Teaching Artist Training Lab 2015-2016

Applications Due July 16

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The Washington State Teaching Artist Training (TAT) Labis an eight-month professional development program with a focus on supporting arts education as part of basic education in K-12 schools. Participants benefit from ongoing learning, individualized coaching from master teaching artists, connections to state and national organizations, and peer learning and reflection. TAT Lab is based on the philosophy that reflective practice and thoughtful planning are essential to effective educational experiences – and a key building block for partnering with schools and classroom teachers. Further program details are below and at www.sct.org/For-Educators/TAT-Lab

The 2015-16 TAT Lab cohort will include up to 32 teaching artists, working in all artistic disciplines and all regions of Washington State. The program runs September 2015 - April 2016. Participants will:

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  • Attend three in-person training sessions (lasting 2-3 days) in Seattle; exact dates here
  • Participate in five 90-minute teleconferences facilitated by a teaching artist mentor
  • Learn about best practices in arts education and how to partner with schools
  • Develop a written learning plan to be implemented in a K-12 classroom
  • Explore ways to assess student learning in the arts
  • Receive ongoing, individualized support from teaching artist mentors and peers

Attendance at all in-person sessions and teleconferences is mandatory. For more information or to apply, visit: http://www.sct.org/For-Educators/TAT-Lab/

PNB partners with the following organizations for TAT:
The Office of Superintendent for Public Instruction (OSPI)
Seattle Children’s Theatre
Book-It Repertory Theatre
Arts Corps

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