Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Call for Classrooms and Teaching Artists

Adaptation, Integration and the Arts – Call for Classrooms & Teaching Artists

VSA Ohio, the state organization on arts and disability, is pleased to invite applications from experienced Teaching Artists in Ohio to support the arts residency program, Adaptation, Integration, and the Arts (AIA).

Funded by the Ohio Department of Education, AIA provides arts education opportunities to classrooms inclusive of students with and without disabilities. The purpose is to provide meaningful and effective learning experiences in and through the arts. Teaching artists will work with educators to integrate the arts into other subject areas to enhance teaching and learning.

VSA Ohio provides professional development to artists and educators throughout the year on topics such as academic content standards and strategies for implementing Universal Design for Learning. However, Adaptation, Integration, and the Arts is not an artist training program and experience as a teaching artist is required. Experience must include mastery of an art form, work with students with and without disabilities, and development of arts-integrated lesson plans that align with Ohio's Academic Content Standards.

To be considered for this paid opportunity, visit http://www.vsao.org for applications and information.

Application Deadline: Monday, August 15

VSA Ohio will review applications from Teaching Artists and contact them,
as needed throughout the year, to fulfill residency needs.

Application submission does not guarantee selection
as a Teaching Artist for an AIA residency.

For more information contact:
Erin Hoppe
Executive Director
VSA Ohio


Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities for Educators and Artists

September 29, 3:00 - 7:00 pm
Dance Content Standards, Integration, and Inclusion
presented in partnership with OhioDance

Standards & Integration in the Arts - Music, Visual Art, and Drama/Theater
presented in partnership with Ohio Alliance for Arts Education

early 2012
Creating Accessible Classrooms with Universal Design for Learning
Presented in partnership with Ohio Alliance for Arts Education

**All workshops will be held at
Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts
77 S. High Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Visit http://www.vsao.org for more information.