SPARK! residencies typically involve multiple sessions that fit within daily class schedules. Classroom teachers and artists work together to build a residency that integrates the arts with subjects such as science, language arts, and math.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Collaborates with the teacher to identify learning targets or school & classroom priorities.
- Authentically connects arts to classroom content areas.
- Creates opportunities for creativity through art-making and/or performance.
- Develops clear and attainable assessments.
- Fluent with National & State Arts Standards in artistic discipline.
- Attends training and vetting when scheduled.
- Partners and interacts professionally with teachers and learns teaching techniques and methods from them.
- Openly shares their art form & mentors teachers to add artistic practices to their teaching.
- Contributes positively to School Working Groups.
- Adapts instruction for diverse populations, cultures, special needs.
- Honestly assesses their own teaching & the overall program effectiveness.
- Is organized, flexible, punctual, and dependable. Creates realistic schedules and works fluidly within school constraints & limitations.
- Communicates with SPARK! office concerning contracting and any programming concerns that may arise.
HOW IT WORKS
|Teacher, Liaison, or Principal contacts Teaching Artist. Contact information is found on the SPARK! Directory.|
|Planning meeting occurs with Teaching Artist and classroom teachers. Fill out the Collaborative Planning Form with classroom teachers.||Planning meeting occurs with Teaching Artist and classroom teachers. Fill out the Collaborative Planning Form with the Teaching Artist.|
|Fill out the Residency Application Form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Add your session dates and times to the SPARK! Residency Google Calendar.
|Add your residency to your school’s Residency Plan Form.|
|Teach and learn. Continue collaborating with the classroom teacher throughout the residency.||Teach and learn. Continue collaborating with the teaching artist throughout the residency.|
|Fill out the timesheet and submit it by the 25th of each month.|
|Fill out and submit the Post-Residency Evaluation.||Fill out and submit the Post-Residency Evaluation.|
Your application will be reviewed by a SPARK working team that consists of a combination of district employees and community members. Upon acceptance, we will update the directory to include your information. Our review process for directory updates is ongoing. After acceptance, we can update your offerings as needed throughout the year. This flexibility allows for educators and district administration to utilize your resources more efficiently and to know of current offerings.
Teaching Artist Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2016-2017 school year.
We will accept new applications for 2017-2018 beginning in March 2017.
- Teaching Artist Application Form
- Community Collaboration Form for Organizations
- Residency Planning form for Schools and Teaching Artists (To be filled out collaboratively at the teacher/artist planning meeting)
- SPARK! Residency Application (To be filled out by a Teaching Artist after being contacted by a school. Send to email@example.com)
- Residency Evaluation Form for Teaching Artists
- SPARK! monthly timesheet (During residencies, fill this out and submit it to the SPARK! office–firstname.lastname@example.org or 327 East Broadway–by the 25th of the month.)