NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Artful Teaching

EDUC 600




Instructor: Margaret Johnson

Grading: Letter

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $250

Course Description:

This course is designed for all educators.  Participants will explore, through reading “Artful Teaching”, how the arts offer an entry point for gaining insight into why and how students learn.  This class also offers concrete ideas for educators who are looking to strengthen their own skills and improve student opportunities for learning.


Teacher is responsible to develop a lesson plan which integrates the arts (dance, drama, music, visual art) into your subject matter; creating a deeper and richer understanding of why and how to use the arts every day, to reach every child.  It should be extensive; one which incorporates lesson plans to incorporate all the various learning styles and how it extends to individual learning styles; visual, kinesthetic, auditory, reading/writing preference learners.


Artful Teaching: Integrating the Arts for Understanding Across the Curriculum, K-8 [Paperback] David M. Donahue (Editor), Jennifer Stuart (Editor), Lois Hetland (Afterword), Cyrus E. Driver (Foreword) $24.29 Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.

About The Instructor

Margaret Johnson
Margaret Johnson earned her M.A. in Education, Curriculum, and Instruction from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul. Her B.A. in Visual Arts was earned from the University of North Dakota. Margaret has over 20 years of experience in the K-6th grade classroom teaching art curriculum.

**Registration Instructions:

A minimum $20 processing fee will be assessed per person for cancellations received after the start of the course. Refunds are not issued after the start of the course or after access to the course has been provided.

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