Impact on Teachers

Mari Co-Teaching

"Because of the work I am doing with AIM, I feel that arts should be a part of everything we do, the creative and thinking process goes hand in hand with the thinking in literacy and math. That is what I am interested in, that thinking comes before content. In a diagnostic review, they noticed my class emphasizes thinking over content as a strength."

Project AIM Teacher

 

Key Finding #1 - Project AIM Teachers learn how to create a shared learning culture in their classrooms

88% of AIM teachers believe that their ability to facilitate reciprocal learning environments has improved since working with Project AIM.
Source: Project AIM External Evaluation Report, August 2017

Key Finding #2 - Project AIM Teachers learn how to integrate artistic practice into their classrooms

94% of AIM teachers believe that their ability to integrate artistic habits into the classroom has improved since working with Project AIM.
Source: Project AIM External Evaluation Report, August 2017

Key Finding #3 - Project AIM Teachers learn how to help students demonstrate knowledge across forms and to design strategies around performance based assessment

Teachers and teaching artists' utilize three specific "translation approaches"(scaffolded, multi-representational and interwoven) to build student abilities to translate content across forms.

Source: U.S. Department of Education Arts Education Model Development and Dissemination Grant, Translations: Multi-Directional Learning in the Arts, Literacy and Math (TML) 2008-2012, Found in Translation: Interdisciplinary Arts Integration in Project AIM, Debra Ingram, Lara Pruitt, and Cynthia Weiss, Full Paper available at: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/0nf7326g#page-1