Co-teaching In and Through the Arts (C.I.T.A.) ProgRAM
Teachers collaborate with teaching Artists to explore ARTS INTEGRATION in their classrooms
The C.I.T.A. “Co-teaching In and Through the Arts” program invites elementary teachers in the Menomonie School District to partner with AIM's teaching artists to explore and practice integrating the arts into their classrooms.
The C.I.T.A. program offers teachers arts experiences through collaborations with a teaching artist in order to enhance their competence, confidence, and happiness in teaching.
Infused creativity into curriculum and instruction
Strengthened instruction and student engagement
Collaborative professional relationships
Increased confidence and joy in teaching
VIEW EXAMPLES OF OUR C.I.T.A. PROGRAM IN ACTION:
c.i.t.a. mini residencies:
SDMA elementary teachers can explore arts integration with any of A.I.M.'s teaching artists by participating in a C.I.T.A. (Co-teaching In and Through the Arts) mini-residency. The mini-residency opportunity allows SDMA PK-5 teachers to integrate the arts into a lesson or unit that they already teach. For each residency, a teacher works with the teaching artist throughout a curricular unit.
A MINI RESIDENCY IS:
An opportunity for teachers to explore arts integration with one of AIM's teaching artists for a curricular unit.
A creative and fun approach to teaching language arts, science, social studies, math, etc. by delivering instruction through an art form.
A "no commitment" and "no pressure" way for teachers to try a new way of teaching.