Lisa Golda | Arts Integration: Teaching Artistry
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Arts Integration: Teaching Artistry


Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE)
Teaching Artist

*Veterans Partnership, 2014-15
Chopin School, 5th graders
Create original folk tale & staged performance with musical elements
SEL, Common Core Social Sciences, Literacy

*Christopher House, 2014-15
 theatre integration with two 1st grade classes
SEL and Common Core objectives including
roles, community, body awareness, folk tales, public speaking skills
four partner teachers (two per room)

*Project Start, 2015
 coach special ed teachers to use theatre in mandated IEP transition planning
Co-taught with Dr. Michelle Parker-Katz of UIC, SPED
Funded by the Kennedy Center VSA; publication to follow

*Portfolio Design Project, 2011-2014

three-year arts integration research project
six classes, two schools, 4th-5th-6th grades
60 sessions per school per year; 20 per grade
Funded by US Department of Education
songwriting, narratives, raps,
non-traditional scores
script and folk tale creation
Common Core integration points including SEL, literacy, social sciences
Portfolios kept throughout three-year period
assessment and research focus on
individual outcomes
See Portfolio section of this website for samples per grade, per project,
or visit
Talcott , Chopin/Lafayette Schools

*Sound Design, 2014
high school students
social studies/math teacher/sound artist
integrated curriculum, poetry focus

2008-2013  Chicago Opera Theater Teaching Artist

Opera for All
Year-long residencies at elementary schools including Humboldt, Riley, Hampton, Clinton; Marillac After-School Center. Create, stage, and facilitate final performance of original operas with multiple 4th, 5th and 6th classes in cooperation with various artists.

ORIGINAL scripts and characters created through my original collaborative process. SEL, Literacy emphasis