Arts Integration Menomonie (A.I.M.) is an organization that encompasses collaborative partnerships among the University of Wisconsin-Stout (Art Education and Early Childhood Education programs), the School District of the Menomonie Area, and the Menomonie arts community.
A.I.M. promotes arts integration practices, collaborative models of learning to teach, and mindfulness for these purposes:
- To enhance teacher competence, confidence, and well-being.
- To improve the retention of pre-service teachers and early career teachers within the teaching profession.
collaboration and applied learning
A.I.M. offers programs in which pre-service teachers and career teachers have access to many applied arts learning and teaching opportunities in Menomonie's schools, university, and community.
EXPLORE. Teachers EXPLORE various art forms in collaborative learning and teaching experiences.
TRANSFER. Teachers can then TRANSFER those arts skills by integrating them into their teaching practices and curriculum independently with students.
REFLECT. Teachers REFLECT on the impact of the arts integration teaching experience(s) on their competence, confidence, and well-being (happiness).