Thursday, June 18, 2015

Perpich outreach projects celebrate with back-to-back conferences

Both the Turnaround Arts: Minnesota project and the Perpich arts integration project gathered at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in June for conferences, gathering teachers and administrators from around the state to reflect and share.


Turnaround Arts: Minnesota, a national program involving four schools in Minnesota under the guidance of Perpich to use the arts to improve student academics, school climate and community and parent involvement, attracted almost 100 administrators, teachers, instructional coaches, paraprofessionals and behavior staff from the four schools in Minneapolis, Brooklyn Center, St. James and Red Lake. Participants shared ideas and successes from the first year, gave and gathered feedback, immersed themselves in arts experiences and collected ideas for the coming year.
The arts integration project team, which has been working with Minnesota schools for five years, attracted about the same number of teachers from 24 schools in west central, southeast and northeast Minnesota. Participants shared more than 60 samples of arts-integrated curriculum and reviewed the results of 23 units through a panel review protocol. 

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