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Sanger Unified School District

Provide professional learning in arts integration for all K-12 teachers and administrators, as well as community members such as art docents who provide services to Sanger Unified students. Appropriate professional learning, will include foundational skills in all arts disciplines and strategies for integration with other content areas (ELA, math, science, social studies).

  • Arts integration training for Principals and VAPA lead teachers
  • Arts integration strategies included in grade level teacher training
  • Continue Jefferson Elementary Art Docent Program, expand to Lincoln Elementary


Action Steps
Person(s) Responsible Due Date

Name Role
Arts integration training for principals, VAPA leads and arts teachers to build knowledge and awareness of arts integration. Jennifer Determan-Lewis, Karl Kesterke, Adela Jones Research and develop training options Assist in scheduling training Principals: 8/2016 VAPA leads: 10/2016
Continue training VAPA leads in resources and techniques for arts- integrated curriculum and pedagogy. Jennifer Determan-Lewis Develop and schedule after school or min. Wednesday training. Begin in Fall of 2016, ongoing
Continue voluntary arts integration training for interested teachers and VAPA leads. Develop new workshops each year. Jennifer Determan-Lewis Develop and schedule after school or min. Wednesday training options. Yearly
Continue arts integration professional learning included in district grade level collaborative learning days for teachers, focused on specific arts integration strategies with embedded standards by grade level. Jennifer Determan-Lewis Collaborate to include arts integration strategies by grade level. Biannual, ongoing
Work with 7-12th grade teachers on arts integration strategies and/or school wide projects, such as integrating the arts into STEM.

Jennifer Determan-Lewis, Hillary Cloud

Collaborate on STEAM ideas and integrated strategies. 2018-2019
Create an arts integration scope and sequence for classroom teachers using arts strategies from grade level training days. Jennifer Determan-Lewis, Karl Kesterke, Tim Lopez Create scope and sequence Assist in distributing scope and sequence to principals

8/2017

8/2017


Impact on Students
Ongoing training will build capacity of VAPA site leads, administrators and teachers to become more comfortable with arts integration, allowing for increased opportunities for students to learn through Dance, Music Theatre and Visual Art. Students will benefit from more creative teachi8ng that engaged multiple modalities. l Students will master rigorous academic content both in the arts and in other content areas. Students’ arts education will be sequential, and well articulated from grade to grade. Students’ attendance and behavior will improve due to a high level of engagement in school.

Measures of Success
100% of principals attend arts integration training. 100% of K-8 teachers attend arts integration training. 100% of school sites will have a VAPA lead teacher. 100% of K-8 classes will be included in the scope and sequence.