ACHF Arts Education
Family Albums/Greater Minnesota will provide participating learners with access to in-depth arts experiences that relate to their own lives. The success of this project will be evaluated at each site using responses of core learners through daily discussions, journals, and evaluation forms as well as Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater's other tools to assess the residency impact on teachers, families, and community. 2: Provide opportunities for creative problem solving, cooperating in teamwork, and honing observation and communication skills through the art of dance. This project outcome will be assessed through the core students' class participation, written and verbal evaluations, and the overall quality and success of the culminating Family Albums performance created and presented by the core students.
Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater presented two-week residencies at schools in Grand Rapids and Fergus Falls, Minnesota. Each residency included an opening company performance for the entire school; daily classes with 4th and 5th grade core students; an evening workshop for all school and community families; an after-school workshop offered for the teachers at the school; the creation and performance of an original stage work, Family Albums, featuring all core learners and attended by families, community members, and students; and a video of the final performance. Stuart Pimsler Dance and Theater's project was evaluated utilizing a variety of tools: Daily and weekly assessment meetings for teaching artists, daily journals and discussions used by core students, teacher and staff evaluation forms, parent and family evaluation forms, measurement of community response through social media, principal and staff assessment meetings, and student feedback through evaluation forms and Skype wrap-up meetings with teaching artists.
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