Final Reflections

What worked?

Teacher participation/involvement.
Teachers were fully invested from the get go.
They went out of their way to make time to brainstorm, plan (and pre-plan) and get their ideas across from what they wanted the students to get out of this project.
Teachers exceeded our expectaions of the collaborative effort we expected of them.

Administration support

School community support:

-positive feedback
-participation (some classrooms volunteered their time to act as an audience for the final productions to show support for our 4th & 5th grade).

What did not work?

Time
Our scheduled dates were on Mondays and that hurt our progress. Too many holidays and other classroom/academic responsibilities took student's time away from us.

What questions do you still have?

Ms. Netters:
How can I take a piece of literature that I have chosen for my visual arts classroom and integrated it and perform it outside of the CAPE project.
How can I use a literacy content and use it an exciting way other than reading?
How can i put into practice the arts/education integrated principles that I have developed and created with Mr. Juan-Carlos/CAPE and use it with my other classrooms in the future?

This is the second year that i have developed arts integrated parent programs at New Sullivan.
This is the first year that I was able to create a partnership with the teacher liason to the Parent Advisory Council and create an ongoing communication/support with the Local School Council.
What resources can be put into place so that I can continue to build a creative, active parent involvement in my school once this grant is over?
How can I create a support structure to keep this going?

What new ideas do you have?

What can we do next year?
How can we put together a grand finale of the past 3 year's culminating projects?
How can we create other opportunities to keep the visual arts integrated at New Sullivan?
How are we going to top ourselves?

Year Three
2013-2014

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