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CD Curriculum Units Curriculum Units/Lessons

Units and lessons are to incorporate into existing curriculum the four strands of the grant: arts integration with a DBAE approach, technology integration, constructivist learning theory, and interdisciplinary curriculum.

CD Resources Resources

Web sites & sources of information to assist participating teachers.

CD Special Interest Groups Special Interest Groups

Special focus on subjects such as Posters, Latino Art, Storytelling, Folk Art, Public Sculpture, and Post Office Murals.

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Founded on proven concepts
  • DBAE (Discipline Based Art Education)
  • Constructivist Theory of Learning
  • Authentic Assessment
  • Interdisciplinary Curriculum

Activity-based model
  • Large group interaction promotes integrated curriculum planning
  • Small group interaction promotes curriculum specific planning
  • Hands-on arts activities
  • Hands-on unit plan creation activities

Communication is essential
  • CD mentors assigned to each participant
  • Technology supported listserv connects participants
  • Follow-up 3-day workshop
  • Network opportunities with major arts groups across the nation
  • Awareness of local, state, and national resources in the arts and classroom utilization

On-going assessment
  • Built-in Action Research Qualitative Evaluation
  • Journaling activities monitor personal and professional growth

  • Implementation can be tailored to needs
  • Focus can be shifted
  • Designed for and successful with grades K-12 in all curricular areas
  • Adaptable for teachers and/or administrators

Proven success
  • Grand Island Public Schools
  • Lexington Public Schools
  • McCartney Public School
  • Nebraska City Public Schools
  • Omaha Public Schools
  • Smallfoot Public School
  • Westside Community Schools
  • Winnebago Public School

staff development model


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constructivist model?


interdisciplinary teaching?