The Kennedy Center teaching artists to present at the Springfield Regional Arts Integration Conference


Multiple teaching artists from The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will presenting at the Springfield Regional Arts Integration Conference on July 29 & July 30, 2019. This two-day conference, held at Glendale Highschool, will focus on arts integration strategies for classroom implementation and will also include sessions led by The Springfield Little Theatre’s Education Director, Lorianne Dunne. Registration is now open at SpringfieldArts.Org/SRAIC and is free for SPS educators, and $150 for attendees.

As defined by The Kennedy Center, arts integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding of one subject through the use of an art form. Through this creative process, students connect evolving objectives in each area of study.

Educators and teaching artists are encouraged to attend this conference. Sessions cover art and mathematics, using drama as a classroom management strategy, reading arts across curriculum, scientific thought in motion, and theater collaboration, with more to be announced.

“Arts integrationengages students who are not typically reached through traditional teaching methods and has consistently been linked to increased motivation and development of creative problem-solving skills,” says Breana Kavanaugh, Fine Arts & World Language Coordinator with Springfield Public Schools. “I am so excited that this conference will provide teachers, administrators and teaching artists the opportunity to learn more about arts integration from the nation’s top experts in the field!”

The Springfield Regional Arts Integration Conference is presented by Springfield Public School System and The Springfield Regional Arts Council, with funding provided by The Kennedy Center, Missouri State University’s College of Arts and Letters, and the Missouri Arts Council. Further sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Leslie Forrester at LeslieF@SpringfieldArts.Orgfor more information.

For more information on the conference, contact Breana Kavanaugh, SPS Fine Arts Coordinator, by phone at 417-523-5532 or by e-mail You may also log on to to register.