Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Schools

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,200
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Bemidji Middle School
Recipient Type
K-12 Education
Status
Completed
Start Date
February 2016
End Date
February 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Beltrami
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,200
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$2,200
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Teachers will collect writing samples from students prior to Durbin's workshop. Students will demonstrate an improved level of proficiency in creative writing when teachers compare the pre and post writing. Audiences attending the open house will be asked to record comments on a short survey after student readings. Teachers will observe student expressions of satisfaction with Mr. Durbin's workshop. Our evaluation methods will be through observation of student participation. Participation will be measured by student attention to the skills Mr. Durbin taught during the workshop. Teachers will collect writing samples from students prior to Durbin's workshop. Students will demonstrate an improved level of proficiency in creative writing when teachers compare the pre and post writing. Audiences attending the open house will be asked to record comments on a short survey.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Attendees at the open house expressed enjoyment and satisfaction verbally. Mr. Durbin expressed his pleasure with the project. Our principal visited with Mr. Durbin and spent part of one session with students. We were pleased that our superintendent visited to see the showcase of student enthusiasm and writing. Using the rubric to guide student writing and evaluation, students wrote at various level of accomplishment. The best measure of success is the excitement of our students for writing!

Description of Funds
Recipient Board Members
Melissa Bahr, Bill Faver, Carol L. Johnson, Jeff Haack, John Pugleasa, Ann Long Voelkner
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant for Schools
Project Details
Minnesota Historical Creative Writing
Project Manager
First Name
Stephen
Last Name
Pfleger
Organization Name
Bemidji Middle School
Street Address
502 Minnesota Ave NW
City
Bemidji
State
MN
Zip Code
56601
Phone
(218) 333-3215x 51019
Email
stephan_pleger@bemidji.k12.mn.us
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Justin Holley: Author; Natalie Grosfield: Musician, actor; Joseph Allen: Professor of Art, photographer, traditional Native crafts artist; Jill Johnson: Author, musician; Sandra Roman: Art teacher, author; Gayle Highberg: Painter; Lowell Wolff: Photographer; Jane Merschman: K-12 teacher, actor, director; Mary Hilbrand: Musician; Joanne Kellner: Arts administrator, puppeteer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Justin Holley: Author; Joseph Allen: Professor of Art, photographer, traditional Native crafts artist; Jill Johnson: Author, musician; Sandra Roman: Art teacher, author; Gayle Highberg: Painter; Lowell Wolff: Photographer; Jane Merschman: K-12 teacher, actor, director; Mary Hilbrand: Musician; Joanne Kellner: Arts administrator, puppeteer; Patt Rall: Arts columnist, theater producer, photographer.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No