Teacher Program

Arts Integration: Reaching All Learners

Soo Sunny Park, Boundary Conditions, 2013–14, Stainless steel, plexiglass, paint, New Britain Museum of American Art, Commissioned through the Alice Osborne Bristol Fund

In collaboration with the Connecticut Office of the Arts, the Museum will present the Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Schools Program, a two-day professional workshop for classroom teachers, special education teachers, arts essentialists, and teaching artists. This program explores a unique approach to the theory and practice of arts integration while demonstrating new strategies for tailoring these theories and practices to students of all abilities and skill levels. Participants will gain confidence integrating arts into their lesson plans and better understand Universal Design for Learning, Multiple Intelligence Theory, as well at the HOT Approach.

A maximum of three teachers per school may participate in this workshop. This opportunity, funded by the Department of Vision, Strength and Artistic Expression and Accessible arts (VSAarts) at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, involves a commitment to participate in two full-day workshops offered one month apart, with time in between workshops to design, implement, experiment, and refine a lesson or an integrated unit of study. Participants may register at on or after January 5, 2018.


Free for educators


Thursday, March 22, 2018 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 9:00 am to 3:00 pm