we are arts integration menomonie

a.i.m. earns WI Rural Award!

Arts Integration Menomonie (A.I.M.) earned the 2017 Rural Award for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction! 
A.I.M, a grant program led by principal investigator, Dr. Tami Rae Weiss, is based in the Art Education program at University of Wisconsin-Stout.  Partnering with the School District of the Menomonie Area,
UW-Stout strives to make an impact on teacher retention through arts integration.  (Video to left)



Arts Integration Menomonie (A.I.M.) is an organization that encompasses collaborative partnerships among the University of Wisconsin-Stout (Art Education, Early Childhood Education, and Special Education programs), the School District of the Menomonie Area, and the Menomonie arts community.


A.I.M. promotes


Arts-integrated teaching practices


Collaborative models of learning to teach and support teachers


Mindfulness strategies

for this purpose

  To enhance teacher competence, confidence, and well-being,

and ultimately,

To improve the retention of emerging and early career teachers within the teaching profession.


A.I.M. offers teaching and learning opportunities in which STUDENT teachers and early career teachers explore ways that the arts can be used to reach and teach students.



Teachers EXPLORE various art forms in collaborative learning and teaching experiences. 


Teachers TRANSFER their arts skills by integrating them into their teaching practices and curriculum independently with students.


Teachers REFLECT on the impact of the arts integration teaching experience(s) on their competence, confidence, and well-being (happiness).