ArtsAlive! Arts, Integration, Accessibility – 2018-19 FREE Events & Workshops

Free professional development in arts integration for K-12 educators.

ArtsAlive! sessions are hosted by Springfield City School District’s professional development program and Wittenberg University’s Department of Education master classes. Outside educators are welcome to attend. Contact Amy Korpieski at to register.

aa!-carter-hermanDestination Education
June 6-7, 2018, Wooster, Ohio
Presented by the Ohio Kennedy Center Collaborative and the Ohio Arts Council, Destination Education brings together Ohio Partners in Education and Any Given Child educators for workshops with Kennedy Center teaching artists Jamin Carter, a visual artist, and poet Mimi Herman.


AA!-EricksonLaying a Foundation: Defining Arts Integration
For paraprofessionals working with students with disabilities
August 9, 2018, 8-11 am or 12-3 pm, Springfield High School
What is arts integration? And why and is it so great with students with disabilities? This workshop by Kennedy Center teaching artist Karen Erickson unpacks the Kennedy Center’s definition of arts integration, uncovers the characteristics of quality integration, and will provide an opportunity for participants to explore differentiating integration for students with disabilities. You will participate in an arts-integrated lesson, discuss adaptation ideas for your students, and examine how arts-integrated instruction aligns with best practices in the classroom.

AA!-lippertTheater Arts Integration
November 5, 2018, 6-8 pm, Blair Hall, Wittenberg University
Dayton Muse Machine teaching artist Michael Lippert presents a master class in theater arts integration. Lippert presents a foundation in theater arts integration that any teacher can use in the classroom with any subject and all students. This hands-on, engaging workshop will have teachers on their feet, creating and practicing with arts integration.


AA!-muse-machinePerformance Arts Integration
November 6, 2018, 8-11 am or 12-3 pm, Springfield High School
Beth Wright, teaching artist with Muse Machine in Dayton, presents dance and performance in the classroom. Teachers do not need a background in performance to successfully integrate core curriculum subjects with performance. This approach is especially engaging for students who need to move. Performance integrated learning provides a boost for all students because it is learning with the body and the brain.


AA!-eshelman-korpieskiVisual Thinking Strategies: A Workshop and Classroom Subscription Service
November 6, 2018, 12-3 pm, Springfield Museum of Art
Presented by Museum Educators Annette Eshelman and Amy Korpieski, Visual Thinking Strategies presents a simple technique that hones student observation, refines students’ skills in inference and critical thinking, and boosts students’ abilities for on-topic conversation. After the workshop participants will receive monthly digital visual art images to use with Visual Thinking Strategies in the classroom. Art works sent digitally will connect with literacy, math, science, or social studies. Teachers who document using Visual Thinking Strategies monthly will be eligible for a drawing for a free field trip to the Springfield Museum of Art.

For questions contact program manager, Amy Korpieski at or 937-617-2787.