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ERIC Number: EJ832048
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
The Power of the Chill: Artist Cadre Meetings as Professional Development
Weiss, Cynthia
Teaching Artist Journal, v4 n1 p21-25 Feb 2006
Project AIM, a Schools Partnerships program of the Center for Community Arts Partnerships at Columbia College Chicago, partners Teaching Artists with classroom teachers in eight Chicago public schools. Funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Fund to Improve Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE), the project has an ambitious three-fold mission: to improve public school student engagement and achievement through the arts, to develop public school teacher capacity to implement arts-integrated teaching, and to develop Columbia College Chicago Teaching Artists and faculty practice through training in arts integration methods. At the Project AIM Artist Cadre meetings, attendance is expected, and meeting time is compensated. Beyond routine staff meetings, these monthly gatherings provide an opportunity for support, guidance, and shared reflective practice. In this article, the author describes the learning community that emerges from the monthly meetings of Project AIM. She also describes that the monthly meetings of Project AIM are an incubator for the power of the chill. According to a colleague of the author, power of the chill is the power of serendipitous connections made in the downtime between work, during lunch, and in the open space carved out from a hectic schedule. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois