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AIMprint: New Relationships in the Arts and Learning tells the story of Project AIM, the arts integration mentorship project of the Center for Community Arts Partnerships at Columbia College Chicago. This book offers an expansive model for art integration that places relationships—between people, processes, concepts, and curricula—at the center of effective teaching practice. AIMprint develops a theory of practice that incorporates both the varied and collective interests of teaching artists, teachers, principals, college faculty, program administrators, and public school students. The authors provide concrete examples of how to create a community of learners at every level of an arts partnership; access higher-order thinking strategies that link art and literacy learning; utilize engaging templates for the development of high-quality arts-integrated curriculum and instruction; and build reciprocal partnerships between colleges and universities and between teaching artists and public schools, in order to improve the quality and texture of education in the lives of school children.