Advancing Reading and Math through Art
This is a federally granted project pertaining to the program ARTS IN EDUCATION MODEL DEVELOPMENT AND DISSEMINATION GRANT. Its goal is to increase student achievement in Literacy and Math through a project-based curriculum centered on Studio Thinking Habits of Mind and art into Reading, Language Arts and Math subject areas. The project site is Bruce-Guadalupe Community School (BGCS), a K3-8th grade University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee charter school located in the near south side of Milwaukee, WI. The project has 4 objectives:
- Improve students performance in Math and Language through art
- Improve students studio practice
- Improve teachers skills on curriculum integration
- Improve students' understanding of cultural arts
The project follows a pseudo-experimental methodology that includes retracing and interpreting existing data of MAP tests, clinic observations of instruction and student work directed by rubrics, and teachers' journal.