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  • Twelve Mini-Grants were awarded to K-12 teachers who participated in the project. These project teachers' stipends covered their time and expenses to participate.

  • A Summer Teachers Institute was offered to the twelve Mini-Grant recipients for training to apply the technology and project resources in the classroom setting. These six teams of project teachers provided valuable insights and strategies for incorporating the project's digital resources into cross-disciplinary educational activities. The teachers' input, combined with the goals and activities of the Institute, resulted in a demonstrated synergy and heightened project outcomes.

  • Five additional Professional Development Workshops, modeled after the Summer Teachers Institute, were offered to teachers and librarians for training on the use of technology and digital resources in educational programs and activities.

  • Project teachers contributed over 25 cross-disciplinary instructional units for adaptation in other lifelong learning settings.

  • Local cultural heritage resources, The Works Progress Administration (WPA) Murals and the Hoosier Artists Project, were digitized for use in educational environments.

  • The project served as an accessible gateway to digital images and text resources for use in lifelong learning activities and provided a framework for schools and libraries to continue using these resources after the completion of the project.

  • The IUPUI University Library along with commercial vendors developed innovative licensing terms specifically for the K-12 and public library communities.

  • The project enhanced collaborations with schools, libraries, and cultural organizations.


  • The IUPUI University Library successfully served as a neutral partner and catalyst in bringing together museums and cultural institutions with public librarians and educators.

  • Anecdotal evidence from student work at all age levels and reports from educators indicate that the integration of digital art images and text into the cross-disciplinary instructional activities:

    • Enhanced the teaching and learning experience due to increased motivation, enthusiasm, and participation of students.

    • Promoted a higher level of learning and critical thinking by students.

    • Improved the students' self-esteem.

    • Impacted "at risk" students in a highly positive way.

    • Reached students in a personal way noting that emotions are the gateway to learning.

    • Project activities generated ongoing collaborative learning communities and relationships among education professionals in central Indiana.