Teaching Artist Summer Series

You’re Invited! Registration opens July 2, 2020.

The Teaching Artist Summer Series kicks off on July 16th with Virtual Learning in the Arts for Teaching Artists presented by Morris Arts.

Young Audiences Arts for Learning NJ & Eastern PA (YA) and the New Jersey Arts Education Collective (Collective) are excited to announce the Teaching Artist Summer Series, a free series of professional learning opportunities for teaching artists who work within the state of New Jersey. 

“All educators, including teaching artists, are being called on to deliver arts education in new ways, and to address the significant challenges our students are experiencing,” Michele Russo, President & CEO of YA. “At YA, we recognize our role in preparing professional teaching artists for the coming school year and are excited to lead this initiative, with the partnership, expertise and support of our colleagues in the field.”

“As Teaching Artists approach the 2020-2021 school year and come to terms with the effects of the Pandemic, they need new tools and skills. Morris Arts strives to bring experts in Virtual Learning together to share best practices with our artists, preparing them for a new approach to arts learning.” Barbara Reuther, Director of Arts in Education, Morris Arts.

Registration for the Teaching Artist Summer Series opens July 2, 2020 at 12:00 PM. Participants are welcome to register for any number of events. Video playback will be sent to each of the registrants at the conclusion of the workshop and will be made available for a limited time to registrants who could not attend the live experience. 

 

  • Morris Arts presents Virtual Learning in the Arts
    • July 16 | 3:00 – 4:30 PM
    • In this workshop, we will update new developments in virtual education, explore interaction and presentation strategies, and share best practices for using technology to increase creativity. This webinar will be followed by a voluntary debrief discussion for participants on Monday, July 20 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM. This lightly moderated “Coffee Talk” will be an opportunity for participants to share their thoughts on the presentation and how they may implement this work within their practice.
  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center presents City Verses and The Virtual Voice: Pivoting In-Person Instruction for a Virtual Community
    • July 23 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM
    • Join NJPAC and Rutgers-Newark in a webinar as they explore the process of pivoting the physicality of City Verses, a unique, multifaceted program with several intergenerational educational programs that celebrates and expands upon jazz’s rich, historical interaction with poetry, to an engaging virtual model.
  • Appel Farm Arts & Music Campus presents Natural Links: How to Curriculum Mine for SEL
    • July 30 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM
    • In this interactive webinar we will explore natural links within your existing curriculum that lend themselves to SEL and guide you through the process of “curriculum mining.” After reviewing the five competencies of SEL, we will model how to mine existing lessons for SEL-based standards. Participants will then search their own curriculum for intentional SEL opportunities, link them to SEL standards, and expand upon these connections with appropriate arts activities and assessment.
  • Young Audiences Arts for Learning NJ & Eastern PA presents Antiracism in the Arts Classroom
    • August 6 | 3:00 – 5:00 PM
    • “Being an antiracist requires persistent self-awareness, constant self-criticism, and regular self-examination,” writes renowned speaker and writer Ibram X. Kendi. This webinar will feature a panel discussion from teaching artists, school partners, and social leaders within the state. We will lay the foundation of an antiracism pedagogy and what that might look like in an arts classroom and as a lifelong practice. The panel will be followed by a voluntary debrief discussion for participants on August 10 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM. This lightly moderated “Coffee Talk” will be an opportunity for participants to share their thoughts on the presentation and how they may implement this work within their practice.

 

Lead sponsorship for the Teaching Artist Summer Series is provided by Young Audiences Arts for Learning NJ & Eastern PA (YA). Co-Sponsors for the Teaching Artists Summer Series are Arts Ed NJMorris ArtsNew Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), and Perkins Center for the Arts. Presenting sponsors include Appel Farm Arts & Music Campus, Morris Arts, NJPAC, and YA. Additional support for the Teaching Artists Summer Series comes from Count Basie Center for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts

 

For more information on session topics, content, and how to register, visit njaec.org or contact Samantha Clarke at sclarke@yanjep.org.