ArtCore provides ongoing professional development in arts integration strategies and methods to our ArtCore teachers, the creative learning communities they are developing in classrooms and across their school teams, and throughout the school community of parents, learners and administrators. See our current institutes and annual conference below. Click on images and embedded links to download program materials.

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northwest arts integration conference

april 21 2018

Lane Community College Downtown (101 W 10th Ave, Eugene OR)

Lane Arts Council hosted the second annual conference focused on arts integration in K-12 education. The 2018 theme "Empowering Student Voice" explored how arts integrated learning opens doors for all students to participate, engage and grow. The Northwest Arts Integration Conference is inspired by work on the ArtCore program, in partnership with Inflexion and five Lane County middle schools.


WINTER institute


oregon contemporary theatre (194 W Broadway, eugene OR)

Current educators at Artcore schools discovered how art and creativity could enrich their classrooms, and investigated potential ways of sustaining arts integration within their schools. The creative energy of the 38 teachers who attended ArtCore’s Winter Institute has become new fuel for integrated learning at each of the five schools.

Learn more about the 2018 Winter Institute.


Summer institute

August 22 - 25 2017

University of Oregon College of Education, HEDCO education Building

This four-day institute intensive invited teachers to dive deeper into arts integrated learning and design, and plan instruction for the 2017–2018 school year. Teachers explored arts integration methods and strategies through enriching presentations, group discussions and reflections, short "Shallow Dive" workshops, and immersive multi-day "Deep Dive" sessions. Download the 2017 Summer Institute program.

Learn more about the 2017 Summer Institute.


Winter Institute 



This ArtCore institute focused on formative assessments that encourage the creative production of the learner. The day provided an experiential, participatory learning lab where feedback, seeking peer advice, participation, and self evaluation were explored. Using ArtCore's three creative learning strategies, teachers left with creative ideas for formative assessment during the creative production of their arts integrated lessons. Download the 2017 Winter Institute program.


Spring Arts Integration Conference for educators: create.integrate.transform.

April 29 2017

Lane Community College Downtown Center (101 w 10th Ave, Eugene or)

In April 2017, Lane Arts Council hosted its inaugural professional development conference on arts integration in secondary education. The Arts Integration Conference for Educators is inspired by the ArtCore program. The conference shares the knowledge gained through ArtCore, and its practical, hands-on arts integration applications to a wider, statewide audience. View the 2017 conference program.


Summer institute

August 2016

University of Oregon College of Education 

This three-day institute built on the wisdom of Art Costa through immersion into the habits of mind and the opportunities in arts integration to make instruction habit-forming. Check out his slide deck here. Ross Anderson also presented findings of each school's progress and adaptation during the first full year of implementation. Check out his slide deck here.


Summer institute

August 2015

University of Oregon College Of Education

A week long institute intensive for teachers to explore the foundational principles and key strategies currently used in arts integration learning. Download the 2015 Summer Institute packet.