Join us for one of two workshops on successful inclusion for teaching artists at all grade levels and in all arts disciplines!
Teaching Artists are finding more and more that the classes they work with in their residencies and programs include a wide variety of students with physical, emotional and developmental special needs and challenges. How can teaching artists successfully plan for so many different ways of learning and so many different levels of engagement and behavior?
Using Universal Design for Learning, an approach to fully inclusive teaching, participants in this workshop will explore how best to plan for a wide variety of learners in ways that optimize the arts experience for every student - and for the learning group as a whole.
In each workshop, several teaching artists in different disciplines who wish to increase their comfort in practicing UDL principles with students with special needs will offer interactive lessons to their peers. Guided by master teacher Deborah Stuart, the group will provide feedback and commentary. Deborah will offer coaching on best practices for students with different needs and will lead workshop participants in discussion of challenges that might arise in presenting lessons and ideas in a variety of situations.
After these sample lessons, all TAs attending will have opportunities to share challenges and questions which have arisen in their own work and to engage in discussion, both about what has worked well and about what tools would be helpful in similar situations.
Registrants who would like to present a lesson are welcome to contact the Arts Alliance or to call 603-323-7302 to discuss this possibility.
Want to learn more? Follow the registration links below for further details.
Tuesday, August 25, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Carriage House, Kimball Jenkins Estate, Concord, NH Register for Concord
Monday, August 31, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
AVA Gallery, 11 Bank St., Lebanon, NH Register for Lebanon
Cost: $15, with discounts for Arts Alliance members and for students. Scholarships are available; please inquire. Please bring a lunch. PD credit offered.
Expanding Engagement with the Arts
A Professional Development Workshop Day
for Arts Educators & Artists
Monday, October 6, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Karl Drerup Art Gallery
150 Main St., Plymouth, NH
Cost: $30 ($25 for AANNH Members)
Please plan to bring your lunch
Professional Development credit will be offered.
What does it mean for art to be socially engaged? Can art help us find the vision to move through today’s world? In “And Now Behind Curtain #2,” Beverly Naidus examines the tensions, fears and illusions promoted by corporate media and the stories of individuals struggling to make sense of current economic and political realities while inviting viewers to participate in a game that playfully explores the perils and rewards of activism.
In this interactive and eye-opening workshop day, Naidus will lead participants in an exploration of the exhibit that will include hands-on art-making, a walking meditation, and large- and small-group discussions on related topics including engagement with the environment and media literacy. Educators and artists will consider how to apply the day’s lessons in their own work in classrooms and in the community, and brainstorm connections to the Common Core and the new National Arts Standards.
Naidus is the author of Arts For Change: Teaching Outside the Frame, in which she explores how to teach from a socially engaged and interdisciplinary perspective, using art as both a deconstructive and reconstructive force that can analyze and question what exists and play a visionary role in looking toward the future.
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Presented by: Karl Drerup Art Gallery and the Arts Alliance of Northern NH
For more information: To learn more about the workshop, other professional development offerings focused on the arts in education or the Arts in Inclusive Learning, call 323-7302 or email email@example.com. The Arts Alliance is grateful for operating support from the NH State Council on the Arts and the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the NH Charitable Foundation.
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Arts Alliance of Northern NH
Karl Drerup Art Gallery
Monday, October 6, 2022,
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Karl Drerup Art Gallery
150 Main St
Please note that we are unable to offer refunds on workshop fees.
This space is accessible for individuals using wheelchairs. If you require any additional accommodations, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 24.
The New England Consortium of Artist-Educator Professionals is dedicated to the support and development of teaching artists. NECAP collaborates with the arts agencies of the New England states, other organizations, and individuals to advance the field of the artist-educator, increase access to quality professional development, develop a regional network and support a community of teaching artists.
Connecticut Dept. of Economic & Community Development, Office of the Arts
One Constitution Plaza, 2nd Floor
Hartford, Connecticut 06103
To preserve and promote Connecticut’s cultural and tourism assets in order to enhance the quality of life and economic vitality of the State.
Maine Arts Commission
193 State Street
25 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0025
The Maine Arts Commission shall encourage and stimulate public interest and participation in the cultural heritage and cultural programs of our state; shall expand the state’s cultural resources; and shall encourage and assist freedom of artistic expression for the well being of the arts, to meet the needs and aspirations of persons in all parts of the state.
Massachusetts Cultural Council
10 St. James Ave., 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02116-3803
The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) is a state agency that promotes excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.
