A.I.M.'s teaching artists are professional artists who teach and integrate their art form, perspectives, and skills into Menomonie's elementary schools. A.I.M.'s teaching artists work with teachers in schools and workshops.
A.I.M.'s teaching artists are part of a highly skilled community of arts integration experts. They are professional artists and skilled collaborators with experience in educational settings.
The C.I.T.A. program engages teaching artists in residencies with teachers in elementary schools.
A TEACHING ARTIST IS
An accomplished artist in his/her field (Music, Theater, Dance, Visual arts, Media Arts, Circus Arts, Storytelling, and other arts-related fields)
Experienced in teaching practices that include planning, communicating, instructing, collaborating, and engaging young people in learning.
A collaborative instructor, proficient at engaging teachers and young people in learning in and through his/her art form.