Professors present 'Writing Through the Arts' at conference

January 1 2006

Diana Quatroche, chairperson and associate professor, and Kathy Bauserman, assistant professor, elementary, early and special education at Indiana State University, recently made a presentation based on their work with the grant "Writing Through the Arts."

The faculty members recently made their presentation, entitled, "Writing Through the Arts: Teacher Efficacy," at the College Reading Association Conference in Savannah, Ga., where they presented the impact of last summer's workshop on teacher attitudes toward teaching writing.

ISU's more than $400,000 "Improving Teacher Quality" grant was received in 2004 from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. The "Writing Through the Arts" project, which kicked off with a workshop in July 2005, is a two-year initiative designed to help teachers use art, literature, music, drama and film as a tool for teaching students how to express their thoughts and concepts through writing.

The grant was written by Quatroche and Bauserman in conjunction with colleagues Lisa Cutter, assistant professor, elementary, early and special education; Bradford Venable, assistant professor of art; and Sean McKitrick, coordinator of assessment and accreditation in the office of academic affairs.

Contact Diana Quatroche, chairperson and associate professor, department of elementary, early and special education, College of Education, Indiana State University, (812) 237-2854 or eequatro@isugw.indstate.edu

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Diana Quatroche and Kathy Bauserman made a presentation based on the work with the grant

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