A message from the president

Integrative Teaching International (ITI) seeks to produce content that embraces experimental pedagogy, is responsive to current student needs, accountable to cultural shifts, and advocates for the support of creative and collaborative research. We seek to link theory and practice to support innovative pedagogical approaches to contemporary arts education. Our team of artists, makers, and educators are hard at work! We seek to be responsive, inclusive, supportive, and challenging through our various programs and initiatives. We host a biennial ThinkTank event through which collaborative research develops the content for our official publication, FutureForward. ITI also partners with institutions and organizations to produce programming for intensive ThinkCatalyst events, and we connect with our community of educators through our ITI Field Notes initiative and ThinkWire newsletters. We seek to highlight the professional accomplishments of individuals in our field through the Educator Showcase and juried Fellowship recipients. Our board is comprised of arts and design educators representing a range of master and emerging educators and administrators. ITI had strong roots fostered by the founding members of the organization, and we continue to reach out to new individuals growing our community of educators, change makers, dynamic mentors, earnest learners, and advocates.

Lily Kuonen President, Integrative Teaching International

Associate Professor of Art & Foundations Coordinator, Jacksonville University

Education is the point at which we decide whether we love the world enough to assume responsibility for it and by the same token save it from that ruin which,except for renewal, except for the coming of the new and young, would be inevitable. And education, too, is where we decide whether we love our children enough not to expel them from our world and leave them to their own devices, nor to strike from their hands their chance of understanding something new.

Hannah Arendt, Between Past and Future