Arts Integration Committee

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.

This webpage is under review. Check back for updates.



MAIN EVENT - Missouri Arts Integration Network - ZOOM

October 5, 4-5pm

Featured presenters are Katie and Steve Schisler from A.D. Stowell Elementary in Hannibal, MO
>Read more here.


date featured presenters

August 31, 2020 - 4pm - Ed Riggi & Sherry Norfolk

October 5, 2020 - 4pm - Katie and Steve Schisler - A.D. Stowell Elementary - Hannibal, MO

November 2, 2020 - 4pm - Dr. Elizabeth Hogan McFarland and Dr. Carol B. Horst - Southeast Missouri State University

12/7 - 4pm - TBA

>learn 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

St. Louis - Janelle Velten - Program Manager and Arts Integration Specialist

Springfield - Breanna Kavanaugh - Fine Arts/World Language Coordinator for Springfield Public Schools