CRoC works with progressive education and professional development programs for students and teachers in the country and around the globe.
Banner image: Teachers, administrators, and school staff participate in the JumpStart Theatre middle school theatre program, presented by Educational Theatre Association. Cincinnati, Ohio
Alameda County Office of Education School Transformation Through the Arts (STTArts) Oakland, California
CRoC serves as the external evaluator for the comprehensive STTArts Project of the Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE), which supports the transformation of classroom teachers into instructional designers who are prepared with strategies to engage all students in their education and to make their learning visible. STTArts is funded by a U.S. Department of Education Arts Model Documentation and Dissemination grant (AEMDD). CRoC plays a primary role in helping ACOE to better understand, measure, and assess the impact of this training on teachers, and ultimately, on their students.
Collaborations: Teachers and Artists Beacon Schools Project San Diego, California
Collaborations: Teachers and Artists (CoTA) is a professional development program that pairs teaching artists with classroom teachers. Together, they work to integrate the visual and performing arts into other content areas so that students are engaged in their education in a lively, essential, and relevant way. Working collaboratively with CoTA's team, CRoC designed, and is implementing, a flexible, 3-year research study assessing the impacts of the program on elementary classroom teachers and students in three San Diego County schools.
Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) JumpStart Theatre Project Cincinnati, Ohio
EdTA, in collaboration with New York City-based companies iTheatrics and Music Theatre International (MTI), has created JumpStart Theatre, a three-year, scalable, pilot program designed to bring musical theatre into public middle schools, in Ohio and Kentucky, that currently do not have a performing arts program. As its name suggests, JumpStart Theatre stimulates interest in the performing arts and encourages the transfer of theatre knowledge and skills to other subject areas. CRoC is assessing the short- and long-term social, academic, and creative impact of a musical theatre experience on middle school students.
Louisiana A+ Schools Baton Rouge, Louisiana Documenting the progress of LAA+ Schools is vital to measuring student success and ongoing program effectiveness. The CRoC team is conducting a 3-year study of LAA+ arts integration project, which is implemented in partnership with the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts.
The Wooden Floor Santa Ana, California The Wooden Floor is a public benefit organization that annually engages 375 underserved local youth in intensive dance education supported by academic and family services that change the way they make decisions, helping them to discover and pursue their potential. Students begin in 3rd grade and can continue through high school in the program. CRoC was engaged to develop, plan, and implement a 10-year longitudinal study that tracks the impact of the program on current students and alumni.