Arts Integration in Urban Classrooms

Previous Course Name:
Common Core: Engaging Urban Students by Integrating the Arts within the Common Core ELA and History/Social Studies Standards

Danielson Components:
1e : Designing Coherent Instruction
3c : Engaging Students in Learning

Course Summary:

This comprehensive instructional course provides educators and administrators proven methods to integrate the Arts with the implementation of the Common Core ELA/History and Social Studies requirements. This course provides an understanding of how to use the Arts with the Common Core Learning Standards of ELA/History and Social Studies for creative, engaging, and effective lessons or instructional units. This course will improve teacher effectiveness and engagement of urban students for increased student achievement.

The focus of this course is to support teachers by illustrating how integrating the Arts with the Common Core Learning Standards in ELA and History/Social Students can work together to help students master reading, writing, listening and speaking standards. This interactive online course is designed for job-embedded learning and practical classroom application using our virtual lesson study process. This online learning environment will help facilitate the process for teachers to better incorporate the instructional practices outlined within the new Common Core Learning Standards in ELA/History and Social Studies and the Arts.

What You Need To Know

  1. This course will provide you with 3 P-Credits through NYC DOE’s After School Professional Development Program (ASPDP).
  2. P-Credit courses can be applied to the BA+30, BA+60, and MA+30 differentials and NYS PD requirements.
  3. Spring 2017 registrations run from January 3rd, 2017 to April 17th, 2017.
  4. Spring 2017 semester starts on February 13th, 2017 and ends on June 23rd, 2017.

Don’t forget to register with NYC DOE's After School Professional Development Program (ASPDP) in order to earn P-Credits. Failure to register with NYC DOE before the registration deadline will disqualify participants from earning P-Credits.

*Please keep in mind there is a non-refundable, non-transferrable policy for credit fees paid to NYC DOE. Because of this, we ask that you complete your course(s) on time. If you want more information regarding credit fees please email ASPDP at