A.I.M.'s partnerships

In its efforts to retain teachers in the teaching profession, A.I.M. promotes partnerships with those who share a commitment in collaborative and sustainable arts-integrated teaching practices:

  • The School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Stout (Art Education, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Technology Education, Family and Consumer Science Education, Marketing and Business Education, Science and Math Education)

  • The School of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Stout

  • The Robert J. Swanson Library and Learning Center at the University of Wisconsin Stout

  • The School District of the Menomonie Area

  • Menomonie community organizations (The Boys and Girls Club of the Chippewa Valley, the Menomonie Parks and Recreation Department, Community Education, The Arc of Dunn County, Odyssey of the Mind, Rocky’s K-2 Afterschool program, the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, and the Dunn County Jail)

  • Local professional artists

  • Menomonie’s home-school population

University of Wisconsin - Stout

UW-Stout is best known for being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights its combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation. UW-Stout is also known as the first Baldrige award recipient for higher education. UW-Stout offers 48 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees to over 9,500 enrolled students; and it has a high job placement rating among all of its programs (98%).  UW-Stout has award-winning programs in teacher education and art & design. The Art Education program is accredited by two national organizations, NASAD and CAEP. The Early Childhood Education program has its own state-of-the-art lab school, the Child and Family Study Center, accredited by NAEYC.                    

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school district of the menomonie area

The School District of the Menomonie Area (SDMA) is part of a diverse community dedicated to preparing ALL students to become lifelong learners, caring individuals, and responsible citizens.  The district serves more than 3300 students within five K-5 elementary schools, Menomonie Middle School, Menomonie High School, and nine community-based 4K centers.  The five elementary schools in the district are Knapp Elementary, Oaklawn Elementary, River Heights Elementary, Wakanda Elementary, and Downsville ElementaryFormal arts instruction in music and visual art is required through grades 8.  The school district’s curriculum vision is “Preparing all students for successful transitions and post-secondary readiness for college and career."