Arts and Digital Literacy

Arts and Digital Literacy is a program of the Texas Cultural Trust in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts that bridges fine arts education and technology. This initiative develops and supports project-based, fine arts curricula for high school teachers to that establish the connection between traditional fine arts education and digital media, creating learning experiences that develop a student’s capacity for critical thinking, creativity, imagination, and innovation.

The Arts and Digital Literacy curricula are based on a combined set of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) in fine arts and technology, resulting in rigorous arts courses that are designed to develop students’ media literacy and prepare them for the 21st century workplace.

Classroom Technology Grant recipients must: teach one of the courses under the PEIMS code during the 2020-2021 school year, offer one of the Arts and Digital Literacy courses for three years, participate in a telephone interview, allow a classroom observation upon request, and respond to a short survey at the beginning and end of each school year. Administrators must commit to supporting the teacher’s involvement in this project.

PEIMS codes:

Art and Media Communications I
PEIMS Code: 03500120
Art and Media Communications II
PEIMS Code: 03501230

Dance and Media Communications I
PEIMS Code: 03834500
Dance and Media Communications II
PEIMS Code: 03834600

Music and Media Communications I
PEIMS Code: 03156400
Music and Media Communications II
PEIMS Code: 03158500

Theatre and Media Communications I
PEIMS Code: 03251300
Theatre and Media Communications II
PEIMS Code: 03251400

APPLICATION CLOSES JANUARY 31, 2020
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* 1. Email Address 

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* 2. Teacher First Name 

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* 3. Teacher Last Name 

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* 4. Teacher Email 

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* 5. District Full Name (e.g. Lubbock Independent School District) 

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* 6. Campus Full Name (e.g. Austin High School) 

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* 7. School Mailing Street Address 

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* 8. City 

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* 9. State 

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* 10. Zip 

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* 11. Principle Full Name 

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* 12. Principle Email 

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* 13. Principle Telephone Number 

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* 14. Technology Director Name 

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* 15. Technology Director Email 

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* 16. Technology Director Telephone Number 

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* 17. Which Curriculum are you interested in teaching for the 2020-2021 school year? (Select all that apply) 

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* 18. Which of the Curricula have you personally taught? (Select all that apply) 

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* 19. How many years have you taught one of the Arts & Digital Literacy courses? 

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* 20. Which of the following curricula are offered in your school in the current school year? (select all that apply) 

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* 21. If you haven't taught one of the courses, how did your teaching practice change? OR how do you see your teaching practice changing by teaching these courses in the future? (Limit to 200 words)

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* 22. What technology do you currently have available for use in your classroom? List the number of devices, and whether they are shared or exclusive to your classroom. (limit to 200 words)

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* 23. How often do your students use technology for their creative process in your classroom? 

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* 24. How would you rate the level of knowledge/experience your students have in regards to using technology as a creative tool? 

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* 25. How can the additional technology resources enhance your student' learning? (limit to 200 words) 

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* 26. Please explain your district’s approach to fine arts education and what types of support they offer. (limit to 50 words) 

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* 27. How many fine arts teachers serve your campus?

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* 28. Go to www.artcantexas.org/map Type in your district. Find your school. Click your class level either 'HS' or 'MS'. List your district's ARTS CREDITS EARNED: (Number only, for example: .57)

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* 29. What other support, partnerships, or grants have you received or expect to receive this year? (limit to 50 words) 

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* 30. In 5 sentences or less, describe why you believe you are a good candidate for receiving this grant. 

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* 31. What is the total estimated cost of classroom devices/resources needed for this course?

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* 32. Will the campus/district supply any additional resources needed that the grant does not cover? (Limit to 50 words)

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