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Interdisciplinary Arts Infused Instruction Generates the Need for New Technologies
The problem of how to keep an innovative edge on an already energized, dynamic teaching and learning process faces a top, award winning Magnet School of America. What happens when you put technology into an Arts Based program? How do you take an already innovative program into the digital future and keep true to the creative foundation of the arts? This research looks at the unknowns around interdisciplinary, arts based skills and strategies (ABSS) combining with new technologies and asks if this mix is a powerful vehicle to take all learners, teachers and students, to greater depths of knowledge and preparation for the future. Could teachers grow to find balance between thinking of teaching “creativity” through brain-based “creative” instructional practices in addition, to the strategic leveraging of new technologies? This study investigated whether teachers could develop a new sensibility about teaching and learning, seeing themselves as 21st Century learners and employing multi-modal techniques that would lead to deeper learning for students.