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Apply to be an Adaptation, Integration, and the Arts School

Adaptation, Integration, and the Arts (AIA) uses arts integration and collaboration to improve student success, educator development, and school engagement. The program partners teaching artists and classroom educators for creative residencies in inclusive classrooms.

This program is made possible through funding from the Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children, and a contract for services with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

What does a residency look like?

Creative. Students and educators think critically and creatively using a variety of art forms to engage with academic material in unique, unexpected and impactful ways.

candace standing in front of a stage with a student. Candace is wearing a black shirt and pants and blue silk scarf with her hair pulled back in a pony tail. The student is looking through a gold tube as if it were a telescope
Candace with a student

Student-focused. Student needs at the core of the residency and adaptations are made throughout in order to reach learners of all abilities. In addition, students are equal partners in the learning experience and their interests and voices guide creative exploration.

Inclusive. Classrooms must include students with and without disabilities, where they are equal learners and peers support academic and social advancement.

Rooted in Authentic Learning. Students will increase arts, academic, and social-emotional knowledge and skills.

kindergarten classroom with theatre teacher in white sweater with sheets of paper surrounded by four kindergarten children watching him
Andrew with students

Enhanced by Collaborative Teaching. Classroom educators will gain confidence meeting the diverse needs of students  and utilizing arts integration strategies.

Academic Content Standards-based. All residency plans use Universal Design for Learning strategies to address Ohio and/or national academic content standards.

In-depth. Research confirms that sustained access to arts and arts education opportunities have a greater impact on learners. Teaching artists will be in classrooms for a minimum of 50 hours, with additional for planning and evaluation.

Flexible. Every school and classroom has different needs. Schools and artists schedule the residency when it works for them.

kindergarten students in a dimly lit room sitting together on the floor on yoga mats around their teacher Joanna who is also sitting on the floor on a yoga mat
Joanna with students

Community Based. Families and the community are invited and encouraged to follow and support the residency.

Subsidized. Generous support from funders like the Ohio Department of Education allow Art Possible Ohio to provide Adaptation, Integration, and the Arts free of charge.

Applications are due June 1st 2020.

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