Institute for Arts Integration

The Institute for Arts Integration (IAI) is a comprehensive, multi-layered, evidence-based program designed to train teachers in the pedagogy of arts integration as a method for engaging students in meaningful and memorable learning. Developed and taught by Enchanted Circle Theater (ECT) master teaching artists, and a curriculum specialist from the Collaborative for Educational Services (CES), the Institute will serve 45 K-8 teachers from Holyoke, Northampton and Springfield. The IAI plans to expand in future years to include pre-service teachers from local colleges and universities, teachers throughout Western Massachusetts, offer experiential seminars for administrative leaders, and become a training ground for teaching artists throughout the region. IAI is modeled on several highly successful Institutes that ECT and CES have each implemented in the past.

  1. Institute for Arts Integration Final Projects

  2. Institute for Arts Integration

  3. Institute for Arts Integration #2

  4. Institute for Arts Integration #3

  5. IAI for Sparks