Teach the Teachers: Promoting your Classes & Workshops

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Published on February 6, 2014

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Do you lead classes and workshops for adults? Would your workshops be great for teaching artists and/or classroom teachers? Do you want to know how you might improve your workshops and get them in front of these very people? This presentation is designed to introduce workshop providers more about the Integrated Learning Specialist Program of the Alameda County Office of Education (CA) and how they can be part of it. It also provides general and very practical information about promoting workshops in the community.

Teaching the Teachers Designing and Promoting Your Classes & Workshops as part of the Integrated Learning Specialist Program (ILSP) and Beyond Presentation by Lynn Johnson, Director of Membership & Programs, Teaching Artists Guild February 6, 2014, Alameda County Office of Education, Hayward, CA

What is the Integrated Learning Specialist Program (ILSP)? The ILSP prepares K-12 teachers, teaching artists, and administrators to effectively plan and deliver deep, meaningful, and engaging student learning across all subject areas through arts centered learning, performance-based assessments, and collaborative curriculum design.

How does the ILSP work? • CEU’s through Mills College 3 Core Courses ILSP Certificate Course B: Ongoing 30 Hours Assessment Electives • Graduate Units through Lesley University • ILSP Apprentice Trainings

Ongoing Learning Leadership Groups Summer Institute Leadership Retreats

The Growth of ILSP • East Bay (Oakland) • San Francisco • Contra Costa (Concord) Upcoming: • Marin • Solano • Sonoma

ILSP Electives  Learning beyond the Core Courses  30 hours of total instruction (minimum 6 hours per course) for deep, meaningful engagement  Take courses from the community  Participants decide based on criteria

Arts Immersion Playground  Stretch your current understanding and skills  Hands-on/embodied instruction  Visual, performing, literary, media/digital  Taught by professional artist  6 hours, an immersive experience  Intentional with beginning, middle, and end For a deeper exploration into your relationship with art-making

Equity and Social Justice  Critically evaluates and deepens you understanding  Self-reflective processes  Taught by qualified academic, professional, or organization  6 hours, an immersive experience  Intentional with beginning, middle, and end For a deeper exploration into how issues of race, gender, class affect you & your teaching practice

Creative Inquiry  Stretch your current understanding of teaching/learning frameworks  Common Core/ELA/STEM  Taught by qualified academic, professional, or organization  6 hours, an immersive experience  Intentional with beginning, middle, and end For a deeper exploration into a diversity of learning frameworks

Reflection & Reporting  One per course  Signature of the Instructor  6 hours = 1 CEU  Reflect on your experience  What you learned  How you changed  How did it deepen your ILSP experience?

Setting Up & Promoting Your Course To ILSP Participants & Beyond

Setting up your Class Space Taking Registrations  What space is already available to you?  Website/Blog  Where might you borrow, barter, or squat?  PayPal, Square  Getting hired by/partnering with folks who lead classes (Park Districts, Adult Ed, Arts Orgs, etc.)  Formstack, Wufoo  Space Rental (bayareaspaces.org  Eventbrite  Constant Contact, MailChimp

Promoting Your Course 1.Create a catchy title 2.Clearly state what folks will get/learn/do and how they’ll change 3.Make it easy for folks to register 4.Share, and keep sharing in multiple ways 5.Be creative. Be playful. Be yourself.

Post to TAG Website Make sure to select “ILSP Elective”

Post to Art is Education Website Make sure to select “ILSP Elective”

Social Media Links  Facebook: Art is Education, Teaching Artists Guild  Twitter #ILSP: @artised, @teachingartists  LinkedIn: Teaching Artists Guild (Group)

Keep in Touch Teaching Artists Guild Lynn Johnson Director of Membership & Programs www.teachingartistsguild.org ilsp@teachingartistsguild.org membership@teachingartistsguild.org

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