Arts Integration Learning Certificate Project (AILC)

  • “It’s how we learn!”

    Richmond Public Schools, in partnership with the University of Richmond’s Partners in the Arts program, has been awarded a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support our commitment to transform instruction in schools through arts integration. This grant will fund the Arts Integrated Learning Certificate program, which will allow a select group of RPS educators to earn a professional certificate in arts integrated learning from the University of Richmond.

    AILC Cohort 2 at JOI

    The AILC program at a glance: 

     Course 1: August 12th-16th, 2019

    Joan Oates Institute: Foundations of Arts Integration
    Build an understanding of arts integration as a constructivist and reflective teaching practice by exploring creative practices and strategies to engage and empower students in building a student-centered culturally responsive learning community. (50 hours total - 40 contact, 10 online/classroom implementation)
    Standards Alignment and Assessment

    Course 2: Spring 2020 dates TBD 

    Telling the Story of Learning: Performance-Based Assessment
    Explore how to create a lesson plan that aligns non-art and art standards criteria and learning objectives to performance tasks. Using arts as an approach to creative formative and summative assessment by having students construct and demonstrate academic learning through an art form. As a curator, teachers will devise ways of gathering and presenting evidence of learning through documentation. (50 hours total - 32 contact, 18 online/classroom implementation)
    Connecting to the Community

    Course 3: August 10-14, 2020 (tentative date)

    Making the Connections: Collaborative Unit Planning
    Collaborative unit planning utilizing regional community expertise to connect authentic real-world projects to academic learning through a big idea or essential question Incorporate evolving objectives through the arts integration principle of exploring content through the lenses of multiple disciplines. (50 hours total - 32 contact, 18 online/classroom implementation)

    Workshops:  2019-2020 (2-3 per semester)

    Experience Richmond! Teachers will select community-based art events to research and experience high-quality new art forms, their specific creative processes, and connect those experiences to the big idea and content being explored in the classroom. community event workshops will occur each semester





Contact Us

  • AILC Program
    301 North Ninth Street
    12th Floor
    Richmond, VA 23219

    Chris J. Angeles
    Project Coordinator: PDAE Grant
    Phone: (804) 780-7806
    Fax: (804) 648-6075