Arts in Education Residencies
The ArtCenter now offers short and long-term residency options for classroom teachers, as well as professional development opportunities on arts integration. If you are a interested in having a residency in your classroom please contact Arts in Education Coordinator Tracy Thomas at email@example.com.
During a residency, teaching artists work with classroom teachers and The ArtCenter's Arts in Education Coordinator to design a residency to meet the needs of particular students in a specific curriculum area. Throughout the course of the planning process, teachers maintain complete ownership in the design to ensure it is carried out in a way that is most effective for students.
The following is a list of residency models currently offered through The ArtsCenter. (Residencies are not limited to the models listed below.)
Current Residency Programs
During residencies teaching artists work in regular classroom settings to teach specific curriculum concepts through arts integration.
Arts-Based Learning Experiences (ABLE): In an effort to deepen the School Show experience, a teaching artist goes into a classroom for a five-day residency to help prepare students for the show they will be seeing at The ArtsCenter. This is a perfect link to any curriculum area, and the classroom teacher chooses the learning content and art form(s) for the residency.
Curtain Call: Like the ABLE residency, this short-term residency helps deepen the School Show experience. Immediately following the show, students participate in a two-hour workshop with a teaching artist at The ArtsCenter that builds upon the material covered during the show and provides a time for reflection.. The classroom teacher chooses the focus of the workshop based on the show.
Page to Stage: Using a required reading, a teaching artist works with students over the course of five days to help them identify major plot points in a story and translate those points into poems and song lyrics. The artist then scores the work and professional musicians and singers perform the student-written work at the school about a month after the residency is complete. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to study a piece of literature on a deeper level, thus enhancing comprehension and cultivating higher order thinking skills.
Create Your Own: Teaching artists work with classroom teachers to create short or long-term residencies that address specific curriculum objectives and meet the specific learning needs of students.