Benefits

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

Flexibility
  • 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


WHY:

the arts?

constructivist model?

technology?

interdisciplinary teaching?


benefits

structure