The Foundation for Educational Administration (FEA) is pleased to announce that it has received a three-year grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation to support the Arts Integration Leadership Institute. Under the direction of Dr. Mary Reece, FEA’s director for special projects, the Institute provides a year-long series of activities and coaching for leadership teams in school districts throughout New Jersey to develop and implement interdisciplinary teaching practices using arts integration and culturally responsive instruction to enhance learning and voice for all students.
“We are delighted to once again partner with the Dodge Foundation on this very important work,” Reece said. “During the past ten years, the Arts Integration Leadership Institute has provided learning opportunities and coaching for hundreds of New Jersey school leaders and teachers looking to expand and enhance their arts integration programming. We look forward to many more years of presenting these services. I am very grateful to the extraordinary people at Dodge for their continued generous support.”
This funding also helps FEA host an Arts Integration Summer Leadership Institute in Princeton each year, which focuses on the development of school/district plans to design and sustain arts integration practices. The Institute format includes keynote presentations, workshops, interactive experiences with teaching artists and teacher teams, sharing of arts integration best practices via a “gallery walk” of participants’ achievements, and planning time for teams and coaches to design an arts integration plan.