Artist in Residency

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Clearview Elementary
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2012
End Date
March 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Stearns
Sherburne
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,255
Direct expenses
$4,255
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

A number of outcomes will come as a result of this project. 1. Children will add a new dimension to their reading development and will be able to come to have an appreciation of many forms of literature. 2. A foundation will be laid for students by this project to come to appreciate the arts in a new way and especially in the field of literature. 3. A confidence will be gained by the children in their ability to stand before others and express themselves in a new way. 4. A respect will be gained by their fellow classmates as they will see them in a new light. Instead of being quiet and shy children will come alive in expressing themselves. 5. The foundation for future oral presentations by the children will carry over for many years to come. The field of music for example is just one area when they sing they will have a new way of expressing themselves because Reader's Theater has helped them. 6. Better citizens of the state of Minnesota will be developed by this project.This project will be measured on the evaluations teachers give each child on how their oral reading is presented. Also, we will see how the core classes gain from this experience by asking the children to express in a written format how they see their experiences from this project. Another avenue will be the reading grades the children receive that will tell how what their reading level is. In introducing a new way to look at literature we will be enhancing their confidence to want to go further in their learning. For the gifted student, ReaderÆs Theater will allow them to reach new limits they have not tried before.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The children gave oral readings individually and in small groups to children from other classes. Also, they gave readings at the final program. These readings were the best evaluation tool to see if they had mastered the techniques of Reader Theater. Also

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Al Dahlgren, Les Green, Peter Hamerlinck, Cindy Harner, Bruce Mohs, Jerry VonKorff, Dennis Whipple
Project Overview
Readers Theater at Clearview Elementary
Project Details
Clearview Elementary would like to bring May Dank back to our school for a second year to conduct a two week residency in ReaderÆs Theater for the first and second grade students.
Project Manager
First Name
John
Last Name
Bowden
Organization Name
Clearview Elementary
Street Address
7310 Hwy 24 SE
City
Clear Lake
State
MN
Zip Code
55319
Phone
(320) 217-5374
Email
jmpjbow@charter.net
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Chris Rasmussen: retired Foley Senior High School art teacher, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member and College of St Benedicts/St John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; Sharon Tracy: Coon Rapids High School Humanities and English Teacher; Helene Woods: Board Member of the Monticello Arts Council; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of St Benedicts/St John's University Fine Arts Series; Janice Courtney: Arts Advisor/Assistant Director of St. Cloud State University Program Board.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Chris Rasmussen: retired Foley Senior High School art teacher, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member and College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; Sharon Tracy: Coon Rapids High School Humanities and English Teacher; Helene Woods: Board Member of the Monticello Arts Council; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; Janice Courtney: Arts Advisor/Assistant Director of Saint Cloud State University Program Board.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No