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 is a component of A.I.M. that focuses on early career teachers in the School District of the Menomonie Area (SDMA).
The C.I.T.A. 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.
Enhance teacher competence, confidence, and happiness through collaborative teaching artist residencies that integrate the arts into their curriculum.
Infused creativity into curriculum and instruction
Strengthened instruction and student engagement
Collaborative professional relationships
Increased confidence and joy in teaching
An accomplished artist in his/her field (Music, Theater, Dance, Visual arts, Media Arts, Circus Arts, Storytelling, and other arts-related fields).
Experienced in teaching practices that include planning, communicating, instructing, collaborating, and engaging young people in learning.
A collaborative instructor, proficient at engaging teachers and young people in learning in and through his/her art form.
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 a teaching artist 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 explore a creative way of teaching through an art form.