Center for Teaching and Learning

  • The CSUN Center for Teaching & Learning can help with Arts Integration!

At the CTL, Arts Matter!

High Leverage Practices and Collaboration book cover

The What Really Works in Education Conference on September 29 & 30 has just added a strand on Arts Integration! Come and hear experts share tips for embedding strategies to add theater, dance, digital arts, music, coding and visual arts to the California Content Standards. Friday September 29 is a workshop on co-teaching and Saturday Sept 30 is an all-day conference focusing on "High Leverage Practices and Collaboration." Attendees all get a free book, conference SWAG, and tons of tips. Known as one of the most practical educational conferences around, the What Really Works conference is not to be missed....especially now with its new Arts-Integration strand!

Registration information to be found soon on the CSUN CTL website at

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What Really Works with Universal Design for Learning

Looking for a practical, helpful, short read to encourage creativity and help embed the arts into your classroom? Look no further! While lots of strategies are available throughout the What Really Works with Universal Design for Learning text published in 2019 by Corwin Press, the chapter you are looking for is right here:

Ashton, R. A., & Ashton, T. A. (2019). UDL and the performing arts: Inspiring creativity. In W. W. Murawski and K. L. Scott (Eds.), What Really Works with Universal Design for Learning (pp.81-94). Corwin.


Looking for high-quality
Professional Development in Arts Integration?

Check out the CSUN Center for Teaching & Learning’s Speakers Bureau! Our experts are knowledgeable, practical, and engaging for teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators alike.

Scratch/Digital Media/Co-Teaching/Differentiation/Universal Design for Learning/Math Strategies
And much much more

SIMPACT  Immersive Learning, Center for Teaching & Learning, CSUN

Interact with avatars using the award-winning mixed reality simulation, SIMPACT. Practice real-world skills with classes of children at various grade levels. Demos available and customized scenarios can be created in collaboration with schools.

The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts at CSUN, in collaboration with the Michael D. Eisner College of Education, is employing the SIMPACT Immersive Learning Program to offer professional development in arts education and integration for current Los-Angeles-area teachers in their Summer Arts Institute.

See the Soraya Arts Education webpage

Interested in learning about our Michael D. Eisner College of Education teacher education programs in the arts?
Check out our:

Art Teaching Credential
Music Teaching Credential