Perpich Arts Integration Project News

  • LaCrescent H.S. team gets local press!

    December 2014, LaCrescent High School teachers Nicole Greener (art teacher), Kris Sandy (English teacher), and Jeff Copp (band teacher) are implementing an arts integrated unit focusing on the essential question, "How do different cultures use the arts to express their beliefs and values?

  • "Virtual" Coaching being explored

    December 2014, The Perpich Arts Integration Project works with teams of teachers from across Minnesota. Many teams are two, three, or more hours away from homebase in Golden Valley, MN. Although the preferred coaching model is shoulder-to-shoulder, in reality travel to each of our schools can be...

  • Southeast Network Gathers for First Regional Meeting of the Year

    October 2014, the Southeast region of the Perpich Arts Integration Network of Teachers met in Rochester. Guest artist Kris Sorensen (In Progress) showed teachers how to implement video storytelling in the classroom. Along with Sorensen's lesson, teachers learned about collaboration and collegiality...

  • Group picture of Southeast network of teachers.

    Southeast Network Opens for the 2014-2015 School Year

    August 2014, the Southeast Perpich Arts Integration Network of Teachers kicked off its third year at a workshop held at Cascade Meadow Wetlands and Environmental Center in Rochester, MN. Network teachers gathered for a day to begin planning arts integrated units for the upcoming school year. New...

  • teachers engage in an obstacle course.

    2014-2015 Northeast Network Launches

    September 2014 The newly opened Northeast Perpich Arts Integration Network met in Two Harbors, MN to begin a year of professional development around arts integration. Over 50 teachers in the Northeast network met this summer introducing the participants to arts integration and curriculum...

  • Google map with locations of new network schools

    Arts Integration Network Opens Network in Northeastern Minnesota

    May 2014, The Perpich Arts Integrated Network of Teachers accepted nine new teams of teachers into the northeastern region of Minnesota for the 2014-2015 school year. Fifty-one teachers from nine different school districts will join the teachers in the Southeastern region of Minnesota as a part of...

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