In order to serve its 22-county service region, Eastern Kentucky University’s Noel Studio for Academic Creativity partnered with the University’s Teaching & Learning Center to design a model for regional engagement initiatives that fulfills the Studio’s mission as a central point for creative activity and literacy learning. After synecdochically describing one such initiative with Madison Middle School, the article demonstrates how the methodology of the embedded hybrid professional learning community is transferrable for sustaining any regional project.
Sweet, C., Carpenter, R., & Blythe, H. (2012). Engaging Literacies, Engaging Place: Using Creative Thinking to Foster and Sustain Community Partnerships. PRISM: A Journal of Regional Engagement, 1 (1). Retrieved from http://encompass.eku.edu/prism/vol1/iss1/5