Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

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The Art of  
Teaching
A Workshop for High School Teachers
 
the Arts

In This Program

Dance

A choreographer talks with student dancers

Theatre

Students and teachers in a theatre classroom watch a performance

Visual Art

Visual art teacher and curator at an outdoor sculpture park

Music

A band teacher playing with visiting musicians

Workshop 7 Making the Most of Community Resources

Watching the Program Activities and Discussion Additional Resources Support Materials
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Getting Ready (15 minutes)

This program shows arts teachers putting their students in regular, ongoing interaction with guest artists and local cultural organizations over an extended period of time. These are true collaborations for the teachers, the community partners, and the students. They can be challenging to arrange. This kind of learning has many benefits, as well as some risks.

Divide into three groups, and brainstorm barriers, risks, and benefits of collaboration. 

Group One:  List reasons why teachers might not typically work with guest/resident artists, or community organizations.

Group Two:  List benefits that might follow from working with guest/resident artists or community organizations, and attending cultural events.

Group Three:  List risks that might be entailed in working with guest/resident artists or community organizations, and attending cultural events.

Revisit these lists after watching the program.



 

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