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Teaching Artists Academy begins Oct. 27

Posted: September 27, 2012 - 12:00am

Artists who are interested in teaching in the schools — as well as those who those who would like to get on the Alaska State Teaching Artist Roster — are invited to sign up for Juneau Arts & Humanities Council’s 2012 Teaching Artist Academy. Sessions begin Oct. 27 and run through Nov. 26.

During this workshop series, artists will receive in-depth training emphasizing how to work effectively with students of all ages in varied settings as a Teaching Artist in Juneau and elsewhere in Alaska. Each session will feature teachers, administrators and consultants who will share knowledge, skills and techniques on areas such as how to prepare a lesson plan, how to integrate a plan with the school curriculum and state education standards, how to manage a classroom, and more.

Academy Facilitators include Lorrie Heagy, Ryan Conarro, Lynn Williams, Annie and Calkins, as well as others.

Students will be expected to observe a class in the school, write a lesson plan, and teach their lesson in the classroom.

The sessions will be held at the Glacier Valley School and the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, with a pie to be eaten at the end of each workshop.

The cost is $70.

Depending on demand, one 593 credit may be available for anyone wanting to earn a credit from the University of Alaska Southeast, for an additional cost. For those earning credit, a paper describing what has been learned and how it will be applied is required.

This series is limited to 15 artists. and a minimum of 10 artists is required on or before Oct. 19 to to implement the series.

For more information, call 586-5099 or email kari@jahc.

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