Arts Integration in Education

Champions of Arts Integration in Education

Creative Directions’ goal is to encourage arts integration and drama instruction into school culture in order to advance learning, creative thinking, collaborative problem solving, and leadership; we achieve this through forming sustainable partnerships with schools, arts organizations, artists, and communities.

For over 45 years, we have been working to teach, facilitate, and integrate the arts in schools and communities. We have provided teaching strategies for classroom management and drama lesson plans to people around the world.

Drama Challenges with Younger Students

Now, with technology, we can provide our experience to many people through our Membership site OneStopDramaShop.com which contains a variety of drama materials and teaching strategies. Join today and benefit from our wealth of knowledge!


LATEST POSTS

  • Let’s Start at the Very Beginning, a Very Good Place to Start (with Drama!)
    on April 10, 2024 at 5:33 pm

    No matter the age range, I almost always begin the semester (or year or session) with our Book, Stick, Chair, Person lesson.  It sets my management expectations, introduces vocabulary, and has them seated in a circle, so everyone can see each individual as they respond.  It also sets up a safety net for those new … Read more The post Let’s Start at the Very Beginning, a Very Good Place to Start (with Drama!) appeared first on OneStopDRAMAShop LLC.

  • Adapting my Favorite Lessons from the Erickson Curriculum for Preschool
    on February 7, 2024 at 2:05 am

    Hello! My name is Danielle, and for those of you who don’t know me, I am the Creative Coordinator for OneStopDRAMAShop.com. We may have interacted on the OSDS Facebook or Instagram page, through one of our conferences or workshops, or you may have received a lesson recommendation from me. In addition to my work as … Read more The post Adapting my Favorite Lessons from the Erickson Curriculum for Preschool appeared first on OneStopDRAMAShop LLC.

  • Working with Vocabulary and the Drama Tools: Words in Motion Lesson
    on January 25, 2024 at 5:59 pm

    Working with Vocabulary and the Drama Tools: Words in Motion Lesson Writers and actors of all ages need to love words. This simple, quick, and fun circle drama activity brings words alive through the use of imagination and physical movement. With an emphasis on shape, level, gesture, and facial expression, actors communicate their ideas about … Read more The post Working with Vocabulary and the Drama Tools: Words in Motion Lesson appeared first on OneStopDRAMAShop LLC.

  • Why Frog and Snake Don’t Play Together Anymore Lesson
    on January 25, 2024 at 5:53 pm

    Why Frog and Snake Don’t Play Together Anymore Lesson This lesson provides rich opportunities for students to practice their collaboration and animal character skills, while learning an important message about prejudice and the power of friendship. Featuring an adaptation of the African folktale “Why Frog and Snake Don’t Play Together Anymore,” by Karen L. Erickson, … Read more The post Why Frog and Snake Don’t Play Together Anymore Lesson appeared first on OneStopDRAMAShop LLC.

  • Valentine’s Day Lesson
    on January 25, 2024 at 5:49 pm

    Valentine’s Day Lesson Help students work on story sequencing and imitation skills in this fun, Valentine’s Day-themed lesson! Suitable for students in grades 3-12, this lesson asks students to connect different activities to create a cohesive narrative, using setting, character, and transitions. You can integrate Language Arts by challenging students to write creative and clear … Read more The post Valentine’s Day Lesson appeared first on OneStopDRAMAShop LLC.

  • The Magic Closet Lesson
    on January 25, 2024 at 5:42 pm

    The Magic Closet Lesson Imagination and writing with descriptive detail are the focus of this magical adventure.  Students enter a closet owned by someone they create in their imagination, but soon find the closet holds secrets even more astounding.  Students work with a partner to act, describe, and then write about their journey into the … Read more The post The Magic Closet Lesson appeared first on OneStopDRAMAShop LLC.