This third evaluation progress report concerns a 5-year project that links technology and the visual and performing arts with other subject areas to transform the education of K-12 students in Nebraska and nationwide. The report states that the "Community Discovered" project is continuing to make substantial and consistent progress in its training, classroom integration, and evaluation activities. It explains that the project focuses on enhancing education by developing interdisciplinary constructivist curriculum units that deliver the arts and art resources to the classrooms of Nebraska and the world via the use of the Internet, describing the project as a multi-element education program that brings the arts and art museums into classrooms electronically; develops computer integration strategies; trains and supports teachers; builds curriculum, instruction, and assessment strategies; and seeks to build a nationwide community for the arts and technology integration. The report states that the evaluation process for the project continues to expand and evolve, with evaluation-related data being collected and systematically reviewed for formative input into specific project objectives and related project activities, and with a design focused on analyzing data related to each of the five goals and related project objectives. It also states that the evaluation determines the general progress and impact of the project on K-12 education in participating schools and includes a systematic review of the learning environments for both students and teachers. The report also seeks to document the project as a potential model for replication by other educational institutions and organizations.
Coufal, Kathy; Grandgenett, Neal; and Westside Community Schools, "The Community Discovered: The Search for Meaning through the Integration of Art and Technology in K-12 Education - Annual Progress Report No. 3" (1997). Teacher Education Faculty Publications. 46.
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