Founding of visual art institute with a grant from Getty Center for Education in the Arts
Founding of music and theatre institutes with a grant from Lyndhurst Foundation
Creation of Lyndhurst Chair of Excellence in Arts Education
Hiring of music, theatre, and visual art directors and support staff
Collaboration with Hunter Museum of American Art to create poster reproductions
Establishment of district consortium for planning with contacts from participating school districts
Awarding of competitive grants to teachers and schools for innovative projects
First three-week summer institutes in music, theatre, and visual art
First follow-up site visits to participating schools
First one-day fall and spring renewal workshops
First two-day summer administrators institute
First one-week summer renewal institutes in music, theatre, and visual art
First Arts-Based Collaborative video
Development of a culminating DBAE course at UTC as part of a 12-hour sequence for elementary education majors
Hiring of first executive director
First artists training workshop for Allied Arts of Greater Chattanooga
First Centerpoint newsletter
First collaborative programming for summer one-week renewal institutes in music, theatre, and visual art
Participating schools required to submit and update five-year long-range plans
First music docent program for Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Association Guild and Cleveland Symphony Guild
Consultation on building design and education program for Creative Discovery Museum
New York City excursion for Chattanooga teachers
Condensation of three-week summer institutes in music, theatre, and visual art to two weeks
Founding of first satellite institute in Savannah
Invitational strategic planning meetings for visual art and theatre
Establishment of endowment fund with challenge grant from National Endowment for the Arts
Invitational strategic planning meeting in music
Invitational conference on discipline-based music education
Theatre docent project with Chattanooga Theatre Centre and Arts & Education Council
Cultural Olympiad Regional Designation Award
First Arts-Based Collaborative website
Founding of second and third satellite institutes in Atlanta and Montgomery
Writing of DBAE frameworks for dance, music, theatre, visual art, and multi-arts
Invitational conference on discipline-based theatre education
First summer multi-arts institute with participants rotating through music, theatre, and visual art sessions
Invitational discipline-based arts education theory development symposium in Park City, Utah
National Endowment for the Arts grant for poster reproductions of works from Hunter Museum of American Art, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, New Orleans Museum of Art, and Telfair Museum of Art
Association with National Arts Education Consortium to conduct five-year Annenberg/ Getty Transforming Education Through the Art Challenge (TETAC) research project
Hiring of second executive director
Selection of six regional TETAC partner schools
First TETAC leadership academy
Founding of fourth satellite institute in New Orleans
First catalog of instructional materials
Children's Theatre Foundation of America Medallion award
Development of first CD-ROM for Aires 12: Mission to Mars unit of study
Development of Transcendent Voices: The Work of Artists in Isolation unit to prepare for Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time at UTC Contemporary Music Symposium
Think tank on theatre teacher education in collaboration with American Alliance for Theatre and Education
Condensation of two-week summer music, theatre, and visual art institutes to one week and addition of first dance institute
Distance learning theatre education course with University of Texas at Austin
Second Arts-Based Collaborative video
Development of television series The Arts In Every Classroom for the Annenberg/CPB Channel
Taping of television programs for A/CPB The Arts In Every Classroom series
Move to new offices at 723 McCallie
Launch of new expanded website
Focus on arts integration
Publication of Transforming Education Through the Arts Challenge Report
Tennessee Governor's Award for Arts Leadership
Three one-week summer workshops on Arts Integration in the Elementary and Middle Classroom
Beginning of Arts Integration course for UTC education majors
Development of A/CPB Connecting With the Arts television series and website
Two one-week summer workshops on Arts Integration and Arts Exploration
Year-long professional development onsite in Covington, TN for faculty of Covington Integrated Art Academy
Development of A/CPB The Art of Teaching the Arts television series and website
Arts Integration & Reading Workshop in Chattanooga; Macon, GA; and Albany, GA
Arts Exploration Workshop in Chattanooga
Year-long professional development and mentoring onsite in Macon, GA for faculties of Vineville Academy of the Arts, Miller Magnet Middle School, and Central High School
Presentations at Tennessee Arts Commission's Arts Education Summit Conference
One-week Arts Exploration & Integration Workshop
On-site arts integration workshops at Stonebridge Academy in Fayetteville, TN and Grassland Middle School in Franklin, TN
Hiring of first director of dance education
Collaboration with United Way's Project Ready for School
Consultant to Arts Education Partnership for Ford Foundation's Integrating the Arts and Education Reform Initiative
American Orff Schulwerk Association Level I Certification course developed and taught at Lee University in Cleveland, TN
