meet some of the participants of a.i.m.'s programs

sdma c.i.t.a. teachers

Meet the first teacher participants of the Co-teaching In and Through the Arts (CITA) residency program. These teachers' contributions to A.I.M. and the School District of the Menomonie Area (SDMA) is remarkable, for they are the trailblazers for the programming that is currently in place.  By taking a chance at a new program that they knew little about, teachers in AIM's first 2-year grant cycle set the stage for what have become a flourishing arts integration programs for the School District of the Menomonie Area. 
Thank you to our groundbreaking CITA teachers from 2015-16 and 2016-17!  
Link to CITA Blog Sites



Meet UW-Stout's interns for A.I.M.'s PAINT program.  These university students (Art Education and Early Childhood Education) are learning to become teachers at UW-Stout.  They earned paid hands-on art teaching internships in community and school sites and beyond.  PAINT internships are highly competitive and look great on a resume. A.I.M.'s college student interns are selected by application that includes essay questions, reference checks, and background checks. A.I.M. interns are excellent representatives of A.I.M. and UW-Stout. 


Meet A.I.M.'s Teaching Artists.  Teaching artists are professional artists of various art forms who collaborate with teachers to integrate the arts into their classrooms and curriculum.  They do this through A.I.M.'s C.I.T.A. (Co-teaching In and Through the Arts) program, where teaching artists go into classrooms for 5-10 hour "mini residencies" over the course of 2-3 weeks.  A.I.M.’s teaching artists have varyied from year to year, and they encompass a range of creative art forms, including:  Music, Visual arts, Drama, Storytelling, Film, Composing, Percussion, and Creative Writing.