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This arts integration certification program is grounded in meeting the following established standards:
STANDARD 1: KNOWLEDGE OF ARTS PROCESSES
Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists have a working knowledge of processes in visual art, music, theater, dance and media arts and actively seek out opportunities to integrate these processes across content areas.
STANDARD 2: KNOWLEDGE OF CURRICULUM STANDARDS
Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists know where to find curriculum standards for any content area, as well as how they are organized, how to read and understand standards for various content areas, and the relationship between curriculum standards across content areas.
STANDARD 3: PROVIDING EQUITABLE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists are able to create arts integrated lesson plans which are responsive to student learning preferences, are differentiated, and clearly showcase alignment to standards and equitable assessments.
STANDARD 4: IMPLEMENTING ASSESSMENT PRACTICES ACROSS CONTENT AREAS
Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists design assessments that are intentionally aligned with the standards in both the arts and content areas outlined at the outset of the lesson or unit.
STANDARD 5: LEADING EDUCATORS
Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists actively seek to collaborate with and lead teachers in other content areas through the use of strategies, standards alignment, lesson delivery, assessment and partnerships.
STANDARD 6: CONDUCTING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists demonstrate an expert ability to develop and implement valuable learning experiences through arts integrated PD opportunities in all content areas.
STANDARD 7: IMPLEMENTING ARTS INTEGRATION PHILOSOPHY
Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists demonstrate an expert ability to develop an evolving philosophy that addresses the goals of arts integration and identifies concrete behaviors that emerge in arts integrated schools.
STANDARD 8: CREATING A PRACTICE OF INTENTIONAL REFLECTION AND REVISION
Accomplished Arts Integration Specialists intentionally reflect on their teaching and learning process, as well as their facilitation of arts integration efforts, and use these reflections to guide revisions to their practice as necessary.