Arts-Based Collaborative's definition of arts integration included in Arts Integration Frameworks, Research and Practice A Literature Review
Arts-Based Collaborative profiled in Dana Foundation's book Transforming Arts Teaching: The Role of Higher Education
Development of proposal for Trinidad & Tobago Centre for Arts Education and Integration
Beginning of long-term professional development and mentoring onsite in Wilson, NC for faculty of
Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts & Education
Year-long professional development and mentoring onsite in Jefferson Parish, New Orleans for faculties of Clancy Elementary School and Lincoln Elementary School
Arts-Based Collaborative profiled in online Designing the Arts Learning Community: A Handbook for K-12 Professional Development Planners
Launch of third website
Arts & Education Forum: The Role of Professional Development in Facilitating the Practice of Arts Integratio
Arts & Education Forum: Arts Integration and Teacher Change
Hiring of fourth director of theatre education
Strategic Planning and Communications Initiative
Collaboration with Hunter Museum on Integrating the Arts in Physician Training Program for UTC College of Medicine
Hiring of second director of dance education
Arts & Education Forum: Arts @ the Core of 21st Century Learning
Beginning of long-term professional development and mentoring onsite for faculty of Mt. Pleasant Middle School of the Visual & Performing Arts in Mt. Pleasant, TN
Supporting the Whole Child with Music and Dance workshop at the Creative Discovery Museum
Supporting the Whole Child with Music and Dance workshop at Hunter Museum of American Art
Partnership with United Way on Project Diabetesto evolve awareness and prevention of childhood diabetes through music, movement, and literacy in twelve area preschool centers
Arts & Education Forum: Aesthetic Learningscapes - Exploring Elegant Environments
Arts-Based Collaborative Director of Theatre Education is the winning nomination for the Lin Wright Professional Teaching Grant Award through the American Alliance for Theatre and Education
Arts & Education Forum: Walking the Talk: Pathways to Quality Arts Integration
Lead local host for Arts Education Partnership Fall Forum: Arts Learning Without Borders
Development of Literacy, the Arts, and the Common Core, a professional development experience funded by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission that supported arts specialists and literacy teachers collaboratively developing and teaching arts-integrated units of study
Recipient of a NEA Artworks Research Grant that funded data collection for case study research on characteristics of quality arts education in the south
Arts-Based Collaborative Director of Theatre Education is the winning nomination for the Lin Wright Professional Teaching Grant Award through the American Alliance for Theatre and Education. This is their 2nd win of this major award.
Arts-Based Collaborative facilitated a needs assessment for Syracuse Arts Academy, a K-9 charter school in Syracuse, Utah
Kim Alan Wheetley retired and was appointed Professor Emerutis. Laurie Melnik, Director of Theatre Education, was named the Interim Executive Director
Arts & Education Forum: Create, Perform, and Log-On
Partnership with Barger Academy of Fine Arts on developing toolkit for CommunCREATE, an afterschool program where students and their families participated in arts learning experiences. The development of the toolkit was supported by the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga and published on the Arts-Based Collaborative website
Arts-Based Collaborative partnered with HCDE to facilitate the Literacy, the Arts, and the Common Core professional development program
Arts-Based Collaborative in partnership with SouthArts published Quality Arts Education in the South Phase II: Profiles of Quailtiy
Arts & Education Forum: Contexts of Quality: What is Quality Arts Education?
The annual Arts & Education Forum moved to the Fall as part 1 of transitioning the event in becoming an annual two-part series on the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Campus. The Arts & Education Forum Series: What is the role of the arts in an interdisciplinary curriculum?
The Chattanooga Chapter of the LINKS partners with SCEA to develop a debate program at Brainerd High School and the Howard School. Students competed in a debate tournament where winners received academic scholarships to UTC.
Barger Academy co-facilitates quarterly CommuniCREATE sessions with Arts-Based Collaborative directors
Laurie Melnik is promoted to Executive Director of Arts-Based Collaborative
Arts-Based Collaborative Director of Music Education retires
Arts-Based Collaborative actively participated in a fine arts alignment plan for UTC
Arts-Based Collaborative partners with Red Bank Elementary to increase access to quality arts learning experiences through project-based learning and STEAM-based units during focus Fridays
Arts-Based Collaborative intergrates UTC students in programming through offering field work opportunities to arts education students.
Arts-Based Collaborative facilitates a professional development workshop for Baton Rouge School of the Performing and Visual Arts
Arts-Based Collaborative Executive Director serves on the grades K-8 model cornerstone assessment team for the National Coalition of Core Arts Standards
Arts-Based Collaborative reinstates their advisory committee and establishes a student advisory group for the center.
