January 28, 1004
Specifics about the Picture Book Curriculum itself -- it was noted that NYS Education has made it a “best practice” for teaching Arts and Literacy.
Letting students decide if they wanted to start with the drawing or writing first. Some students might prefer to visualize their story and then put it into words, others might prefer the reverse.
EMTC was chosen as the one Island Academy school site to pilot the project because of the stability of its population.
Teachers were encouraged to take their own particular teaching style into consideration and adapt the curriculum accordingly. Customization is key to the success of the project.
The question of supplies and reimbursement for out-of pocket-expenses was dealt with.