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July 9 - 13, 2001
Art Across Indiana: Integrating Art in Interdisciplinary Instructional Workshop Activities and Programs
Staff Development - K-Life Teachers and Public Library Staff
IUPUI University Library, Indianapolis, IN.

Art Across Indiana; Integrating Art in Interdisciplinary Instructional Activities and Programs A Summer 2001 Workshop for K-Life Teachers and Public Library Staff Funded by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

IUPUI University Library and the Indianapolis Museum of Art held a summer workshop for teachers and public library program planners who were interested in incorporating the visual arts into existing classroom curriculum and designing community programs for the
K-Life learner. Participants explored methods and strategies for infusing visual art into lessons and programs, and interdisciplinary collaborations between libraries and schools. There were hands-on opportunities using a variety of resources and materials including
technology and digital images on the Internet. The latter part of the workshop included two fieldtrips to local museums. During the first fieldtrip, teachers and librarians had the opportunity to be involved in a Visual Thinking Strategies workshop offered at the
Indianapolis Museum of Art. The second scheduled fieldtrip was a trip to the Eiteljorg Museum. Public Library Staff were encouraged to attend at least the first three days of the workshop.

No registration or workshop fee was charged. Two graduate credit hours and CRUs were available to teachers who needed re-licensing. Regular IUPUI tuition applied when appropriate. Supplies were provided for each participant including a CD-ROM of digital visual images.

Participants were expected to share their completed lesson plans or public library program descriptions/ideas with the Project for use and access by the public. Previous project participants were available for consultations.