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Intellectual partnership

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Arts Academy in the Woods and Oakland University Partnership, May 2011

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Intellectual partnership

  1. 1. Arts Academy in the Woods and Oakland University An Intellectual Partnership for the Benefit of Student Learning
  2. 2. Purpose Of Luncheon and Presentation <ul><li>Define and describe the AAW/OU relationship </li></ul><ul><li>Spread the word regarding AAW to students and parents who may benefit from our services </li></ul><ul><li>Build a base of support among Detroit and Macomb area art and education boosters </li></ul>
  3. 3. Defining the Oakland University, Arts Academy in the Woods Relationship <ul><li>As partners, AAW and OU believe that through intellectual and professional engagement, through shared development of resources, and through unrelenting pursuit of improvement in student learning, we can not only benefit AAW and OU students, but also build an exemplary model of learning through the lens of the arts.  </li></ul>
  4. 4. Defining the Oakland University, Arts Academy in the Woods Relationship <ul><li>Opportunities for partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Model integrated arts and academic curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher development </li></ul><ul><li>Early college, dual enrollment, Macomb to Oakland, AAW to Oakland </li></ul><ul><li>Performance and exhibition opportunities for OU and AAW students </li></ul><ul><li>Resource sharing and development </li></ul>
  5. 5. AAW Today
  6. 6. AAW Today <ul><li>274 students </li></ul><ul><li>31% male, 69% female </li></ul><ul><li>57% white, 30% black, 10% multiracial </li></ul><ul><li>40% eligible for free or reduced lunch </li></ul><ul><li>13% IEP or 504, </li></ul><ul><li>~1 student per year exited from special education on average during the past 3 years </li></ul><ul><li>Substantial LGBTQ population </li></ul>
  7. 7. AAW Today <ul><li>Art Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Guitar </li></ul><ul><li>Jazz band and combos </li></ul><ul><li>Chorus </li></ul><ul><li>Musical Theater (moving to straight theater) </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Art and Digital Imaging </li></ul><ul><li>2D and 3D Art </li></ul><ul><li>Ballet </li></ul><ul><li>Modern Dance </li></ul><ul><li>Jazz and Hip Hop Dance </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Project in art major </li></ul>
  8. 8. AAW Today, Academic Programs <ul><li>Michigan Merit Curriculum Base </li></ul><ul><li>4 Years ELA </li></ul><ul><li>Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and Senior Math </li></ul><ul><li>3 Science Credits from Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry or Physics </li></ul><ul><li>World and American History, Econ and Civics </li></ul><ul><li>Above and Beyond </li></ul><ul><li>Trig, Pre-Calc and dual enrollment Calc </li></ul><ul><li>Full year Creative Writing experience </li></ul><ul><li>Model United Nations for Credit </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Biology (Eligible for AP Exam) </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited academic catalog through Macomb Dual Enrollment </li></ul>
  9. 9. AAW Today <ul><li>Measurable objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Michigan Merit Exam Proficiency Rates </li></ul>
  10. 10. AAW Today <ul><li>AYP History </li></ul>
  11. 11. AAW Today <ul><li>Graduation and Dropout Rates </li></ul>
  12. 12. AAW Today <ul><li>The Best Atmosphere in Macomb County, perhaps in Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>New student orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Peer mediation </li></ul><ul><li>RTI </li></ul><ul><li>Friday assemblies </li></ul><ul><li>Caring staff </li></ul><ul><li>Measurable: only 5 fights in 2010-2011 school year </li></ul>
  13. 13. AAW and OU Tomorrow
  14. 14. AAW and OU Tomorrow: Leadership <ul><li>Our Board believes in high expectations. They have high expectations for our administrators, our teachers, parents and out students. They are not hypocrites and therefore have high expectations for themselves as a Board. Together we have created a vision and commitment to what our school will become. </li></ul><ul><li>--William Seikaly, Chair AAW Board of Directors </li></ul>
  15. 15. AAW and OU Tomorrow: Lenses for Learning <ul><li>Renewed commitment to authentic, personalized learning through arts and academics </li></ul><ul><li>All adult and student learners strive to understand the world through the lens of an artist (mathematician, scientist, author…) </li></ul><ul><li>All learners are known well, are engaged where they are, and bring their prior knowledge to their learning </li></ul>
  16. 16. AAW and OU Tomorrow: Planning for Excellence <ul><li>Renewed commitment to professional excellence and learning structures that serve students </li></ul><ul><li>Organically integrated standards-referenced art and academic curriculum (2012-2014) </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to instructional strategies to engage students in active, reflective learning (2011-2014) </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to continuous professional growth (immediate) </li></ul>
  17. 17. AAW and OU Tomorrow: Learning by Doing <ul><li>Renewed commitment to students learning through the arts in authentic settings </li></ul><ul><li>Each AAW student will exhibit or perform in an authentic, external setting twice a year </li></ul><ul><li>Create partnerships with 12 organizations in 12 months which stress the importance of arts education as part of their mission (2011-2012) </li></ul><ul><li>Provide recognition to student artists through authentic press and public relations (2011-2012) </li></ul>
  18. 18. AAW and OU Tomorrow: Resource Development <ul><li>Renewed commitment to providing first class resources for the benefit of student learning </li></ul><ul><li>Hiring a development director (2011) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$75,000 campaign in 2011-2012 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>write 4 substantially approvable grant applications yearly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>coordinate twice yearly performance opportunities for each student and 12 yearly partnerships with outside organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Appropriate material resources (2011-2015) </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate facility (2016) </li></ul>
  19. 19. Why?
  20. 20. Why? Economic Development… <ul><li>Nationally, the nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $166.2 billion in economic activity every year—$63.1 billion in spending by organizations and an additional $103.1 billion in event-related spending by their audiences. </li></ul><ul><li>--Americans for the Arts, Arts and Economic Prosperity III </li></ul>
  21. 21. Why? Economic Development… <ul><li>(A)rtistic activity is a major and varied contributor to economic vitality. We suggest that the productivity of and earnings in a regional economy rise as the incidence of artists within its boundaries increases, because artists’ creativity and specialized skills enhance the design, production and marketing of products and services in other sectors. They also help firms recruit top-rate employees and generate income through direct exports of artistic work out of the region. </li></ul><ul><li>--Ann Markusen and David King, The Artistic Dividend: The Arts’ Hidden Contributions to Regional Development </li></ul>
  22. 22. Why? A Larger Purpose <ul><li>We will be part of the rebuilding of Metropolitan Detroit by contributing our talents to these efforts, and by creating talented leadership committed to the Arts. </li></ul><ul><li>Detroit Lives </li></ul>
  23. 23. Why? Our Mission <ul><li>Arts Academy in the Woods graduates the next generation of Artistic, Academic, Creative and Civic leaders. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Questions?
  25. 25. Thank You <ul><li>Louis Gallien, Linda Tyson, OU Art Infused Education Task Force </li></ul><ul><li>Michael DeVault, Dr. Judith Pritchett, MISD </li></ul><ul><li>AAW Board of Directors </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers, Staff, Parents and especially STUDENTS of AAW </li></ul>
  26. 26. Follow Up <ul><li>Max Spayde </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>586-294-0391 </li></ul><ul><li>www.artsacad.net </li></ul>

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