20 - Phyllis Pasley - Introduction to M.A.I.N.
Would you like to share a 15-20 presentation or facilitate a discussion panel at one of our future MAIN meetings? We are always looking for new ideas and perspectives which might inspire others! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas.