ERIC Number: ED436470
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov-20
Reference Count: N/A
The Community Discovered: The Search for Meaning through the Integration of Art and Technology in K-12 Education. Evaluation Progress Report No. 4.
Abdouch, Ronald; Grandgenett, Neal; Topp, Neal; Ostler, Elliott; Pawloski, Bob; Timms, Mike; Peterson, Joan
This fourth evaluation progress report concerns the "Community Discovered" project, currently completing its third year of operation, a 5-year project that links technology and the visual and performing arts with other subject areas to transform the education of K-12 students in Nebraska and nationwide. The report states that the project builds upon and extends the impact of the initial pilot project, the Art and Technology Integration Project, which was conducted by Westside Community Schools and Grand Island Public Schools in Nebraska. It also states that the "Community Discovered" project is continuing to make substantial and consistent progress in its training, classroom integration, and evaluation activities. According to the report, teachers in the project received training in creating integrated curriculum, various technology/Internet skills, constructivism, and how to utilize the arts in an interdisciplinary unit. The report explains that the evaluation process continues to use multiple sources of information and includes a comprehensive approach to data collection that is targeting information related to each project goal and objective. These data sources include teacher survey data; electronic data; classroom observations and videotapes; teacher and student interviews; student projects and portfolios; teacher growth plans; focus groups; standardized and teacher-created test data; attendance records; trends in disciplinary actions; stakeholder surveys; and teacher classroom research initiatives. The report summarizes the status of each project objective (along with organizational goals and related evaluation activities) in a narrative section. Extensive appendixes are attached. (BT)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Art Education, Budgets, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Fine Arts, Interdisciplinary Approach, Internet, Museums, Rural Education, Student Educational Objectives, Technology Integration, Telecommunications, Urban Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westside Community Schools, Omaha, NE.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska