WIT Press


A Model For Collaboration: Integrating Technology Into The Elementary Media Arts And Studies Curriculum

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/NL040041

Volume

30

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

662 kb

Author(s)

S. Nuss & K. Conely

Abstract

The model for technology integration at Cranbrook Schools Brookside, the elementary division of Cranbrook Educational Community Schools (www.cranbrook.edu), a private college preparatory day and boarding school in Bloomfield Hills, MI has been developed by the media arts and studies faculty, Dr. Shirley Nuss and Kimberly Conely, Ph.D., candidate. In addition to providing students with a broad and challenging academic environment, Cranbrook is world renown for its comprehensive integration of the arts into the overall elementary and secondary school curriculum. Using Cranbrook’s wellestablished, art-based curricular framework as their impetus, the instructors created an interdisciplinary teaching model that would complement and enhance Cranbrook’s philosophy and also address and help mitigate some of the

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