Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
Workshop 7 Making the Most of Community Resources
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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