The CPS Department of Arts Education defines arts integration as an educational approach in which an artistic discipline (or disciplines) and another academic subject (or subjects) are combined for the teaching and learning of content knowledge and skills.

As a department, we are committed to providing quality arts integration resources for educators across all arts disciplines and other core subjects, in order to help them understand and implement effective integration practices both as individuals and in collaboration across classrooms.

Our Arts Integration Toolkit includes:

  • Overview documents: Arts integration definition, benefits, and research
  • Unit planners for collaborating educators
  • Unit reflection documents and diagnostics
  • Links to quality arts integration resources from across the country