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Art TEAMS: Nurturing Educators Who Integrate Art, Core Subjects and Culturally Responsive Teaching to Support Students in Becoming Makers of Change

Research Team

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Principal Investigator: Guy Trainin

Co-Principal Investigators: HyeonJin Yoon, Lorinda Rice, Kimberley D'Adamo

Funding Information

Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Education

Award Date: Jul 1, 2021

End Date: Jun 30, 2026


The Teaching with Arts and Emerging Media (Art TEAMS) project will leverage New Media Arts to support student engagement and self-directed learning across the curriculum.

Building on a four-year professional learning framework pilot project in Lincoln Public Schools, the project team will create a professional development program in emerging media arts-integrated learning for current teachers to support innovations in teaching in Nebraska public schools. 

Professional development will focus on teacher mastery in three core themes: Aligning emerging media teaching to foster integrated learning; centering critical and metacognitive thinking; and building classroom communities that embrace students’ cultures and voices through promoting teachers and students as co-researchers. 

The overarching goal is to disrupt deficit-based teaching models currently embedded in classrooms and create collective learning spaces that will increase student engagement in emergent media arts, connected and self-directed learning.

Academic Intervention & Learning

Art TEAMS researchers include, from left, Guy Trainin, professor of education in the Department of Teaching, Learning & Teacher Education; Lorinda Rice, Lincoln Public Schools art curriculum specialist; HyeonJin Yoon, research assistant professor, MAP Academy; and Kimberly D’Adamo, TLTE graduate student/lecturer.
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