Principal Investigator: Liane Brouillette
Funding: Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination Grant (U.S. Department of Education)
The goal of this project is to assess the extent to which the K-2 Teaching Artist Project, an arts-based oral language development program for kindergarten through second grade, has enhanced students’ attainment of literacy skills, especially for children with limited English proficiency. Teachers in 15 San Diego elementary schools learn to deliver highly interactive theater, dance, and visual arts lessons through workshops and co-teaching with teaching artists in their own classrooms. Extension exercises enable teachers to utilize language development strategies between formal visual and performing arts lessons.