We are now accepting applications for the sixth year of the WASHINGTON STATE TEACHING ARTIST TRAINING LAB, an eight-month professional development program for teaching artists working in all artistic disciplines and in all regions across Washington State. TAT Lab focuses on arts education in K-12 public schools, working to ensure all students receive high quality arts education as part of basic education. Application deadline is July 11, 2016.
TAT Lab is intended to support mid-career teaching artists as well as those newer to the field.
The program runs September 2016 to April 2017 and includes:
• Three in-person training sessions lasting 2-3 days and held in Seattle (at Seattle Center)
• Five 90-minute teleconferences facilitated by a teaching artist mentor
• Ongoing, individualized support from mentors and peers
Core Focus & Key Topics:
• Learn about best practices in arts education
• Develop strong and effective learning plans
• Learn how to collaborate with K-12 teachers and use state standards to support your work
• Connect with a community of dedicated teaching artists
• Gain skills to assess student learning in the arts
• Understand the role of social justice within the world of arts education
This is a tuition-based program ($600); scholarships are available, as well as travel support for teaching artists from outside King County. TAT Lab seeks a cohort with geographic, gender, racial/ethnic, and artistic diversity; teaching artists outside the Puget Sound region and teaching artists of color are encouraged to apply.
For a full program description: http://www.sct.org/Assets/Files/Docs/2016-2017/TAT-Lab-Program-Description-FY17-FINAL.pdf
How to Apply: http://www.sct.org/For-Educators/TAT-Lab/Tuition-and-Application