• External Links to Resources

    Arts Integration

    Minnesota State Standards

    Arts Curriculum

    Museums and References


    Arts Integration:


    ARTSEDGE is the Kennedy Center's free digital resource for teaching and learning in, through, and about the arts.


    Arts Integration and STEAM Professional Development through daily articles, classes, conferences, workshops and publications and resources.

    Perpich Arts Integration Network of Teachers 

    The Perpich Arts Integration Network of Teachers fosters collaborative arts integration in Minnesota through K-12 teacher professional development and funding to schools. With Perpich Center facilitation, teacher teams develop and implement arts-integrated lessons and units. 

    Project Zero

    Project Zero, of Harvard's Graduate School of Education, has conducted dozens of major research initiatives, published over 90 books and hundreds of articles and reports, and collaborated with countless partners. Project Zero’s work takes place nationally and internationally, in a variety of settings; while much of the research occurs in schools, an increasing amount is focused on businesses, cultural organizations such as museums, and online. In addition, Project Zero offers symposia and workshops, most notably the annual summer institutes.

    The Teaching Channel: The Power of Arts Integration series

    Learn about The Teaching Channel's video series that shows teachers how to integrate the arts into the classroom and individual lessons. Developed in partnership with The J. Paul Getty Museum


    Minnesota Department of Education K-12 Standards:

    The Arts

    English Language Arts



    Arts Curriculum

    The Art of Education

    Ridiculously Relevant™ Professional Development to Art Educators around the world. A catalog of 15+ online classes for Art Teachers, and an online magazine with daily articles, tips, tricks, videos, and the first ever online conference just for art teachers.

    Creating on iPads

    Tricia Fuglestad's AMAZING creating on iPads website. View over 100 creative digital art lessons compiled into one digital flyer with links to resources, examples, tutorials and more.

    The Educational Video Center

    The Educational Video Center is a non-profit youth media organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change. Founded in 1984, EVC has evolved from a single video workshop for teenagers from Manhattan's Lower East Side to become an internationally acclaimed leader in youth media education. EVC's teaching methodology brings together the powerful traditions of student-centered progressive education and independent community documentary.

    Incredible @rt Department

    On this site you can find free art lessons, news, art resources, art careers, schools, and help for new art teachers.

    Painted Paper

    Connecting curriculum and creativity through art

    smART Class

    A collection of various K-5 arts projects - very creative and innovative!

    Thomas Elementary Arts Blog

    I try to post examples of every lesson that I do along with a full lesson plan for other teachers to use.


    Museums and References


    Explore the combined collections of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Art Center through hundreds of new features in ArtsConnectEd. Search over 100,000 resources in the Art Finder, including works of art, texts, audio, video, and interactive resources. Save and customize items in the redesigned Art Collector. Comment, tag and rate everything!

    High Museum of Art

    The High Museum of Art offers a variety of professional learning programs, resources, and special events for teachers.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Introduce your students to the richness and diversity of works of art in selected collections of the Museum. These comprehensive and fully illustrated guides provide useful background information and ideas for engaging students.

    Mili Copyright Wiki

    An incredibly comprehensive and updated source to copyright-free material

    Museum of Modern Art

    Make MoMA your classroom. Learn to look closely, discuss art, and think critically.

    The National Art Education Association

    NAEA Instructional Resources Gallery: A special collection of lesson/unit plans curated by NAEA professionals and available only to NAEA members!


    National Gallery of Art

    Make MoMA your classroom. Learn to look closely, discuss art, and think critically.

    Out of Eden Learn Educator Resources

    Thinking Routines from Project Zero that Support "Slow Looking" in a Variety of Ways.

    SAMR and Bloom's Taxonomy

    Resources to support the SAMR Model

    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

    SFMOMA invites you to explore modern and contemporary art and to use the museum's collections and programs as a foundation for teaching and learning. Our Education Department offers a variety of programs and resources for educators, including professional development workshops and institutes for teachers, online teaching aids, and school programs designed to encourage the exploration of works of art, enhance visual literacy, and foster critical-thinking skills.

    The Space

    Set up by the BBC and Arts Council England, The Space is a commissioner of art that employs technology to push the boundaries of creative expression. We support new talent and great artists from all art forms, creative industries, technical and digital backgrounds, through regular Open Calls, commissions and partnerships.

    Universal Design for Learning Guidelines

    These UDL Guidelines and checkpoints can assist educators in designing flexible lessons and curricula that reduce barriers to learning and provide innovative and supportive learning to meet the needs of all learners. They can also help educators evaluate existing curricula goals, materials, methods, and assessments.