The California County Superintendents Educational Services Association Arts Initiative

believes that the visual and performing arts are an integral part of a comprehensive curriculum and are essential for learning in the 21st century. All California students—from every culture, geographic region and socio-economic level—deserve quality arts learning in dance, music, theatre, and visual/media arts as part of the core curriculum.

Creativity at the Core

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HIGHLIGHT: Arts Integration: Teacher & Artist Collaboration

The k-12 Common Core standards define what students should understand and be able to do by the end of each grade. They correspond to the College and Career Readiness (CCR) Anchor Standards.

This module outlines activities that focus on developing standards-based arts integrated unit plans and materials for both teachers and students.

Download the new Module developed by the Fresno County Office of Education and the Fresno Arts Council as part of the Creativity at the Core Initiative.


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