Arts-Based Collaborative is invited to speak at both the Holmberg Arts Leadership Training Institute.
Arts-Based Collaborative Executive Director serves on grant review panels for the Tennessee Arts Commission
Director of Visual Art Education oversees the Art Education Program in the Department of Art.
Executive Director of Arts-Based Collaborative oversees all theatre education students.
Arts-Based Collaborative creates a formal bridge between the arts departments and the School of Education to better serve UTC students seeking K-12 licensure in music, theatre, and visual art.
Arts-Based Collaborative Executive Director recognized as a nominee for the first UT System's President Award under the connect category during the annual state of the university address delivered by Presidency DiPietro.
Arts-Based Collaborative adopts the EdTPA student teaching portfolio for all arts education students.
Arts-Based Collaborative hires first arts education assistant positions in theatre and visual art providing new opportunities for UTC students pursuing careers in arts education.
Arts-Based Collaborative hires first Teaching and Learning through the Arts Program Coordinator.
Arts-Based Collaborative becomes an Arts 360 Provider for Sherwood Elementary in Memphis, TN.
The Hunter Museum of American Art partners with Arts-Based Collaborative to develop From STEEEP to STEEEPER: Investigating Visual Art Analysis and Drama-Based Praxis for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Chattanooga.
Arts-Based Collaborative Director of Visual Arts Education receives CRISP internal grant to support the development of local arts education needs assessment.
Arts-Based Collaborative Executive Director receives an Arts Activation and Innovation internal grant to support the development of a district-wide digital storytelling program.
Arts-Based Collaborative is invited to speak at both the Holmberg Arts Leadership Training Institute and the Holmberg Arts Training Institute for Teachers.
Arts-Based Collaborative Executive Director serves on the grades 9-12 model cornerstone assessment team for the National Coalition of Core Arts Standards.
Arts-Based Collaborative participates in the Tennessee Arts Commission's TN Policy Convening and presents on ESSA and the Arts, Additional sessions during the Collective Impact Conference included one on Family Engagement in the Arts and one focused on University Partnerships.
Arts-Based Collaborative presents professional development session during the first HCDE Innovate, Create, and Engage (ICE) Professional Development Institute.
Arts-Based Collaborative presents professional development about integrating theatre and dance during unstructured physical activity during Orchard Knob Middle's in-service day for teachers.
Arts & Education Forum Series: What is the role of the arts in a well rounded education?
Dr. Lee Harris, Professor from the UTC Music Division, works with Arts-Based Collaborative as the Director of Music of Education
Arts-Based Collaborative Director of Visual Art Education facilitates a professional development session at East Asia and The World: Pase and Present sponsored by the Tennessee Geographic Alliance, The National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA), and UTC
Arts-Based Collaborative continues facilitating professional development programs for Sherwood Elementary as part of their Arts360 program
Arts-Based Collaborative facilitates the Spring 2017 Arts & Education Forum Series
Arts-Based Collaborative facilitates a digital story residency during the Orchard Knob Middle Soar Academy
Arts-Based Collaborative Program Coordinator establishes an early learning partnership with the Little Miss Mag Early Learning Center
Arts-Based Collaborative explores the process of becoming an Affiliate Chapter of the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning in the Arts. The first site visit occurred Spring 2017 and the second will occur Fall 2017
Arts-Based Collaborative Executive Director was again recognized as a nominee for the UT System's President Award. This time under the educate category
Arts-Based Collaborative Director of Visual Art Education facilitates visual art sessions during Focus Fridays at Red Bank Elementary
Arts-Based Collaborative Executive Director serves on the Tennessee Arts Commission grant panel for At-Risk Youth
Arts-Based Collaborative Executive Director recognized as the 2017 Grantsperson of the Year by the UTC College of Arts and Sciences
Arts-Based Collaborative continues STEEEP to STEEEPER: Investigating Visual Art Analysis and Drama-Based Praxis for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Chattanooga in partnership with the Hunter Museum of American Art
Arts-Based Collaborative Visual Art Education Director designs 2nd grade visual art education lessons, trains teaching artists, and facilitates residencies at Rivermont Elementary for the Visual Art Residency Program facilitated by ArtsBuild
Arts-Based Collaborative launches their first Arts Learning Lab with support provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission
Arts-Based Collaborative starts a performing arts program at Orchard Knob Middle called Project HIVE during Summer 2017
SCEA realigns with the College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies beginning July 1, 2017