Collaborative Inquiry Groups (CIGs)

Below are a list of the CIGs for Year 2 and Year 3 of the Arts Educator 2.0 project. The hyperlinked names of each CIG will take you to the pages or spaces where each CIG is documenting their collaborations and inquiry topics throughout the year.

Year 3 Inquiry

Red CIG Work

Evidence RED
Inquiry question:
How can 21st century technologies improve student engagement and teacher practice in the arts classroom?
Casey
Lara-Kristine
Lisa
Randi
Mark
Carol
Caitlin
Denise

Facilitator:
Camille

Orange CIG Work

Evidence of ORANGE work
can be found on our wikispace and also our blog.
Inquiry question: How can
a 21st century mindset
impact teaching and learning?


Diane
Jessica
Lorraine
Mary
Lauren
Amy

Facilitator:
Cory
Yellow CIG Work
Evidence YELLOW
Inquiry question:
How can working collaboratively
cause improvement and/or growth
in motivation and inspiration?
Amanda
Mike
Liz
Andrew
Rachael
Ken
Aimee
Rachael

Facilitator:
David
Click to follow our process and progress
Green CIG Work
Evidence GREEN
Inquiry question:
How do we instill/teach/inspire/creativity through (see list below)…. And, how do students respond to our efforts to design lessons for more student freedom/choice/artistic decisions?
Ideas we care about:
classroom environment
Flexibility in classroom process
Assessment
Classroom management
Student learning – Are students learning?
Inquiry
Rich content in the arts
standards

Angela
Chelsie
Rebecca
Bethany
Joe
Brian
Amber
Kristen

Facilitator:
Mary Elizabeth
Blue CIG Work
Inquiry question:
How can technology increase student learning in the K-12 arts classroom?
View our work here:
http://blueciggroup.wordpress.com/

Joycelyn
Kimberly
Daniel
Megan
Jessica
Pam
Lori
Wendy
Robert

Facilitator:
Leslie
Purple CIG Work
Evidence PURPLE
Inquiry question:
How does practing
empower students within
the arts classroom?

Donna
Nicole
Tiffany
Jennifer
Sherry
Matthew
David
Marlynn

Facilitator:
James


Year 2 Inquiry
Red CIG Work
Evidence RED
Inquiry question:
How do technology tools enhance teacher practice and student engagement in standards based arts education?

Casey
Antonette
Caitlin
Lisa
Randi
Mark
Denise
Orange CIG Work
Evidence ORANGE
Inquiry question:
How do we better
engage students of diverse
backgrounds and
learning styles?

Diane
Joe
Jacquelyn
Tracey
Jessica
Lorraine
Yellow CIG Work
Evidence YELLOW
Inquiry questions:
If students and parents see economic value for arts education in the schools, will pupil motivation improve? And will students become more successful in arts content area classes?

Amanda
Mike
Liz
Ken
Aimee
Rachael
Green CIG Work
Evidence GREEN
Inquiry question:
How can I guide a student to discovery without creating the path they must follow?

Rebecca
Bethany
Joe
Erin
Brian
Karen
Amber
Blue CIG Work
Evidence BLUE
Inquiry question:
How can we make art more meaningful and relevant to our students? administrators? colleagues? the public?

Robert
Joy
Kim
Jessica
Pam
Lori
Wendy
Purple CIG Work
Evidence PURPLE
Inquiry question:
How are changes in schedule, administration decisions, and PDE regulations impacting arts instruction and what practical applications and plans will be necessary for the continued recognition of essential and meaningful arts instruction as traditionally provided by certified arts educators?

Donna
Nicole
Jennifer
Megan
David
Gregory
Marlynn





Collaborative Inquiry Resources - Texts

Any other ideas for things to read about CIGs???
Collaborative Inquiry as a Strategy for Adult Learning: New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education (J-B ACE Single Issue ... Adult & Continuing Education) (Paperback)
Collaborative Inquiry in Practice : Action, Reflection, and Making Meaning (Paperback)