New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
2 1/2 Beacon Street, 2nd Floor
Concord, New Hampshire 03301-4974
To ensure that the role of the arts in the life of our communities will continue to grow and play an ever more significant part in the welfare and educational experience of our citizens.
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA)
One Capitol Hill, Third Floor
Providence , RI , 02908
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts serves as a catalyst for the advancement, appreciation and promotion of excellence in the arts, by encouraging leadership, participation, and education in the arts for all Rhode Islanders.
Vermont Arts Council
136 State Street - Drawer 33
Montpelier, VT 05633-6001
The Vermont Arts Council was founded in 1964 on a simple and powerful premise: that the arts enrich lives, expand minds, and form a vital thread in the fabric of Vermont community life.
Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire
P.O. Box 892
Littleton, NH 03561
Our mission is to promote, support, and sustain culture, heritage and the arts in Northern New Hampshire.
Teaching artist, Maine
Education Director, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
Jeannine L. Chartier
Executive & Artistic Director, VSA arts of Rhode Island
Education Programs Manager, Massachusetts Cultural Council
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Vermont Arts Council
Consultant, AIE Program Design, The Learning Curve
Education Assistant, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
Arts in Education Program Manager, Ct. Commission on Culture & Tourism
Arts in Education Coordinator, NH State Council on the Arts
Teaching artist, New Hampshire
Executive Director, Arts Alliance of Northern NH
Join the Arts Alliance of Northern NH and partners on Monday, October 6, at the Karl Drerup Art Gallery, for an interactive and eye-opening workshop with Beverly Naidus, whose exhibit, “And Now Behind Curtain #2,” examines the stories of individuals struggling to make sense of current economic and political realities while inviting viewers to participate in a game that playfully explores the perils and rewards of activism. In this interactive workshop day, Naidus will lead participants in an exploration of the exhibit that includes hands-on art-making, a walking meditation, and large- and small-group discussions on related topics including engagement with the environment and media literacy. Educators and artists will consider how to apply the day’s lessons in their own work in classrooms and in the community and brainstorm connections to the Common Core and the new National Arts Standards. Learn more and register here.
Registration is now open for Connecticut’s 21st Annual Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Schools Summer Institute!
Check out the new flyer to register.
The NECAP listserv is a discussion group for artist-educators and their colleagues throughout New England who are interested in creating an online community for professional development and networking.
To join the listserv, send an email to NECAPemail@example.com
To post to the listserv, email your message to NECAP@mail-list.com
Read the listserv archive at http://archive.mail-list.com/necap
We have also created the following resources for teaching artists to help you find pertinent information that can assist in the development of your arts discipline and career:
Plugging In Post-Conference Materials
All listings have been assembled with the input of teaching artists across the region and by the state arts education program managers of New England. We intend to maintain this as a living document that grows and changes with the field. We hope that you can add to this compendium or let us know if one of the sources cited were not helpful for you. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Principal Investigator, Teaching Artist Research Project,
NORC at University of Chicago
Thursday, November 8, Providence, Rhode Island
Friday, November 9, Cambridge, Massachusetts
We had great turnout and lively discussion at both of these sessions! If you missed the gatherings or were there and want to re-view Nick’s presentation, click the PowerPoint and talk links below. And watch these pages for our New England meeting notes – we will be asking for your comments and additions to the points raised, and your ideas for action in moving the field of teaching artistry forward.
View and download Nick Rabkin’s Power Point Presentation (Slide Share) | Powerpoint Narrative (doc)
Background: NECAP and its local partners, the Rhode Island Foundation and Lesley University, convened gatherings with national researcher and author Nick Rabkin. Nick reviewed and discussed the policy implications and recommendations of his study, the Teaching Artist Research Project (TARP). Boston and Providence were two of the twelve TARP study sites.
There have been remarkable advances in arts education, both in and out of school, over the last fifteen years, despite a difficult policy environment. Teaching artists, professionals who link the arts to education and community life, are a creative resource behind this innovation. Their work is central to defining the roles the arts play in education, economic development and civic life.
Excellent research has shown that arts education is instrumental to the social, emotional, and cognitive development of young people. But little has been known about teaching artists.
The Teaching Artist Research Project (TARP) deepens our understanding of the world of teaching artists, and these dialogues with Nick Rabkin were designed to help NECAP and our New England teaching artists think about how to make their work more sustainable, more effective, and more meaningful to the region. ￼
Watch for announcements about upcoming NECAP events!