CO-TEACHING PROGRAM EXPANDS IN 2016-17
JULY 1ST 2016
ARTICLE BY: THE DUNN COUNTY NEWS
Arts Integration Menomonie has named its CITA participants for the 2016-17 academic year, when it will expand to twice as many local elementary schools.
CITA — Co-Teaching In and Through the Arts — pairs local elementary teachers with professional artists. Through co-teaching, the teachers and teaching artists use various art forms to deliver standards-based curricula.
AIM’s mission is to use arts integration to support teachers, providing them with creative tools for instruction through the arts.
The goal is to “increase the likelihood of retaining those educators in their teaching career,” said Tami Weiss, a University of Wisconsin-Stout assistant professor and executive director of AIM.
AIM is a grant-funded collaborative program with UW-Stout, the School District of the Menomonie Area and the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts.