Amplify, Empower, Advocate: Training and Developing Teaching Artists is one mini-course of three sequential learning sessions. Participants must enroll in, and complete, all three sessions to earn a certificate of completion.
Thursday, October 10, 2019, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 17, 2019, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Essential Question This Mini-Course Will Explore: How can arts organizations build an intentional culture that supports, empowers, and provides high-quality professional development opportunities for Teaching Artists?
This three-part mini-course for program managers will explore national and sector-level challenges of supporting Teaching Artists and provide strategies for furthering Teaching Artist professional development. Mini-course facilitators will hone in on challenges specific to participant’s organization’s by tailoring the content of sessions to meet immediate needs. Subjects explored in this interactive and practically-grounded mini-course will include a combination of the following topics:
Sector-wide challenges of Teaching Artist support and development
Current research and reports on what’s happening in the Teaching Artist field now
Strategies for co-creating an affirmative organizational culture with Teaching Artists
Connecting and making Teaching Artist’s work and impact visible to all levels of organization staffing
Processes and methods of Teaching Artist evaluation
Recruiting, retaining, and amplifying a diverse Teaching Artist roster
Best practices for Teaching Artist compensation
How to best support a Teaching Artist feedback loop after they are deployed to the classroom