Artist in Residency Grant - Round 2

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,970
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
M. Kennedy Community School
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2014
End Date
March 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Stearns
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

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,970
Other Funds Leveraged
$330
Direct expenses
$3,300
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Fourth grade math test scores will improve on targeted standards/benchmarks in the classes involved. 2. Fourth grade anxiety toward math and art performance will improve.3. New dance and math skills will be named/demonstrated by students and observed by parents/ teachers. 4. Expectation of quality in presentation of live and exhibited artwork. 5. Based on success, other grade levels and schools ask participants to share the program, outcomes and new strategies.1. The principal will provide pre/post MAPS test data for comparison/analysis. 2. The planning team will administer an age-appropriate pre/post survey to assess anxiety during daily participation and during testing/performance settings. Observation by classroom teachers and parent feedback will also validate. 3. Pre/post vocabulary walls, classroom lesson plans incorporate dance/math tools not previously used, parent feedback, classroom teachers and teaching-artist develop and use new teaching strategies. 4. Students are provided with criteria for quality work, students demonstrate willingness to revise work based on reflective feedback, self-assessment skills in students, and feedback from parents. 5. The number of schools and students impacted by arts-infused learning increases.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Fourth grade math scores improved on transformations. We used a pre and post-test created on the infuse learning site. 2. All students participated with enthusiasm showing their anxiety decreased. 3. Students performed a dance demonstrating transformation skills/knowledge learned for the parents and families during the 4th grade music concert. 4. Students displayed 3 dimensional shapes that each one created during conferences and performed the dance they helped create at the 4th grade concert for the school and their families. 5. Other grade levels at our building were excited to see the final project and we were able to share how dance and math came together in our learning.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Transformations for Kids
Project Details
Artist David DeBlieck will work with Kennedy 4th grade teachers to develop four residency sessions to improve student proficiency and attitude in both math and dance while reducing performance anxiety in both. Teachers and artist will both expand teaching strategies in their work together.
Project Manager
First Name
Carol
Last Name
Ramler
Organization Name
M. Kennedy Community School
Street Address
1300 Jade Rd √°
City
St Joseph
State
MN
Zip Code
56374
Phone
(320) 363-7791
Email
carol.ramler@isd742.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Chris Rasmussen: art teacher for 35 years at Foley Senior High (retired), Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member and College of Saint Benedict's/Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Peter Veljkovich: realtor (retired), member of the Little Fine Arts Committee, county representative for the South Suburban Arts Committee, photographer, Disc Jockey; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict's/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; John Stander: Executive Director of Elk River Arts Alliance, career school administrator; Janice Courtney: arts advisor/Assistant Director of Saint Cloud State University Program Board; P.J. Fanberg: Executive Director of Land Of Lakes Choirboys of Minnesota, management, fundraising, Human Resources, mission-guided organizational planner.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Chris Rasmussen: art teacher for 35 years at Foley Senior High (retired), Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Board Member and College of Saint Benedict's/Saint John's University Fine Arts Programming Advisory Council Member; Mike Carlson: Foley High School Art Teacher, potter; Peter Veljkovich: realtor (retired), member of the Little Fine Arts Committee, county representative for the South Suburban Arts Committee, photographer, Disc Jockey; Leslie Hanlon: Director of Fundraising and Marketing for the College of Saint Benedict's/Saint John's University Fine Arts Series; John Stander: Executive Director of Elk River Arts Alliance, career school administrator; Janice Courtney: arts advisor/Assistant Director of Saint Cloud State University Program Board; P.J. Fanberg: Executive Director of Land Of Lakes Choirboys of Minnesota, management, fundraising, Human Resources, mission-guided organizational planner.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No