"No limits, no directions - just pure intrinsic desire to design..."
"Pretty heavy stuff but her writing and painting seemed to help her process it."
Heather helped me see a new way to teach challenging topics in medicine. She really coached us through the development of our session on burnout using photography. Our medical interns engaged with both the medical content and the photography content at a level I couldn't have achieved without the integration of art into this session. The discussion was multilayered and rich and the feedback from our learners proved that we reached them in a meaningful way.
--Medical Burnout with Photography
Dr. Diemer, Professor of Medicine, FACP
Virtual Tech Units
Line Drawings Units
An Arts Integrated Approach
Public Works/Mural Units
Mixed Medium Units
A Parent/Caregiver's Workshop Series
"My students showed increased confidence, understanding, excitement, and pride during this process!"
Schools carry an ever growing list of tasks and services beyond just educating students in the main subject areas. In addition to teaching, they serve as caregivers, mentors, cheerleaders and advocates. It can be an overwhelming job.
The good news is CATC is here help! We guide school communities to design high-quality learning experiences for their specific classrooms and at home. Teachers and parents learn to integrate subjects, include creative expression, and improve student performance.
I spoke with one student about her experiences with her family. She shared about her parents’ divorce and her grandmother passing away. Pretty heavy stuff but her writing and painting seemed to help her process it. Brought me to tears.
--Memoirs with Figurative Portraits Showcase Visitor
Mrs. Duffield, 6th Grade Language Art/History
Water Color Units
Using cardboard, tape and markers, our kiddo became a hockey goalie, suited up and ready to play! It shows the child's ability to use and work with the materials as he/she wishes - no limits, no directions - just pure intrinsic desire to design.
--Meaningful Exploration of Materials
Ms. Katie, Preschool Teacher
While working with Heather I have discovered the importance of the trial and error learning process. The arts integration design supports this rigorous thinking by celebrating the mistakes and working to revise their stories and art. My students showed increased confidence, understanding, excitement, and pride during the process!
--Non-Fiction Writing with Realistic Sculptures
Ms. Rachel, Kindergarten
3 Dimensional Units
Fiction & Documentary Film Units
Scale Model Units
"The discussion was multilayered and rich...we reached them [the students] in meaningful way."
Heather helped me adapt my project to virtual learning....The work that students produced was powerful. The captions they wrote gave me a glimpse into their emotions and the new normal of their daily lives.
--Parent Functions with Line Drawings Mrs. Murphy, Math Department Chair
"The work the students produced was powerful..."
A Professional Development Series
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