Artists-as-Educators Series

In partnership with The Kennedy Center, Any Given Child Juneau, and Artful Teaching, annual opportunities for Teaching Artists to develop skills in arts integration and artist residency leadership will be offered through sponsorship by the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council.


Updates will be provided on our education blog when these seminars will be offered and available in Juneau!

Arts Integration Series:

Laying a Foundation: Defining Arts Integration is a one-day seminar that examines a comprehensive definition for arts integration, principals for how students learn, and how the philosophy and practice of arts integration is supported by current theories about learning. Participation establishes a shared understanding among teaching artists about the definition and practice of arts integration.


Mapping the Journey: Planning Effective Residencies for Students, a two-day seminar, is designed to help teaching artists and arts educators develp thier skills in planning arts-integrated residencies for students. The seminar’s work guides participants to create a Residency Plan, a detailed document describing various aspects of their residency.


Anatomy of a Lesson: Designing Instruction is a one-day seminar that examines the impact of lesson design on teaching effectiveness and student learning.  In this seminar, teaching artists identify the components of effective lessons, see them reflected in a lesson template, and apply their new understandings to plans for their own teaching. Participants examine the steps of their own instruction to plan ways to better facilitate student learning.


Planning and Presenting Effective Teacher Workshops is a three-day seminar that instructs teaching artists on planning and presenting effective workshops for teachers. Participants identify core strategies from their work with students that can be transferred to teachers, develop a clear understanding of what teachers want and need from professional learning, and identify the characteristics of effective workshops. They begin to develop an overview that briefly describes the workshop for teachers, a presentation plan that reflects the workshop structure and guides the workshop content, a resource packet for teachers that is given to workshop participants, and an evaluation plan. Participants examine workshop components, carefully deconstruct and reshape each from a presentation perspective, and develop their presentation and communication skills to maximize teacher involvement and learning.

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