Professional Development for Teachers

  • Develop or attend a course or a workshop on collaborating with local artists. What skills, knowledge, and other resources would teachers need to work effectively with an artist?
  • Visit a school that already has a successful relationship with local artists. What can you learn from that school’s experience?
  • Plan and implement an “arts fair” that brings together teachers and artists in your district. Brainstorm how you might begin working together.
  • Create or attend a professional development unit on funding an arts residency.
  • Identify resources for creating a work of art in your class; for example, publishing a book of student poetry or staging a performance. What resources would you need and where can you find them?