Walton Arts Center’s Teaching Artist Forum supports teaching artists to become accomplished practitioners of arts integration, skillfully uniting the arts with another subject area such as literacy, science and social studies. The Forum includes workshops led by national presenters who train and coach teaching artists to more effectively help students achieve. Many workshops include observation of sample lessons in action with students.

In addition, the Forum provides opportunities for artistic conversations between international touring and regional artists about best practices in the international field of performing arts for youth.

Past Forum presenters include arts integration trainers from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: Melanie Layne, Introduction to Arts Integration and Elements of Well-designed Lessons; and Dr. Rosalind Flynn, Curriculum Based Readers Theatre; Randy Barron, Scientific Thought in Motion and Arts Integration Lesson Design ; and Deb Brzoska, Creating Interdisciplinary Units Based on the Performing Arts.