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FACETS: Focus on Arts, Culture and Excellence for Teachers and Students
Dretzke, Beverly; Rickers, Susan (Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement, 2011)
 

Title 
FACETS: Focus on Arts, Culture and Excellence for Teachers and Students

Issue Date
2011-11

Publisher
Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement

Type
Report

Abstract
In 2008, a 3-year Professional Development for Arts Educators (PDAE) grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to the Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) to support professional development for arts educators. The funded project was titled Focus on Arts, Culture and Excellence for Teachers and Students (FACETS). Project funding provided professional development opportunities for music and visual arts teachers in elementary and middle schools characterized by high poverty, where 50% or more of the students were eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. FACETS had two primary purposes. One was to enhance music and visual arts teachers’ knowledge and skills related to providing effective instruction for students of the ethnic/cultural backgrounds present in their classrooms, especially African American, Somali, Hmong, Latino/Hispanic, and American Indian students. The second was to support the creation of on-going professional learning communities (PLC’s). MPS contracted with the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI) at the University of Minnesota to serve as the external evaluator of the project. This report presents an evaluation of the 3 years of the FACETS project, 2008-2011, including a description of the components, the modifications that were made from year to year, and the results of teacher surveys and teacher interviews.

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Sponsorship
Evaluation Funded by a U.S. Department of Education Professional Development for Arts Educators (PDAE) Grant Awarded to Minneapolis Public Schools

Suggested Citation
Dretzke, Beverly; Rickers, Susan. (2011). FACETS: Focus on Arts, Culture and Excellence for Teachers and Students. Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy, http://purl.umn.edu/140703.


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