Classroom Teachers Provide Arts-based Curriculum


C.I.T.A. Program Pairs Teaching Artists, Classroom Teachers and Pre-Service Teachers for Arts Integration 

ARTICLE BY: University of Wisconsin-Stout

Four students are working with Menomonie public schools teachers and also with teaching artists. The teaching artists are in classrooms with regular teachers to provide an arts-based curriculum, infusing lessons throughout the day with a designated art form. The AIM project is called CITA — Co-teaching In and Through the Arts. "I feel honored to be a part of this new program. By incorporating the arts into daily teaching it reaches more children that may have not understood the content through conventional teaching methods. This program helps to re-energize teachers and bring passion back into their job," said Danielle Fuerstenberg, of Boyceville, who called the program, "groundbreaking."