2013-2014 ELEMENTARY PROGRAM
The Muse Machine Elementary Program arts integration residencies are fast becoming a standard in elementary schools across the Miami Valley. Since the 2006-2007 academic year, our residency artists have teamed up with 2,000 classroom teachers and 54,000 elementary school students to create curriculum-based art that was observed and celebrate by over 115,000 community members!
The Muse Machine Elementary School Program is a successful three-part arts integration residency program that consists of the following components.
The first step is to identify the teacher(s) and classroom(s) who will be participating in the Muse Machine Elementary Program. The segment of the school population participating can range from one grade level, to several grade levels, to the entire school population. A Muse Machine Elementary Program artist or artists are selected to work with your teacher(s) and students. The selected artist or artists meet with the participating teacher(s) to create The Plan to integrate the art form into classroom teaching. In this meeting teachers decide on specific state-mandated curiculum standards to address during the residency. It is important to note that the Muse Machine Elementary Program is not “something extra” to add to the classroom teacher’s responsibilities, but a teaming of the “arts expert” and the “education expert” to provide a creative way for students to experience and process new knowledge. Residency time-frames are determined by the number of participating classrooms and the size of the planned project.
The Plan includes a customized schedule created for the residency by the artist and the participating teacher(s). Your residency dates do not need to be consecutive. You choose the dates that best serve you and your students. The fees for the 2013-2014 Muse Machine Elementary Program are $420 per day.
Once The Plan is created the artist works with the participating teacher(s) and students in their classrooms. During the residencies, the artist will present the key elements of their art form as well as creative ways to use the art form to address curriculum standards. As decided in The Plan, the artist, teacher and students may write original music and songs, choreograph new dances, write and perform original theatre pieces or create works of visual art that address the state-mandated curriculum standards selected by the participating teachers.
SHARING NEW KNOWLEDGE
Each Muse Machine Elementary Program residency culminates in a public presentation of what has been created by the artist, the teacher(s) and the students during The Residency. In the culminating activity, students are given the opportunity for Sharing New Knowledge learned through the original art they have created in their arts integration residencies. It is a true celebration of the arts and education working together to make connections across the curriculum.
Thank you for your interest in the Muse Machine Elementary Program! For more information, contact Michael Kenwood Lippert, director of the elementary program, at (937) 657-1038 or email@example.com.