ArtCore is a four-year model development and research initiative of the Lane Arts Council that joins community creatives and middle-school teachers together to develop arts-based teaching and learning customized to meet the needs and goals of the school. Starting in 2015, ArtCore unfolded in five middle schools across Lane County, including Network Charter School, with seventh and eighth grade math and social studies instructors working with artist and musician Mari Livie. As the project evolves, unique integrative teaching approaches, dynamic training experiences and customized school implementation will be thoroughly documented for school leaders in the future, who wish to replicate the model for their school community.

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