Programs and Services
The Perpich Arts Integration Network of Teachers is entering its sixth year and has worked and continues to work with networks of schools from the Lakes Country, southeast Minnesota, northeast Minnesota and, beginning in 2016, a group of schools in southwest Minnesota. Individual schools or entire districts can apply be be part of the arts integration network and to work with Perpich outreach specialists to improve standards-based student learning through collaborative arts integrations. Participating schools must have an arts specialist on staff.
Turnaround Arts is a program of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities designed to take the lowest performing schools in the U.S. and employ the arts to raise achievement, improve school culture and increase parent and community involvement.
Coordinators and specialists help schools implement Minnesota’s arts standards in visual and media arts as well as theater arts through planning, curriculum and assessment development, coaching and mentoring.
Regional centers expand Perpich's ability to partner with local school districts to serve schools and teachers throughout the state on a localized basis. Our regional center directors can tailor professional development to targeted area needs and share methods and innovative practices.
Perpich Outreach impact
Perpich Outreach efforts serve teachers and students in 533 districts throughout Minnesota.
“The workshop helped to morph my classroom into a space where students were more engaged, respected and included in the learning process.”
— Albert Lea Senior High School English and Journalism teacher