Recognized in 1994 by the U. S. Department of Education as one of three programs achieving school reform objectives of Goals 2000: Educate America Act.
Summer Professional Development
Summer professional development institutes are planned for teams of administrators, art teachers, classroom and subject area teachers, exceptional student educators, media specialists, parents, museum educators and community representatives. These one- and two-week summer institutes are co-sponsored by local school district, and the Florida Institute for Art Education annually. Contact the Florida Institute for Art Education office, 850/644-2322, for sites and dates of these institutes.
Assessing Student Performance in Art
An alternative assessment model linking instruction and assessment: Nine thematic interdisciplinary, multicultural model units with embedded performance assessments developed by teams of teachers have been field tested, revised and are being implemented. These units reflect standards in Florida's Educational Accountability Plan, and Florida’s Sunshine State Standards.
FIAE has formed a museum partnership with the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Through this partnership, instructional resource packets developed through teacher collaboration are distributed to educators throughout Florida. Additional partners in museums include: The Brevard Art Center and Museum (Florida), The Daytona Beach Museum of Arts and Science (Florida), Fine Arts Museum - Florida State University, Fresno Art Museum (California), Harn Art Museum (Florida), Orlando Museum of Art (Florida), J. Paul Getty Museum (California), LeMoyne Art Foundation (Florida), Norton Gallery and School of Art (Florida), Ringling Museum of Art (Florida), Wolfsonian Foundation (Florida).
Florida Partner Schools
Six schools in Florida are designated as part of a group of 36 schools throughout the country participating in a five-year program in Transforming Education through the Arts, funded primarily by the Annenberg Challenge Program, the Getty Education Institute for the Arts, the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, and the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation.
School-to-Work Partnership Project
Three high schools in Florida are participating in a school-to-work partnership project linking school achievement, knowledge and skills relevant to today's business and professional worlds through the arts by providing professional development for teachers and real-world experiences for students. Funded by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, this project has as it main goal the development of an effective model for national implementation.
Florida Institute Partners
Florida Alliance for Arts Education, Florida Arts Council, Florida Art Education Association, Florida State University, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, The Appleton Museum, Very Special Arts Florida.
The Getty Education Institute for the Arts; Annenberg Challenge Program; Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; Jessie Ball duPont Fund; Florida State University; Florida Arts Council; Florida Department of State; Division of Cultural Affairs; Florida Department of Education.