Who We Are
Arts Impact, a program of Puget Sound Educational Service District, is a comprehensive professional development arts program for classroom teachers.
What We Do
Arts Impact brings high quality arts education experiences to students by training classroom teachers to use the arts in their day-to-day teaching.
Through a two-year program, Arts Impact offers classes, workshops and mentorships, training teachers to bring dance, theater and visual arts into their classrooms and their core curriculum.
All Arts Impact programs align with the Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements in the Arts.
Arts Impact provides professional learning for teachers to build confidence and competence to integrate the arts into the everyday classroom experience, helping to ensure all children have access to quality arts education.
Arts Impact is committed to building key 21st century skills for both teachers and students that include creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking, all vital to closing the opportunity gap.
We believe including the arts in basic education teaches to the whole child, engages all learning modalities, and leads to the development of powerful learning habits.
Arts Impact Featured in New Scholarly Book
Arts Impact will be featured in an up-coming publication on national models of arts integration, titled Communities of Practice in Arts Integration. Scheduled for release in fall 2014 by Teacher's College Press, Arts Impact is highlighted for its arts infused approach to professional learning, which improves teacher practice and student achievement both in and beyond the arts.
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