Tag Archive: professional development

Donor Spotlight: Barbara and Mitch Krebs

Barbara and Mitch Krebs are both firm believers in the importance of the arts, even though their backgrounds are very different. Barbara holds a BFA in Theater and utilizes drama techniques to get into… Continue reading

Donor Spotlight: Wright Family Foundation

Since 2000, the Wright Family Foundation has supported diverse educational initiatives that provide intervention, support, and enrichment programs for at-risk children to realize their full potential. Young Audiences/Arts for Learning is extremely grateful… Continue reading

Reflecting on the Teaching Artist Institute

The 2014-2015 Teaching Artist Institute (TAI) Seminar is already underway, but we wanted to share some reflections from artists who have graduated from the program. Here’s what they had to say about the… Continue reading

Training that transforms artists and teachers

In a recent blog post for the Washington Post, Alvin Crawford, CEO of Knowledge Delivery Systems, addresses fundamental issues with the current professional development offerings for educators. He cites a 2009 report which found that “when asked about… Continue reading

Working to bring the arts to every student

By Dr. Sherrie Norwitz, Instrumental String Music Teacher, Thomas Jefferson Elementary Middle Art and aesthetics are crucial to the foundation of society. Arts education provides children the opportunity to be exposed to–and develop… Continue reading

Bomani promotes the arts during morning announcements

Young Audiences artist and Hip Hop poet Bomani took to the airwaves during the morning announcements at William Paca/Old Post Road Elementary in Harford County to build excitement for upcoming SMART Days at the school. SMART Days are… Continue reading

Teaching Grit through the Arts

By Katie Keddell, Young Audiences/Arts for Learning Office and Volunteer Manager This story was originally posted as a part of the Americans for the Arts Teaching Artist Blog Salon in March 2014. See all of… Continue reading

How song and dance changed my classroom

By Morgan Lyons, Kindergarten Teacher, William S. Baer School When I first heard that an artist-in-residence program was coming to my school, William S. Baer, I was excited. I learned about arts integration… Continue reading

The Artist is Present

By Kevin Adekoya, Young Audiences Development Assistant This month, 51 artists and teachers completed their final Reflection Day of the 2013-2014 Teaching Artist Institute (TAI) Seminar. During the past five months, artist and teacher… Continue reading

Uncle Devin shares TAI residency success!

The following content first appeared in the December 2013 edition of Uncle Devin’s Drum Beat Newsletter: For four days in November, it was my pleasure to conduct an artist-in-residence program with a first grade class at… Continue reading

The Deutsch Foundation shares its TAI experience

The Teaching Artist Institute (TAI) is made possible in partnership with Young Audiences, Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance (AEMS), and the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC). TAI partners and generous sponsors, like the Robert W.… Continue reading

The 2013 TAI Seminar is off and running!

Teaching Artist Institute 2013, a set on Flickr. The 2013 Teaching Artist Institute (TAI) Seminar kicked off with a three-day retreat at Southwest Baltimore Charter School last week. The 2013 TAI class boasts… Continue reading