We are three professional educators who believe in arts-integration to engage and motivate students to become better learners.
This curriculum was designed for local, national and international educators, artists, therapists and researchers interested in discovering new ways to help diverse learners improve the skills they find challenging.
An Arts Integrated Approach
CPR 4 Classrooms
PO Box 10396
Lynchburg, VA 24506 USA
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"...a vibrant and exciting learning tool; no other activities give our students quite this level of personal achievement!"
- TAMMY BOYD, PRINCIPAL
Alden Road Exceptional Center (FL)
"...a genuinely unique way to reach students..."
- DR. LEAH WASHBURN-MOSES
Miami University of Ohio
"The curriculum reaches across both categorical and disciplinary bounds."
- JULIE EMMONS
Elon University (NC)
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Photos by Geri Kodey
Asking children to reflect on their art encourages deeper understanding. John Dewey said, “We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.”
Asking children to create inspires them to become curious, engaged, and interested in the world around them and within them.
In the current environment of accountability in education, it has become increasingly important to link interventions to improved student outcomes.
We have been working closely with
academic researchers around the world to underpin this work with robust scientific research.
CPR4Classrooms provides fully developed, multidisciplinary arts integrated curricula designed to improve skills in diverse learners in five dimensions: 1) cognition and metacognition, 2) communication, 3) motor skills and planning, 4) social/emotional skills, and 5) creativity and adaptability. This supplemental year-long curriculum is designed to be implemented with general education and special needs populations in the upper elementary, middle and secondary levels.
In the current environment of accountability in education, it has become increasingly important to link interventions to improved student outcomes. Over the past few years, a dedicated team of education and arts researchers has developed a reliable instrument - Hocus Focus Analytics- designed to capture student outcomes using an arts-integrated teaching approach. This assessment tool is included for your use with this curriculum.
Copyright 2016 Hocus Focus, Inc.
Photo by Geri Kodey
Asking children to perform encourages them to play, be expressive and innovative, demonstrate a skill and explore their imagination.